T E A M E V E R G R E E N’ S
Team Evergreen Bicycle Club, Inc. · PO Box 3804 · Evergreen CO 80437 · www.teamevergreen.org
In This Issue
Triple Updates. . . . . . . . . Page 2
Club News. . . . . . . . . . . . Page 4
Bicycle Advocacy . . . . . . Page 6
Triple Merchandise . . . . Page 20
Training Info . . . . . . . . . Page 21
June Rides . . . . . . . . . . Page 11
Classifieds. . . . . . . . . . . Page 22
Contact Us . . . . . . . . . . Page 23
Membership . . . . . . . . . Page 23
Santa Fe Century
Team Evergreen riders enjoyed a Santa Fe weekend of cycling (and eating) May 17-18th.
These riders are just about to head out on the Century Ride. Read the trip report on page 19.
Photo provided by Steve Mayka.
Now For the Fun
Part! by Chris Porter, TE President Gotta Know Info
Since January we have been dreaming
by Leslie Caimi Triple Bypass Director
about those warm spring and summer The 20th Annual Triple Bypass is right around the corner and we are keeping our fin-
days when we would be able to hop on gers crossed for sunny skies and tailwinds. But, as we all know, this is Colorado and
our bike and ride away into the sunset. the chances of seeing a rain-free day (especially at 11,000 feet) are slim. That said –
After the holidays we knew we had to don’t forget your rain gear! You can count on encountering rain at some point during
lose a few pounds and start getting into the day, so appropriate gear is mandatory.
some semblance of shape. We made an
effort to get on our trainers from time to
Shuttle transportation (for rider and bike) will be available upon completion of the
time, but that was enough drudgery that
we even began to feel that riding in the Triple Bypass. Shuttle times are: 5:00 p.m. OR 8:00 p.m.
cold was better. We have given it our continued on page 2
best shot over the past months frequently
experiencing cold, rain, snow and almost
always wind. We have watched what we
ate, (or at least felt bad about what we Club Picnic “Do-Over”
Continued on page 7
June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat Page 1
Triple Tidbits Continued from page 1
Buses and trucks will transport riders from pating properties. Advance reservations band on ride day you will be required to
Avon to Evergreen and stop at all three are required. For further information go to the Start/Registration area, WITH
designated parking areas: 1) RTD lot; 2) please logon to www.teamevergreen.org ID, to obtain another band. No excep-
Bergen Valley Elementary School, and; 3) and go to the Triple Bypass page. tions!
Castle Court office park (across from
Bergen Meadow Elementary School).
*NOTE: please refer to the start line map Registration packets will be mailed around If you need to exchange your jersey for
Registration Packets Jersey exchanges
for further information. the week of June 9. For those picking up another size, you may do so at Wheat
packets at REI, Bicycle Outfitters and Ridge on Wednesday, July 9 between 3
Registration deadlines and fees for Wilderness Sports, they will be available and 7 p.m. This is the ONLY time they will
ground shuttle service: beginning June 27th and will remain at be available at this location – please do
• Early registration deadline prior to these locations through ride day. So if you not try to exchange jerseys or pickup
midnight June 13, 2008 - $65 per have selected to pick up your packet at packets at this location other than on this
person (rider and bike) these locations you will need to do so – date/time. Exchanges will be possible at
• Late registration deadline prior to they will NOT be moved to Wheat Ridge the TE booth in Avon as well. Please note:
midnight July 4, 2008 - $75 per person Cyclery or start line. exchanges are limited to available inven-
(rider and bike) tory (a re-order will not be done).
Pre-payment is required. For further infor- Remember Wheat Ridge Cyclery will be
mation, including registration forms and Packet Pickup site only. No registrations
instructions, please visit Team Evergreen’s will be taking place. Any remaining pack-
website (www.teamevergreen.org) and go ets selected to be picked up at this loca-
to the Triple Bypass page. (Sorry - online tion will be moved to the start area if you
registration is not available - thank you for are unable to make pickup at this location.
We would like to thank the folks at Vail
Lodging/Shuttle Package ALL TOUR PARTICIPANTS WILL
Beaver Creek Resort Properties for offer-
BE REQUIRED TO WEAR THE
ing Triple riders a lodging/shuttle package. RIDER PACKET! These wristbands will
WRISTBANDS PROVIDED IN YOUR
The way this works is if you book a room allow access to closed portions of the
at one of the properties listed on the Team route, rest stops and are your ticket for
Evergreen website for either Friday and/or the finish line BBQ! Riders will be asked
Saturday night, a complimentary shuttle to show the wristband to gain access to
back to Evergreen will be available. For Hwy 103 (Squaw Pass Rd) and on
those staying on Friday night, the shuttle Alvarado Rd (prior to Aid Station 2) volun-
will leave early enough Saturday morning teers and law enforcement will be on hand
(approximately 4:45 a.m.) to get you (and to enforce these checkpoints. Amenities
Rider numbers will be provided again this
your bike) to the start line in Evergreen. at rest stops will also be restricted to reg-
year, in the form of helmet stickers.
For those staying over on Saturday night, istered riders only. Officials (including
Instructions will be included in your pack-
the shuttle will leave Sunday morning at Colorado State Patrol officers) will be at
et outlining where, and how, to apply
about 8:45 a.m. to return to Evergreen. Hwy 103/hwy 74 to check for wristbands
these to your helmet. These stickers are
This is a “package” deal so to take advan- between the hours of 5 a.m. and 8:30
easily removed following the event. These
tage of the shuttle service you will need to a.m. – please be prepared to show it.
stickers are required.
be spending the night at one of the partici- If you lose or forget to bring your wrist-
Continued on page 9
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Trailblazers Back on Redskin Creek Trail
By Mark Spurgeon
It seems that this spring in the foothills has, more than not, begged some of our own folks. Some four hours later on the first Sunday
the question, “When will Mother Nature grace us that cool, pleas- in May, we completed the bridge, very cool.
ant early weather that we look forward to every spring . . . enough
with the snow already?” When many of you come out as volunteers to build trail, and we
are very grateful, you observe a pin flag line. It takes more than a
As most of you know, construction of tread for the west side of bit of time to correctly place and section pin flags in advance of our
Redskin Creek Trail from CR 550 to the Colorado Trail in Buffalo volunteers. This spring we set much of the flag line on the
Creek was suspended last fall pending approval from the State of Thursday before our May 17 trail day. Some may recall that morn-
Colorado for a portion of that segment that goes through a defined ing in the foothills, a very wet late spring snow. Not real user friend-
riparian environment. Through the course of the winter the neces- ly for walking steep side hills and laying out a flag line. In fact, one
sary approval was granted, which allowed the Trailblazers to move could in all good conscience describe the experience as miserable
forward with the planning and building of this section. Once com- …thanks to Derek and Brian for not going mutiny on me.
pleted, the Redskin Creek Trail will allow riders the option of stay-
ing on singletrack between Meadows Campground and Gashouse But spring did finally arrive, just in time for a chamber of com-
Trailhead vs. riding the gravel roads, CR 543 and CR 550. merce day on Saturday, May 17. We got the Trailblazers trailer out
for the first time this season with gear and set up for the day. The
Before work on the tread could begin, an adequate bridge to cross weather made the memory of Thursday morning fade quickly. Our
Redskin Creek needed to be built. Yes, water does flow year volunteers did not disappoint us, some new and many that had
round in this small stream. USFS graciously supplied the materials come out last season. Everyone put in a solid effort through some
and a couple of us had pre-cut those materials last fall. However, pretty tough meadow grass and steep hillside to get over halfway
the forest elves had abandoned us this spring and there was up to the CT from CR 550. The resulting tread looks very good,
“some assembly required.” By looking at the photo, one might ask, however, the trail is closed until we can finish the flag line out to
“Do we intend to drive a vehicle over this thing?” The answer of the CT. Mid-afternoon everyone kicked back with some BBQ and
course is no, but we did have to engineer for the occasional beverage, while many went for a ride before the day was spent, all
equestrian. A couple of guys from the USFS Fire Crew stationed in in all, a very good day.Thanks again to everyone that made this
Buffalo Creek volunteered to assist in the construction along with day a great success!
