I’ve known how to be a Realtor for decades. But only recently have I learned about how much fun it is to ride the South Suburban trails through the homes and subdivisions I have sold on my bicycle. Even in the winter, I love to ride the numerous trails. The South Suburban trail system alone has 110 miles of off-road trails not including trails that run though subdivisions along the way.
Today could be a little windy and a little chilly but I’m off on another bicycle ride. I’m heading southeast today from Homestead in the Willows. I will work my way along the Willow Creek Trail out to C-470 and then head east along E-470 towards Parker. It’s about 10 miles from my house to the intersection of the Cherry Creek Trail and the E-470 trail. Along the way there is abundant open space beautiful hills and rolling terrain, views of the mountains and of course, my trusty iPhone playing my favorite tunes.
My Pedago City Commuter gobbles up the miles and before I know it, I’ve turned the corner, and I’m heading south towards Parker.
When I reach the end of the concrete slab, I’ll stop for a few minutes and have a nice drink take a look around the Cherry Creek drainage basin. Lots of cottonwoods, green meadows and ponds; it’s really a beautiful ride and easy to do after work before dark in the summertime.
Returning north now, I’m enjoying the sunset off into the distance a few clouds rolling by with a gentle breeze. It’s really a beautiful ride today.
As I turn west to follow the E-470 trail back to the neighborhood, I’m struck by the wide-open spaces the beauty of Colorado and how much fun it is to get out and enjoy the ride.
A few more turns and a couple of straightaways and up over the hill past the Light Rail and Park Meadows Mall, I’m dropping down into Willow Creek again.
By now all the sporting events are over and all the athletic fields are mostly empty. A few people walking their dogs, a few people at the pool and a few more at the playground; it really is a beautiful evening.
As I ride along Willow Creek and drop under South Quebec Street and roll through Foxridge and a few more stretches of the trail before I go under Drycreek Road and onto Willow Springs Open Space, I continue to be reminded of how much fun this ride really is.
For me what makes this ride so great is, I’m almost entirely on dedicated trails with no automobile traffic, no fear of being hit by a car, little chance of a flat tire and continuous pedaling with few interruptions.
This route is suitable for all levels of bicyclists, and it is about 40 miles round trip. Enjoy!