Update on the Bicycle Race on Saturday

Posted on: June 22nd, 2017

Thursday at 5:24 p.m.  Good evening everyone,

I wanted to update you all on the changes that have been made to the Haute Route on Saturday.   In response to the scheduled community cleanup in Gold Hill as well as the road damage on Horsfal St.; Boulder County Transportation will be requiring that racing be suspended through the town of Gold Hill.   

Riders will be required to obey rules of the road and all traffic control officer’s orders from the feed zone just east of Gold Hill at the turnoff to the mine until approximately two miles west of Gold Hill, where racing is permitted to resume.  This will allow for dumpsters and trucks to arrive for the cleanup while ensuring the safety of riders in the race.

Here is a link to the area in question:


I’ve also attached a copy of the map to this email as well.

Please email me if you have any questions in regards to this change as I will be out of the office tomorrow.  Thank you again to members of the Gold Hill community who brought the cleanup to our attention as soon as they were notified of the race so that the necessary adjustments could be made.


John Holste

Special Event Coordinator/Planner II

Boulder County Transportation Department



TOWN CLEAN UP will be Saturday, June 24, from  10:00 a.m. until 3:00

 Dumpsters and Recycling Trucks will arrive in Gold Hill between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.  Please don’t come with stuff before 10:00!  


The Haute Route Rockies a bicycle race involving some 300+  racers, according to their website


 will race up Sunshine Canyon, down Horsfal, and through Gold Hill on Main Street between approximately 8:30 to 9:15am on June 24th.


There will be Race Officials directing traffic through town, but be aware!  WE DO NOT KNOW exactly how many bicyclists will be coming through or how fast they will be.  The County Website https://luprod.bouldercounty.org/CitizenAccess/Report/ShowReport.aspx?module=SpecialEvents&reportID=736&reportType=LINK_REPORT_LIST  Provides further information.

 Our revised flyer follows

2017 Spring Clean Up

Saturday, June 24

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Bluebird Lodge parking lot.

DIVERSION is the focus again this year.  Boulder County will support our diversion/recycling efforts, but they are no longer providing any money for trash disposal.  We will only be getting two dumpsters for trash and, since we will have to pay for them ($365 each), we will need to charge (rate sheet at the end). 

Four Dumpsters will arrive between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. – 2 for junk/trash (we will need to collect a fee for trash), one for metal, one for wood – general wood/lumber as in the past.  Please don’t come with stuff earlier than 10:00. 

     ***And, as always, we need volunteers to help!***

To volunteer, please contact me, Gretchen Diefenderfer, at gretchend@mac.com  (303-442-3847).

DIVERSION (see http://www.ecocycle.org/charm).

Mixed rigid plastics (playground stuff, coolers, etc.) and Styrofoam

Tires – no rims.

Refrigerators and freezers!

Electronics, small appliances


Household hazardous waste (HHW)



            Car batteries

        METAL Container

No liquidsNo fridgesNo tires on rims (just rims are ok!)No batteriesNo paint cans with paint still in them.  We will take fridges and tires this year, but they have to go in the diversion trucks [there will be one for tires and appliances, one for HHW, one for mattresses, and four Gaylords (4’x4’ containers) for electronics].

Wire fencing and barbed wire are ok

 WOOD Container

No chemically treated wood including stain or paint – No nails in the wood (although a few seem to be ok, just not an excessive amount) – No particleboard.  Slash is ok – no longer than 18” (be judicious with this – there is only one dumpster and it can’t take a forest of slash) 

        TRASH  Containers – junk

        No recyclables!  We need to pay for this and will need to charge for trash. 

            $10-12 per car, van, or SUV (less for just a few things)

            $15-18 per pick-up truck or trailer full

            $25 per vehicle with trailer

Please remember that it would be much more expensive to take a truckload to the dump (a carload taken to Western Disposal is charged $37-$45).

 Repurposing – We encourage people to bring stuff that others might want.  Be prepared to pick these items up if no one wants them, or for them to go into the dumpsters.  We will take some stuff down to donate in Boulder, either to second hand stores or to Resource 2000.  But don’t forget we will have the town bake/rummage/craft sale in September, too.

 Any propane bottles must be vented and this means the entire top mechanism must be removed.  Just opening it does not suffice. We made this mistake once and it cost us!

 Isn’t it amazing how stuff piles up!  This is your chance to clear it out once again!