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Club Spring/Solstice Picnic
New Date – Sun. June 22
“The Nest” at Keys on the Green
Two key passages for crossing
Bar open 4pm • Dinner served 5:30pm – 6:15pm • Picnic concludes 8pm
Our twice-annual member picnic is re-scheduled for Sunday, June 22nd. The picnic is Colorado by bicycle are temporarily
free to members; one of the benefits of your TE membership. Guests are welcome for closed.
an additional $15. No RSVP is necessary. This year a free drink ticket (good 4-6pm) is
Clear Creek County Bike Path
We are returning to our popular picnic place, “The Nest” at Keys on the Green restau- (Idaho Springs to Hwy 6/119,
rant, just west of Evergreen Lake on Upper Bear Creek at the edge of the golf course. near Floyd Hill)
The bar is open at 4pm and the buffet dinner is served from 5:30pm to 6:15pm, the
Path is closed for repairs
picnic will conclude by 8 pm. There will be a cash bar and The Nest will be serving all
until mid-summer. No bikes
the fixings for their famous Carne Asada Fajita Buffet. Our member picnic is a terrific
are allowed on I-70 so there
way to meet and touch base with friends that you may not recognize without a helmet
is no way to ride from Idaho
on. Access “The Nest” by taking the stairs on the outside the restaurant. They'll have
Springs to Floyd Hill. This
tents and heaters set up if it's cold and windy, but check the TE website for late-break-
won’t affect the Triple, but
will preclude riders from
doing the loop from Bergen
Park past Echo Lake
through Idaho Springs
National Trails Day - June 7
The Team Evergreen Trailblazers will be participating in a National Trails Day work (Reverse Loop of Hell). Stay
even in coordination with the Colorado Trail Foundation, The Colorado Mountain Bike tuned for updates.
Association, The Frontrange Mountain Bike Patrol, REI, Boulder Mountain Bike
Alliance, USFS, Back Country Horsemen of Colorado, and the Parker Elizabeth Riding
Club. The unprecedented event will help to repair damage to segments 1 and 2 of the
Colorado Trail. This area has seen extensive damage due to wind, water, and erosion.
This event includes breakfast and after-work barbecue. The project day will be fun and
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
worthwhile. For more information on how you can help and to sign up as a volunteer, In addition, high water levels
please visit COMBA's National Trail Day page at www.comba.org. along the Colorado River
have temporarily closed the
Glenwood Canyon Bike Trail
Mount Evans Road Now Open that runs from Glenwood
Springs to Dotsero.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) opened Mount Evans Highway
(State Highway 5) for the season on Friday, May 23. The entire 15 miles from Echo
Lake to the top of Mount Evans (14, 264 feet) will remain open through the summer
to the summit parking area, weather permitting.Road and weather information is
available at all times on the cotrip.org website or by calling 511.
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Alison Dunlap Adventure Camp Clinics
left to right: Julie Morahan, Brianne Marshall, Helen Dohrman, Jen Zink and Liz Tyler work on their skills. Photos: Tamra McIlvain
Team Evergreen members received tips from Alison Dunlap and Greg Frozley on improving their technical skills at the 2-hour Alison
Dunlap Adventure Camps Intermediate Clinic recently held at Mt. Falcon. This crash-course (maybe it should be called “no-crash-
course) on bike handling, body positioning and bike control provides useful skills to all levels of riders, from beginner to experi-
enced. Clinics will be held throughout the season. Visit www.teamevergreen.org or www.alisondunlap.com for more information.
June 25 is Bike to Work Day!
On Wednesday, June 25, thousands of people will leave their cars at home and take
two wheels to work. We're hoping that plenty of Team Evergreen members will be
among those taking part in Bike to Work Day, an annual event that educates and
excites people about commuting by bicycle.
Okay, we know our club members love to ride bikes, but why bike to work? It's a great
way to get out of traffic, save gas, make time to exercise and enjoy fresh air. Denver's
been rated as one of the nation's best places to bike by the American League of
Bicyclists, and one of the most congested cities by the Texas Transportation Institute,
so bicycle commuting just makes sense.
Officially registering makes you eligible for lots of great prizes! You can also stop by
one of over a hundred bike stops that morning to catch your breath and get some free
How do you participate? Go to www.drcog.org or call 303-458-7665 to register.
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Bicycle Safety in the News
SHARE THE ROAD TIPS
The Denver Post highlighted bicycle safety in headline stories
featured on the front and back cover of a recent sports section.
The articles have generated much discussion via website post- SHARE THE ROAD TIPS FOR MOTORISTS
ings, radio shows, and group emails.
TAKE A BRAKE: Reduce speed when encountering
For bicyclists, this is a great opportunity to extend the discus- bicyclists
sion to family, friends and co-workers on safe road behaviors
–whether biking or driving. Getting the share the road message 3 FEET TO PASS: For safe passing, leave at least three
out will help improve behavior on roads. feet between your car and a bicyclist
WAIT A FEW SECONDS: If you don’t have three feet to
Larimer County Traffic pass then wait until there is enough room to let you pass
SCAN THEN TURN: Scan for bicyclists before making
The Larimer County Sheriff is beginning a new effort with strong turns and make sure the road is clear before proceeding
enforcement of traffic laws on county roads. Out of this effort,
questions have arisen about the definitions of legal bicycle
behaviors. Bicycle Colorado and local groups are aware of the
situation and are working to ensure that bicycle laws are being
SHARE THE ROAD TIPS FOR BICYCLISTS
correctly enforced. Bicycle Colorado asks bicyclists to refrain SIDE-BY-SIDE RULE: Ride no more than two abreast;
from letters and emails at this time to give discussions the move to single-file if riding two abreast impedes the flow of
chance to progress toward a positive solution for the entire com- motorized traffic
munity. Please look to future Bicycle Colorado email alerts and
to the Bicycle Colorado web site for more information as RIDE PREDICTABLY: scan the road, anticipate hazards,
updates become available. and communicate your moves to others
SIGNAL FIRST: use hand signals to alert nearby vehicles
to turns or lane changes
Team Evergreen Bicycle
Advocacy Chairman Position
BE AN EXAMPLE: Bicyclists have the same rights, rules,
TE is seeking a current TE member interested in getting and responsibilities as other vehicles on the road
involved in the advocacy process. The club would be best
served if someone from the membership body would step for-
ward and volunteer a few hours a month to advocacy. Also, it
would be a logical progression to have that same person
become a Jefferson County Trail Use Task Force Committee
member and fill the open position there as well. Please give
some thought and consideration to this worthy volunteer posi-
tion. Please contact TE President, Chris Porter, if you feel you
would like this challenge.
