Yes, internet strangers, be my travel agent .
I've got a meeting the Denver West Marriott (actually on the way to Golden, opposite that huge mall on 70) in late August. Last time I was there I saw a group ride actually leaving from the hotel, heading out on a local suburban road. Local ride? Coincidental guests with bikes?
I suspect the group ride was beyond my abilities/interest, but I would LOVE to end at least one day of powerpoint and coffee breaks with a nice 30-miler.
There seem to be bike shops in downtown Golden with rentals...and I'm searching the forums for routes, but if anyone can make recommendations or get specific about that area that'd be great.