Pete Webber Cycling Presents: Skratch that Hangover Ride to Denver

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Ride from Boulder to Denver to watch the final TT of the U.S. Pro Challenge and cure your Flagstaff hangover with cyclocross star Tim Johnson, coach Pete Webber, Skratch Labs, and the Rapha Mobile Cycle Club. Bus transportation back to Boulder for you and your bike will be provided! Everyone is welcome!

Pete will lead a riding adventure that includes bike paths, dirt roads, and even some easy singletrack (to keep Tim from whining). The best part: the 40ish mile route has only 4 miles of bike-friendly roads shared with cars! This ride will include many miles of exactly the type of connections our local community and national groups like Bikes Belong and IMBA are working to build more of. If you’ve ever wondered how to ride to Denver on a safe and fun route, you don’t want to miss this!

Who: Anyone looking for a fun adventure! This ride is great for almost all abilities. If you are comfortable riding urban bike paths and the occasional dirt trail for about 3 hours, you’ll love this route! We’ll ride a moderate pace, the route is mostly flat/downhill, and expert guides will ensure everyone has fun! This is not a training workout and not a race!

Where & When: Sunday, August 26. Ride departs at 10:00 a.m. sharp from Boulder Cycle Sport-South (629 S. Broadway St.) Please arrive by 9:45 to register and get dialed. We’ll finish at the Rapha Mobile Cycle Club in the Denver race expo at about 1 p.m. where we’ll enjoy a post ride espresso or affogato (that’s an espresso with ice cream). The Pro Challenge stage starts at 1:00 and last rider finishes at about 3:30. Bus returns to Boulder following the stage finish. Exact location of our bus parking area in Denver will be forthcoming.

What You Get: Skratch Labs will fill your water bottles at the start and each rider will get a famous homemade rice cake from the Skratch Labs Feed Zone Cookbook. No food or drinks will be provided along the route, and there will be no sag wagon. So please bring fuel for 3 hours on the bike and a spare inner tube. 2 large water bottles and a couple energy bars should be enough. A tasty picnic will be provided in Denver.

What to Bring: Bring a small backpack to the ride start with comfortable clothes and shoes for spectating the race in Denver. This bag will be transported to Denver and will be waiting when we arrive. You must load this bag onto our truck at Boulder Cycle Sport-South by 9:45 a.m. 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 3-4 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 durable, like a 25mm wide Gatorskin or similar. We hate flats, so racing tires should be left at home!

The Route: 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 downhill. 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 and our race viewing location.

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

Cost: $45 Includes lunch and charter bus for you and your bike from Denver to Boulder.

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

We’ll ride to Denver in the style of last spring’s Tim Johnson Ride on Washington.

You’ll love the super-fun route to Denver.

We’ll ride some cool urban landscapes.

The approach to downtown is along the South Platte greenway.

Everyone is welcome!