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Rules of the Road Refresher
• Bicyclists have all the rights and duties applicable to the driver of any other vehicle and can be penalized for violating
• Ride on the right, never ride against traffic
• Ride in the right lane, except when passing another vehicle, preparing for a left turn or avoiding hazards
• Ride on paved shoulders and bike lanes when present and free of hazards
• Obey traffic laws, signs, and signals
• Ride no more than two abreast, returning to single-file if riding two abreast would impede the flow of traffic
• On curving canyon roads without bike lanes or shoulders, play it safe and ride single file
• Use hand signals to indicate left or right turns, slowing or stopping
• Use a headlight, taillight, and reflectors at night
• Act like a vehicle on the roads, bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities
• Never assume motorists see you or that you have the right-of-way
• Wear safety equipment to protect yourself: helmet, glasses, and gloves
• Expect the unexpected; your first responsibility is to be safe
Captain’s Saddle Continued from Page 1 Headphone Safety
ate) and hopefully have seen a few Elephant Rock which is probably the With the increase in popularity of mp3
pounds come off although we never lose most convenient and populated century players, it seems that you see more and
the weight we want to. Now, it is finally in the area. By the time you read this more people riding bicycles on the road
time for the rides we have been waiting many of you will have participated in with earphones or headphones these days.
for! these, or other rides and finally start I just wanted to send the reminder that not
feeling like all the work and sacrifice only is this practice incredibly unsafe, it is
During the next weeks most of us will be was worth it. also illegal. I don't think many people know
embarking upon our first centuries of the that it is against the law to ride a bicycle
year. Although the Triple was my first Although there have certainly been (as well as operate a motor vehicle) on
century many years ago, I am now con- times during the winter and early spring public roadways with headphones or ear-
vinced that good training for the Triple when you questioned why you were phones on. Furthermore, the police do not
requires at least a couple challenging doing it, now is the payoff! The club have to prove that music or anything else
centuries to get your body in order. As I rides will be ramping up quickly to get was playing through the phones. Just
work on this article I am about to leave us all ready for the Triple. Enjoy your wearing them on the head or in the ears is
for Santa Fe with a number of other rides, the camaraderie with your fellow enough to establish the violation. Please
Team Evergreen riders to ride the Santa riders, be safe, and above all else, have pass this on to all your members, and
Fe century. Next weekend many of us a good time. I look forward to seeing all maybe we can save a life, or save one of
will also be traveling to Durango for the of you out there. the members from getting a citation.
Iron Horse in which we race the train
from Durango to Silverton over two Trent Cooper, Littleton Police Department
mountain passes. The week after that is email@example.com
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Thanks to your participation, Team Evergreen is able to
contribute to local charities and non-profits with the
proceeds from the Triple Bypass.
That’s what Team Evergreen donat-
The mission of the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) is to
ed to local charities and non-prof-
create, enhance and protect great trail experiences for mountain bikers world-
wide. In addition, the group actively promotes responsible mountain biking, sup- its with 100% of the proceeds from
ports volunteer trailwork, assists land managers with trail management issues, the 2007 Triple Bypass. Way to go!
and improves relations among trail user groups.
Dear Team Evergreen,
Many thanks for your recent contribution of $600 to the International Mountain Bicycling
Association. Your generous gift will certainly help IMBA Continue to build momentum and shape
the future of mountain biking locally, nationally and globally.
Very Best Regards,
Matthew O’Connor, Development Coordinator
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Triple Tidbits Continued from page 2
While we work hard to identify everyone by their rider number instructions are being provided in the interest of safety for partic-
on event day, we also want to remind you to always carry some ipants of the tour, volunteers and support personnel, as well as
form of identification as you ride. motorists and residents of the towns we ride through. We thank
you for your cooperation.
A note about the start area - If you have already picked up your
Planning ahead to ride day
packet or had it mailed directly to you, you DO NOT need to Beaver Creek allows Triple riders and spectators to utilize the
Parking in Avon
come to the start area at Bergen Park. We will have “satellite” Elk parking lot. Please refer to the Finish line map in your ride
manned luggage drops located at the Castle Court parking loca- packet for directions. Shuttle service to Avon Elementary is pro-
tion and at Bergen Valley Elementary School. (FYI – Bergen vided. Parking around Avon Elementary, Avon Recreation
Valley is a little used parking area for the Triple – this location is Center and Nottingham Park is not available. ** For riders wish-
included in the Avon-Evergreen return shuttle and will offer a ing to shuttle a car to Avon on Friday, you may park at the Elk
luggage drop and portalets on Saturday morning.) lot in Beaver Creek on Friday and leave your car overnight.
If possible, please carpool to the start line. With 3,500 riders
that means a lot of cars! (and we have lost the use of approxi- Cars will be allowed to park overnight on Saturday (July 12) in
Overnight parking in Evergreen
mately 300 parking spaces at Bergen Meadow.) Packet pickup our designated parking lots. For those wishing to park overnight
will take place at Bergen Park (next to the RTD lot). Again, if on Friday night (July 11) we ask that you park at the Bergen
you already have your rider packet (and wristband) you can be Valley Elementary lot (portalets will be available).
dropped off at the rider drop off area (which is located in the
Whipple Tree parking lot). The rider drop off area is across from
the start/staging area if you need to pickup your packet or need Pre-orders for commemorative gear for the Triple Bypass are
2008 Triple Bypass merchandise
mechanical assistance. Maps are included in your ride packet to still being taken. Visit teamevergreen.org and click on the link
direct you to each of the areas listed above. Please heed “no for Triple Merchandise. for sale at the finish line as well but be
parking” signs that will be located at various businesses and the first on your block to have the 2008 gear!
parking lots. We ask your consideration in regard to local home-
owners and businesses. Items offered this year are:
Long-sleeve black T-shirt . . . . $25
Water will be available at the Bergen Park staging area. Baseball cap . . . . . . . . . . . . . $22
Windshell Jacket . . . . . . . . . . . $72
Team Evergreen also asks that all participants, volunteers, fami-
Wind Vest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60
ly/friends respect the environment that we ride through and dis-
Arm Warmers . . . . . . . . . . . . . $33
pose of trash properly and utilize the restroom facilities provided
(prices include all fees and shipping).
along the route.
Don’t miss out – order now!
Hopefully everyone is training hard for the Triple Bypass – join
Due to the increased number of private support vehicles that
Private Support Vehicles
in on one of our weekly rides to help get in shape and have fun.
accompany riders on the Triple Bypass and for the safety of the
The club rides are geared to help get everyone ready for the
tour participants and official support personnel, Team Evergreen
would like to ask that all private support vehicles read and
adhere to the Alternate Route Instructions. Please note that pri- Team Evergreen thanks you for your support of the Triple
vate support vehicles will not be allowed at the Squaw Pass Aid Bypass and the local charities that this event supports.
station or at the NEW Georgetown Aid Station. A downloadable
version is available on the Triple page of the TE site. These
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More Club Happenings
Downtown Breakaway New Weekly, Thursday Evening Road Ride
We leave from Alamo Placita Park, corner of Ogden St. and E. 3rd Ave. in Central Denver, every Thursday at 5:45 pm. Cherry
Creek Bike Path to the Cherry Creek Reservoir and then ride park roads around the Reservoir as allowed by available daylight,
before returning to the ride start. We may try alternative routes as the summer progresses. Possible dinner following the ride if
there is sufficient interest. Email me if you are interested, so that I can add you to an email list that I will use to advise of any
cancellations. Nick Persampieri, 303-358-5284 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WE WANT YOU!
…to Contribute a Story
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more… Contribute a story to Bike Beat.
Deadline for the July issue
June 15, 2008
DILLON PATH: June 28-29
Heavy Use Event
Dillon Reservoir to Frisco The Avon Walk for Breast
Cancer will be taking place in Summit County on
Saturday, June 28 and Sunday June 29. On Saturday,
the walkers will start at Keystone Resort and walk
along the multi-use path around the Dillon Reservoir to
Frisco and will return along the same route on Sunday.
Over 1,200 walkers are expected to participate. In addi-
tion there will be a significant amount of support crew.
Please be aware of the heavy usage of the paths due
to this special event and please extend the walkers the
same courtesy you’d like extended to you. For more
info or to participate contact: avonfoundation.org or call
Don’t miss your next Bike Beat. Send your updated information to: email@example.com.
Moving? Change of Email or Physical Address?
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June Rides For detailed maps, directions and elevations, visit www.teamevergreen.org
You do not need to be a Team Evergreen member to join us on our rides as long as you sign our participation waiver.
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED on all Team Evergreen rides.
DEPARTURE: All rides will depart promptly at the time noted in each of the ride descriptions.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to sign in and get ready.
CANCELLATION: Rides will be cancelled when temperatures are below 40 degrees and/or road conditions are obviously unsafe for bicycling.
When conditions are questionable, call the ride leader for a last-minute check.
