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Date Wednesday  9/1/2021
End Date
Group Pikes Peak
Event Title PPG MTB Ride in Cheyenne Canon Single Track Chutes Trail No-drop ride
Start Time 5:30 PM
Status Approved
Leader Charles Cromwell
Member Price Free
Non-member Price Free
Available Participants 5
Type Trip
Trip Type Bike
Pace Moderate
Classification Moderate 
Trail Mileage 10
Elevation Gain 1500-2000
Driving Distance Varies; trailhead SW Colorado Springs

Location

Meet at Stratton Open Space East Trailhead at 5:30 pm

1504 Ridgeway Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80906

 



For more info Contact

Mike Cromwell; contact for additional info if you have any concerns about the ride/route before registering.

858-395-5986

mike.cromwell@rocketmail.com



Details

Mid-week crosstraining MTB ride to warm up for a weekend hike or climb with the club.



This is a no-drop ride recommended for both beginner and experienced MTB riders.  Time and interest permitting we can review some basic single track MTB skills prior to the ride; neutral/ready/attack riding positions; proper braking; rider position; bike body separation, etc...  



Helpful if you are comfortable on single track with some moderate elevation gain and intermediate (blue) MTB trails.  



10-15 Miles and ride should require no longer than 1 1/2 to 2 hours with a couple breaks.  Average speed 6-7 mi/h for total trip is desired.



Primary trails for ride include: Chamberlain / Chamberlain Connector / Ladders / Gold Camp / Spring Creek / Columbine / Chutes  (Specific trails ridden will be adjusted based on experience level of riders.)



Reference mountain bike project for details on specific trails and overview of riding area: https://www.mtbproject.com/directory/8014873/stratton-open-space-trails



MTB setup recommended: Full Suspension XC or Enduro; drop post is also very helpful.  However, if experienced a front suspension only is very doable if you normally ride with this setup.



IMBA: RULES OF THE TRAIL will be followed:




  • Ride Open Trails: open / legal / not wet

  • Leave no Trace riding principles

  • CONTROL your Bike: ride within your limits and DON'T SKID on trails

  • Yield to others; Primarily other hikers and trailrunners

  • Never Scare Animals

  • Plan ahead: familiarize yourself with area; water; 1st aid; emergency contact




Notes

Facemasks required at trailhead.

Bring a helmet and make sure your bike is in good working order before you arrive to the event!

Complete Pre-Ride: ABC "Quick hand check" for your bike:  Check "air pressure" both tires; Check front & rear brakes; Check "chain" lube if necessary; Check headset and quick releases before ride.

The trip will be limited to 6 RIDERS including leader to minimize impact on other trail users

You MUST sign the new liability wavier https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5ad11e69247c3/web

 




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Sorry it is past the registration deadline for this event.