We will meet in the public parking lot on the corner of Broadway and Estill Avenue in Irvine, Kentucky. This public parking lot is across from the Irvine Church of God (located at 199 Broadway Street, Irvine, KY 40336). Please park on any street (free) or in the public parking lot
($5.00) across from the Irvine Church of God.
Once near downtown Irvine, please turn right on River Road at first traffic light after crossing the bridge then left on Estill Avenue. The parking lot (where we will meet) is on your left.
Please note the Mountain Mushroom Festival is well attended, so please plan accordingly for traffic.
Primary ride leader: Libby Barnes , 859-388-4679 Additional ride leaders: Oleg Dantchenko 859-333-0723 ; David Shaw
859-494-4945 ; Fred Steinbrecher 502-395-1035 ; Bill Brown 859-361-2510 ;
Distance: All paces are welcome, but we will have the following ride leaders, paces, and distances:
David Shaw (B 26 mile route and 30 mile route) Fred Steinbrecher (AB 36 mile route) Bill Brown (B 36 mile route) Oleg Dantchenko (A 58 mile route) Libby Barnes (AB 58 mile route) Kris Davis will kindly be providing assistance and there may be two other local guides to help as well.
Pace: B Pace (14-16 mph), A/B Pace (16-18 mph), A Pace (18-20 mph)
Terrain: 2 - Easy Rollers, 3 - Moderate Rollers, 4 - Strenuous Rollers, 5 - Hilly, 6 - Significant Climbs
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 nearby
There will be a store stop
The 36 and 58 milers incorporate Cobb Hill. Cobb Hill is taxing even for the advanced cyclist. Please do not fret if you have to walk Cobb Hill. There is no shame in walking. The 58 mile route is a demanding route which includes Cobb Hill and two additional major hills.
Since some of us will be racing the 5K, the AB group for the 58 miler will be a more “relaxed” A/B pace to some. However, if you wish to hammer and do intervals, you are welcome.
Pace is based on effort and terrain.
We hope you will join us for the Fungus 5K and/or cycling throughout beautiful Estill County on Saturday, April 28, 2018.
The runs (2k starts at 8:30 am 5k starts at 9:00 am) and the ride (starts at 10:30 am) near the church. (Please see information about the Fungus 5K at http://www.mountainmushroomfestival.org/event.html .) After strolling, jogging, or dashing through the 5K, we will then transition to biking gear. If you do not wish to complete the 5K – no problem, please still come and ride. Snacks and drinks will be provided before and after the ride. Announcements will begin at 10:20 AM in the public parking lot and we hope to ride at 10:30 AM.
We will offer four super routes which will all stop at the historical Fitchburg Furnace. If you wish to do less mileage, but want to see lovely scenery and drop by the iron furnace - the 26 or 30 mile routes are wonderful picks. If you wish to tackle the infamous Cobb Hill (or Cobhill / Cob Hill) and see other intriguing sites - the 36 mile route is a great choice. If you long to slay Cobb Hill, the Pompeii rollers, and more - the 58 miler is excellent alternative. All routes have the opportunity to visit The Twin for a Cherry Ale-8 and a smile at the end!
(http://www.estillcountyky.net/ ) Plus, after the ride, you can check out the many demonstrations, food vendors, shows, contests, booths, dancing, music, and take a sack of Morels home from the 28th Mountain Mushroom Festival! http://www.mountainmushroomfestival.org/
There are no store stops on the 26, 30, or 36 routes. There is one store stop on the 58 miler.
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27272191 26 miles 1693 elevation David Shaw
(B) Route visits the historical Fitchburg Furnace, but does not do Cobb Hill or
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27272235 30 miles 2297 David Shaw (B) Same as above route, but does Tipton Hill twice
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27272117 36 miles 2476 elevation Fred Steinbrecher (AB) Route visits Fitchburg Furnace and tackles Cobb Hill
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27272117 36 miles 2476 elevation Bill Brown
(B) Route visits Fitchburg Furnace and tackles Cobb Hill
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27272095 58 miles 4087 elevation Oleg Dantchenko (A) Route visits Fitchburg Furnace, Cobb Hill, Pompeii rollers, and more
https://ridewithgps.com/routes/27272095 58 miles 4087 elevation Libby Barnes (AB) Route visits Fitchburg Furnace, Cobb Hill, Pompeii rollers, and more