Come Hang Out !

Note that most of these events are more attended than the numbers show–follow links to original meetups to get full event details

Come Hang Out!

Note that most of these events are more attended than the numbers show–follow links to original meetups

May
25
Sat
2019
Hwy 36 Bike Path (GREEN ride) @ Lowes Parking Lot
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Hwy 36 Bike Path (GREEN ride) @ Lowes Parking Lot

This is a 24 mile out and back bike ride on the bike path towards Boulder. This is a green ride, and it does have some climbing. However, it is a no drop ride, and we will have a sweep so that no one gets left behind. Some come try your climbing legs out! http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1575157774Ride leader: Barb

May
26
Sun
2019
Squaw Pass +++ (BLUE / BLACK RIDE) @ Bergen Park RTD Lot
May 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Squaw Pass +++  (BLUE / BLACK RIDE) @ Bergen Park RTD Lot

Ride will begin at the Bergen Park RTD Park-N-Ride We will start at Bergen Park and climb Squaw Pass. At the summit, the riders can decide if they want to continue to the other side and descend into Idaho Springs before climbing back up FLoyd hill to make a loop. Or, riders can turn around at the Squaw Pass summit and return to Bergen Park. Be prepared: Water, Snacks / Food, Sunscreen, Extra Tube, Cell Phone, Ride Buddy. Blue Ride Leader: Lori HladikBlue: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/384274092 (http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1045846483) Black Ride Leader: Looking for Fun Loving Ride Leaders!Black Option: http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1045846483 All Riders Please Read: What do our rider levels mean? BLUE:These rides are for more experienced riders.Pace – Average pace on flat terrain is 13-17mph.Terrain – Variable; May include some steep and/or prolonged climbs. BLACK:These rides are for the most experienced riders.Pace – Average pace on flat terrain is 17-20 mph.Terrain – Variable; often includes steep and/or prolonged climbs. Are rides ever cancelled due to weather? A rider’s safety is always important. If temperatures are forecasted to be 40 degrees or colder the ride will be cancelled. The ride will also be cancelled if the pavement is wet due to rain or slick due to freezing temperatures. If in doubt, check the ride on the OUTspokin’ Calendar before departing for your ride or contact the assigned ride leaders listed for the ride. You can also email outspokindenver@gmail.com. Additional Information… Our rides are also posted on the OUTspokin’ website ( http://www.outspokin.org/rides ). To ride with OUTspokin’, you should be a member. This small membership fee from our riders is collected to cover the cost of team liability insurance, which offers “members” partial coverage if anything should happen during the ride; we also absorb the costs of web hosting, e-mail communications, providing custom team jerseys at cost, and participation in PrideFest and other social events. OUTspokin’ also works with various sponsors to provide discounts to members. Membership purchases are for the season; therefore, memberships will expire on January 1st of the following year. To purchase a membership, go to the OUTspokin’ store (http://www.outspokin.org/store)page (http://www.outspokin.org/store). (http://www.outspokin.org/store) OUTspokin’s bike riding program, is organized and led by volunteers. We hope you have an enjoyable and safe cycling experience, and find rides that suit your riding style and fitness level. You are responsible for your own decisions on the ride. To ensure your safety and that of others, we do have the following expectations of ride participants: – Cyclists are required to wear a correctly adjusted helmet. – Participants must sign a waiver including an emergency and/or home phone number. – Riders must cycle in a legal, safe, and courteous manner. Obey all traffic laws. Practice good bike etiquette. Use hand signals. – Never ride with earphones or ear bud(s).Pull off and stop when using a cell phone. – Participants should carry a pump, spare tube, patch kit, and money and know how to fix their own flats. Make sure to carry water and a snack as well. – Plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before the start time with your bicycle ready to ride. This allows time to sign the waiver, listen to route instructions, meet the leader, and look at the map if available. – We also recommend that you print out the map for the ride you choose to do, if available from our website. For the group’s enjoyment as well as your own, choose a ride at the pace and distance that matches your current ability.All participants are expected to be personally responsible for their own conduct and decisions while on an OUTspokin’s ride. And above all else, HAVE FUN!

Jun
1
Sat
2019
Boulder to Ward or Jamestown via Olde Stage Rd. and Left Hand Canyon.
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Boulder to Ward or Jamestown via Olde Stage Rd. and Left Hand Canyon.

