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[Longmont to Boulder Bike Trail] July 14, 2011 - Join the Golden Spoke Ride to Celebrate the Opening of the LOBO (Longmont - Boulder) Trail
The trail is crusher-fine surface (fine for anything but real skinny tires). The northern segment is complete. Portions of the Boulder-Niwot segment are complete. Bike Longmont will be leaving from Longmont and Community Cycles will leave from Boulder.
The Boulder group will meet and ride from the following locations:
- 2:45 pm, Meet at Sister Cities Plaza in front of the Municipal Bldg on Broadway & Canyon.
- 3:00 pm, Stop at Community Cycles (people should meet at CC at 3 pm) along the Goose Creek trail (2805 Wilderness Place, in back of Boulder beer).
Both groups will ride to the Left Hand Grange Valley Park in Niwot where we will connect with the Longmont riders by a handshake, a toast of fruit punch and a Golden Spoke Ceremony to mark the LOBO Trail's connection.
This continues a tradition begun in the Nineteenth Century when the first Transcontinental Railway line was completed. The construction crew and officials coming from the East and those coming from the West would celebrate the connection with a handshake, a toast of champagne and drive a Golden Spike to complete the connection.