Bike the Wadhams to Avoca Trail (St. Clair County)

  • June 23, 2013 · 11:00 AM

Let’s go to Sierra’s northern boundary to ride the showpiece of this paved and hardpacked trail. Ride 8 miles to Michigan‘s longest rail trail bridge (the Mill Creek Trestle), from the 1800s:  640ft long, 60ft high with spectacular views. Then return on same path. This is a combined bike and equestrian trail. Bring bike, helmet (required), water, snacks; dress for weather; call if weather is ?  Optional restaurant stop after. Leader:  Roy Hopkins,[masked]-8737.

 

 Meet:  11am at trailhead at N.W. corner of Wadhams Rd. and I-69.

 

Map to trailhead:  http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ll=42.963206,-82.504063&spn=0.068212,0.154324&t=m&z=13&vpsrc=6&msa=0&msid=207137536229063069092.0004b360b7dcb1c7c597c

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  • Rochelle S

    Organizer Roy did a great job describing the ride on Meetup, starting location was easy to find, we left on time, pace of ride was good. The group was pleasant and the ride was very nice.

    June 23, 2013

  • Joanne

    Hello, Is anyone interested in carpooling up there?

    June 16, 2013

  • namhee

    Hi Roy, hope to join you guys on a ride soon. Think I should get a better bike first...found myself pedaling twice as hard as other people just to keep up on recent rides. Have fun!

    June 19, 2013

  • Joe O.

    It's my mom's 75th birthday party and I have to be there at 1:30, I don't think I can complete the ride and drive to waterford by that time? It looks like 30 % chance of rain for sat. and sun. as well this might slow the pace down alittle as well.

    June 19, 2013

  • Roy

    Hi Namhee,We'll be riding at a moderate pace .Between 10 -12 miles an hour.16 miles round trip with breaks ,you should figure on 2 hours.Hope to see there

    June 19, 2013

  • namhee

    Hi Roy, will you guys be riding fast? Roughly how long will it take to ride the 8 miles?

    June 17, 2013

  • Colleen L.

    I've ridden with my road bike that has very skinny tires. This is a very pleasant and mainly flat ride.

    June 15, 2013

  • Roy

    Hey Joe
    The trail is about half and half. It's a pretty hard trail,you should be alright with what you have.

    June 11, 2013

  • Joe O.

    How would you rate the hard pack and how much of the trail is hardpack, do I need to switch out my hybrid tires for knobbies?

    June 11, 2013

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