Monday, May 31

June 1 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,

Tuesday June 1st is a go for the first bike ride of the season from Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood. Directions and fee information are in the previous email. The weather should be warmer than most of us are used to but not too hot. You may want to bring a swim suit to swim in the lake after the picnic, great way to cool off.

If anyone has room for an extra rider for a round trip let me know at 970 513-0610.

See you there ready to go at 10 am.

John Bowyer

Tuesday, May 25

June 1 Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,

The first ride of the season will be held Tuesday, June 1 at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood just off route 470. The ride will begin at 10 am from the Skunk Hollow picnic area in the park. Two rides are available either along Bear Creek to the Platte River or a loop up to Lookout Mountain and back. We will have a grill for those wanting to cook. Please bring something to share and of course whatever you want to drink.

Bear Creek Lake Park is just over an hour drive from exit 205 on I 70. Go east on I 70 toward Denver. At 470 go south and take the Morrison Road exit on the right. At the stop light go left under 470. Bear Creek Lake Park is on the right in about a 1 mile. There is a cost per car to enter the park, $4 for seniors, $5 for all others. Take the first right after the entrance and Skunk Hollow is on the right. Be sure to check your email the Monday before the ride, since if there is a high chance of bad weather we will not go.

For those who have not become members of Summit Biking now is the time to go to our web site,, and become a member. Click on the membership tab to join. Joining online is quick and secure. While at the website take a look at all the features.

The Third Annual Guthrie Ride is quickly approaching and there are things that need to be done to make it a success. This includes helping out at Wilderness Sports during pre-registration pick up, checking off participants and passing out goody bags. This takes place Friday thru Sunday July 30 to August 13. This will also give you a chance to take advantage of the 15 percent discount Summit Biking is offered through Wilderness Sports. In addition, goody bags need to be prepared. In past years we have done this as a small group of around 10 people a few days prior to pre-registration. Neither of these activities is difficult or time consuming but volunteers are needed to assist. Anyone interested in helping with one or both of these activities can respond to John Bowyer at Ride details are on the Summit Biking web site.

Looking forward to another great season of biking in Summit County!

John Bowyer

Tuesday, May 11


From watching the weather, it might be tough to be thinking of biking, but in less than 4 weeks the first ride of the season will be upon us. So the next few days while the weather is less than terrific would be a good time to complete your Summit Biking membership, if you haven't already done so. Along with participating in all the fun activities your membership brings you other benefits. To name one; Wilderness Sports, a sponsor of the Circle the Summit Ride to be held on August 14, is offering a 15% discount on all cycling gear to Summit Biking members.

From here just go to: and click on the membership link. On that page you can see your friends who have already joined. Pick your membership option and click on pay now, which will take you to Paypal. Complete your payment, and then the membership page, and you will be a full fledged member of Summit Biking for 2010. If you prefer not to pay online, then follow the instructions regarding downloading membership and waiver pages, and mail them to the address shown.