Mountain - Plains - Any good fast paced recurring group rides in Denver?
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06-08-11, 07:58 PM
I will be moving to Denver very soon and am looking for fast paced training/race type group rides in the area.
I am a Cat 3 road racer, so not an incredible racer, but like to go out and kick my own ass trying to keep up or attack a group ride every now and then.
I will be living near south side, probably Wash Park area, so if there is anything not too far from there it would be great.
06-09-11, 03:30 PM
Since no one is answering - ask a bike shop about the Meridian training crit. Turin bikes has a race team, they probably know what's up.
Boulder has a bunch of group rides (Gateway, Bus Stop) I don't know if this info is still correct, the page has an old date on it: http://303cycling.com/denver-boulder-cycling-group-rides
There's a huge scene here, but it's not very accessible from the internet. I'm sure you'll find it once you are here.
Also the Rocky Mountain Cycling club has rides all over the front range, there's usually 30-60 riders on weekends, with a broad range of participants from racers (probably no >3's) to brevet types to slower folks. There's some competition among the faster guys - but it's probably not a perfect fit for a racer.
www.rmccrides.com you can do a few rides with them before officially joining.
We're a large, Denver-based team that rides and races regularly. Our cat 3 squad has about 20 guys right now. We generally roll out of either the Flagship REI store or the Starbuck's on Alameda and Downing just north of Wash Park. If you're interested, drop us a line on our team forum. My name's Jordan, and I'm the team director.
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