Map coming soon! This is a blue and black ride starting in N. Boulder, then climbing up and over Olde Stage road before dropping down into Left Hand canyon. From there people will have the choice of a blue ride which climbs up to Jamestown or the black ride that climbs up to Ward. Blue Ride Leaders: MichelleBlack Ride Leaders: Maria and Rene

Jun
2
Sun
2019
Belmar out to Golden down through Bear Creek loop @ Belmar Park
Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Belmar out to Golden down through Bear Creek loop @ Belmar Park

This will be a blue ride. We will head out from Belmar to Golden via roads, and come through Bear Creek. Should be a nice summer ride. Join us!Ride Leader: Kim and Ryan https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2239423783

Jun
9
Sun
2019
Hygiene to Carter Lake / Masonville (Green/BLUE/BLACK Ride) @ Hygiene Elementary School
Jun 9 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Hygiene to Carter Lake / Masonville (Green/BLUE/BLACK Ride) @ Hygiene Elementary School

This weekend’s ride is one of our favorites (we say that about all our rides)! If you want flat, hills, straight roads, farm country, lakes and a challenge, then join us for a ride up north! We will meet at the Hygiene Elementary School Parking Lot and will leave at 9 AM sharp! Give yourself plenty of time and arrive early! Bring ample water and snacks along with an extra tube and a smile! Hope to have you riding with us! Green Ride Leader: Beth & JerillinHygiene-Carter Lakehttps://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/362581009 Blue Ride Leader:Andy&StevenHygiene – Cater Lake Loophttp://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/362584167 Black Ride Leader: TBDHygiene – Carter Lake Loophttps://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/362584167 All Riders Please Read: What do our rider levels mean? GREEN (no drop):These rides are perfect if you haven’t been on your bike for awhile or just want an easy ride. Green rides generally have a social aspect at the end of the ride.Pace – Average pace on flat terrain is 10-13 mph.Terrain – Relatively flat; small hills BLUE:These rides are for more experienced riders.Pace – Average pace on flat terrain is 13-17mph.Terrain – Variable; May include some steep and/or prolonged climbs. BLACK:These rides are for the most experienced riders.Pace – Average pace on flat terrain is 17-20 mph.Terrain – Variable; often includes steep and/or prolonged climbs. Are rides ever cancelled due to weather? A rider’s safety is always important. If temperatures are forecasted to be 40 degrees or colder the ride will be cancelled. The ride will also be cancelled if the pavement is wet due to rain or slick due to freezing temperatures. If in doubt, check the ride on the OUTspokin’ Calendar before departing for your ride or contact the assigned ride leaders listed for the ride. You can also email outspokindenver@gmail.com. Additional Information… Our rides are also posted on the OUTspokin’ website ( http://www.outspokin.org/rides ). To ride with OUTspokin’, you should be a member. This small membership fee from our riders is collected to cover the cost of team liability insurance, which offers “members” partial coverage if anything should happen during the ride; we also absorb the costs of web hosting, e-mail communications, providing custom team jerseys at cost, and participation in PrideFest and other social events. OUTspokin’ also works with various sponsors to provide discounts to members. Membership purchases are for the season; therefore, memberships will expire on January 1st of the following year. To purchase a membership, go to the OUTspokin’ store (http://www.outspokin.org/store)page (http://www.outspokin.org/store). (http://www.outspokin.org/store) OUTspokin’s bike riding program, is organized and led by volunteers. We hope you have an enjoyable and safe cycling experience, and find rides that suit your riding style and fitness level. You are responsible for your own decisions on the ride. To ensure your safety and that of others, we do have the following expectations of ride participants: – Cyclists are required to wear a correctly adjusted helmet. – Participants must sign a waiver including an emergency and/or home phone number. – Riders must cycle in a legal, safe, and courteous manner. Obey all traffic laws. Practice good bike etiquette. Use hand signals. – Never ride with earphones or ear bud(s).Pull off and stop when using a cell phone. – Participants should carry a pump, spare tube, patch kit, and money and know how to fix their own flats. Make sure to carry water and a snack as well. – Plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before the start time with your bicycle ready to ride. This allows time to sign the waiver, listen to route instructions, meet the leader, and look at the map if available. – We also recommend that you print out the map for the ride you choose to do, if available from our website. For the group’s enjoyment as well as your own, choose a ride at the pace and distance that matches your current ability.All participants are expected to be personally responsible for their own conduct and decisions while on an OUTspokin’s ride. And above all else, HAVE FUN!

Jun
15
Sat
2019
Highgrade, Deer Creek Canyon (BLUE/BLACK ride) @ Starbucks: Santa Fe & Aspen Grove Way
Jun 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Highgrade, Deer Creek Canyon (BLUE/BLACK ride) @ Starbucks: Santa Fe & Aspen Grove Way

High Grade and Deer Creek Canyon Come work those legs! This ride has a lot of climbing in it and can get pretty hot. Bring enough water and food as well. At the top, there is a park where the historic society leaves a cooler full of water and other beverages that you can purchase to replenish your supply. Bring dollar bills! See you Saturday! Here’s the route! http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/364456461 Blue Ride Leader: MarjBlack Ride Leader: TBD

Jun
16
Sun
2019
Join us riding in the LGBTQ+ Pride Parade! @ Cheeseman Park
Jun 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us riding in the LGBTQ+ Pride Parade! @ Cheeseman Park

Every year Outspokin rides in the Annual Pride Parade. Speeds are slow so any bike will work. Bring your cruiser, road bike, mountain bike, hybrid or tricycle and join us on a very fun ride from Cheeseman park to Civic Center Park downtown. If you’ve never been in a parade, this one is the most colorful and fun! We ride in a large circle around our banner and wave to the crowds. HELPFUL HINT(S) TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT RIDDEN IN THE PARADE:NO CLIP-IN PEDALS. WE WILL BE STOPPING / STARTING A LOT.BRING WATER.BRING SUN TAN LOTION. Here’s the info: Parade starts at 9:30 AM. Please be at the start / line up location by 9:00 AM! ***** MORE INFO COMING SOON! **** A Few Rules: No throwing of any items; No stickers; No dogs; Don’t engage protesters. YES, YOUR HELMET IS REQUIRED! You will absolutely not be able to ride with us without your helmet.