Wednesday Morning Rides
Show and go for these moderate/difficult
road rides. Meeting times and locations
will vary, based on weather, route and
June rides leave at 7:30am
These weekly Tues. & Fri rides are year round, weather permitting. The ride
leader promises that slower speeds will be encouraged and no one will be left
behind. Meet in Morrison at the east end of town on CO Hwy 74 (near C-470)
across the road from the Conoco Breakplace. Meeting places will vary, based on Contact Molly Epstein
the weather and temperature. Please note that the start time and even the ride 303-619-6196
day is subject to change, based on the weather. It is imperative that you call firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Carter the day before the ride for possible change in times and loca-
tion (due to potential weather conditions).
Call: 303-670-7898 · Email MICHAE22L@msn.com
Sun, June 1 Fri, June 6 Climax mine, back to Copper Mtn. From the Copper Mtn.
Moderate/Difficult Road Ride parking lot head west through the complex to the bike
Easy/Moderate Road Ride path. Follow the bike path west to the top of Vail Pass.
Elephant Rock Century Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies Descend the bike path and the old highway to east Vail. At
Round trip: 103 miles 5,800 ft. elevation gain See details on this page. east Vail the old road turns into Bighorn Rd. Follow
-OR- Bighorn Rd. two miles then turn right (south) and ride
under I-70 to the north Frontage Rd. Follow the north
Western Slope Century
Sat, June 7 Frontage Rd. west 1 mile and ride back under I-70 to the
Informal, unsupported century for those who want to get Blue/Standard Mountain Bike Ride south Frontage Rd. Follow the south Frontage Rd. and
in the miles but don’t want to do it with 6,000 other rid- Pueblo Lake State Park bike path west through Vail and west Vail 7 miles to Dowds
The Pueblo ride will meet at 9:30 for a 9:45 start. It gets Junction (Minturn Exit). Turn left (southeast) on Highway
ers. Round trip: 98 miles. Ride Leader: Eric Fredrickson,
pretty hot down there. It takes approx 2 hours to get to the 24 and ride 1.5 miles into Minturn. From Minturn ride south
email@example.com, 720-941-0662 or cell 970-390-
trailhead from south Denver so give yourself adequate on Highway 24 30 miles over Tennessee Pass to
6661. Leadville. From Leadville turn left (northeast) onto
time. Take I-25 to exit 101 Hwy 50 and go west. There will
Highway 91 and ride 11 miles to the top of Fremont Pass
be plenty of signs pointing you towards Pueblo Reservoir.
and the Climax mine. From the top of Fremont Pass
Tue, June 3 Go 3 miles to Pueblo Blvd and turn left (south). Go 4 miles descend on Highway 91 12 miles back to Copper Mtn.
Easy/Moderate Road Ride to hwy 96 and turn right. There will be an entrance to the Round trip: 81 miles 5,500 ft. elevation gain. Rider Leader:
Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies park (North Marina) approx 3 miles later. Go just past that Tyler Pollesch, firstname.lastname@example.org, 920-319-1260.
See details on this page. and you will see the trailhead on the right. This ride varies
quite a bit. It is either flat and rolling or steep and techni-
cal. The distance can be changed easily to fit everyone. Tue, June 10
Wed, June 4 But you can plan on getting around 18-20 miles. Bring Easy/Moderate Road Ride
Moderate/Difficult Road Ride plenty of water. Ride Leader: Warren Filuta, 303-304-1280
Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies
Wednesday Morning Ride or email@example.com.
See details on page this page.
Contact Molly Epstein, 303-619-6196 or
Sun, June 8 Wed, June 11
-AND- Difficult Road Ride Moderate/Difficult Road Ride
Copper Triangle Wednesday Morning Ride
Blue/Capable Mountain Bike Ride RSVP to the Ride Leader for this ride. At least 7 riders are
Contact Molly Epstein, 303-619-6196 or
Lair of the Bear to Pence Park needed. This is a long ride that will require 6+ hours to
complete. Take I-70 to Copper Mtn. (Exit 195) and meet in
Meet at 5:45 pm at the Lair of the Bear parking lot for a 6
the Copper Mtn. parking lot on the east side of the com-
pm departure. This ride is for all abilities. Ride Leader:
plex for an 8:00 am departure. Copper Mtn., Vail Pass,
Paul Delia, 303-219-1709, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vail, Minturn, Tennessee Pass, Leadville, Fremont Pass, continued on page 12
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June Rides Continued from Page 11
Wed, June 11 Wed, June 18 Ride Leader: Siegfried Manke, email@example.com
303-679-9284. Ride Leader for Option: Ray Sirianne,
Blue/Capable Wednesday Night Moderate/Difficult Road Ride firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-670-3405.
Mountain Bike Ride Wednesday Morning Ride
Chimney Gulch Contact Molly Epstein, 303-619-6196 or
Meet at 11th and Illinois in Golden at 5:45pm for a 6pm email@example.com Tue, June 24
departure. See website for detailed directions. This ride Easy/Moderate Road Ride
presents a good climbing challenge right out of the park- -AND-
Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies
ing lot. Ride a scenic singletrack up past the School of Wed, June 18 See details on page 11.
Mines”M”, then to the top of Lookout Mountain. Ride to the
top of the Apex Open Space trailhead and enjoy the rapid
Green/Standard Wednesday Night
descent back down to Golden. Round trip: 13 miles 2,000 Mountain Bike Ride
ft. elevation gain. Ride Leader: Janet Saxon, 303-507- Flying J Ranch Wed, June 25
5656, firstname.lastname@example.org Meet at 5:45 pm at the parking lot at CO 73 and Shadow Moderate/Difficult Road Ride
Mountain Road for a 6 pm departure. This ride is for all Wednesday Morning Ride
abilities. Ride leader: Nancy Spencer, 303-912-0858, Contact Molly Epstein, 303-619-6196 or
Fri, June 13 email@example.com.
Easy/Moderate Road Ride
Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies -AND-
Fri, June 20
See details on page 11.
Easy/Moderate Road Ride Blue/Capable Wednesday Night
Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies Mountain Bike Ride
Sat, June 14
Capable/Blue Mountain Bike Ride See details on page 11. Centennial Cone
Palmer Lake, Monument The Centennial Cone ride will start in the lower parking lot.
Meet 9:30am, at the Safeway parking lot in Monument, Meet early enough to be riding by 6:00 because this can
Sat, June 21 be a long ride and we will be fighting daylight. The lower
exit 161---Safeway is on hwy 105. We will then take off
Blue/Capable Mountain Bike Ride lot is on 6th ave approx. 1 mile east of the 6th ave 119
with the cars to the Mt. Herman trail head for the riding.
Gold Dust Trail – Como intersection. It will be done as an out and back so every-
This ride with be a exploration ride in this area, the route
Meet at the Old Conifer Safeway parking lot at 8:30 am for one can adjust the ride as it fits them best. The whole out
will be open, the miles determined by the group, no fixed
a 9:00 am departure. The start has 1 mile of gravel road and back is 22 miles with 3900 feet elevation gain. And
plan. The area has smooth single track, to open double
to warm things up and the top has 1/2 mile of gravel on libations will be at Woody's in Golden following the ride.
track, rocky sections, some good short climbs, we will be
Boreas Pass road. The 9 miles in the middle is great sin- Ride Leader: Warren Filuta, 303-304-1280 or warren-
doing various loops, sometimes crisscrossing trails. plan
gletrack. The route is well marked with blue and some- firstname.lastname@example.org.
on about 3-5 hours with lunch plans later. See website for
times orange diamonds. Ride a narrow trail thru dense
more details or contact the ride leader: Terry Mitchell 303-
aspen, scrub oak and pine forest, with a climb above tim-
berline to 11,534 feet. The trail has a few technical rock Fri, June 27
Sun, June 15 gardens and narrow threads through trees to make it more Easy/Moderate Road Ride
fun and interesting. The upper portion of the ride has an Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies
Moderate/Difficult Road Ride old mining flume with banked turns and berms for a fast See details on page 11.
