This Sunday we will be starting a little earlier, 8:30 am, since it promises to warm up very fast. And in kind, we will quickly warm up our legs as we head east towards Memorial Park. From there we turn west towards the foothills of 80906. Our two biggest climbs of the day will be Cheyenne Mtn Blvd plus the first .4 mile of Old Stage Rd, and Orion Dr plus Hydra Drive. From there it is mostly downhill back to Westmoor Park. This is not a long circuit but is a great challenge with some plus 10% grades for those who want to improve their climbing ability. I hope to see you there.
Approximate total distance: 27.3 miles.
Approximate total elevation gain: 2637 ft.
Maximum grade: +12.3% / -13.8%
Approximate duration: 2 1/2 hours.
Map and Cue sheet: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/30039286
Ride Category: Blue/Black or Black (Depends on riders, Click for details)
The Sunday Hill & Valley Tour is a no drop ride with an emphasis on improving climbing skills and stamina. Riders who have an above average level of fitness (meaning, for example, you should be able to ride up Flying W Ranch Rd from the south without stopping until you get to the top) are invited to join. The ride will re-group at the top of hills. So, if you are one of the first riders up, you have the option to roll back down and repeat the climb as often as you like until everyone finally arrives. Distance usually ranges from 20 to 30 miles. The ride usually lasts 2-3 hours, giving riders the opportunity to join the Sunday Social Ride as well.
Please note the Sunday Hill & Valley Tour is starting from: Westmoor Neighborhood Park, 3315 Water St. (Chambers Dr. and Water St.)
And note NEW START TIMES: Winter (Oct -May) starting time, 10 am. Summer (June-September) starting time, 8:30am.