Monday, March 12

Bike Trip April 30 to May 5

Hello Summit Bikers,
I have been asked to send you the following about an upcoming trip.  There are many road biking possibilities in the area and this makes a good early season ride.

John Bowyer


Hello Fellow Bikers;

As many of you know, the Summit Mountain biking group has been going to Moab for a week long trip in late April or early May for many years.  This years trip will be April 30 to May 5. In the past we have had some of the road biking group join us on the trip when space was available. The two couples that I know of joining us, Joan & Brian and Fran & Barry could probably give you some feedback on their experiences staying with us. This year we have two open rooms, one with a queen bed and one with a double bunk.

This year we will be staying at the Entrada condos. They are brand new. They are in town about a 10 – 15 minute walk to the town core. You can see the units here: http://entradaatmoab.com/   Lance Kidd & I were both broken last year, so we had time to do some looking around & were able to get into one of the four bedroom units. The unit we saw was well furnished and spacious.

I have three 4 bedroom / 3 bath units reserved. Two of them, units 631 & 635 share a common wall with double doors that can be opened to make one large unit. The other unit is nearby. Pricing for the 5 day stay will be $495 for either of the two open rooms.

As in the past, we will have three ride levels for the mountain biking group daily. If you have any interest in trying mountain biking, Moab, despite its reputation for extreme riding has some very easy but still entertaining riding with very few rocks on mostly buff single track. Some of those trails will be included in our lowest level ride schedule.

There are usually several hikes or road bike rides that are loosely organized by the non-mountain bikers in the group and mountain bikers in need of a day off.

We will have two cost meals at the condos and a sunset meal on Friday evening. We also have a happy hour every day at the condos prior to dinner. We welcome the campers in our group to the happy hours & the sunset meal, but not to the cost meals.

If you have any interest in joining us or need some more information about the trip please contact me.

Tom Liston

734-417-1866


Tuesday, March 6

E-bikes on Recpath Survey

Hello Summit Bikers,

State Law now allow counties to determine the use of e-bikes on recpaths.  Summit County is in the process of deciding what they should do (hopefully across jurisdictions).  Until March 19 you can take a survey to provide your comments.   The web site to read more about E-bikes and take the survey is summitcountyco.gov/ebikes.  Summit Biking encourages all of our members to provide their comments on this issue.  The process of deciding what to do and then having it adopted by the County as well as the various towns will be lengthy, so do not expect any quick changes.  

Current law allows anyone who considers themselves disable to use e-bikes.  You do not have to have a doctors evaluation to be in compliance.  This is unlikely to change.

Spring is close, get those bikes ready!

John Bowyer

Saturday, February 24

Open House Regarding E-bikes on the Recpath

Hello Summit Bikers,

Summit County is soliciting comments on E-bikes used on the recpath.  There will be an open house at the Summit County Commons, 37 Peak One Drive, Frisco on Wednesday February 28 between 5 and 7 pm.  In addition, there is an on line survey that may be taken to provide your comments on this issue.  The web site to read more about E-bikes and take the survey is summitcountyco.gov/ebikes.  Summit Biking encourages all of our members to provide their comments on this issue and come to the open house.

John Bowyer

Wednesday, January 31

Ride the Rockies 2018

Hello Summit Bikers,

Since skiing has not worked out this year it may be time to start thing about Spring Biking.  This year there will be a team at Ride the Rockies (RTR) for Summit Biking.  The ride will be June 9 through 16. The route will be announced next weekend and registration for RTR begins February 5.  The advantage to being on a team is you get the lowest price.

This years route is not known yet but RTR has announce it will be a loop, solving the logistical problems.

Currently there are three people confirmed for the team and we need six.  If you have an interest contact me at bikebreck@yahoo.com.

John Bowyer

Saturday, October 28

Bikes For Sale

Hello Summit Bikers,

I have been told these bikes are in excellent shape so thought I would pass along the information, in case any of you can use the sizes listed and are in the market.