Ride the Rockies and fun descent. This is an out and back ride. Bring a
-OR- snack to eat at the top. Ride Stats: 21 miles and 3,100 feet
of climbing. Plan on 3+ hours to complete the entire ride. Sat, June 28
Difficult Road Ride Ride Leader: OPEN Blue/Strong Mountain Bike Ride
Idaho Springs to Berthoud Pass
N. Cheyenne Park Jones Hill
Option: Winter Park
Sun, June 22 Meet at the Conoco gas station at the corner of South
Meet at the Clear Creek Middle School Parking Lot in Rooney Road and Morrison Road in Morrison at 8:15am
Difficult Road Ride
Idaho Springs for a 9:00 am departure. Idaho Springs, I- for an 8:30am departure to Trailhead. If you would rather
Bergen Park to Echo Lake/Option: Mt. Evans
70 frontage road for 9 miles, right over I-70 to Empire, meet in trailhead, we’ll be there at approximately 10:30
Meet at the Bergen Park Park & Ride for an 8:00 am
Hwy 40 to Winter Park, return the same. Round trip: 48 am. The Columbine Trail is a quick, loose, pretty trail
departure.This is a classic ride if Mt. Evans is included.
miles 4,000 ft. elevation gain w/option 70 miles 5,500’ ele- which runs along the northern side of Cheyenne Canyon.
Plan 5+ hours for Mt. Evans. On most days you need to
vation gain. Ride Leader: Matt Kondler, 303-904-9140, It consists mainly of single track surfaced with gravel and
be on Mt. Evans bynoon to avoid thunderstorms. There
email@example.com is shaded by the pine forest through which it runs. The
are toilets on Mt. Evans, but no water or refreshments.
middle and upper parts of the trail (above the Mid
Be sure to stock up at the Echo Lake Lodge if you go for
Columbine trail head) have many sections which are cov-
Tue, June 17 Mt. Evans. Bergen Park to Squaw Pass, Juniper Pass,
ered with loose, deep gravel (the amount of gravel varies
and Echo Lake via Hwy 103. Return the same. Option:
Easy/Moderate Road Ride depending on recent use, weather, and grooming). There
Hwy 5 to Mt. Evans. Round trip: 36 miles 3,900 ft. eleva-
Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies tion gain. w/Option: 66 miles 7,300 ft. elevation gain.
See details on page 11. Rides continued on page 13
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June/July Rides Continued from Page 12
are also quite a few tight switchbacks on these sections as Blue/Capable Wednesday Night Bergen Park, Hwy 65 through Soda Creek, Hwy 40 to
well. The switchbacks are often accompanied by loose Floyd Hill and Hwy 6 to Kermit’s bar, bike path and Hwy
Mountain Bike Ride 314 to Idaho Springs, return to the Forest Service park-
gravel, and some have the added attraction of being locat-
Elk Meadow/Bergen Peak (Lewis Ridge) ing lot. Round trip: 32 miles 3,500 ft. elevation gain.
ed beside precarious drops (use caution). The entire trail
Meet at 5:45 pm at the Elk Meadow Open Space w/Option: 43 miles 4,300 ft. elevation gain. Ride Leader:
is quite pretty and has nice views of Cheyenne Canyon
Stagecoach Blvd. parking lot for a 6 pm departure. This David Nelson, 303-674-7510, DRNelson@wavetech-
and Colorado Springs at points. It tends to also be fairly ride is for all abilities. Ride Leader: Robert Means, 720- geo.com.
cool because most of the trail is shaded. Ride Stats: 16 934-1245, firstname.lastname@example.org.
miles and 2,000 feet of climbing. Count on 3+ hours to
complete the entire ride. Ride Leader: OPEN.
Fri, July 4 More July Rides
Sun, June 29 Easy/Moderate Road Ride
Difficult Road Ride Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies July 11: Tour of Evergreen - easy pre-Triple Road Ride
Bergen Park/Central City/Golden Gate See details on page 11. Please check with ride leader to July 12: Triple Bypass Road Ride
Canyon/Golden/Bergen Park be sure ride is a go since it’s a holiday. July 12: Chimney Gulch/Apex Mountain Bike Ride
Visit www.teamevergreen.org for updated information. July 16: Meyer Ranch Park Wed. Mountain Bike Ride
July 19: Winter Park/Strawbery Lake Mountain Bike
Sat, July 5 July 20: Morgul Bismark Loop Road Ride
Tue, July 1 July 23: Beaver Brook Watershed Wed. Mountain Bike
Blue/Capable Mountain Bike Ride
July 26: Monarch Crest Trail Mountain Bike Weekend
Easy/Moderate Road Ride Horsetooth Reservoir July 27: Lefthand Canyon/Ward/Lyons Road Ride
Mountain Gentleman & Lovely Ladies Please check www.teamevergreen.org for ride description
See details on page 11. and Ride Leader update.
Wed, July 2
Moderate/Difficult Road Ride Sun, July 6
Wednesday Morning Ride Difficult Road Ride
Contact Molly Epstein, 303-619-6196 or Reverse Loop of Hell
email@example.com Meet at the parking lot across the street from the middle
school, ? mile north of the Mt. Evans exit to Hwy 103 off
-AND- I-70 (Exit 240) in Idaho Springs for a 9:00 am departure.
Parking lot, Hwy 103 to Echo Lake then Juniper Pass,
return the same. Option: Continue down Hwy 103 to
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Coming to a Trail or Road New You
shirt with original art, breakfast, music by -22nd: Two Days of ACA Pro Races W/
Pulpit Fiction and great prizes. Riders of State Championships; June 21st: One
www.bikerpelli.com all shapes and sizes, every skill level and day Dash For the Cache GEO/CLUES
June 14, 2008
with an incredible variety of bikes have Mountain Bike Treasure Hunt; June 20th
Dive deep into Boulder's mountains & ridden in the past. Some even ride in cos- Friday night: Weekend kickoff concert
canyons on one of the most unique tume! We've had Batman and Robin, and Cruiser bike tour through old town
routes in Colorado. This is a ride you'll Wonder Woman and the Yellow Fort Collins. This is a community event
never forget! 45, 60, 75 & 100 mile Submarine. featuring the area's best cyclists, live
options - something for every skill level. music, great food, gear, and cycling for all
Blue River Century levels of riders.
Fat Tire Bike Week June 21, 2008
www.ftbw.com A great training ride for the Triple Bypass!
June 18–22, 2008 Dead Dog Classic
This oldie-but-goodie bike festival cele- Four different route options including: 107 www.deaddograce.com
June 27-29, 2008
brates Crested Butte as one of the birth- miles and 7100 feet of gain (3 weeks This Laramie, WY three-stage race
places of mountain biking. Local riders prior to the Triple) as well as 2 other cen- includes a road race, criterium and time
lead beginner, intermediate and tury options and a metric century. trial. ACA Stage Race Rules apply. Riders
advanced tours on the Crested Butte Something for every level! Summit must finish each stage to start the next,
area’s epic trails, and there is plenty of County. Benefits the Lance Armstrong and must finish all three events to be eli-
time to socialize at the daily FTBW Expo Foundation. gible for prizes. Check website for start
with live music, a pig roast, beer garden, times. Race bible will outline more specif-
food court and bike rodeo. Beginner rides The Big Mick ic information. Register online at:
might follow a mellow mining road while active.com
June 21, 2008
endorphin junkies power up technical sin-
gle track to distant mountain passes. Bike g_mick.htm
limbos and log pulls are just part of the This annual South Dakota Mountain Bike
Great-West Life Bike MS
fun at the Bike Rodeo/Relay Races. In Ride on the George S. Mickelson Trail www.bikemscolorado.org
June 28-29, 2008
the Chainless Race on June 20, competi- starts at the Lead Trailhead and follows Join 3,000 cyclists in the 2008 Great-
tors coast their chain-deprived bikes from the old Burlington Northern line that took West Life Bike MS, Colorado's Ride
the top of Kebler Pass at 9,980 feet into trains from Edgemont, SD to the gold 2008. The ride starts and finishes in
the town of Crested Butte often wearing mines of the northern Black Hills area. Westminster with an overnight in Fort
costumes. Costumes are welcomed for all Rides available include: Collins. The 2-day ride covers 75 miles
events! • Century Ride--(104.6 miles) each day and caters to cyclists of all abili-
• Metric Century (60 miles) ty levels. Whether you're a weekend war-
• Half Century (50 miles) rior, a recreational cyclist, or a hard core
• 32 Mile Fun Ride roadie, this ride is for you! Our route
www.starlightspectacular.org takes cyclists along the Northwestern
June 21, 2008
Join an expected 1,500 riders and ride Fort Collins Cycling Festival Front Range where they will enjoy a sce-
through the streets of Colorado Springs nic route of rolling hills and lakeside
June 21st -22nd 2008
and Garden of the Gods. The ride starts views.
and finishes at the Garden of the Gods Two days of cycling for all abilities!
