June 11 Ride- Dot Trails in Nederland

UPDATE! Ride Canceled, but Dinner's On!
Ladies- I am so bummed, but it just doesn't look good. The Eldora cam shows some pools of water on the ground and hail so I am certain we'd be damaging the trails even if the sky stays blue (60% chance it won't though). So, I am sad to say this week's ride is canceled.

But, the Gurlz still like being social...so join us for dinner instead! Meet at the Walnut Brewery (1123 Walnut St.) at 6 p.m. Comment here if you plan to join so we have enough seats for everyone. The Walnut is very particular about not seating the party until everyone is there, so be prompt!




Gurlz-This week we'll make the worthwhile trek up to Nederland and ride the Dot trails from the Magnolia Trail parking lot. The Dot trails are intermediate, flowy, fun single track, with some rocky and loose sections. The views are incredible and if you love aspen trees, you'll love this trail! Because of drive time, we won't ride super long, so that we have time to eat, be social and still get home before it's too late.

To carpool, meet at the Justice Center parking lot and be ready to go by 5:10 p.m. (at the latest) or meet at the trail head by 5:45 p.m.

To get to the trail head, take 119 south from Nederland for approx 3/4 miles to the trail head on the west side of the road. You can also follow Magnolia Rd, cross 119 and you are at the parking lot.

Dinner will follow at the Wild Mtn BBQ in Nederland. Delicious bbq (even for vegetarians) and beer.

Important Info about the Rides:

  1. The rides are free and open to everyone - you do not have to be a BMA member to participate in our rides.
  2. Our rides are "girls only - no drop" rides. All levels are welcome. There is no pressure to ride above your ability.
  3. All riders MUST wear a helmet, bring water, and have a trail-ready bike. Riders should also carry the usual basics: spare tube(s), a pump, tire levers, a chain tool, and basic allen wrenches.
  4. All riders ride at their own risk, group leaders take no responsibility for rider safety/injury.
  5. Riders must sign a liability waiver once during the season. If this is your first ride of the season, please bring a signed waiver with you or be prepared to complete one at the meeting spot.
  6. Rides launch at 6:00 p.m. so be at the trail head, dressed and ready to roll by 5:45 p.m.
  7. If the weather is iffy (as it has been lately) make sure to check the blog after 3:00 p.m. on Thursdays for updated info.
  8. Please don't be shy about coming out - all of us love biking and would like to hang out with girls that are interested in biking.
  9. For permitting and planning purposes, please post your name in the comment field if you plan to join us. The comment field is also great for planning carpools, etc.
Hope to see you Thursday!

Megan

28 comments:

  1. I'll be at the Justice Center at 5:10!

    Megan

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  2. I plan to be there too. Tracy - want me to pick you up, say at 4:45?

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  3. West Magnolia trails? I'll be there, meet you all at the trailhead. If anyone's coming through Golden, let me know, I am coming from Coal Creek Canyon and could carpool.

    Rachel

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  4. I'll be at the Justice Ctr as well. Megan, can I get a ride with you? I don't think I'll have the truck on Thursday, but if I do I'll be happy to drive.

    liz s

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  5. I'll be at the Justice Center as well. Should be fun!

    Elizabeth P

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  6. I'll meet at the Justice Center... anyway I can ride with you Megan...?

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  7. i'm in!! sounds good, jen.

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  8. i'll be there! see you all at the j.c.

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  9. oops, i guess mike was signed into his account on my computer. i, meredith, will be there, not mike

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  10. Oh good- Mike NO, Mer YES.

    Coy and Liz you plan to stay for dinner? Maybe Mer/Mike and Elizabeth can carpool?

    Megan

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  11. I'll be at the Justice Center at five, possibly with a vehicle, if it's needed.

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  12. Yes, I plan on dinner Megan....

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  13. Cool Tracy.

    Kristin B. wil also be at the Justice ECenter with her Element - can carry 3 more bikes and girls (I think).

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  14. can't make it tonight but will be there next week. Have a fun ride!

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  15. I am plannign to go depending on how the weather holds up. Where is the justice center?
    thanks. darcy

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  16. The parking lot is on the SE corner of 6th and Canyon. My coworker just said it's been raining in Ward all day. Hope for clearing in a few hours!

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  17. Here are links to both the Eldora and Nederland webcams in case you want to keep an eye on things. I think The Ned cam is darker than reality. See what you think:
    http://nedcam.nednet.net/
    http://www.dickgilbert.com/colocam-eldora1.htm

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  19. I've got a newborn and the husband is booked for baby duty tonight one way or the other.

    Riding. Dinner. Hell, I'd do my taxes with y'all tonight if that what it came to.

    (Translation: I'm down for dinner)

    -Kristin aka The Butcher aka catzilla aka the chick with way too many nicknames.

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  20. total bummer about the weather/trails.... but I am DEFINITELY in for din-din!

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  21. Thanks Tracy! I am used to posting in the comments rather than the blog!

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  22. No dinner for me - I've been rained out two days running, so I'm going to try to find something to ride down here (even the road). Hope we can reschedule a Ned trip, since I rarely get up there.

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  23. Boo, I had a bad feeling about this crazy weather pattern we seem to be in. I love the cooler temperatures, but the rain has got to stop. I'm in for dinner. See you at 6:00.

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  24. I'll be there for dinner. I may see if I can sneak in a quick Poorman loop before it starts to rain again....

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  25. :( I'll see you guys next week. Enjoy the dinner!
    Darcy

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  26. I think I'm IN for dinner. Tracy - I'll call you about car pooling.

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  27. Hey gang, I rode with you gals a few times last summer and am planning on getting back into it. Bummed about not riding tonight. Have fun at dinner. Hopefully I'll see you next week in Golden....Liz, I'll try to talk to you about carpooling down.

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