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 10:45 am to meet other riders.
Wheels down at 11:00 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.)
If we have time and riders want a coffee/snack stop, we'll make a slight detour to DIrt Coffee Bar in Littleton on our way home!
Distance: 54.48 miles
Elevation Gain: 1,246 ft.
Gravel Ratio: 35% Gravel / 65% Paved
Route on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/3073633920844921306
Link to GPX File
Playing on the dirt paths and trails including Lee Guch, Highline Canal, Chatfield and Two-Brands trail.
Nearly all of the 12 miles getting to Littleton are paved bike path, but there are some small opportunities to jump on and off some unpaved trails.
For the dirt/gravel portions, expect some smooth single track, some wide crushed gravel and a small amount of rugged or chunky terrain.
* 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 miles (about 24 round trip) and skip most of the pavement, meet us at the parking lot that is located near W Union Ave & S Wyandot St where the Mary Carter Greenway Trail intersects with the BIg Dry Creek Trail at approximately 12:15 (and don't forget to please text me so we know to look for you there!)