Wednesday, May 28

Ride Loveland Pass Thursday morning

Several of us plan on riding Loveland Pass from Loveland ski area Thursday morning.  The pass is closed to through traffic because of an avalanche (between Keystone & Arapahoe Basin Ski area) so we figured there would be limited traffic on the Loveland side.  We are leaving Silverthorne at 10 and plan on ready to roll from the Loveland parking lot at 10:30.



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June 2 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,
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. 
Stephan Horlak and I checked out the ride today and as usual it has some potholes and one rough spot but overall it is in good shape. This is a fun ride to bring a guest along since it is an out and back and difficult to get lost on.

Ride safe and have fun!

John Bowyer

Monday, May 26

Idaho Springs Canceled

Hello Summit Bikers,

Sorry to have to do this but it appears there is a good chance of rain in Idaho Springs and Georgetown today before the ride would be finished so we will cancel this week.  If you ride locally remember with Memorial Day Weekend a lot of tourist are around the county.  I will put this ride back on the schedule soon.

John Bowyer

Tuesday, May 20

May 26 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,
It was great to see so many in Morrison for a wonderful day of biking.

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 (toward 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.

Riders are encouraged to use hand signals so others are aware of turns, stops and rode obstacles.
Get others to come along.  This is an active area and many of your neighbors may want to ride with a group.
In case of a breakdown on the day of the ride call my cell number is 970-393-2190.

Ride safe and have fun!
John Bowyer

Tuesday, May 13

First Bike Ride May 19

Hello Summit Bikers,
I realize that looking out the window it is hard to believe but bike season is here.  It is time to take the bikes out, oil things make sure all is working as well as find those bike clothes.
This season`s first ride will be held Monday May 19 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 located at 316 Bear Creek Avenue and according to their web site has plenty of parking.
Directions to Ride
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.
Lunch at Blue Cow Restaurant
They are located at 316 Bear Creek Avenue and according to their web site has plenty of parking.
This season`s rides are on the website  There is a lot of other useful information on the site such as safty tips and where Summit Bikers can get discounts at local bike shops.  Memebrs without a life time membership should use the website and join for the 2014 bike season.
For the females of the group Podium Sports is offering a womens hands on workshop on May 28, complete with wine.  Check out there website for information (
John Bowyer