2013 Ride to Denver NAHBS

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9:00 a.m. Saturday Feb. 23rd, 2013 nahbs_2013_final_logo-340x473

Ride with Pete from Boulder to Denver to attend the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. This is the world’s premier showcase of handmade frames and components with nearly 200 exhibitors. The route is super fun and includes bike paths, dirt roads, and even some easy singletrack.

2013 Photo album

2013 Route Map

Who: Anyone looking for a fun adventure! This ride is designed for intermediate to advanced riders. If you are comfortable riding urban bike paths and dirt trails for about 3 hours, you’ll love this route! We’ll ride a moderate pace and the 40-mile route is mostly flat. If you’ve ever wondered how to ride from Boulder to Denver on a safe and fun route without cars, you don’t want to miss this!

Where & When: Saturday Feb. 23rd, 2013. Ride departs at 9:00 a.m. sharp from Boulder Cycle Sport-South (629 S. Broadway St.) Please arrive a few minutes early to sign in and get dialed. We’ll finish at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show at the Colorado Convention Center at about noon or 1 p.m.

What You Get: A professionally guided ride on a unique route. Please bring fuel for 3 hours on the bike and your own tools to repair a flat tire. No sag wagon.

What to Bring: A small backpack with a bike lock and comfortable clothes and shoes for the bike show, plus snacks for the ride. Be prepared for the weather that day. We’ll ride rain or shine.

Which Bike: Almost any bike will do! Either a road or cyclocross bike with durable tires suitable for urban riding and 5 miles of smooth dirt is perfect. Cyclocross knobbies are not needed, but will be fun for those who don’t mind the extra weight. A fast commuting bike or 29er would be fine too. Road tires should be tough and durable, like a 25mm wide Gatorskin or similar. We hate flats, so racing tires should be left at home! If there is snow, a cross bike would be the best choice.

The Route: Bike paths, dirt roads, and even some singletrack. We’ll ride south from Boulder thru Marshall and Superior on trails and dirt roads. Then up and over the “Wall” (the only climb!) and continue south toward Standley Lake in Westminster. From there it is all flat. We take the Little Dry Creek bike path east, eventually merging onto the Clear Creek bike path till we reach the South Platte River. From there we ride upstream on the bike path into downtown. There are about 4 miles of open roads. This is a super fun route that people always rave about.

Return Transportation: We’ll get you and your bike back to Boulder via RTD ($5) or a van if group size warrants. You are welcome to arrange your own carpool with other show attendees.

Sign Up: Pre-registration is required. Space is limited, register early to save your spot.

Cost: $15 (does not include transportation and show entry). (NAHBS entry is $18 in advance or $22 at the door.)

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, please let us know at least 48-hours before to receive a refund.

Contact me with questions.