September 50 mile cycling trip for merit badge

On Sunday 9/13/2009 at around 7 AM the scouts met at Bob’s house in Highlands Ranch to earn the 50 mile segment of the cycling merit badge.  All of the scouts completed the ride and the last one came in at about 7 hrs. 22 minutes where it had to be completed in under 8 hours.  The route went from Highlands Ranch near the golf course through Highline Canal to the C-470 trail.  Then C-470 trail to the Platte River trail and to the Bear Creek Trail.  Then the scouts biked to Dinosaur Ridge, took a break to eat lunch there, and then biked back all the way along the C-470 trail back to Highline Canal and back to the starting point.  Here are some pictures, including a few from Dinosaur Ridge.