Girlfriends, please join us if you are an INTERMEDIATE rider who has been biking HILLS.
1834' elevation gain, 26.8-miles.
This is a scenic ride with significant elevation gain. We start at Longbottom Coffee south of 26, bike some rolling hills through Helvetia and then ride steadily up to Skyline. We will bike a little way along Skyline to Johnson Road, heading down Logie Trail back to Helvetia, then south through open countryside back to Longbottom Coffee.
There is one short steep uphill on the return that can easily be walked.
We will stop and regroup a few times along the way. We will also stop at Mason Hill Park on Logie Trail at about 16.75 miles for a snack break.
Come at 9:30am if you would like coffee before the ride. If hot, ride may be moved earlier.
WHO IS THIS RIDE FOR?
This is a fun ride for intermediate riders who have been biking hills, who enjoy a steady but not difficult climb and are comfortable sharing no-shoulder country roads with cars.
If you have not been biking hills recently, you are unlikely to enjoy the steady uphill climb of this ride.
See comments for route
Rural roads with some traffic and without shoulders.
• Pace: Moderate (14-16 mph)
This is the speed that you can maintain on FLAT terrain
Climb hills at your own pace
Rolling hills, then a steady uphill. A generally easy descent with one short steep uphill, and some flatlands. Total elevation gain of about 1834'.
Meet at Longbottom Coffee. Please park at the far end of the parking area.
Arrive early and be ready to ride at 10am.
Restrooms available at Longbottom Coffee before and after the ride. There are plenty of roadside bushes along the way on Mason Hill Road.
• Water (at least 2 full water bottles)
• snacks (and please do not skip meals on the day of a ride)
• cell phone
• money or credit card for lunch
• donation for restroom use if not making a purchase. Let's keep these folks happy to see us!
REQUIRED: Helmet, flat repair kit (inner tube, tire levers, pump or CO2). No ear buds. Your bike must be in good working order. All riders need to sign a waiver.
RECOMMENDED: Front and rear lights, charged and ready to go. Some areas are through the woods. Cars will see you more easily (everywhere) if you are using lights.
WEATHER: We will NOT ride if it's raining. ALWAYS check back for updates ON THE DAY OF THE RIDE. Changes will be posted in COMMENTS (below) no later than 2 hours before the start time.
RIDE LEADER: Catherine K. (message me through meetup)
No sweep, will regroup as necessary.