Primary ride leader: Christine Cole, 859-333-6736
Assistant ride leader: Dixie Moore
Driving directions from Lexington:
Leave town on N. Broadway, which becomes Paris Pike (27N/68E). Continue to Paris. Turn left on 68E/by-Pass, just across from the Middle School/High School campus. Turn left on 68E/Millersburg Rd. Turn left on 36W/68E Maysville Rd. Continue to 68 BUS E. Turn right on Old Main St. (2515) - 28 miles after previous turn. Turn right on Washington Park Dr. Take the second drive and go to the end for parking. Driving distance is 58 miles and driving time is about 85 minutes, due to road construction.
Distance: This is a 50-mile route starting in Washington Park, Maysville, riding along the Ohio river to Augusta, over the Ohio on a ferry, along the river on the Ohio side, and back across the Harsha Bridge into Maysville.
Pace: All-Comers' Ride
Terrain: 1 - Mostly Flat, 2 - Easy Rollers, 3 - Moderate Rollers
Map and cue sheet both provided.
The ride may have regrouping.
Rain cancels - check bgcycling.org forum one hour before if unsure.
Restroom facilities are available at the starting location.
There will be many possible store stops.
easy to moderate with 1 strenuous climb
I plan to ride at 14 mph, and Dixie plans to sweep a C pace. Faster riders are welcome, but will not have a separate ride leader. Due to the ferry crossing, the ride may be cancelled not only due to rain, but also due to high water, high winds, or mechanical problems when the ferry cannot run. I will call to check and post on facebook and the forum after 8 am on the ride day.
We hope to join some of the Limestone Cycling League there to ride, perhaps getting to explore some alternate roads.
There are plenty of store stops available in small towns along the way.
Riders are encouraged to take their time and explore, particularly in Augusta, Kentucky; Ripley, Ohio; and Maysville/Washington, Kentucky.
Augusta is particularly well situated for a lunch stop, and there is a Fall Colors Festival held there this weekend.