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 4:45 pm to meet other riders.
Wheels down at 5:00 pm 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.)
NOTE: There has been flooding and road damage in the State Park. We will not be able to go all the way around, so we will make adjustments to the route as as necessary.
Distance: 38.09 miles
Elevation Gain: 1092 mies
Gravel Ratio: 25% Gravel / 75% Paved
Route on Strava: https://www.strava.com/routes/3082798912546370158
Link to GPX File
From REI, we'll head out to play on the dirt paths and trails in and around Cherry Creek State park. Nearly all of the 10 miles getting out and back to the State Park are paved bike path, but there are a few opportunities to jump on and off some unpaved trails. For the dirt/gravel portions, expect some smooth single track, some wide crushed gravel and nothing too rugged or chunky. We do plan to go through the bike park where there are some features you can tackle the obstacles or chose to go around.
* 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 are want to cut miles (about 20 round trip) and skip most of the pavement, meet us at the top of the golf course hill along the Cherry Creek Bike Path at the Kennedy Park Baseball Fields Parking Lot at approximately 5:40 (and don't forget to please text me so we know to look for you there!)