Friday, May 31

Memorial Bench for Connie Grubber

Friends and family of Connie Gruber have arranged for a bench to be installed at the Frisco Penninsula in her memory. It will be installed later this summer. Any of you who wish to donate to this can do so through Summit Biking.
Donations should be made to:
"Summit Foundation, Friends of Bob Guthrie." On the memo line please put "Connie's Bench Fund."  Donations made this way will be tax deductible as the Summit Foundation is a 501c organization and Summit Biking has an account there.
Donations should be mailed to:
Summit Biking
c/o   Roger Paluska
        PO Box 968
        Frisco, CO 80443
Questions can be sent to Jean Waid at

June 3 Ride Option

Hello Summit Bikers,
After this week we all are looking forward to a much better week to ride starting on Monday.  There is an option of leaving from North Pond at 8:30 am.  North Pond is across the street from the elementary school in Silverthorne.  Steve Ladin asked that I put this out so he will be leading the group.  For anyone who does not know the shoulder almost disappears the last couple of miles before Heeney Road.   The rest of us can meet at Heeney Road as I explained in the previous email.
Ride safe.
John Bowyer

Monday, May 27

June 3 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,
It was great to see so many show up for the Idaho Springs to Georgetown Ride.  Except for the wind I think we all had a good time.
Next weeks ride 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 9:30 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. This is the only Summit County ride with rolling hills as you ride on the west side of the reservoir.  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 is a fun ride to bring a guest along since it is an out and back and difficult to get lost on.
The next two weeks I am out of town so someone else will be sending out the emails.  On 6/24 the ride will leave from Dillon Marina and go to either Montezuma or Loveland Pass.
Track your miles on Last year we were one of the top cycling clubs in the nation and if we get the group tracking this year we should do well again.  So far very few have signed up for the SummitBiking Team. am. If you are tracking double check that you are associated with the Summit Biking Team.
I still need volunteers for July 13 and 14 to course marshal for the triple bypass. If you have a few hours either day respond back to me at
Ride safe and have fun!
John Bowyer

Wednesday, May 22

May 27 Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,
Next weeks ride will be from Idaho Springs to Georgetown and back.  Some riders may want to go on to either Silver Plume or Loveland Ski Area and return. We will meet at the Courtney Riley Cooper Park in Idaho Springs at 10 a.m. ready to ride.   To get to the park take exit 240 from I 70, turn left on 13 Ave (towards town).  At Colorado Boulevard go right.  The park is on the left next to the creek.  The drive takes about 45 minutes.  We will have  a grill so bring something to cook and something to share with your friends.  As always bring what you would like to drink.
In case of a breakdown on the day of the ride call my cell number is 970-393-2190. 
A couple of other notes:
Get others to come along.  This is an active area and many of your neighbors may want to ride with a group.
Track your miles on  Last year we were one of the top cycling clubs in the nation and if we get the group tracking this year we should do well again.
I still need volunteers for July 13 and 14 to course marshal for the triple bypass.  If you have a few hours either day respond back to me at
Ride safe and have fun!
John Bowyer

Sunday, May 19

May 20 Bike Ride Cancellation

The weather for Denver calls for a better than a 50 percent chance of rain before noon, therefor, the ride is being canceled.  Hopefully we will have better luck next week.

Thursday, May 16

May 20 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,
Lets start riding.  Hopefully you have taken the bikes out, made sure everything is working and are ready to get started.
This seasons first ride will be held Monday May 20 starting west of the 470 loop near Bear Creek Lake Park at the Morrison exit. There will be no picnic this week.  Those wanting to stay for lunch can join me at the Blue Cow in Morrison.  They are at 316 Bear Creek Ave. and according to their web site has plenty of parking. To get to the start of the ride go east on 70 toward Denver and get off on 470 south. Take 470 to the Morrison exit and turn right. The parking lot is on the right at the corner of S. Rooney Road and Morrison Road. If you are late, the bike path is across Morrison Road from the parking area, then ride east under 470. The drive from exit 205 (Silverthorne) to the start is approximately 1 hour. Plan to be ready to ride by 10 am. If it appears likely that it will rain during the ride I will send an email out the afternoon before canceling.
There will be two routes to choose from; up Lookout Mountain and return or down Bear Creek Trail to the Platte River. Both of these are about 2 hours.
John Bowyer

Help Needed For Triple Bypass Fundraiser Effort

Hello Summit Bikers,
We hope you have signed up to ride Circle the Summit ( on Saturday, August 17. But there is ride that needs our volunteer help: The Triple Bypass. This year's Triple is Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14.  Course marshals are needed on both days. On Saturday they need help at Summit High School and along the bike path to Copper Mountain. Volunteers can be on their bikes and are needed to provide directional information especially where paths intersect. On Sunday they need help on the Dam Road and at the aid station in the Keystone Parking lot. We are hoping to have about 20 volunteers on each day.
Volunteers can do one or both of the days.
Specific information will be forthcoming later. John Bowyer will coordinate with the organizers of the Triple and let you know the specifics.
Two years ago, Summit Biking provided volunteers and we got a $3,000 donation. We won't know until October, but we are hoping for at least a $2,000 donation this year. It all helps our efforts to improve and expand bike paths in Summit County. In addition, the Triple places save the date cards for our ride in their goody bags.
Please contact John Bowyer at his email address to volunteer. And check us out on Facebook!
Thank you!