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    Denver Century - Lookout bypass

    I'm doing the Denver Century next week but need to skip the big hill climb due to a bum knee. Any suggestions on the best way to cut through Golden and get back on the route south of town?
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    I would take the bike path that runs along the 6th Ave freeway at 19th. Take CO Rd 93 down to 40 and connect up with the route.
    However, there is some fairly steep climbing on the path and just about everywhere in Golden for that matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ummbnb View Post
    I'm doing the Denver Century next week but need to skip the big hill climb due to a bum knee. Any suggestions on the best way to cut through Golden and get back on the route south of town?
    Here's the route that DataJunkie suggests. Most of the ride is on bike path and good streets. US40 is rideable but isn't the most bike friendly. Going up to I-70 is steep and slow without much shoulder. Just be careful.
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    Thanks. Ya, I know I'm not going to be able to avoid all climbing, unfortunately. I know if I do Lookout I'll definitely not be able to finish and it will take me a few weeks to recover. I want a new knee!
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    Thanks Stuart!
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