Tuesday, May 31

June 7 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,

IMPORTANT: To continue receiving emails everyone needs to be in the new Summitbiking google group.  This requires paying the annual dues AND accepting the invitation to join the group.  Some have paid but not accepted the invitation.  If you did not receive the invitation or did not respond contact Rick Oshloel (oshloel@mac.com) to have the invitation sent again.

Several people have asked about paying dues so I am providing the following.

The club prefers that everyone sign up on line at the club web site summitbiking.org under membership.  The pay system is handled by PayPal and you can use any credit card.  The alternative way is to make a check out to Summit Biking and mail to:

Summit Biking Inc
℅ Roger Paluska
P.O. Box 968
Frisco, CO 80443

If you prefer sending a check in also complete the membership application that will have to be downloaded from the summitbiking.org web site.

Either way you will get an email asking you to confirm that you want to join summitbiking google group, which you will need to click on acceptance.

Next weeks ride will be 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.  Bob Giordano has agreed to lead next weeks ride.  Since last weeks ride had several turns and we do not want to lose riders this week we start at the meeting point ride until we get a dirt road and then turn around and come back to the cars.

Tourist are back in town so be careful ride safe and have fun!

John Bowyer

Thursday, May 26

CDOT Hwy 9 Open House Addendum

Apparently I didn't adequately proofread the earlier post and left off the time. The CDOT Open House is Wed June 1st at 5:30pm at the Senior Center.

CDOT Hwy 9 Project Open Houst

CDOT is holding an Open House for the Highway 9 Iron Springs realignment project on Wednesday June 1st at the Summit Senior Center in Frisco. This is an opportunity for anyone interested to learn more and ask questions regarding the project, traffic impacts, bike path alignment and construction impacts, etc.

Pearl Izumi Open House June 6th

Pearl Izumi has extended Summit Biking an invitation to a special "Open House" at their shop in the Silverthorne Factory Stores on Monday, June 6th from 3pm to 5pm. They will be providing refreshments as well as a special increased discount for Summit Biking members. It should be a great opportunity to see friends and get anything you need to be ready for the summer cycling season!

Monday, May 23

May 30 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,

IMPORTANT:  There will be a new way to contact people this year, through Google Groups.  In order to keep getting this email you must join Summit Bikers by the end of May. 

We had a great turn out for the start of our bike season. 

Next weeks ride May 30 will be between Idaho Springs and Georgetown and back.  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 239 from I 70, and go straight on Colorado. Boulevard. (This way avoids some of the road work taking place at exit 240) The park is on the left next to the creek.  The drive takes about 45 minutes.  We will have a grill (Bonnie is back in town) so bring something to cook and something to share with your friends.  As always bring what you would like to drink.  Plan to be back for the picnic between 12:30 and 1:00.

Riders are encouraged to use hand signals so others are aware of turns, stops and road 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

Wednesday, May 18

May 23 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,

Just back to Colorado and found I am late getting the first ride information out to the group.  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 23 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 Red Rocks Grill in Morrison. They are located at 415 Bear Creek Avenue. I will have a table for 12 reserved for 1 pm in the name of Summit Bikers.  I will be asking for a sweep to help insure no one is left behind.  This is new this year but in the past we have had new people get lost on our rides and this is not a great way to be introduced to the group.  If we rotate sweep duties people should only have to do this once during the year.
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.

This season`s rides are on the website SummitBiking.org.  There is a lot of other useful information on the site such as safety tips and where Summit Bikers can get discounts at local bike shops.  Members without a life time membership should use the website and join for the 2016 bike season. This is also a great time to tell others about our rides, since most Summit Country people are very active.

IMPORTANT:  There will be a new way to contact people this year, through Google Groups.  In order to keep getting this email you must join Summit Bikers by the end of May. 

Looking forward to another great season of rides, with a wonderful group!

John Bowyer

Friday, May 13

First Monday Ride

Weather permitting, our first Monday ride is May 23rd at 10am in Bear Creek Park off of Morrison Rd and C-470 in Denver!