John Bowyer

For more information contact:

                        Frank Breckenridge
970-257-7067


1- Women's Specialized Ruby 44cm XS, Road bike, Triple Chain ring, Shimano Ultegra components, Roval Wheels

2- Women's Specialized Ruby 44 cm XS, Road Bike, Compact chain ring 34X50, Ultegra Electronic shift, Disc Brakes, DT Swiss wheels, almost brand new!

3-  Mens Specialized Roubaix Pro 56 cm road bike, Sram Red drive train with compact chain ring, 30X50, TRD brakes, Roval wheels, very nice bike!

Sunday, October 1

Cancel October 2 Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,

It appears the weather Gods are against us.  Even if it stops snowing / raining by the time we start it will still be in the 40s and very wet roads.  I therefore have concluded we should cancel this weeks ride.  We have had a great season.  See you skiing or next year.  

I have heard rumors Bob Giodano will put together a ride for next week so stay tuned.

John Bowyer

Friday, September 29

Fw: [Summit Biking] October 2 Ride -- Starting at 10:30am

For those people paying attention I did mean October 2 for the next Summit Biking ride. 

John Bowyer 

Hello Summit Bikers,

I was waiting to be sure the weather was going to clear by Monday.  It appears it will but we need to start late as the mornings are so cold.
  
Next weeks ride, October 2, will be the Green Mountain Reservoir. The start of the ride is at the intersection of Route 9 and Heeney Road, approximately 20 miles north of Silverthorne. Plan to be ready to ride at 10:30 am. Most of the parking is on route 9 at the intersection with Heeney Road. Be careful crossing route 9 as it is a busy road. Heeney Road is not very busy but it is a road with some traffic and people are encouraged to ride single file near the shoulder.   Pay attention as there are some pot holes and a rough spot or two.

Afterwords, we will have a picnic at North Pond in Silverthorne. North Pond is across from the elementary school at the corner of Hamilton Creek Road and Route 9. Please bring something to share with your friends, whatever you want to drink and something to grill as we will have a grill. 

This will be my final ride of the season.  It has been a great year of riding in the high country.

John Bowyer

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Thursday, September 28

October 4 Ride -- Starting at 10:30am

Hello Summit Bikers,

I was waiting to be sure the weather was going to clear by Monday.  It appears it will but we need to start late as the mornings are so cold.
  
Next weeks ride, October 4, will be the Green Mountain Reservoir. The start of the ride is at the intersection of Route 9 and Heeney Road, approximately 20 miles north of Silverthorne. Plan to be ready to ride at 10:30 am. Most of the parking is on route 9 at the intersection with Heeney Road. Be careful crossing route 9 as it is a busy road. Heeney Road is not very busy but it is a road with some traffic and people are encouraged to ride single file near the shoulder.   Pay attention as there are some pot holes and a rough spot or two.

Afterwords, we will have a picnic at North Pond in Silverthorne. North Pond is across from the elementary school at the corner of Hamilton Creek Road and Route 9. Please bring something to share with your friends, whatever you want to drink and something to grill as we will have a grill. 

This will be my final ride of the season.  It has been a great year of riding in the high country.

John Bowyer

Saturday, September 23

No Ride September 25

Hello Summit Biking,

I have been watching the weather and Monday September 23 looks cold and rainy.  Hopefully we will get another ride or two in but this time of year you never know.  I suggest if it looks like you have an opening between storms jump on the bike and see what is left of the leaves.

John Bowyer

Thursday, September 21

Fwd: Summit County Interactive Path & Trails Map

Summit County's Open Space and Trails group has released a link to an interactive searchable, zoomable map detailing the Rec Path as well as all of the county's hiking and mountain biking trails. 

It can be found at https://summitcountyco.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=3bef9132da234447b7081661157adc8a  A link and top bar menu item for it have been added to the website.