Let's do one of my favorite rides, and head out from Fountain Hills. We'll start by the fountain, and head towards 9 mile hill. If it's under construction, we'll head down to Needlerock Park. If the road isn't closed, or under construction, we'll climb it if anybody wants too. Let's meet up at 0545, and head out at 0600.
This is an out and back ride, so the option to bail out is available at any point. This route is very popular with cyclists, so expect to see few bikes out there, with us. There are no hard climbs on this route, so don't be scared!
For those wanting to cut out a bit of climbing at the end of the ride, you can start at McDowell Mountain Park, and catch us as we go by. There is a fee to park, so bring $6.00 with you. If you're gonna start from the park, let me know, so we can meet you at the entrance.
I usually bring 3 bottles for water, if I'm gonna climb 9 mile hill. 2 works if I'm not doing the climb.
This is a moderately paced road ride. Road bikes are highly recommended. As us usual, HELMETS ARE MANDATORY!! NO LID, NO RIDE, NO EXCEPTIONS!!