7th Annual DIY Century this Sunday, starts in Littleton
Alt-Erock century ride this Sunday. Route map below. You could just show up Sunday morning or you could sign up with Meetup.com below. The route information, cue sheet and maps are posted on Meetup. I should have posted info about this earlier, I just forgot, sorry. I plan to do it all, should be fun. If any of you BF'rs come, look for me and say hi. I ride a blue/black Orbea Opal, dark blue jersey, Rudy helmet.
From the Website:
"It is an alternative to the Elephant Rock ride if you don’t want to deal with the cost and the crowds. We had 9 people the first year, 29 the second year and around 40 the last couple years so invite your friends and make it even bigger this year. Everyone is welcome...We plan to be at the Park before 6:00am and will probably leave before 6:30am, but you can get started anytime you want. Different little groups take off at different times. After the ride hang out at the park and party with everyone. It’s DIY so bring a cooler with you in the morning stocked with ice and your favorite “beverage”. Your “beverage” will be nice and cold when you get done. Also, bring whatever food you want to eat, a lawn chair and maybe an umbrella for shade. Your only cost is what you spend on fueling and hydrating your own body during and after the ride."
So I did this ride on Sunday. Although we got caught in nasty weather near the end, it was a great ride. My guess is roughly 50 people showed up and participated along some part of the route. Great people though, some really cool folks do this ride. The best part is up Deer Creek, High grade,Turkey Creek (I think), as there are some great climbs and fast switch back descents. I highly recommend this ride to others as it is great free alternative to E-Rock and includes some fantastic climbing.
I know it's too late for your ride, but for anyone following this map in the future, the Applebees at Ken Caryl and 470 is out of business.