Meet on the south side of the parking lot, along Creekwood Dr.
Primary ride leader: Nathaniel Hopkins, 859-492-4269 Additional ride leaders: John Lawless, primarily A/B pace 859-489-3109; Cameron Hamilton, primarily B pace 859-361-9340; David Potter, primarily B/C pace
Distance: A and A/B paces will ride 28-40 miles B and B/C paces will ride 20-35 miles
Routes will be shorter in the early and late season based on daylight. One or two much longer routes (40-50 miles) may be posted around the summer solstice.
Pace: B/C Pace (12-14 mph), B Pace (14-16 mph), A/B Pace (16-18 mph), A Pace (18-20 mph)
Terrain: 2 - Easy Rollers, 4 - Strenuous Rollers, 6 - Significant Climbs
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
Note: The majority of routes for all paces will climb the hill on Delong.
A: Strenuous to Very Strenuous depending on route and distance. Longer
routes will tend to be less hilly. Regrouping after hard climbs.
Occasional routes up significant climbs such as Grimes Mill or the Valleyview Ferry.
A/B: Strenuous, as above
B: Moderate to Strenuous depending on route. Few major climb routes and fewer strenuous rollers routes.
B/C: Moderate. Mostly routes with easy rollers.
A, A/B, and B rides are not swept but we will make every effort to keep each group together and not drop anyone. Rotating pacelines will be the norm when groups are large enough. Pace groups may periodically ride the same routes to encourage trying a harder group.
B/C rides will be swept.
Our corner of town offers a wide variety of terrain that we will incorporate week to week. Routes will commonly venture toward one of three areas: Winchester road, Athens, or Union Mill road. Winchester road routes are largely easy rollers but may be more mileage particularly in the middle of the season. Athens routes are largely easy rollers with a handful of bigger climbs. Union Mill area will tend to be strenuous rollers with a handful of short but steep climbs such as Old Railroad. Routes will occasionally incorporate major climbs such as Tates Creek to the ferry, Grimes Mill, or McCall's Mill.
most of our maps are public in RideWithGPS and labeled starting with Chinoe.