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We will be starting near Southpoint. Final directions will be e-mailed to attendees on Monday before the event. We’ll be riding for about 2 1/4 hours so hopefully the full southern section of 28ish miles round trip, but we’ll adjust distance to accommodate the daylight.
For those unfamiliar with the trail:
This ride is on an easy trail, but does involve some distance. If you've not been riding similar numbers of miles on road or hardpack, you may be extremely tired, sore and/or be cramping up by the end.
The American Tabacco Trail is a rails to trails (quite flat) shady, wide recreational multi use trail. It is open to walk, run, bike, or horses. We will be riding out and back, about 14 miles each way. Mountain bikes are recommended, but highbrid's or road bikes can be used. The surface is pretty good, either paved or screened granite. We'll be averaging about 12 mph.
Helmets are REQUIRED for this ride, and you'll want 1liter of water or so
We may gather for food after the ride, for those who are interested.
Any drop outs on less than 36 hrs notice will be considered "no show"