Harrisburg - South Cabarrus County 43 Miler

  • July 6, 2013 · 8:30 AM
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Ride length: 43 miles total (loop configuration)

Ride level: moderate to strenuous (due to ride length and hill climbs)

Pace: moderate 12 to 13 mph average

Overall elevation gain: 177 ft.

Ascending: ~3,200 ft.

Start time: 8:30 AM

Duration: 4 hours

Terrain: asphalt

Traffic: low to moderate

Bikes best suited for this ride: road and hybrid bikes

 

Description:

This enjoyable but challenging rolling hills road ride will take us through rural sections of Harrisburg, Midland and south Cabarrus County. With some tough climbs, especially near the end, this ride will be a good for those looking to increase their ride distance and work on their climbing ability.

 

Notes:

  • All riders must be willing to stay with the group because we'll be making many turns on our route.
  • Obey all traffic rules, ride single file when on open road for vehicles to pass.
  • This will be a "no drop" social paced ride, no one will be left behind.
  • Restrooms and water available in Stallings Road Park and gas station at mile 20 of the ride.
  • Please bring plenty of water, tire tube, and snacks if needed.
  • Bike helmets are mandatory on all rides; also bright clothing, eye protection and gloves are highly recommended.
  • If chance of thunderstorms, ride will be rescheduled.

 

We'll meet in the parking lot and start our ride at 8:30 AM. We'll make short road side stops as needed and take a long rest stop at 20 mile mark, where restroom will be available. Bring money for refreshments and/or snacks.  

Map of ride route (MapMyRide)


Phone or text Maurice at[masked], if running late or not attending (Day of ride ONLY, please)

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  • Dinesh A.

    Loved the ride ... and the group ....... Thank you Morris and Maurice. Looking forward to new routes ....

    July 7, 2013

  • Maurice S.

    Very good long group ride with a nice bunch. The route worked out well, a good mix of flats, climbs and descents. Other than a sprinkle or two of rain a few times during the ride, we enjoyed great riding weather. See you all on the next ride.

    1 · July 6, 2013

    • Mary Lou S.

      Thank you so much Maurice. I agree with every one of the comments! Can't think of a better way to describe it!

      July 7, 2013

  • Dahlia H.

    Great Route, great leadership and great people. Enjoyed every second of it.

    July 7, 2013

  • kim c

    great ride today with a great group of people. Thanks for leading us Maurice!

    July 6, 2013

  • Dave

    Thanks all, especially Morris for getting me out of trouble. A learning experience.

    July 6, 2013

  • Peter

    Another terrific ride. The route was beautiful and the level of difficulty was as described - a great workout. Thanks Maurice!

    July 6, 2013

  • Maurice S.

    Will be a fun ride tomorrow. Reminder: please be sure to bring at least 2 bottles of water, snacks, spare tube, and some cash for the convenience store stop we will make.

    July 5, 2013

  • Dahlia H.

    yaeye:-)

    July 5, 2013

  • Dahlia H.

    It looks like there is NO rain In the morning hours

    July 5, 2013

  • Maureen B.

    I just got a call for an interview tommorrow at 11am. Sorry I got to cancel, next time for sure!

    July 5, 2013

  • Mary Lou S.

    Hi Maurice. Can you help me gauge the amount of car traffic on this ride? = Matthews Loop or the one we did from Bill Galloway's house?

    July 4, 2013

    • Maurice S.

      Less traffic than waxhaw weddington ride, more than Bill's ride but the pace will be like the waxhaw ride.

      July 4, 2013

  • Warren B.

    I hit the wrong button before

    June 28, 2013

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