Aug 6 Ride - Switzerland Trail

This Thursday we are riding the Switzerland Trail, which is a great beginner trail! Even if you are an advanced rider, you will love the Switzerland trail's scenic aspen glades and mountain views. Not to mention, it will be a whole lot cooler up on the trail then down in town!

The Switzerland Trail, off of Sugarloaf Road, winds it's way through the forest along an abandoned narrow-gauge railroad bed. The trail is fairly smooth with some rocks to keep you paying attention, but is a gradual non-technical trail. We will ride out as far as we want and then return via the same route. If you are just starting to mountain bike this is the ride for you!!

To carpool, meet at the Justice Center in Boulder, 1777 6th St, Boulder, just off of Canyon. From there we will head up Canyon to Sugarloaf Rd. Be at the carpool spot around 5:05, we'll be leaving at 5:15.

To get to the trail head, turn right on Sugarloaf and climb approx 5 miles to Sugarloaf Mountain Road. Turn right and climb about 1 mile to a parking area at the junction of the Switzerland trail, at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain. Please try to carpool, because the parking area will fill quickly. It takes 25-30 minutes to get to the trailhead.

Dinner and drinks will follow at Tokyo Joes on Arapahoe.

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

Hope to see you on Thursday!

Email me if you have any questions – bmagirls.rideleader @



  1. I'll be at the Justice Center! Megan

  2. i'll be at the justice center!!

  3. I'm out...i'm heading to Salida on Thursday after work to ride the crest on Friday. :)

  4. I'm out tomorrow as well....Cynthia, I'm riding the Crest on Sunday! Maybe I'll see ya up there if you stay for the weekend.

  5. I'm IN - Tracy do you want me to pick you up?

  6. jen- i'm gonna be in town running errands and will just be meeting at the justice center, and probably riding up with megan so i can drive the element!!.... see ya tomorrow night!

  7. i'll be meeting everyone at the trailhead!

  8. I'm out this week and next. Back on the 20th for sure!!!

    Elizabeth P

  9. I may not make it tonight. I am close to making plans for tomorrow that will necessitate me staying home to get some things done tonight. I will let the group know for sure later this afternoon.

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  11. I am out tonight but will see everyone next week!

    Hope this storm passes through!