Visitors Center and includes a great t- June 21st -22nd: Two days of Citizen
Road Rides Ride de Rist Tour; June 21st
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Plans for a downtown Denver bike-sharing program called
“Freewheelin” were recently announced as part of efforts to sup-
port healthy living and environmental sustainability during and
after the Democratic National Convention. Bikes Belong and
Humana are leading the program.
“With 300 days of sunshine a year, bicycling remains one of the White Ranch
most viable alternatives to driving in Denver,” said Denver
Mayor John Hickenlooper. “While bicycles are part of our strate-
gy to host the greenest national political convention ever, our
Glyn Jones drops in to the Mustang Trail.
commitment to being a bike-friendly city is long-term.” The snow that fell a few days before was but a memory as
clear blue skies and warm temps greeted the riders at
Denver joins a small group of U.S. cities establishing bike-shar- White Ranch. It was a small but enthusiastic group of 6
ing programs. Seventy of the 1,000 bikes and the checkout riders that took on the early season test of legs, lungs and
kiosks in Denver during the convention will remain to become technical skills. The typical Saturday morning crowds were
the start of the permanent bike-sharing system. present during the initial ascent but once we got to the
upper portions of Belcher it was just us. Mustang, despite
being “sanitized”, as Glyn put it, with a wooden ramp, still
has its fair share of dicey drops at the bottom that provid-
ed for some genuine thrills. The only casualty of the day
was ride leader Ed’s bent derailleur hanger on Long Horn.
White Ranch, with its steep challenging climbs, expansive
Front Range vistas and technical challenges, remains one
of the area’s best rides. by Ed McIlvain, Photos provided by
Board Member, Janet Saxon enjoying the descent.
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Team Evergreen Racing
Team Evergreen Racing is posting top results! To date, our road racing members have successfully targeted high-profile races
including the Cherry Creek Time Trial Series, Deer Trail Road Race, Lookout Mountain Hill Climb, Iron Horse Road Race, and the
Hugo Road Race. TER is consistently in the top ten for the number of team member entries. All photos provided by Jon Farinholt.
It was a cold start to the season with the Wednesday night
Cherry Creek Time Trial Series (photos on right)
CCTT series nicknamed the "The Freezer TT" due to snow, rain,
and even recent flooding. However, thanks to the camaraderie
of TER members for group warmup sessions, team cheering on
the course, and post race gatherings around the BBQ, the
tenacity of targeting events is beginning to payoff with positive
The CCTT series includes 29 registered TER racers with notable
women's results to date including:
1st = 3 times (Anne, Robin)
2nd = 2 times (Amy)
3rd = 3 times (Robin, Amy, Anne)
and 19 other top ten finishes!!!
On April 6th included the added twist of high winds, but team
The Deer Trail Road Race (photo below)
unity of 12 members prevailed in pelotons drafting together to
bring Russ a fourth place finish in the 45+ Cat 4 Category.
(photo of 7DTteam). In the 35+, 4, Brian Franc finished sixth
place with the excellent support from his teammates Josh
Teplitzky, Jeremy Nelson, and David Newcomer.
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Team Evergreen Racing continued from page 16
Road racing efforts are well underway, and mountain bike racing
On May 3rd brought many PRs or Personal Records to the 20+ kicked off the Summer with TER's very own MTB time trial called
Lookout Mountain Time Trial
TER members on individual climbs up 1,220 feet of elevation “The Burn” on May 31st in Buffalo Creek. More information can
gain in merely 4.5 miles of switchbacks. It's a great piece of be found on the website at www.TeamEvergreenRacing.com.
pavement near Golden, so give it a try sometime with a stop-
watch and acknowledge the personal successes of you TER Upcoming races & TER results are posted to
team making the climb in approx 25 minutes. Some team high- www.AmericanCycling.org so please come out to cheer on your
lights include the women again with Anne & Robin each taking TER road & mountain bike race team and even send me a few
third place in their respective divisions. photos of those cool new uniform kits on the course at
TER racers are not necessarily gluttons for punishment, but they Keep tuned for more racing news from the Iron Horse and see
Rabbit Mountain Team Team Time Trial
excel at post race recovery. A strong team of three men turned ya at the races!
out the next day on May 4th for proud second place podium fin-
ish in the Rabbit Mtn Team Time Trial in the Men's 55+ category.
Now that's a tough 20 minutes of all-out team effort...just inches
from your buddy's wheel!
June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org Page 17
IMBA World Summit 2008
June 18–21, Park City, UT
Mountain biking enthusiasts from around the globe will gather in
Park City, Utah, June 18-21 for the 2008 IMBA World Summit.
IMBA Summits bring mountain biking advocates, land managers,
ski resort professionals, trailbuilders, park and urban planners,
tourism officials and the bike industry together for collaboration,
planning, and celebration.
There will be outdoor workshops, guided networking rides, and
other field sessions to can embrace all that Park City has to
offer. For more information and to register visit: www.imba.org.
Mountain Biking Skills Center Offers Clinics
to Team Evergreen Members
Evergreen-based “Mountain Biking Skills Center” will be holding FREE skills clinics
to Team Evergreen Members. Clinics will be held every Thursday at 6pm, June 5
through October 2. Clinics will last at least 90 minutes; longer if there is interest.
Clinics will be held regardless of temperature, but will be canceled if trails are wet
Meet at the upper trailhead of Three Sisters at 6pm. Confirmation emails are
requested, but not required. Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate if there are
any particular issues that need to be addressed (cornering, switchbacks, etc).
Clinics will be open to all skill levels with emphasis on advanced-beginners and inter-
mediates or “standard and capable”. Private lessons are also available at the rate of
$25 per hour. Lessons taught will be tailored to the group on hand and will utilize the
variety of terrain 3 Sisters has to offer. Possible issues addressed will be: cornering:
hi speed and low speed techniques; gear choice/shifting; technical maneuvers over
boulders/trees; descending faster and/or with more confidence, etc.
Clinics will be taught by Ryan Overby of Evergreen who has nearly twenty years
experience in the saddle. Ryan found his passion for teaching while instructing
novice river guides on the Taylor River. Effectively communicating slippery concepts
is his strength.
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Santa Fe Century by Steve Mayka
The day started off with a beautiful New Mexico blue sky. The group met early and
departed close to 7am. Initially, it was a “brisk” pace, with several members stopping
by the La Quinta to check up on some fellow team members. It turned out, they had
the jump on the peloton and had left just moments earlier, so now the chase was on!
