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Nickel #4

When:
Saturday, August 19, 2017, 8:00 AM
Where:
The Alternative Jewelry Shop
118 1/2 North Main Street
Nicholasville, KY  40356

Category:
Summer Weekend Ride
Registration is not Required

Primary ride leader: Libby Barnes, 859-885-4109 (The Alternative Jewelry

Shop) 859-388-4679 (Cell)

Additional ride leaders: Joel Abbott (B ride leader for 68 miler) ; Fred Steinbrecher (AB ride leader for 68 miler); Mark Bennett (B ride leader for 76 miler); Libby Barnes (A/AB ride leader for 88 miler); Jay Baker (Possible A ride leader for 88 miler if needed);

 

Distance: All are welcome, but we will have the following distances, paces, guide, and ride leaders:

 

41 miler (2658 elevation):

Choice of ride leader for first 20 miles of route and leaderless for last half of ride (back).  This is for those who may not have the time to do the longer routes.

 

68 miler (3621 elevation):

AB lead by Fred Steinbrecher

B lead by Joel Abbott

Guide for Madison County (for B) Gary Minter

 

76 miler / shortened version of 88 miler (4148 elevation) :

B lead by Mark Bennett

 

88 miler (4984 elevation):

A/AB lead by Libby Barnes

Possible A lead by Jay Baker

 

Pace: B Pace (14-16 mph), A/B Pace (16-18 mph), A Pace (18-20 mph)

Terrain: 3 - Moderate Rollers

Map and cue sheet both

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 be a store stop

 

Overall Difficulty:

This is the fourth ride out of the five out-of-da-box rides of this one-time only Nickel Series. We will journey across the Valley View Ferry, visit (briefly) Fort Boonesborough, and meander through the many less traveled roads of Madison County.  All routes are not are hilly as previous Nickel rides, but are sure to bring many smiles.  :)

 

Details:

We hope you will join us for Nickel 4 on August 19, 2017 at 8:00 AM!  There will be store stops and special snacks generously provided by Lisa and Hayden Bennett (Mark Bennett’s wife and son) as well.  Maps and cue sheets will be provided.  The assistance of a Garmin (downloaded GPS course) is  helpful, but it is not required. There will be no SAG support vehicle. However, if you call your own SAG, the sign-in sheet, snacks, and drinks will be available at T.A.J.S. whenever or however you return.  We will meet at the back of The Alternative Jewelry Shop at 118 ½ North Main Street, Nicholasville, Kentucky. Please park in the public parking lot (beside the building which houses T.A.J.S.).  Announcements will commence at 7:50 AM and we hope to roll at 8:00 AM.  Snacks, drinks, and a restroom will be available before and after the ride in the back of The Alternative Jewelry Shop.

Thanks so much to the wonderful members of the Madison County Cycling Group for all their help and efforts with Nickel 4.  Plus, extra thanks to Gary Minter (for being the Madison County Guide for the B group for the 68

miler) and the Bennett Family.

 

Possible fuel stops and more:

 

41 miler:

Snacks, drinks, and restroom at T.A.J.S. before the ride.

Personal fuel on ferry (mile 12.5) or along route.

Snacks and drinks at T.A.J.S. after the ride (mile 40.7).

 

68 miler:

Snacks and drinks at T.A.J.S. before the ride.

Personal fuel on ferry (mile 12.5) or along route (before mile 29).

Fort Boonesborough (mile 28.5) or Boonesborough Campground (mile 29).

Multiple rest stops in downtown Richmond (miles 42 – 42.4).

Possible special SAG (snacks) provided by the Bennetts at Ferry or top of hill from Ferry.

Snacks , drinks, and possible restroom at T.A.J.S. after the ride (mile 67.6).

 

76 miler (shortened version of 88 miler):

Snacks, drinks, and restroom  at T.A.J.S. before the ride.

Personal fuel on ferry (mile 12.5) or along route (before mile 29).

Fort Boonesborough (mile 28.5) or Boonesborough Campground (mile 29).

Union City Grocery (mile 42.5).

Multiple rest stops in downtown Richmond (miles 50.4 – 50.6).

Possible special SAG (snacks) provided by the Bennetts at Ferry or top of hill from Ferry.

Snacks, drinks, and restroom at T.A.J.S. after the ride (mile 75.9).

 

88 miler:

Snacks, drinks, and restroom at T.A.J.S. before the ride.

Personal fuel on ferry (mile 12.5) or along route (before mile 29).

Fort  Boonesborough (mile 28.3) or Boonesborough Campground (mile 29.4).

Union City Grocery (mile 42.5).

Multiple rest stops in downtown Richmond (miles 62.9 – 63.1).

Possible special SAG (snacks) provided by the Bennetts at Ferry or top of hill from Ferry.

Snacks , drinks, and restroom at T.A.J.S. after the ride (mile 88.4).

 

Suggestions for possible rest stops in downtown Richmond: Babylon Gyro's, Jerusalem Mediterranean Grill Restaurant, Subway , and Main Street Gulf / Chevron .

Also, please note Mike's Hike and Bike Shop for emergency bike needs.

 

 

 

Links:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24246788  41 miles 2658 elevation

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24195076  68 miles 3621 elevation

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24195007  76 miles 4148 elevation

 

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/24194964  88 miles 4984 elevation