July 30 Ride: Walker Ranch Trail - Boulder, CO

UPDATE: It's hard to say whether it has rained, it is raining, or it might rain later at Walker. Because it has rained so many other places on and off all day, I'm going to CANCEL today's ride. See you all next week!

Well ladies - the weather is not looking like it's on our side today. But, this is Colorado and it "could" change to be nice enough to ride later. Walker is one of the best trails to ride after it's been wet. There's enough granite that we won't damage the trail. So, stay tuned.......I'm not calling it off yet.

Our ride this week will take us back up to Walker Ranch. This trail is an intermediate/advanced, fun single track loop, with some technical sections, water crossings, down hills and climbs. Sunset this Thursday is at 8:15 pm, so we must move quickly and be done with this ride before 8:00 pm. It’s pertinent that you have done this ride before and know that you can finish it in less than two hours. To carpool, meet at the Basemar Shopping Center in South Boulder and be ready to go by 5:25 pm (at the latest), or meet us at the trail head by 5:45 pm. We will head out on our ride at 6:00 pm promptly.

To get to the trail head, take Baseline Road up Flagstaff Road, about 7.5 miles to Walker Ranch (on your left). Dinner will follow at Noodles Restaurant in Boulder on Baseline Road east of Hwy 36. Map

Important Info about the Rides:
1. 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.

2. All riders ride at their own risk, group leaders take no responsibility for rider safety/injury.

3. 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.

4. Rides launch at 6:00 p.m. so be at the trail head by 5:45 p.m., dressed and ready to roll by 6 p.m.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

If you can not access the blog post, let us know you'll be there by emailing us at bmagirls.rideleader@gmail.com.

See you on the ride!
Please email me if you have any questions – bmagirls.rideleader@gmail.com


  1. I don't think I'll make it; I leave town Friday morning. Bummer, I love Walker! Have fun.


  2. I'll meet at Basemar and would love to catch a ride with someone if possible.

    liz s

  3. i'll be there! liz, i can give you a lift

  4. if any beginner/intermediate riders wanna ride anytime, pls feel free to contact me.
    FaceBook: Michelle Krishnapriya Lopez

  5. i'm gonna miss the ride this week, ladies! booo! have fun without me, tho!! :)

  6. we're going to get rained out, aren't we...

  7. It's been raining here all day -- live about 2 miles from Gross Dam. :-(