Tuesday, June 28

No Ride July 4

Hello Summit Bikers,

We do not have a ride on the Fourth of July.  This is a very busy week on the recpaths in Summit County and I urge everyone to use extra caution when riding.  Select routes to avoid people as much as possible.  Rides like Vail Pass are particularly dangerous.

Next week we will be back on schedule.

Happy Fourth!

John Bowyer

Thursday, June 23

Friday Morning Ride - Same Time, Same Place (10 am at the benches)

Tomorrow we'll head up towards Keystone but once we go through the gate at the golf course we'll head right and head up toward Keystone Ranch.  The road looks freshly paved.
Those who are so inclined are welcome to head further up towards Keystone, Montezuma or Loveland Pass.

Meet at the usual time & place (10 am at the benches)
Call or Email w/Questions
(614) 264-5407 Mobile

June 27 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,

Next weeks ride is either to Copper or Vail Pass starting at the Frisco Marina at 9:30.  A picnic will follow at the Marina around noon.  We will not have a grill but bring something to eat and share with your friends, as well as a drink.  Folding chairs are also good.  I realize that many of you just did this ride but Wednesday's ride was added to accommodate Ride to Work Day and this was scheduled six months ago.

Watch for the down hill riders! Be sure to use hand signals, and keep others informed when passing.

Ride safe and have fun!

John Bowyer

Wednesday, June 15

Friday Morning Ride around the Lake\

The weekly Leaderless/Show-N-Go rides around Lake Dillon continue Friday (7/17).  Meet at the benches on the East end of the dam where the bike path comes up from Silverthorne.  Be ready to roll at 10am.  If no one else has a better idea we will ride around the lake clockwise and end up at the Dillon Market for lunch (bring or buy).  Remember you can extend this ride up to towards Keystone, Breckenridge or Copper if you like.
Last Friday we had ~20 riders show up for a beautiful ride around the lake.
Don't look for me there this week.

Tuesday, June 14

June 20 and June 22 Rides

Hello Summit Bikers,

Next week (June 20) we will try once again to ride around the Lake from the Dillon Amphitheater parking lot starting at 9:30 am.   This gives us an opportunity to take a look at where the temporary bike path is being built.  Those who want can add the extension up to Copper, just plan to be back to socialize by noon. We will have a grill so plan to bring something to cook as well as a dish to share and something to drink.  Anyone willing to start the grill please let me know.  I have all the stuff but with Bonnie out this week (time to go bionic with a new knee) I could use some help.

Bonus ride June 22 for Ride to Work day I will be leading a ride from Whole Foods starting at 10 am.  The plan is to do a ride up to Vail Pass and down to the gate at Black Lakes.  Whole Foods will be providing breakfast and coffee between 7 and 10.  Those that have the club jerseys are encouraged to wear them.  We will have a booth where we will educate the public about the accomplishments of our club and perhaps pick up a few new members.  We will do lunch at Whole Foods afterwards where I have requested a discount for bikers.  For those that ride all day Silverthorne is hosting a beer, brat ($5) and music celebration at the Pavilion at 5 pm.  Other events happen throughout Summit County.

Ride safe!!

John Bowyer

Sunday, June 12

Wed 6/15 ride

Ride The Rockies is riding through town and somewhat limits the options. I suggest we meet at the Dillon amphitheater parking lot at 9:30 AM and head to the top of Swan Mountain clockwise. We will regroup at the top and turn back. That way we avoid the bike traffic going through town.


Ride The Rockies in Summit County Tues/Wed

The 2400 cyclists of Ride The Rockies will be coming from Aspen to Copper mountain via Independence Pass, Leadville and Fremont Pass Monday June13. They will be doing the traditional clockwise Copper Triangle Route on Tuesday 6/14 and then headed from Copper to Grand Lake via Frisco, Silverthorne & Ute Pass Wednesday. As such bike path from Vail Pass to Copper Mountain will be in HEAVY use Tuesday afternoon as will the path from Copper Mtn through Frisco to Silverthorne on Wednesday morning. Be particularly careful trying to ride in the opposite direction!

