Day 34 – The Bike and Brew Mecca – Denver to Boulder, CO

miles biked – 42

10/3/2009 Getting to sleep in Denver after our 40+ hour day before, we were not quick to rise on Saturday morning.  Finally out of bed around 10am, Patty drove us to the most adorable french restaurant, Le Central, for the most important meal of the day – brunch!   We order 6 meals between the 4 of us, because we just couldn’t decide between savory and sweet, and drank about 5 cups of coffee each.

Fed and caffeinated, we hopped on our wheels for our 30 mile ride to Boulder- which of course somehow turned into 36 miles.  It’s surprising, considering how bike friendly both Denver and Boulder are, that there is no good way to bike between them.  We spent the first 20 miles winding up through the residential streets along the highway before finally hitting a few good straightaways.  We knew we were close when we started to see other cyclist, hitting the hills for an afternoon ride.

The ride took a bit longer than expected, so we missed out on the Redstone Meadery (they closed at 5pm) and went straight to Avery Brewing Company.  Pulling up to their tap room, the parking lot was literally filled with bikes.  It was bike and brew mecca.  We were quickly identified as the “cross country girls” by Kellner, the guy we’d been emailing with.  He hooked us up with a kick ass tour by one of their newest brewers, Phil.  He was an excellent guide and was brimming with excitement about the place-we could tell it was a great place to work.  Mid tour, we were told by Matt (another friendly brewer) that they’d found us a place to stay for the night – with the caterer of the party they were throwing for their friend Orli of Blue Cycles.  ”Oh, and you guys should definitely stick around for the party, there’s going to be some great food”.  How do you say no to that?

The party was AMAZING.  We met a whole slew of bike and brew buddies.  The running theme of the night was them saying “man, you guys are living the dream, biking across the country from brewery to brewery.”  And we’d respond by saying “no, YOU’RE living the dream, living in Boulder and working at brewery”.

Avery Brewing Co.

Avery Brewing Co.

Bike and Brew at Avery Brewing Co

Bike and Brew at Avery Brewing Co

The Fastest Riders of the Pack

The Fastest Riders of the Pack


 
 
 

2 Responses to “Day 34 – The Bike and Brew Mecca – Denver to Boulder, CO”

  1. Polprav
    17. October 2009 at 12:08

    Hello from Russia!
    Can I quote a post in your blog with the link to you?

  2. bikeandbrew
    19. October 2009 at 02:01

    Yes, no problem, enjoy the adventures!

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