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Launch Espresso

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18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
https://www.launchcoloradocafe.com

A new restaurant in the northwest quadrant of the I-70 and Hwy 93 intersection. It is near the Origin Hotel and Kum and Go. A good place to start and end rides. Parking right near the restaurant or we can always use the ‘overflow’ parking in the old commuter lots closer to I-70.

March 2019

Free Bike Check from Velofix

March 17 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Launch Espresso, 18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
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Maybe you bike hasn't been used too much over the past few months? The fine folks at Velofix will be at Launch Espresso to do a free bike check for our first ride of the season.  Show up early, grab a cup of coffee and bring your bike to the Velofix van to do a quick safety check.  Free!

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First Ride of the Season! Golden to Chatfield

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Launch Espresso, 18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
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First Ride of the Season! Time to brush off the saddle, lube the chain, pump up the tires and ride!  Launch Espresso will be our starting point (located in the new commercial area in the NW quadrant of I-70 and Hwy 93 - near the Harley dealership).  Get there a little early and enjoy a coffee or a snack.  Meet at 9:45, ride leaves at 10:00am. The temps will be chilly but not bad. Dress appropriately.   Once we go…

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Sunday Launch – Morrison, Easley Rd, Pine Ridge and back

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Launch Espresso, 18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
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A nice lower elevation ride for early in the season.  We meet at Launch Cafe again and then go through Red Rocks to Morrison then back north on Rooney Rd. to Golden and then on Easley up to Arvada. We do a 1 mile out and back (2 mile total) climb on the NE side of N. Table Mtn. and then continue north on Easley. Short option skips the out and back. We continue up Easley and turn left on…

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Cancelled! Sunday Launch to Lookout Mtn., Genesee

March 31 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Launch Espresso, 18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
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Cancelled! Road conditions are too sloppy and a local road race has been rescheduled to our ride course.  Have a great Sunday! Get ready for some vertical!  Leaving from Launch Espresso, we go up Lookout Mtn. and ride through the Nature Center and up Mt. Vernon Rd. to Genesee. The published route continues up Genesee Mtn to the end of the pavement. Short option skips this out and back leg (3.8 miles). From Genesee we head back east and down…

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April 2019

Sunday Launch – Golden to Bergen Park

April 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Launch Espresso, 18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
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We meet up at the Launch Cafe again and head west up US 40. At the top of the hill (Genesee) we take the bike path to the El Rancho area. Then it's back on US 40 west to Soda Creek.  We loop through neighborhoods west of Bergen Park, go through Bergen Park back to El Rancho and then re trace our path back to Genesee.  At Genesee there is the option to add about 3 miles by going up…

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Sunday Launch to Kerr-Soda Creek-Genesee

April 28 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Launch Espresso, 18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
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Know Your Garmin! Garmin Tutorial with Bike Plus Tours Carolyn and Pieter from BikePlusTours will be at Launch Espresso at 8:30am Sunday 28th April for a 45 minute tutorial on how to use Ride With GPS to plan or view routes, upload them to your Garmin and how to use your Garmin to navigate when you are out on the bike.  To get the most out of the session set up a free account on Ride With GPS, bring your…

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May 2019

Launch to Chatfield with Arrowhead Option

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Launch Espresso, 18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
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Let's take a long cruiser and get some time in the saddle.  You can either go the full 50ish miles to Arrowhead or bail out at Deer Creek for about 35 miles. Since Chatfield is closed, this route has a couple neighborhood detours and a pit stop at the Gas Station on the way back. Bonus points given for continuing into the Roxborough development up to the water tank. Add 9 miles.

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Launch Up Lookout – Canceled!

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Launch Espresso, 18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
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Springtime in Colorado, why do you have to be so cruel?  Let's try again next week. Let's do a casual evening ride leaving from Launch Espresso.  We'll head up out to Lookout via the bike path, up the hill, over to the Buffalo pens and back to Launch via 40.  Easy peasy.  Half price drinks at Launch afterward for Team Evergreen!

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Launch Up Lookout – CANCELED DUE TO PREDICTED RAIN

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Launch Espresso, 18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
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Take advantage the extra daylight and warm (soon, we promise) temps with a lil' weekday ride up Lookout.  We'll leave from our favorite starting point, Launch Espresso, at 6pm and take a lap up Lookout to the Buffalo pens and back down hwy 40.  After the ride, hang out with the gang and enjoy a 1/2 price drink at Launch for all TE members.  Pow!

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Launch, Lookout, Genesee, plus “Dino Extension”

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Launch Espresso, 18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
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Okay folks.  Everyone looks strong so we've made some changes to the route. We start at Launch and head to Golden, do Lookout Mtn, Nature Center and Mt. Vernon Country Club and cross I-70 at Genesee.  Let's continue up Genesee Mtn as far as we can go then come back down to the I-70 corridor and take roads on the south side of I-70 till the next overpass. Then we cross I-70 and head down US 40 to the starting…

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June 2019

Launch, Genesee, down LO Mtn, Bear Creek Park loop, Red Rocks and back

June 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Launch Espresso, 18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
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Last minute revision to route.  Echo Lake will have to wait.  We meet at Launch again and head west on US 40 and do a short version of the Montane loop. Then across I-70 at Genesee, down Mt Vernon and the Nature Center and down Lookout Mtn. Then, on the bike paths, we head toward the Taj Mahal and end up at Rooney Road and Colfax. We can always buzz back to Launch from here if it is raining but…

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One FINAL Route Change – Launch, Blunn Reservoir etc.

June 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Launch Espresso, 18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
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SORRY TO HAVE TO DO THIS!  The route will now start at Launch Cafe and head north. We will go through Golden and loop around Blunn Reservoir counterclockwise (for a change) then take Easley back to Golden. Then we head southeast skirting South Table Mtn on neighborhood streets to Johnson Ave. Then up Johnson to the Taj Mahal and continue south to Rooney Rd. We take Rooney Rd south to Morrison, go west through Morrison and up to Launch via…

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Triple Training Alternative – Reverse Montane, Soda Cr., Mt. Vernon

June 23 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Launch Espresso, 18455 W. Colfax
Golden, CO United States
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So we can't do Loveland Pass, but we can leave from our favorite lower level spot, Launch Espresso.  This is a pretty meaty bit of climbing, so good prep for the Triple. We head up US 40 till the I-70 overpass and then head south and west doing the Montane neighborhood in the opposite direction from what we usually do. Then we head west through where the buffalo roam (bike path) to El Rancho where we head west on US…

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