Thursday, June 9

Friday Morning Show-N-Go Ride

Tomorrow - Friday 3/10 starts the weekly Leaderless/Show-N-Go rides around Lake Dillon. We meet at the benches on the East end of the dam where the bike path comes up from Silverthorne.  Start time is 10am.  I'll be leaving Angler Mtn Ranch at 9:30 if anybody want to ride up the dam with me.
We'll ride around the lake clockwise – Swan Mtn Bike Path, past the high school, past the hospital and cross over Rt9 near Water Dance. We come by the Frisco Marina and back along the dam bike path.
Bring a lunch or walk around the Dillon Market and grab some food.  The ride is ~17 miles so we should be back by 11:30 or so.
Riders of all abilities are welcome.
Call or Email if you have questions
(614) 264-5407 Mobile

Tuesday, June 7

Wednesday June 8 Dillon to Montezuma ride 9:30 AM

I will be organizing some informal Wednesday rides.

This Wednesday we will meet at the Dillon Marina parking lot at 9:30AM. We will ride on the shoulder of HWY 6 to Montezuma road. There would be a a short regroup by Montezuma Rd and the Keystone parking lot. We then will proceed to climb up to Montezuma (to the end of the paved road). We will turn back and regroup again by Montezuma Rd and the Keystone parking lot. The last leg would be back to the Dillon Marina on the shoulder of HWY 6.

See you on Wednesday,


Monday, June 6

June 13 Lake Dillon Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,

June 13 we will meet at 9:30am in the parking lot for Dillon Amphitheater for a ride around Lake Dillon. For those new to our group we will ride up Swan Mountain where our club was a factor in raising the funds needed for this section.  Faster riders can add to this ride with a trip up to Copper from Frisco.  We plan to have a grill so bring a dish to share, something to drink and to grill.

Stay alert when riding and ride safe.

John Bowyer

Friday, June 3

REMINDER: Pearl Izumi Open House Monday June 6th

Pearl Izumi is hosting an "Open House" for Summit Biking at their shop in the Silverthorne Factory Stores this 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!

Wednesday, June 1

June 6 Bike Ride

Hello Summit Bikers,

Unfortunately Bonnie just found out has another meeting on Monday and since I may not be there we will not have a grill.  The picnic will take place as planned at North Pond.  Please bring something to share and whatever you would like to eat and drink.

John Bowyer

Friday Morning Ride Up To Montezuma

The weekly Friday morning rides start this Friday 6/3. The current weather report looks good so I would like to head up to Montezuma and see what the road conditions are like.

If you are interested, meet at the benches in Dillon on the bike path at 10am. If you are so inclined, bring a lunch and we'll stop at a picnic table in Montezuma on the way back down.

Call or email if you have questions.

(614) 264-5407 Mobile

New Summit Biking Jerseys Available!

We finally have an all new Summit Biking Jersey design & style created with the help of the folks at Primal Wear! 

It will be a full zip jersey with the same graphic on both the front and back. There are both women's and men's versions available and the price is $70 including tax & shipping.

Fit kits for sizing will be available at our June Monday rides starting this coming Monday, June 6th. Sizing measurements are also available online at https://www.primalwear.com/custom/ordering/fit-guide

Jerseys can be pre-ordered June 6 - 30 through the Primal Custom Pro Online Store.

Full details and ordering links are available on our website at http://www.summitbiking.org/new-summit-biking-jersey.html 

Many thanks to Polly Koch for leading this effort.

June 6 Bike Ride

Hi Summit Bikers,

Sorry I made a mistake on the email for next weeks ride, it should have said June 6, Monday for the ride.

Also one way to verify you are signed up for the new google group is you should be getting this message twice, once from yahoo groups and once from google.  If you think you have paid your dues and responded to the message for google groups but are not receiving two messages ask Rick Oshlo (oshloel@mac.com) to look into it.  Of course when we stop yahoo groups you will not receive that message any more.

John Bowyer