Primary ride leader: Mark Bennett, 502-889-8858 Additional ride leaders: Additional ride leaders may be posted on the BCC Facebook page before the ride.
Distance: 57 miles
Pace: All Comers Ride
Terrain: 3 - Moderate Rollers, 5 - Hilly
Map and cue sheet both provided
The ride will have regrouping
Rain cancels - check bgcycling.org forum one hour before if unsure
Restroom facilities are available at the starting location
There will not be a store stop
Starting in Richmond to Boonesborouggh park will be difficult with several short and long climbs. The climb from Boonresborough to Athens is the most difficult part with about 900 ft of climbing over a 10 mile distance.
At the top of Spears we get 2.0 miles down hill to the ferry.
Crossing the ferry we have 13 miles of a nice +2% grade Back into Richmond.
Typically people will ride this route .5 to 1.5 mph avg slower than typical Lexington club rides.
There will be a small SAG stop in Athens.
The first 28 miles to Athens is difficult.
The second 28 miles is fairly pleasant riding.