This ride is doable for the average rider! A course designed to have you cruising along cheering on the other athletes riding the long course heading the opposite direction. It’s meant to get you out with some friends on some new groad and back home in time to-do whatever else is on your list in late September. Sign up today and support kids sports!
SEPTEMBER 21, 2019
The 30 Mile Course Profile
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This route starts in the town of Elbert same time as the 70 mile riders so you can get the feel of a race pace and then settle in to pedal at your own rate for a short beautiful course. Ride south on the same dirt streets through Elbert and onto West Kiowa Creek Road and keep pedaling past CR 82 where the 70 course splits off and continue to CR 17-86 for 8 miles up through some great gravel to CR 74.
Take in the sites of the red tail hawks, the arroyos, and the beautiful ponderosa pine trees and ride west on CR 74 at the county line over a few small humps to CR 1.
From here turn right and head back northbound past the Dutch Heritage Garden Center. Then turn right on CR 86 and ride east to CR 9 and ride heading north again. This road bends to CR 5 where there is a short climb up to CR 98. Stay on CR 5 and ride past the Ben Kelly Air Park to CR 106. Then head east to CR 21.
Stay true to gravel grinding! Hang a right heading south where the pavement ends on CR 21 and climb the hill to CR 98. The hill can be a little sandy in spots but just resist it and you’ll be over it in no time. At CR 98 the course takes a left turn and and rides east where you can almost coast it home past Elbert School and The Naked Goat, where it finishes. Then to have a little more fun we’ll have a podium and hand out some trophies for M&W Open + Masters M&W 50+… Hopefully you can hang out and cheer on the long course finishers!