This is a ride to work on your climbing endurance/speed.
We'll leave the C470/Morrison parking lot, and ride North on the paved trail that runs parallel to C470. The climb is a 2-4% grade for 2.4 miles, with 330' of elevation gain. There are a few short/steep sections, but they're literally only[masked]'.
All you have to do is stay left where the trail has a "Y" intersection. The turn around point is the pedestrian bridge that goes over C470 at Green Mountain. Coast down, stop where the trail crosses the frontage road, turn around, and go back up.
• 100% Paved trail-no cars.
• You're never more than 3 miles from your car.
• Self-paced; you can't get "dropped".
I think this is a good Beginner ride, brand new cyclists should find it challenging without being demoralizing.