The group worked together, as any well organized team should, to chase down the
apparent “break away”. After a time, as often occurs in “The Tour”, the break away
was caught and the peloton continued on, stopping only to do some necessary bicy-
cle maintenance. This gave some of us a chance to finally take a sip of water and a
squeeze of GU, not to mention, catching ones breath. The route winds though some PRACTICE
of the more “colorful” areas of artistic Santa Fe, causing one to ponder and then
smile at some of the artwork along the way. The break stops were well organized
with plenty of food, drink and smiling helpers. SAFE
The major “bump” in the route is called Heartbreak Hill. It can be seen for several CYCLING
miles causing one to consider, can I really see the top or does it continue up and
up? Fortunately, it is short, sweet, and oh yes, steep! The remainder of the ride is a
bit of a march, through farmland and ranches. I had the occasion to pull for a pace • Obey all traffic laws,
line, and to also be pulled along. I grew to be very fond of the tandem riders as they
can really accelerate on the downhill's, and cut through the air leaving a vortex in
signs and signals
their wake. The finish along I-25 was quick and the finish an absolute relief for this
rider. I enjoy this ride so much because it offers a good incentive for early training, • Never assume motorists
an opportunity to visit and spend time in the wonderful town of Santa Fe, and most see you or that you have
importantly, to spend time with friends. And speaking of time with friends, the TE
members who attended the ride were treated to a post ride feast at the long standing
the right of way
establishment of Maria’s. The food was excellent, the conversation lively and the sto-
ries, well, you'll just have to come along next year to hear for yourself. Special • Ride no more than two
thanks to the current TE board, the past TE board members and especially all that
participated. It was such a good time, I think I'll do it again next year!
abreast, returning to
single-file if riding two
abreast would impede the
flow of traffic
• Do not use headphones;
it prevents you from
Courtesy of Bicycle Colorado. For a
complete list of Colorado Bicycling
Statutes, road and trail rules, see
June 2008 Team Evergreen’s Bike Beat · www.teamevergreen.org Page 19
Scabby will give advice about your cycling related concerns and questions, mostly centered around bike ethics and etiquette. Scabby is not a
“gear-head” so no questions regarding repair or what the best rear derailleur of ’08 is. Scabby is probably as clueless about relationships or
etiquette as the rest of us, but will happily give his two cents if you so desire. Send your questions to: email@example.com
I like to ride with my IPOD it help me get motivated for climbs, but my friends get Triple Swag
annoyed cause I tune them out. Is it wrong of me to want to jam out on my ride? Visit us online at:
www.teamevergreen.org to checkout
the Triple Bypass 2008 merchandise.
Prices and sizes are listed on the web-
site and include shipping and other
rockin’ and ridin’
fees. Merchandise will ship in June.
Ahh the ‘Pod. It’s amazing how much
music you can cram on that little
device. Remember the bulky
Walkman? I can relate to your
desire to listen to music when exer-
cising and I agree that it can help
get you pumped up. But I person-
ally don’t like riding with the music.
On the road it’s downright danger-
ous. You might miss a car approaching
from behind and be so wrapped up in “Fat
Bottom Girls” by Queen that you zig when you should zag. As for mountain bik-
ing, I think you simply miss out when you don’t experience all the sights and
sounds on the trail. Certainly part of mountain biking is being out in nature and I
think having AC/DC blasting in your ears actually subtracts from your experience
rather than enhances it. You also might miss the “on your left” from the shaved
and lycra’d pro from Team I’m-A-Hammer who is doing laps on Belcher and is
trying to beat his best time. So, as you can see I’m not a big fan of tuning out
while riding, but I do like to put it on while doing something safe and boring like
the trainer in winter. Alas, if your riding friends’ conversation is less preferable
than Gnarls Barkley, perhaps you need to find some more interesting riding
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Strategies for Cyclists
By Rob Lockey, CSCS, photos provided by Rob Lockey
With the 2008 season of events for cyclists in Colorado underway, sity. Pre-event energy storage, although important for the event,
I thought it would be good to present some strategies for prepara- isn’t needed to be spared as much in the warm-up due to the
tion. Nutrition, equipment, trip planning, knowledge of the course shorter nature of these events. With this strategy the warm-up will
and warm-up are a few of the items on the top of the list. Each need to mimic the event and include high intensity bouts followed
one of the listed items is an important discussion and to focus on by recovery. Spend forty-five to sixty minutes increasing the heart
one will also involve points about the others. In this article I will rate to just below lactate threshold for steady state of about fifteen
discuss the warm-up strategies I have found to work well. From minutes. After this increase the intensity to max effort intervals
these general suggestions a more individual approach can and consisting of a one minute effort and one minute recovery. This
should be designed. type of one to one movement through the ranges of heart rate will
prepare the body for the longer higher intensity nature of short
Everyone has heard the term ‘warm-up’ and although it has broad events. After four to ten minutes of the max efforts, bring the heart
meaning, it can be very specific for the type of event. Finding the rate into recovery for five minutes and head to the start area.
warm-up that is correct for a specific event can increase one’s
ability on the course. One of the first steps is to analyze the What to eat and when is also a very individual thing. In general,
event; this will help decide the needed preparations. Knowledge eat a complete balanced meal, three hours before the race/event
of the distance, start time, type of event and expected duration including adequate hydration. An hour prior to the race/event
are key thoughts to work on. The reason to ask so many ques- reduce the hydration intake and plan your nature break for the
tions is because the warm-up should have a similar design with a start area. Also during this hour before consume approximately
few small exceptions. Second, decide if the warm-up will be per- one hundred calories; this should be something that is quickly
formed on a trainer or the road or trail. Both have their distinct absorbed like a gel, to top off fuel storage. Make sure to take
advantages with allowing the warm-up to be specific. along adequate fuel for continued feeding throughout the event. It
is better to feed small amounts of calories over increments of time
If the distance of the event is long (several hours or more) in gen- than to gorge on the hour, to avoid gastrointestinal distress.
eral, the warm-up time and/or distance will be short and lower in
intensity. The reason for this comes from the pre-event energy Check equipment one last time before entering the start area.
storage that needs to be conserved. To perform a long hard bout Make sure your helmet is on, tires set to the correct pressures,
of work prior to the event will start you off behind in fueling. Also and correct gear selection for the start and finally the identification
in general the effort will be below lactate threshold for the duration number provided by the promoter is displayed correctly.
of the event, so energy usage is lower and more constant. A
warm-up strategy for a long distance event would be to spend fif- Take this information discussed here and practice various strate-
teen to thirty minutes increasing heart rate up to just above lac- gies during training and then at an event that is low priority for
tate threshold or above comfort level. Once a steady state effort you. Once a warm-up that works well is found, stick to it so that
in this range is reached for five minutes, bring the heart rate back consistency dictates the success of a well designed plan.
down to resting levels and head to the start area. Warm-up for an
event not consisting of completion can actually be done during
the event. It isn’t necessary to perform a structured warm-up
Rob Lockey, CSCS, ACSM/HFI and a USA Cycling LII Certified Coach,
provides testing and coaching through Optimize Endurance Services.
Contact him at 303-356-9893 or Rob@optimizeendurance.com
If the distance of the event is short (less than 2 hours) in general,
the warm-up time and/or distance will be long and higher in inten-
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race? Stay up in Keystone and get an extra hour or two of sleep! Everything your renewal date can be find above
you need for an unforgettable stay in the heart of Keystone in this beautiful your name on your mailing label.
2bed/2bath condo at Expedition Station. This unit has High Speed Internet
Access, fully equipped kitchen, gas fireplace, TV/DVD and a large deck with
Gas Grill and great ski mountain views! As a guest of Expedition Station, you
have exclusive access to the Heated Swimming Pool, Hot Tubs, Steam Parting Shot
Room, Work Out & Fitness Room and well-appointed game room area that
includes a Pool Table, Large Gas Fireplace and TV sitting area. Call Brad at
303-909-5563 and mention Team Evergreen for a discount!
YAKIMA STUFF FOR SALE
Yakima Extreme Getaway hitch mount bike rack in perfect condition, used
very few times. Holds 2 bikes with extra attachment to allow 4 bikes to be car-
ried. Requires 2” standard hitch. Rack pivots to lower bikes to ground level or
to open rear hatch. Should fit most vans, SUVs and pickups. Extra features
include keyed locks for rack & bikes. Original cost well over $500.00, will sell
for $275.00. Yakima crossbars with keyed towers to fit Honda factory rails.
