As 2023 ambassadors of STB GRVL, we are happy to organize and lead the Denver community in local training rides.
We predict that the weekday rides will be a smaller group of riders and therefore, we will have the flexibility to be more casual and "go with the flow" depending on weather and the group's desires. Regardless, we will always start with a solid plan, and most likely start the rides from the Denver area.
This week's Wednesday ride will meet up at Confluence Park, outside the Starbucks in REI
Be there at 7:45 am to meet other riders.
Wheels down at 8:00 am sharp. (We will wait no more than 5 min. If you find yourself running late please text Laura at 303-726-4774 and meet us further long the route.)
Distance: 58.57 miles
Elevation Gain: 4,938 ft.
Gravel Ratio: 30% Gravel / 70% Paved
Route on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/3086310422259391114
Link to GPX File
From REI, we'll head out on roads to Golden, climb Lookout Mountain (pavement) and play on some of the dirt roads up at the top including Cody Park, Mt. Veron Club Place, and Genesee Park.
This is a challenging hill climbing route. Expect a long sustained climb of about 6 miles and 4-6% on Lookout Mountain. There are puncher steeper climbs on the dirt road sections up top and a little bit of chunker double track in Genesee Park area. We'll jump on a little bit of "hidden" single track through the Applewood neighborhoods on the way home.
* If you are attending any of our group rides, you MUST fill out our liability waiver, which can be signed HERE.
* All genders are welcome.
* 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. Be prepared for varying conditions and weather like heat, cold, rain, snow, etc. 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 you want to cut milage and just do the hill climb and dirt, meet us at the base of Lookout Mountain in the Beverly Heights Park Parking lot in Golden at approximately 10:30 am (and make sure you text to let let us know to stop and pick you up!)