- To promote the implementation of bicycle trails in Aurora according to the Aurora Bike Plan.
- To study and recommend future improvements to the Aurora Bike Plan.
- To lobby public and private groups to adopt and implement the Aurora Bike Plan.
- To rally Aurora citizens and groups to promote the Aurora Bike Plan.
- To advise Aurora City Government on ways to make bicycle trails in Aurora safer and friendlier for all citizens.
- To introduce citizens to the existing and planned Aurora bicycle trail system.For the latest organized ride information, visit our website: www.bicycleaurora.orgFor Aurora trail maps and tips on riding your bicycle in Aurora call: 303-699-9260 or email: Information@BicycleAurora.org
Bicycle helmets are required for everyone participating on group rides. It is common in Colorado to start a ride out in the sunshine and later be met with a shower and sudden drop in temperature. Bring a windbreaker, gloves and cap for under your helmet. Dress in layers. A rain jacket is always a good idea. Also, bring snacks, water, and each rider should carry the follwing: Extra tube, pump/Co2, patch kit and a multi-tool. Your bicycle should be in good repair. Tire punctures from thorns are a real problem in this area. Check with your local bike shop about making your tires thorn resistant. Remember to wear sun screen.
2018 Ride Schedule
Unless noted otherwise below, meet at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Ave, just West of Buckley Rd. Ride pace is family oriented, helmets are required, dress for the weather, and remember to bring water, sunblock, etc.
Thursday evening “Peak to Peak” rides from May 3rd through Aug 23. At 6:00 pm, meet Dick Shelton (720-934-9824) at Treads Bicycle Outfitters. We’ll ride around Cherry Creek State Park and return to Peak to Peak Brewery for snacks and drinks. Dick will lead on 5/3, 5/10, 5/17 and 5/31. Katie Lunsford (757-630-6403) will lead on 5/24. FUN-H1-18-SE
Saturday, May 19 CANCELLED due to weather – Season Opening Ride – 9:00 am
Join Dala for a 16-mile ride around Cherry Creek State Park. Mostly flat on concrete or asphalt with plenty of rest facilities.
Saturday, June 2 – Geocache ride – 9:00 am
Celebrate National Trails Day with Jenn and Max searching for hidden geocache treasures. Approximately 14 miles. GPS receiver not required, they can loan you one.
Saturday, June 9 – Piney Creek Trail – 9:00 am
Enjoy a fun ride with Dala on the Piney Creek Trail and take a break to enjoy the scenery. Approximately 18 miles, with options to expand ride south along Cherry Creek Trail as we wish. Meet at Piney Creek Kiosk, south side of Orchard (across from Ida Road) one-tenth mile east of Parker Road.
Saturday, June 23 - Cherry Creek State Park – 9:00 am
Meet Linda for a loop around Cherry Creek Reservoir and an extension to the south to ride under Arapahoe road underpass. 20 miles, mostly flat.
Wednesday, June 27 - Colorado Bike to Work Day - 6:30 am to 9:00 am
Join your fellow bicycle commuters celebrating Colorado BTW. Stop at the Treads or Aurora PROS stations for refreshments.
Saturday, July 7– Cherry Creek Arts Festival –9am
Join Randy for a relaxing ride to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival. Bring small cash contribution for the valet bike corral and wander around the exhibits before heading back to Treads. 22 miles, mostly flat.
Saturday, July 14 – Cherry Creek Farmer’s Market
Join Linda for a ride along the Cherry Creek Trail to the Cherry Creek Farmer’s Market. Take a break to shop, smell the flowers, and enjoy some fresh baked goodies before heading back to Tread’s.
Saturday, August 11 - Jewell Wetlands –9am
Linda will lead a ride along the newly resurfaced Toll Gate Creek trail and then Highline Canal to Westerly Creek and a circuit of Jewell Wetlands. Meet at Treads Bicycle Outfitters, 16701 East Iliff Ave, just West of Buckley Road. 19 miles, flat.
Saturday, August 25 - Sulfur Gulch – 8:30 am
Gary will lead a 26-mile ride south along the Cherry Creek Trail towards Parker then east.
Meet at the new trailhead just east of Jordan Rd on the south side of Arapahoe Rd. This new trailhead has a big parking lot with nice restrooms. Only access is from eastbound? lanes
Saturday, September 8 - Colorado Freedom Memorial - 9:00 am
Tim will lead an easy 16-mile ride along the Highline Canal to the Colorado Freedom Memorial. Mid-ride rest stop at Beck Recreation Center.
Saturday, September 15 - Fairmount Cemetery – 9 am
Meet at the Aurora History Museum 15051 E. Alameda Pkwy, between the Aurora Central Library and the Aurora Municipal Center. Tom & Carol will lead this 15-mile ride and tour of famous gravesites, including Barry Fey, the concert promoter.
Saturday, September 22 – George Bartling Memorial Sand Creek Fat Tire Ride – 9 am
Meet Tom & Carol at the Aurora Central Library, 14949 E Alameda Parkway, to remember George on his traditional ride along Sand Creek on gravel trails. Definitely not for skinny tires. 24 miles and mostly flat.
Saturday, October 6 - REI and Confluence Park Ride – 9 am
Meet Jay at Treads Bicycle Outfitters for this traditional ride along Cherry Creek Trail to the REI flagship store. 36 miles round trip.
Saturday, October 13 - End of Season Ride – 10 am
Meet Dick at Tread Bicycle Outfitters for and end of season ride from Treads to Arapahoe Rd Bridge and include a loop around Cherry Creek reservoir, finishing at the Peak To Peak Tap Room next door to Treads. Approximately 22 miles.