Level: Intermediate and advanced,
Distance: 36k, Route may change slightly based on member speed and oncoming darkness. Recommended: front and rear lights.
Speed 27-30k on the flats, no wind.
Elevation: 363 m.
Laurel Smith and Chris Willard,
Pace: 27-30 kph flats (no wind),
Elevation gain: 363m (Distance subject to change based on weather and abilities of group members).
TGIM will become a regular Monday ride led by Laurel Smith and Chris Willard. It's a great way to ease back into the week with a ride that's not too long. We will meet at Edworthy Park next to the public restrooms aside the parking lot on the North side (Foothills Hospital side) of the river. From here we will head on the path toward Bowness and then up the COP switchbacks. We'll stop at the top to catch our breath. :) This is a ride for intermediate and advanced riders. We will maintain a moderate pace, in this friendly no drop ride. We will wait at tops of hills and at major turns for the group to reassemble. Be prepared for some climbing especially at the start. A couple sections have more traffic along Springbank Road where the shoulder is slightly narrower for example. Front and back lights are highly recommended for all road rides. There are some wonderful views on this route and the ride provides a great way to improve strength. We return back to Edworthy. Please point out all road debris, potholes, gravel and signal stops and turns to other riders. No pace line or overlapping wheels please. We stop for all stop signs and red lights. The reward factor for this ride is rated high. :) See you there!