Primary ride leader: Michael Hale, 859-200-8199 Additional ride leaders: Mark Bennett
Distance: This evening ride will cover a range of distances from about 25 miles to about 40 miles. The distances covered will depend on the amount of daylight and ;the number of hard hills to be ridden up.
Pace: C Pace (10-12 mph), B/C Pace (12-14 mph), B Pace (14-16 mph), A/B Pace (16-18 mph), A Pace (18-20 mph)
Terrain: 2 - Easy Rollers, 3 - Moderate Rollers, 5 - Hilly, 6 - Significant Climbs
Map and cue sheet both provided
The ride will have regrouping,
The ride is swept
Rain cancels - check bgcycling.org forum one hour before if unsure
Restroom facilities are available at the starting location
There will be a store stop
As a general rule, the rides in Madison County tend to be hilly. The climbs are not particularly long, but some of them get pretty dang steep and challenging. Most routes have between 1200 to 2000 feet of climbing in a 30 mile ride. We do have a couple of routes that we love that are flat-ish, and some that we love that are particularly hilly. Some have store stops and some do not, but that will be discussed prior to the start of any ride. We love changing things up and heading off in different directions to keep life interesting.
It is hard to make a detailed description of Madison County rides. The terrain is amazingly varied, the roads are narrow, twisty, and generally lightly traveled. Most of the drivers are polite and there are little country stores scattered about the area. We DO have a lot of dogs, and they sometimes give us a run for our money, but we know where they are and usually avoid them. We have about 15 different routes that we usually take, but there are so many great roads here, that the permutations are almost infinite.