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    Westminster specific rides?

    I drive to Westminster twice a week from the Kansas City area and can bring my bike with me. I have to stay at I-25 and 120th Ave. I have limited use of my company vehicle and it's kinda big (see pic.)

    Can anyone familiar with the area recommend a good riding spot?

    This is what I would have to be able to park (just the cab part, no trailers) or is there something I could access directly from my hotel at I-25 and 120th Ave?



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    Quote Originally Posted by roogie View Post
    I drive to Westminster twice a week from the Kansas City area and can bring my bike with me. I have to stay at I-25 and 120th Ave. I have limited use of my company vehicle and it's kinda big (see pic.)

    Can anyone familiar with the area recommend a good riding spot?

    This is what I would have to be able to park (just the cab part, no trailers) or is there something I could access directly from my hotel at I-25 and 120th Ave?



    Thanks!

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    I can't think of any singletrack near I-25 and 120th (real dirt riding is at least a 20 minute drive away towards the mountains--worth it if you have the time). I live near there and all's I've ridden are the paved bike paths, which there are many, a whole network of them.

    Check out this linky:

    City of Westminster > Parks/Rec > Trail System
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    I can't think of any singletrack near I-25 and 120th (real dirt riding is at least a 20 minute drive away towards the mountains--worth it if you have the time). I live near there and all's I've ridden are the paved bike paths, which there are many, a whole network of them.

    Check out this linky:

    City of Westminster > Parks/Rec > Trail System
    Thanks for that link, not sure why I couldn't find that. I've seen some people out up around 144th Ave in the open fields around the LifeTime Fitness/REI.

    Unfortunately my truck is GPS tracked and while I can use it to go to the gym, Target or get something to eat, there's no way they'd let me drive it 20 minutes anywhere..

    Thanks a bunch for the linky.

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    http://http://www.singletracks.com/b...dley-lake.html

    standley lake will get ya a little singletrack,not much tech but under your circumstances any trail that is made of dirt will be good.

    http://http://www.singletracks.com/b...lls-trail.html

    not familiar with this one but thought I'd include it since it's westminster..

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    I live at 120th and I-25. I ride Big Dry Creek trail fairly often. It's not singletrack but it is a great training ride on mostly gravel/dirt road with a little concrete mixed in. I pick up the trail at Huron (just north of 128th) and ride west. It's about a 14 mile round trip to the Westminster City Park and back, or 25 mile out and back to Stanley Lake. It is the best ride I know of that would not require driving somewhere.

    Here's a link to my route:

    Cycling Activity 14.09 mi | RunKeeper

    BTW, it is covered in snow right now

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    I live at 128 and Zuni and all i ride is the big dry Creek as well unless i go up to Marshall Mesa !!
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    Thanks, I think I'll try out the Big Dry Creek first then, looks like I can leave right from the hotel and hit it up.

    I appreciate all the responses,

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogie View Post
    Thanks, I think I'll try out the Big Dry Creek first then, looks like I can leave right from the hotel and hit it up.

    I appreciate all the responses,

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    Have fun. These past few snows have really stuck around so don't expect clear sailing for awhile. But, ride what you can, carry your bike when you have to, it beats the carp out of being in a hotel room!
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    I ride the dry creek quite often.It's mostly dirt/gravel paths with some concret in areas.The best way to get to it is Huron to just north of 128th,by the waste treatment plant.

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    Dang, man... being limited to Westminster for mountain biking here is like being locked behind bars with 100 hot horny porn stars just out of reach...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Dang, man... being limited to Westminster for mountain biking here is like being locked behind bars with 100 hot horny porn stars just out of reach...
    You gotta dance with the hand you're dealt with. Or something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xcguy View Post
    You gotta dance with the hand you're dealt with. Or something like that.
    Right. That doesn't make it any less sad.

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    Big Dry and then bob and weave your way to Colorado Hills for some actual dirt. It will be a bit before its dry again...

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    As things warmup this spring, give a shout out on the forums and I bet you could find someone to scoop you and make the drive to some trails further west. Might even make a friend and drink a beer in the process....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles View Post
    Dang, man... being limited to Westminster for mountain biking here is like being locked behind bars with 100 hot horny porn stars just out of reach...
    I agree, but my supervisors are being pretty lax about me taking the bike and use of the company's equipment for me to use while I'm off duty. As long as I don't abuse it I should be fine.

    Main thing is to get me out of the hotel for the 14-16 hours I have there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alshead View Post
    As things warmup this spring, give a shout out on the forums and I bet you could find someone to scoop you and make the drive to some trails further west. Might even make a friend and drink a beer in the process....
    That's not a bad idea!

    Thanks,

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    Quote Originally Posted by alshead View Post
    As things warmup this spring, give a shout out on the forums and I bet you could find someone to scoop you and make the drive to some trails further west. Might even make a friend and drink a beer in the process....
    I was Thinking the same thing since i am less then 2miles away from that Hotel, maybe i can run by pick you up and ride Valmont or Marshall Mesa ,Big dry creek can get boring for sure !!
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    You could always hop on the bus. Pretty sure the 120 route will take you pretty far west. You certainly should be able to get close to some rides in Boulder.

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    There is a route that will take you all the way up to Marshal Mesa if you want. There's lots of us in the area though, so be sure to post again when the weather straightens out.

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    I would be interested to hear how to get from Big Dry Creek trail to Marshall Mesa. I live out near 136th and Holly and take the Dry Creek trail out to Stanley Lake quite a bit in the summer. Fun to bring a beer or two and have a refreshment on the boat docks before turning around.


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    Quote Originally Posted by scar View Post
    I would be interested to hear how to get from Big Dry Creek trail to Marshall Mesa. I live out near 136th and Holly and take the Dry Creek trail out to Stanley Lake quite a bit in the summer. Fun to bring a beer or two and have a refreshment on the boat docks before turning around.


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    Sounds like an all day affair. From Stanley Lake to Marshall Mesa is yet another looooong connection of disparate bike paths. Then you gotta get back!
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    Was just thinking about changing it up a bit and taking the detour to Marsahall Mesa.


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    I ride Dry Creek pretty often. I have gone up to Stanley Lake all the way to the ranger office at 100th and Simms, then go north on Simms about 100 yards and there is a gate which will let you onto a single track. The single track goes northwest and hooks up to Westminster Hills open space and ends at a small pond about a quarter mile from Indiana street. You could hook up to Indiana north a mile or so and then drop down on McCaslin to Coalton Road Trail. Then up Coalton or north on the new road/trail to singletree, Mayhoffer to Cowdrey Draw and then over to Marshall Mesa. It's 12 miles from I25 to Stanley Lake so would be a long ride to Marshall Mesa and riding on Indiana isn't too safe either. Anyway, its possible with only a small amount of road ride.

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    Thanks for all the info, I've not been bringing my bike the last couple weeks until I get the right mounting system for my new Kenworth and driving up to the LifeTime Fitness to get some cardio in. The last time I got it in the cab I had to take my pedals and wheels off to stuff it behind the seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roogie View Post
    Thanks for all the info, I've not been bringing my bike the last couple weeks until I get the right mounting system for my new Kenworth and driving up to the LifeTime Fitness to get some cardio in. The last time I got it in the cab I had to take my pedals and wheels off to stuff it behind the seats.

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    If you are in the area today make sure you bring your show shoes or skinny skiis. Yes, it's snowing.

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    second edit: now snow again.
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