May fit other vehicles? Available with wheel trays, ft. fork locks & wheel carri-
ers. Take the whole package for $100.00. Yakima Rocket Box 16. Good con-
dition. With keyed locks. Should fit any top rack with 32” spacing between
rails. Original cost over $450.00 will sell for $200.00 Negotiations are possi-
ROAD BIKE FOR SALE
2006 Lemond Alpe D’Huez, 55cm aluminum frame, Shimano pedals, Shimano
105/ Ultegra components, triple cranks, Cane Creek cross brake levers, excel-
lent condition, very low use. $750. Contact Brian at 303-921-5310 or
PRIVATE RENTALS AVAILABLE FOR TRIPLE BYPASS WEEKEND
Very special lodging opportunities are available for Triple Bypass Riders who
come from around the Country. Four individual private family residences ready
to go for the Triple weekend. Check them out at: www.vrbo.com/117894,
www.vrbo.com/132498, www.vrbo.com/141941 and www.vrbo.com/153771
Team Evergreen members can place a free classified ad by emailing
it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Team Evergreen Board of Directors
President Chris Porter 303-526-9335 (h) 303-888-9001 (c) email@example.com
Vice President Tyler Pollesch 920-319-1260 (c) firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Janet Saxon 303-777-4699 (h) 303-850-4776 (w) email@example.com
Secretary Mac McShane 303-355-3581 (h) 303-757-5446 (w) firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Secretary Aaron Miller 303-359-2670 (h) 303-492-3597 (w) email@example.com
Website Coordinator Mitch Sprinsky 609-706-7811 (c) firstname.lastname@example.org
Road Bike Committee Chair George Rooney 303-670-1908 (h) 303-619-1908 (c) email@example.com
Mountain Bike Committee Co-Chair Bob Campbell 303-526-3000 (w) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Bike Committee Co-Chair Jerry Haynie 303-915-5395 (w) email@example.com
Mountain Bike Committee Co-Chair Paul Delia 303-219-1709 (h) firstname.lastname@example.org
Mountain Bike Committee Co-Chair Mitch Sprinsky 609-706-7811 (c) email@example.com
Board Member Chris Davis 303-679-8510 (h) 303-502-0422 (c) firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Member Chris “Rocky” Davis 303-679-2749 (h) email@example.com
Board Member Rolando “Rolo” Luarca 303-726-1722 (c) firstname.lastname@example.org
Board Member Mark Spurgeon 303-601-9874 (h) email@example.com
Board Member Terri Wickstrom 303-474-4161 (h) firstname.lastname@example.org
Triple Bypass Coordinator Leslie & Carl Caimi 303-525-6373 (c) email@example.com
Team Evergreen Racing Co-Director Kevin Skruch 720-936-2916 (h) firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Evergreen Racing Co-Director Patrick Bull 303-809-7741 (c) email@example.com
Database Coordinator Jason Bertolacci 303-674-8434 (w) 413-683-2723 (f) firstname.lastname@example.org
Merchandise Coordinator Leslie Caimi 303-525-6373 (c) email@example.com
Bike Beat Editor Tamra McIlvain 303-204-2232 (w) firstname.lastname@example.org
Bicycle Advocacy Chairman OPEN
Team Evergreen Hotline 303-674-6048 email@example.com
Team Evergreen Website firstname.lastname@example.org
Team Evergreen Membership Application/Renewal
Home Phone ____________________________________________ Work Phone ______________________________________________
Annual membership fees: J Individual $30 J Family $40 J New membership J Renewal
My primary cycling interest is: J Road bike J Mountain bike (you may check both)
Email Address (where you would like to receive Team Evergreen news) _______________________________________________________
TE will periodically send pertinent news via email. Which type(s) of news would you prefer? J Club J Road bike J Mtn. bike
Bike Beat is available by email (under 3 MB), which will save club funds. Select Bike Beat delivery: J US Mail J Email
TE occasionally shares its mailing list with its major sponsors, such as Bicycle Outfitters and other prominent bicycling organizations and events, such as
Bicycle Colorado and Elephant Rock. For those who grant permission, only name, email and mailing address is shared. Please indicate if TE SHOULD NOT
share contact information with bicycle-friendly organizations. J Do Not Share
ACCIDENT WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liabilities or claims made by other individuals or entities as a result
of any of my actions during these Activities. I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT AND THAT BY SIGNING IT I AM GIV-
IN CONSIDERATION of being permitted to participate in any way in all activities (collectively, “Activities”) sponsored by Team ING UP MY RIGHT TO SUE OR OTHERWISE MAKE A CLAIM against the Club and other entities and persons mentioned in this para-
Evergreen Bicycle Club, Inc. (“Club”), graph.
I acknowledge that these Activities are an extreme test of a person’s physical and mental limits, and I voluntarily assume all risks of I intend this Waiver and Release to be effective whether or not any loss, damage, injury or death RESULTS FROM NEGLIGENCE of the
all loss, damage or injury occurring in connection with such Activities. I fully understand that my participation carries with it the poten- Club or any of its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, agents, contractors, the event holders, event sponsors,
tial for death, serious injury, and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by terrain, facilities, tempera- event directors, event volunteers and their successors, assigns and insurers. I understand that negligence means a failure to do an act
ture, weather, conditions of athletes, equipment, vehicular traffic, lack of hydration, actions of other people including, but not limited which a reasonably careful person would do, or the doing of an act which a reasonably careful person would not do, under the same
to, participants, volunteers, spectators, coaches, event officials, and event monitors, and/or producers of the event. These risks affect or similar circumstances to protect himself, herself or others from injury or death.
not only athletes, but also volunteers. I hereby assume all of the risks of participating and/or volunteering in these Activities. I real-
ize that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, or from dangerous or I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident and/or illness during
defective equipment or property owned, maintained or controlled by them. this event. In the event of accident and/or injury I further consent to the release of any and all transport, treatment and or medical
information to the Club relating there to.
I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained for participation in these Activities and have not been advised otherwise by a
qualified medical person. I understand that at these Activities or related events, I may be photographed. I agree to allow my photo, video, film likeness and
email address to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, producers, sponsors, organizers and or assigns.
I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability form (“Waiver and Release”) will be used by the event holders,
sponsors and organizers, in which I may participate and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said Activities. I agree to wear an ANSI or SNELL approved helmet and to ride in accordance with all applicable laws.
In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in these Activities, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, This Waiver and Release shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under appli-
administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) WAIVE, RELEASE and DISCHARGE from any and all liability, cable law.
claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property
theft or actions of any kind which may hereafter accrue to me which are related to or are in any way connected with participation in PARENT GUARDIAN WAIVER FOR MINORS (Under 18 years old)
The undersigned parent and natural guardian or legal guardian does hereby represent that he/she is, in fact, acting in such a capaci-
all Club Activities or result from my traveling to or from these Activities, THE FOLLOWING ENTITIES OR PERSONS: Team Evergreen
ty and agrees to save and hold harmless and indemnify each and all of the parties referred to above from all liability, loss, cost,
Bicycle Club, Inc. and its directors, officers, employees, volunteers, representatives, agents, contractors, the event holders, event
claim or damage whatsoever which may be imposed upon said parties because of any defect in or lack of such capacity to so act
sponsors, event directors, event volunteers and their successors, assigns and insurers; and (B) INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the
and release said parties on behalf of the minor and the parents or legal guardian.
If a family membership, all members must sign; if under age 18, parent or guardian must sign.
Mail to: Team Evergreen Bicycle Club, Inc. P.O. Box 3804 · Evergreen, CO 80437 · Questions? Call 303-674-6048
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Team Evergreen Bicycle Club, Inc.
P.O. Box 3804
Evergreen CO 80437
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