Monday, August 18

August 25 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,

For those that did not go to Georgetown they found a way to make the ride up Guanella Pass tougher by chip sealing the road. 

Next weeks ride is to Montezuma or Loveland Pass.  Since we are unable to ride all the way to Montezuma the plan is to ride up as far as we can and then ride to the Old Ranch House in Keystone and return.  Those riding to either A-Basin or Loveland Pass please use caution as all hazmat trucks use Loveland Pass as well as many visitors. 

Meet at the Dillon Amphitheater at 9:30 am ready to ride.  We will have a grill so bring something to cook and share with your friends.  As always bring your own drink.  We should have the grill started around 11:30 with most of us back between then and noon.

Remember to use hand signals and ride safe.

In case of emergency my cell number is 970 393-2190.

John Bowyer

Monday, August 11

August 18 Ride

Next weeks ride has several options, including Guanella Pass, Loveland Ski Area or Idaho Springs.  Be ready to ride at 10 am from next to the Georgetown Visitor Center along Argentine Road (take exit 228 off I 70).  Parking is available along Argentine Road and the visitor center asked us not to take up all their parking.  Since there are no grills bring a sandwich and a drink for after the ride during our social hour following the ride as well as a dish to share with your friends (a bag of potato chips does not count as a dish).  The picnic will start around 12:15, although the Guanella Pass riders may need more time. 
See you next week.  Ride Safe!
John Bowyer 

Monday, August 4

August 11 Bike Ride and Yearly Meeting

Hello Summit Bikers,

It was fortunate we rode this morning so we missed the down pour.

Next week we will meet at 9:30 ready to ride, at the amphitheater in Dillon.  The ride will be either down the trail all the way through Keystone to the River Run area or on route 6, if you prefer. Once in River Run return on the road which goes through the Mountain House area and pass the stables.  Continue on to the Old Ranch House in Keystone.  The road to the ranch house is the one that goes straight where most of us walk our bikes through the fence (River Golf Course).  The road has some rolling hills and turns left just before you get to the Ranch Restaurant.  If you get to the restaurant you missed the turn by 100 yards.  When you get to a gate and dirt road, return to the amphitheater for a picnic and the yearly meeting.  We will have a grill available so plan to bring what you would like to grill, a dish to share and your drink.  The picnic starts around 11:30 with the yearly meeting following around noon.  Both will be held at the pavilion (where we normally have the picnic).

Use caution if you ride the path through Keystone as many tourist are still around, however riding along the Snake River is beautiful.  Space between riders along with verbal communication and hand signals reduces the risk of accidents.

Ride safe and have fun!

John Bowyer

Friday, August 1


The 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge is looking for volunteers!

The race is just 3 short weeks away, and we still need to find about 150 people to help with the event.  The Breckenridge Stage is a FINISH on Friday, August 22, and guess what?  There's no school that day in Sum Co!  The riders will arrive in Breck at the end of stage #5 which starts in Woodland Park, CO.  They will travel over Hoosier Pass, do a lap around town, up and over Moonstone, and back down Main Street for a really fast and exciting, downhill finish in front of a massive crowd.  How exciting!  We need help all over the course, from the top of Hoosier to the Finish Line, with many stations inbetween.

To volunteer for Stage #5 in Breckenridge, go here -->

For the most updated information about the Stage 5 Finish on Friday, August 22nd please go to Click on Breck Bike Week for the lowdown on all the activities happening between August 20th -24th in Breckenridge.

For anyone coming in from out of town, we would like to share some tips for making your experience in Breckenridge a great one.  

Looking for lodging? -Volunteer specials are available to you, simply:

                        1) dial 800-221-1091 and mention the USAPCC Volunteer Package, and/or

                        2) click this link for online information:

Anyone needing transportation from Denver?  Colorado Mountain Express has extended a discount to USAPCC volunteers on rides...get a 20% discount on shuttle services!  CME has a Denver-Summit County route 2x a day. Click here to book a shuttle:


If you live here, there is a community information meeting on Thursday, Aug. 7th at 5:30 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Breckenridge Town Hall at 150 Ski Hill Road.  Race and community impact information, including all road closures, will be presented, along with a Q and A session.  This is not a required meeting but a great overview of the event for volunteers.

We need your help for the fantastic Stage 5 Finish on Friday, August 22nd in Breck, so please go, and encourage your friends to go to the website and sign up at --> --> -->