A trip to flat rock ranch. There is a lower and upper loop that converge at the entrance so we can do one or the other or both loops. We will start with the lower loop which is about 15 miles.
This may be a higher level intermediate ride. There are plenty of smooth sections but it is not as flat as all the local parks we have gone to ride. The climbs can be pretty demanding but the downhills are really long, smooth and very nice.
You can prepay and download the waiver here but they have them at the entrance also and you can pay there.
Day pass is $7
EVERYONE MUST FILL OUT A WAIVER
Here is some of my usual stuff:
There are smooth parts and rocky parts and any part that makes you uncomfortable you can walk though it. Make sure you havewater (3+ liters), sun block, some food, and wear a helmet. We will be riding for about 3 hours. When we ride we will have some rest stops along the way to let everyone catch their breath. I will only be there only if there are people who RSVP "YES" by the RSVP deadline. The deadline to rsvp is the day before the meetup.
Rain cancels this event.
I will probably be wearing black shorts and a blue shirt. Look for the dark green mountain bike.
We will do the 15 mile loop first and then return to the entrance. Once you start the loop you are in it for the entire loop since there are no shortcuts or paved sidewalks to lead you back. If we do both loops the ride adds up to about 27 miles.
Directions: Go north on I-10. Take Exit 524 and stay on US-87BUS going into Comfort. Turn right on FM473. Turn left on Flat Rock Creek Road. Continue until the road ends and you will run straight into the gate and see the ranch sign. Open the gate and get in then close the gate.