Rocky Road Roving Ride
One of the highlights of the cycling season is the Rocky Road, COP roving ride. Not to be lost in the shuffle are the maps. That alone makes it worth the drive to Circleville. And then those climbs, Rocky, Clark Hollow, Tar Hollow, the wall, aka Thornton Sprung, my knees are quivering just to think of that one.
July 11, 2015. 8:00 am whole-group, prompt departure.
A,B,C+ experienced riders. Pickaway County YMCA, 440 Nicholas Dr, Circleville, OH 50, 65 & 75 mile options featuring southeastern Pickaway County, northern Ross County, Tar Hollow State Park and Rocky Road. Bring your climbing gears! Food/water stops are available but limited, so prepare accordingly. Restrooms available at the start. Peggie Shaw peggie17 AT yahoo.com Mitch O'Donnell goodjohan AT yahoo.com
If you wake up too late to make the drive to the very worthy Rocky ride, there is this alternative, starting at 8:00am from in front of the New Albany Starbucks, parking behind.
This Saturday’s route includes a stop and regrouping in Utica, those that want a shorter route can head back from Utica. Then a stop at the Davidson's Market in Bladensburg, this little market makes deli sandwiches and has bench seating out front. We will then stop in St. Louisville and then keep it rolling back to New Albany. Note that this super scenic ...route includes riding through a covered bridge that crosses Wakatomika Creek. We will try to regroup at the top of longer hills and try to keep the group together. It’s fine if the group breaks up on hills but we want to make an effort to regroup so people can pace themselves on this longer ride.
Many of us enjoy having a coffee before a ride so let’s get there a little early and drink some coffee and roll out at 8am so that we can be back for activities like swimming pools.