RTD’s FasTracks West Line Rail – Saturday April 27, 2013

1westrail-bike West Line Bikeway…come ride it !

The West Line Bikeway parallels the RTD West Rail line, and provides access points to go from the bikeway to the light rail stops.  RTD has posted a “how to take your bike on the train” video on their website.  And while the train rides are free on Saturday, April 27th, you’ll need to buy a ticket to take your bike on the train after that time.

To celebrate the opening of RTD’s FasTracks West Rail Line, there will be a Jefferson County Government/Golden Station station party from 10 AM – 3 PM on Saturday, April 27th in the Memorial Garden behind the Jefferson County Administration and Courts Facility, 100 Jefferson County Parkway.  The theme for the Jeffco campus is “Outdoor Adventure & Recreation.”  Look for a lot of interactive activities for families, Open Space information, and Bike Jeffco !

Bike Jeffco will be hosting a booth at the party.  Several Bike Jeffco members have ridden the new West Line Bikeway, and we’ve developed both a printed map of the route and a digital version that you can download from Map My Ride (thanks to Mike and Cynthia Raber for digitally mapping the route).

MapMyRide •    http://mapmyride.com/routes/view/196181398

Note:  Google Maps of the Bikeway initially suggested using Simms Street.  All of the Bike Jeffco members who have ridden this pathway suggest the use of Quail Street instead as it is lower volume traffic and more bike friendly.    The route shifts over to the bike path at the Taj and on to Illinois Street to ride to the center of Golden.  Google Maps now reflects use of Quail Street also.



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