If you are attending any of our group rides, you MUST fill out our liability waiver, which can be signed HERE.
CHANGE OF PLANS DUE TO RAIN/SNOW on Friday night/Saturday morning. We will still ride but we will avoid the dirt single track and double track of the High Line and Hildebrand to avoid rutting and eroding the the trails which will surely be muddy. Updated route here: https://www.strava.com/routes/3082057316523692284
New route is 42 miles and 1,148 ft of elevation gain. (60% gravel / 40% pavement)
Original route info:
Distance: 46.9 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,287 ft.
Gravel Ratio: 65% Gravel / 35% Paved
Route on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/3077011018871780964
Route on RWGPS: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42478918
Link to GPX File
This is a beginner/intermediate ride which may not be suitable to a new-to-gravel riders. (We say this mostly because of the fact that we won’t have specific pace leaders or sweeps.)
The route is a pretty even mix of gravel to pavement. We'll hop on as many dirt paths and trails as we can getting out to Chatfield State Park and Waterton Canyon. The canyon is a gradual climb of about 7 miles up / 7 miles down. The surface is quite packed and smooth and it is closed to unauthorized vehicles. There is a little bit of double track and single track both getting there and coming back, but nothing too terribly technical or steep.
We recognize it is "early season". If you want to cut the milage down to 34 miles and have less elevation gain, you can skip the out-and-back climb up Waterton Canyon.
All genders are welcome.
The ride is NOT no-drop, rather, come prepared with the route loaded on your bike computer or phone.
There won’t be specific pace group ride leaders or sweeps, but riders will be able to ride with similarly paced cyclists.
While this is a group ride, you are 100% responsible for yourself. Please bring enough hydration and fuel for the ride as well as sunscreen or anything else you might require. Make sure your bike is in good working order and you have the supplies to fix a mechanical issue or flat. Helmets required. 32mm width (or wider) and tubeless tires strongly recommended.
If weather permits, we'll stop at Breckenridge Brewery on the way back for a chance to socialize and grab a drink outside.