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 46 miles
Pace: All Comers Ride, Gravel
Terrain: 1 - Mostly Flat, 2 - Easy Rollers, 3 - Moderate Rollers, 4 - Strenuous Rollers, 6 - Significant Climbs, 1-4- Mostly Flat to some rollers - some strenuous, Some hills on gravel and road. Climb up to Sky Bridge is at least 12.4% grade.
Map and cue sheet both
The ride will 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
Entirely on RRG roads and gravel roads - map and cue sheet link below.
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. This route includes climbing up to Chimney Top Rock and Sky Bridge roads. The climb up to Sky Bridge Road is at least 12.4 percent grade - 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. This ride will have re-grouping. It is possible that the group may divide into 2 groups.
Restroom facilities are available at the starting location and along the way. There will not be a store stop; bring at least 2 bottles of water/electrolyte beverage. Bring snacks as there is no store stop on the route.
The ride will begin at 10am for the first part of the year; as it gets warmer and sun rises sooner, the time will be pushed back to a start time of 9am. Watch the rides calendar for this change.
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