Wheels Along the Water

Burn calories and enjoy Denver's scenery at Pedal the Platte.

So you're not running the Bolder Boulder on Monday because it's too hard, too congested or too, well, all about Boulder? No problem: There’s an attractive alternative right down the street today at the fourth annual Pedal the Platte, a non-competitive urban bike ride that snakes through some of downtown's prettiest scenery. "It's for recreational riders," says race representative Andrea Juarez, "people not into riding sixty, seventy, a hundred miles in the mountains." The ride starts at the REI Denver Flagship Store, 1416 Platte Street, and involves a ten-, twenty- or thirty-mile jaunt along the South Platte River bike path. Registration, $40 for adults and $10 for children, benefits Beckwourth Mountain Club's Outdoor Education Center, a mentoring program for Denver urban youth. Even if you do plan to hit the Bolder Boulder, you can join in this race, too. Heck, why not hop in the Platte and make it a full-blown triathlon? For more information, call 303-831-0564 or e-mail info@beckwourthmountainclub.org.
Sat., May 24, 8 a.m., 2008
 
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