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Thursday MTB – Season Kick-off!!

April 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Welcome to a new season of riding!  The days are longer and we are celebrating by having a kickoff party this week at Pedal Pushers Cyclery in Golden.  We will be meeting at Pedal Pushers at 5:30 with a 5:45 roll out.  Route determined before we take off.  Our honorary Ride Leader this week will be Eric Francis the owner of Pedal Pushers.  Following the ride Eric will have several craft beers on tap including an exceptional IPA for us Hop Heads along with offering happy hour and in store specials.   Bring your own food to cook on the grill that Eric will be providing.  Super Cool for Eric to be doing this!!  If you’ve never been to Pedal Pushers it’s a great shop and now is your chance to check it out, get great specials, and talk with one of the most knowledgeable Bike Shop Owners around!

Team Evergreen is promoting the event and has a wonderful surprise for all of us when we are done for with the ride.  Please thank and help support Team Evergreen for all that they do for the trails and us Mt. Bikers!  And if you’re not a member yet, we need to talk!

This week we will be riding Apex.  For more info about the ride visit:   https://jeffco.us/open-space/parks/apex-park/

The weather Thursday is supposed to be in the mid 60’s with a 99% chance it won’t rain.  We will pick a route in the parking lot.  Bring Lights in case of a mechanical.

This is a SHOW AND GO ride.  Meet up at the trailhead and go have fun.  NO BYOB!!  Eric will have a couple of IPA’s and other beers on tap.  This is a bring your own food ride!  So if you want to eat something, bring it.

How we roll!  We will break into a few different groups. Race pace group will ride out ahead of the rest (No Angry Strava Nazis!).  Fun group will roll out and regroup at the intersections.  Social group will ride at their own pace and may decide to change routes due to time restraints.  Try to ride with someone new, or someone slow, or someone who has never been here before, or someone new to Mt. Biking.  It’s getting dark around 7:15pm so you will want to Bring Lights just in case of a mechanical, in fact, go grab your lights and put them in the charger now so you don’t forget.  Remember to practice trail etiquette and be nice to others.  We will have a grill at Pedal Pushers so bring your Brats, Burgers, and jackets and chairs, or refreshments for enjoying after the ride.

We love our Thursday night tradition and want to keep it going for years to come.  So we need to make sure we observe some common sense guidelines so that we don’t become a source of complaints to park officials.  We don’t know of any complaints to date so let’s keep it that way!

– We are guests at the park. Even though we’re a big group, we don’t own the place.

– Share the trail and observe good trail etiquette. If you are new to riding, ask the ride leader for a quick primer!

– Don’t block traffic in the parking lot.

– Leave the park cleaner than when we arrived!

– Be welcoming and inclusive to strangers, and be respectful to other trail users (yes, even runners, hikers, fisherman and equestrians).

For any questions, suggestions, or for additional info, please reply or give me or Pedal Pushers a call.

Let’s hit the dirt and commence Thursday MTB antics. RSVP on Facebook so we know who’s coming.

Details

Date:
April 19, 2018
Time:
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Rob Layman
Email:
rob@singletrackelectric.com

Other

Fitness Rating
Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Moderate
Ride Map
https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7000620/apex-park-tour

Venue

Pedal Pushers
710 Golden Ridge Rd
Golden, CO 80401 United States
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Website:
pedalpusherscyclery.com