Advanced Ride Neuse River Trial / Anderson Park to Clayton

********UPDATED TIME TO START RIDE************

Looks like we might be in better shape to head out at 2:00.  I've heard from a couple of people in Knightdale and it still seems to be coming down pretty good there. 

 

 

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas.  This is the last weekend ride of 2013.  Previously we rode the Neuse River Greenway to Anderson Point and it was decided we needed to take it to Clayton.  So, let's do it. 

I have not personally experienced this portion of the greenway as of yet, but we do have a couple of people that will join us that have riden this previously. 

The route is starting at the Anderson Point Park Parking lot. Address to use for mapping is 20 Anderson Point Dr. Raleigh. As you come across the bridge over Hwy 264 entering the park, turn left into the parking lot.(NOTE- there is a parking lot on the left before the bridge as well) Plan on meeting at 9:45 a.m. and heading out at 10:00 a.m.  For reference - From Anderson Pt Park to the end of the Greenway in Clayton and back is a total of 31 miles. It is my understanding this route has a few decent climbs, which could be compared to the climb behind the museum as you come up to Meredith College, which this meet up has done before...Given the mileage and climbs this is NOT A BEGINNER ride. 

Also, it's always a good idea to bring essentials for a flat should that occur as we are going to be riding 31-35 miles. 

See you soon,

Kim

 

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  • $totler

    Tom L, Shawn P, Jami McCarty, myself and others are cycling Neuse Trail from Mail Plantation north at noon tomorrow. Come join us. [masked]

    December 31, 2013

    • $totler

      A little Birdie just told me Kimmie is going! Bike repairs are complete.

      1 · December 31, 2013

    • $totler

      Anna is going too!

      December 31, 2013

  • Kim

    Thanks everone for the adventure!!

    1 · December 29, 2013

    • Anna S.

      Thanks Kim for hosting our year end ride - you rock!

      1 · December 29, 2013

  • Shawn P.

    Great ride and great people. It had a little of everything, red mud, random puddles and Tom L joined us for a few miles. What a way to end 2013. Thanks Kim for organizing this ride.

    2 · December 29, 2013

    • Kim

      It is pretty cool to be riding on the greenway - not even close to home- and run into someone you know.
      Oh ...and We must add flippers to our biking ensemble :-)

      1 · December 29, 2013

    • Anna S.

      It was another great ride, mud, puddles and some were more like lakes that were crank deep! I believe we ended this year on a high note for certain!

      1 · December 29, 2013

  • Jim L

    Awesome time I always love riding with you guys! I know Shawn said puddles but the one at the end was more like lake greenway! :-) I wish a happy new year to all and looking forward to many more rides.

    1 · December 29, 2013

    • Kim

      Ha! I needed a 007 James Bond bike for that. Hope my shoes dry by Saturday :-). Wishing you and your family a Great New Year Jim.

      1 · December 29, 2013

  • Mark b.

    Great ride!! Thanks for the invite!

    1 · December 29, 2013

    • Kim

      Glad you could join us for the ride. It was nice that it turned out to be such a nice afternoon.

      December 29, 2013

  • Julian A.

    By poole rd go on without me i will catch up on the trail

    1 · December 29, 2013

    • Anna S.

      We will wait for you

      December 29, 2013

  • Mark b.

    Great plan! See y'all at 2

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Kim

    Ok folks 2:00 pm it is. Well......if our perseverance is any indication as to what 2014 will bring....We got this!!
    Today will most likely be amazing~

    December 29, 2013

  • Julian A.

    I do not mind the rain, are you guys still riding?

    December 29, 2013

    • Kim

      Yes, we are at 2:00 - Come on out.

      December 29, 2013

  • Mark b.

    Yeah! I think rain will be gone and it will be a nice ride!

    1 · December 29, 2013

  • Mark b.

