Boulder-Denver Cycling Group Rides

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Most common Group Cycling Rides

  • Gateway Park Find on map

    Very fast and at times dangerous and often lawless group ride that usually attracts the top names of the area if not from the country. This ride starts at 10AM and begins around the first of the year. It usually goes until late spring. The route heads north to Carter Lake. The ride can have up to 50+ riders and at times are subject to traffic tickets.

  • Venus de Miles Club Ride
    Twice a month mostly woman only ride that starts at Full Cycle in Boulder. Check out the club's Facebook page for more details.
  • NCAR ride Find on map

    Meet 11:45 weekdays at 47th and mitchell lane. Ride ranges from tempo to intense at times. Ride returns a little after 1pm. More info.

  • Boulder Networking Ride Find on map

    Fun, Wednesday early morning (6:30am) ride which always heads north to Jamestown or Hygenie or somewhere in between. The ride is usually mild but near the end or entry to Jamestown for some the pace really picks up. Ride returns to Amante where a sponsors purchases coffee and pastries for all the riders. Ride stops in Oct due to light limitations. Learn more.

  • Wednesday Worlds ride Cyclocross only and fall only ride which meets at 7am at Amante in North Boulder and usually heads to the Elks lodge for 1 hr of intense cyclocross training. Given the shortness of the course there really isn't "being dropped" so all are welcome to join regardless of skill or fitness. More info.
  • Pearl Izumi, Louisville Colorado. Find on mapMeet at the Peal Izumi head quarters around 12:15 nearly every weekday with 10-ish other riders for a moderate pace covering routes around Louisville and into Boulder.
  • Bustop Ride Tuesdays and Thursday at 5:00 pm. Find on map, this ride historically has problems and does not practice Conscious Cycling. Usually starts mid Spring and ends early Fall.
  • Boulder Cycling Club
    We depart from Boulder Beer on Tuesday evenings and Bacaro on Thursday evenings. We're a non competitive group with a no drop policy on all of our rides. Typically about 25-30 miles. We now have a women only ride which departs from Boulder Beer at the same time on Tuesdays. Departure time changes with the sun, our calendar is updated weekly.

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East...it's the new Belgium

I love the rides East of town! Some rollers, a fair amount of wind, great views of the mountains, and a bit of Roubaix-like pavement / dirt / gravel thrown in for fun. The best route we have found out of Denver is roughly 45 miles round-trip from the Stapleton area. It's not exactly scenic on the way out and back but the lack of traffic from Picadilly makes it worthwhile. The route is as follows:

- take MLK out of Denver all the way through Stapleton
- left on to Havanna (where MLK ends)
- right on Smith. Take Smith way out...
- left on Piadilly
- quick right on 26th...this is where the pavement starts to get "interesting"
- left on Hudson...pavement is nice and rough now
- right on 56th.
- right on Imboden
- right on Colfax
- right on Hudson
- left on 26th
- left on Picadilly
- right on Smith

If you want the hard stuff (read: dirt / gravel): instead of turning right on 56th (above), continue on Hudson up to 72nd, right on 72nd, then right again at Imboden, then pick up the directions above

For many of the last 16

For many of the last 16 years I've done a fair bit of my winter riding up north of DIA, around Brighton, Ft Lupton, Hudson, etc... and have only been harassed by a driver ONCE in all those years. Lot's of rolling hills, dirt roads, little to no traffic, and drivers that aren't out to kill you on their way to their kids' soccer match. What's not to love?

yes go east... plus some fun

yes go east... plus some fun stuff on a few miles of sand creek bike past.. crusher fines is allright with me then it leads out east near dia... cycleton has a fun group ride that does a big square out east on saturdays.. not sure if its still going on in the winter though..

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