Primary ride leader: Fran Bevins Crowley, 502-316-8776; Additional ride leader(s): Doug Bagby, 859-358-3240; others may be added, as needed
Distance: up to 43 miles
Pace: All Comers Ride, Gravel and road
Terrain: 1-3 - Mostly Flat to some rollers, Some hills on gravel and road. Climb up to Sky Bridge is a 12.4% grade and partially on gravel.
Entirely on RRG roads and gravel roads - map and cue sheet link below
The ride may have regrouping
Rain cancels - check Ride Announcements Forum one hour before if unsure
Restroom facilities are available at the starting location and along the way
There will not be a store stop
Moderate to some strenuous
This ride is completely on roads and gravel roads. Gravel or mountain bikes will be needed as gravel and rough/slick roads will be encountered. We will travel to Chimney Top Rock and Sky Bridge. This will involve climbing up the road to these; the ascent/descent is partially completed construction of a rock and mud slide that is now gravel. USE CAUTION both climbing and descending this part of the route. Walk, if you prefer; it is okay to walk this part! Parts of the paved roads have eroded due to rain, heavy vehicles; again, use caution. Lots of moss growing on pavement near Copperas Creek. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU FIND A BUDDY TO RIDE THIS ROUTE.
It is suggested in order to be covered by the BCC's insurance BCC MEMBERS SHOULD REGISTER FOR THE RIDE.
RIDING WITH OTHERS
RIDERS SHALL NOT COME TO A BCC APPROVED RIDE IF THEY DO NOT FEEL GOOD, HAVE BEEN RUNNING A FEVER, OR HAVE AN ACTIVE CASE OF COVID-19 (THIS INCLUDES HYBRID RIDES). RIDERS ARE EXPECTED TO FOLLOW SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES (CURRENTLY 6 FEET). MASKS ARE RECOMMENDED AT THIS TIME IF YOU ARE WITHIN 6 FEET OF SOMEONE WHO IS NOT FROM YOUR HOUSEHOLD. MASKS ARE NOT REQUIRED
WHILE YOU RIDE.
RECOMMENDED RIDER ACTIONS
Emergency contact information should be carried with you (this should be normal)
Have an emergency back up who can come and get if necessary.
Have water, food, etc, for the ride. Take more water/electrolytes when heat index above 85 degrees F.
Have spare tubes, tools, etc.
Take photos and share on BCC Facebook page, if you wish.
Each rider is expected to make contingencies fo mechanical breakdowns on their own or within the group they are riding.
If there is an accident and you need either medical assistance or need to report to law enforcement, dial 911 for emergency assistance. As soon as possible, you will need to contact Fran Bevins Crowley, 502-316-8776, in order to complete the accident reports for insurance.
Red River Gravel and Road - copy and paste