3rd Annual Ned Overend & Boure Bike Fest Schedule
This year's much anticipated (by us) Boure Bike Fest week is scheduled for September 18 to 24, 2005. The week will consist of a series of rides which we hope you will join. These rides are not supported and are for fun. This is not a race, we just want you to join us while we do a week of our favorite Durango rides, during the (usually) warm and dry mid-September. Riders of all abilities are welcome and we have chosen rides that show off the local scenery and variety of terrain. Most rides have longer additions, or short cuts, to match your needs.
After the success and learning of and from last year's rides we have altered the timing of the rides and added a new planned Mountain bike day. Ned will join us for several days but has not yet committed to which days. We can't force you, but we highly recommend helmets, we will be wearing ours. They are required for the Durango Wheel Club rides. Although we will provide any assistance we can, please be self supporting for road food, water and clothing. If you forget something, the local bike shops are very complete and happy to help.
*Remember that any plan is subject to change by weather requirement so we need to know who will be here and how to contact them if required.*
We will send more specific instructions on the ride locations and any changes to those people who request additional information, so unless we hear from you by e-mail or phone we won't be sending any more information to the general populace. When we see what number of people will be here we will finalize our social plans for non-riding events. If you decide to show at the last minute (highly encouraged), call us (888-889-9242 or locally 247-0339) and let us know so we make sure you are up-to-date for the rides.
The general plan for the week, which is very fluid depending on who shows up and the logistical challenges which may arise (weather, road closures, etc). We have a designated place for breakfast where we will start the ride, but certainly one can be enjoyed without the other.
*Please share this info with any friends, discussion groups or your local cycling club in case any of them want to come.*
Breakfasts will commence around 7:45am, which allows for time to digest before we start to ride at 9:30. If you choose to skip breakfast or have other plans, that is fine, we will leave from the breakfast location at 9:30.
Sunday. September 18, 2005
Trimble Loop-Lemon Dam
*Ride with Ned Day*
Meet at Bread Bakery
2250 feet of climbing
Monday September 19, 2005
Coal Bank Pass (or Molas Pass)
*Ride with Ned Day*
Meet at Oscar's Restaurant
75 miles (or 90 miles)
5 to 6 hours
4500 (or 5500) feet of climbing
Tuesday September 20, 2005
We are not planning a ride this day as we expect many people to attend the Durango Wheel Club Tuesday night Worlds, as described by Tom Danielson and Todd Wells in VeloNews. Additional information as requested.
Wednesday September 21, 2005
Durango to Dolores
Meet at Christina's Bar and Grill at the Best Western Inn & Suites (1/2 mile west of Durango on Hwy 160)
Ride starts at Kennebec Cafe in Hesperus (12 miles west of town on Hwy 160)
70 miles (*or 95 miles)
4 to 5 hours
3750 feet of climbing (*or 5500 feet)
*with optional extension from Boure HQ in town - leave at 8:30*
Thursday September 22, 2005
Hermosa Creek Mountain Bike Trail
*Ride with Ned Day*
Park at Trimble Hot Springs upper lot for shuttle.
(10 miles north of down town Durango on Hwy 550))
18 miles of single track, plus about 10 miles of dirt and paved roads
Less than 1000 feet of climbing, around 4000 feet of descending
Friday September 23, 2004
Meet at Carver's Bakery
3250 feet of climbing
Saturday September 24, 2004
Baker's Bridge-Old Shalona Valley Loop *Vintage Bike Day
Meet at Bread Bakery, but don't drive there!
500 feet of climbing
*This day will be an optional vintage bike day, bring your oldest steed for the ride and prizes will be awarded for several categories by our special judging group.
320 miles (or 360 miles)
15,000 feet (or 18,000 feet) of climbing