Jun
17
Mon
2019
Belmar to Bear Creek…and Ice Cream!
Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Belmar to Bear Creek...and Ice Cream!

Ice scream, you scream, let’s eat ice cream…oh, and ride our bikes, too. Leave from the Belmar parking lot near DSW and ride to Bear Creek and back. Barb is your leader so look for the green Jeep. When we get back to Belmar we will go to CREAM Belmar for ice cream sandwiches. What’s not to like! https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/2497087774 Be ready to ride at 6:00pm. Helmet required.

Jun
22
Sat
2019
Bike MS Aid Station! @ Hygiene Elementary School
Jun 22 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 am
Bike MS Aid Station! @ Hygiene Elementary School

OUTspokin’ has been hosting an aid station for Bike MS for the past several years. It is a really fun way to give back to the community, support other cyclists, and help Bike MS be such a successful event. It is also really fun! THEME: We always have a theme and encourage participates to dress up! We will let you know soon what this year’s theme is! MORE INFORMATION WILL BE POSTED AS SOON AS WE HAVE IT FROM BIKE MS!

Jun
23
Sun
2019
REI to Golden and Up Lookout and Beyond! (GREEN/BLUE/Black ride) @ REI Starbucks
Jun 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
REI to Golden and Up Lookout and Beyond! (GREEN/BLUE/Black ride) @ REI Starbucks

Join us for a nice ride from REI out to Golden if you are GREEN rider and if you feel like going up Lookout (BLUE/BLACK) riders. This is always a fun ride. Green Route: REI to Golden and back http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/362054613Leader: Marj Blue Route: REI up Lookout and aroundhttp://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/362065617Leader: Scott Black Route: REI up Lookout to Lariat loop and back through Morrison Leader: Renehttp://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/362065617 All Riders Please Read: What do our rider levels mean? GREEN (no drop):These rides are perfect if you haven’t been on your bike for awhile or just want an easy ride. Green rides generally have a social aspect at the end of the ride.Pace – Average pace on flat terrain is 10-13 mph.Terrain – Relatively flat; small hills BLUE:These rides are for more experienced riders.Pace – Average pace on flat terrain is 13-17mph.Terrain – Variable; May include some steep and/or prolonged climbs. BLACK:These rides are for the most experienced riders.Pace – Average pace on flat terrain is 17-20 mph.Terrain – Variable; often includes steep and/or prolonged climbs. Are rides ever cancelled due to weather? A rider’s safety is always important. If temperatures are forecasted to be 40 degrees or colder the ride will be cancelled. The ride will also be cancelled if the pavement is wet due to rain or slick due to freezing temperatures. If in doubt, check the ride on the OUTspokin’ Calendar before departing for your ride or contact the assigned ride leaders listed for the ride. You can also email outspokindenver@gmail.com. Additional Information… Our rides are also posted on the OUTspokin’ website ( http://www.outspokin.org/rides ). To ride with OUTspokin’, you should be a member. This small membership fee from our riders is collected to cover the cost of team liability insurance, which offers “members” partial coverage if anything should happen during the ride; we also absorb the costs of web hosting, e-mail communications, providing custom team jerseys at cost, and participation in PrideFest and other social events. OUTspokin’ also works with various sponsors to provide discounts to members. Membership purchases are for the season; therefore, memberships will expire on January 1st of the following year. To purchase a membership, go to the OUTspokin’ store (http://www.outspokin.org/store)page (http://www.outspokin.org/store). (http://www.outspokin.org/store) OUTspokin’s bike riding program, is organized and led by volunteers. We hope you have an enjoyable and safe cycling experience, and find rides that suit your riding style and fitness level. You are responsible for your own decisions on the ride. To ensure your safety and that of others, we do have the following expectations of ride participants: – Cyclists are required to wear a correctly adjusted helmet. – Participants must sign a waiver including an emergency and/or home phone number. – Riders must cycle in a legal, safe, and courteous manner. Obey all traffic laws. Practice good bike etiquette. Use hand signals. – Never ride with earphones or ear bud(s).Pull off and stop when using a cell phone. – Participants should carry a pump, spare tube, patch kit, and money and know how to fix their own flats. Make sure to carry water and a snack as well. – Plan to arrive at least fifteen minutes before the start time with your bicycle ready to ride. This allows time to sign the waiver, listen to route instructions, meet the leader, and look at the map if available. – We also recommend that you print out the map for the ride you choose to do, if available from our website. For the group’s enjoyment as well as your own, choose a ride at the pace and distance that matches your current ability.All participants are expected to be personally responsible for their own conduct and decisions while on an OUTspokin’s ride. And above all else, HAVE FUN!