    Looks like rain will be out of here around 2:00 if we want to move it up an hour

    1 · December 29, 2013

    • Kim

      Sound good Mark. I'm going to send out a message moving ride to 2:00 start time.

      December 29, 2013

  • Mark b.

    Are we still going? It's raining hard in knightdale right now

    December 29, 2013

  • Brett T.

    Too wet for me, sorry. You guys have fun if you go! :)

    1 · December 29, 2013

    • Kim

      See ya next time Brett

      December 29, 2013

  • Jami M.

    I am going to cancel since still raining.

    December 29, 2013

    • Kim

      No problem.

      December 29, 2013

  • Anna S.

    YAY the rain has stopped, 1:00 - lets ride

    1 · December 29, 2013

    • Kim

      I'm so glad you are still going. It will be an adventure.

      December 29, 2013

  • Kim

    The ride is on! I want to learn to ride in inclement weather. It isnt pouring, no ice, no lightning, why not! See you at 1:00.

    December 29, 2013

  • Shawn P.

    Kim, you already know I'm still in. :)

    1 · December 29, 2013

    • Kim

      I know that's right.

      1 · December 29, 2013

  • Mark b.

    Looks like we may get rained out today

    December 29, 2013

    • Kim

      Yeah - it's certainly not looking promising at the moment. Jim and I were talking yesterday about it possibly clearing out after lunch. I'm forever an optimist holding out hope. I'll make the call at 12:00. There are a few of us that decided we wouldn't mind a light rain but not pouring rain.

      December 29, 2013

    • Anna S.

      I'm hopeful too Kim! A light rain yes, current conditions no☔️

      December 29, 2013

  • Jim L

    I'm in Kim. :-)

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • tinomuvonga

    Hate to miss this ride, but I will be out of town. Have fun!

    December 28, 2013

    • Kim

      Thanks, Tino. See you soon

      December 28, 2013

    • Anna S.

      Tino - I have sweet potatoes for you - Hope to see you soon!

      2 · December 28, 2013

  • Anna S.

    See you at 1:00

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • Anna S.

    Let's do this - last group ride for 2013!

    December 28, 2013

  • KathleenL

    I'll have to catch you the next time you do this ride. Have fun!

    December 28, 2013

    • Kim

      Ok Kathleen. Look forward to see you soon.

      December 28, 2013

  • Shawn P.

    I got it. I'm still in, Kim.

    1 · December 28, 2013

  • Kim

    Hopefully, everyone got the message the meet up time has been revised to 1:00 p.m. Hope everyone can still make it.

    December 28, 2013

  • $totler

    Hey Kim,
    Is this a rain or shine run; weather looks awful for Sunday especially early in the day?

    December 27, 2013

    • Kim

      I say rain or shine with the exception of pouring rain and storms. We can assess the situation on Sunday morning at 8:30. If it's pouring we will cancel.

      December 27, 2013

    • Kim

      Oh and thanks for the report :-)

      1 · December 27, 2013

  • $totler

    1. There is a medium ascent/descent between Anderson Pt. and Poole Rd.
    2. A milder one on the Clayton side on Auburn-Knightdale.
    3. There is a .6 mile long ascent before crossing Brownfield Road that will get the heart pumping but on the return trip you have the downhill trip.
    4. Approaching the Neuse Bridge near Mail Plantation is a winding descent on the out trip and ascent on the return trip. It is flat from this point to Clayton.

    It is mildly downhill leaving Anderson Point South to Clayton and uphill on the return.

    December 26, 2013

    • Kim

      Thanks! This will be most helpful for those considering.

      December 26, 2013

  • Glenn

    Would love to do the ride with you. But, church comes first on Sundays. I ride frequently from Anderson Point usually weekdays or Saturday. Check out afatty on Strava.

    1 · December 24, 2013

  • George S.

    Awesome Kim!

    1 · December 24, 2013

  • KathleenL

    Looking forward to this ride!

    1 · December 24, 2013

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