road bike: alpine loop

We'll start near the Purple Turtle and climb gently north to American Fork Canyon. Then it's up the canyon past Timpanogos Cave, and up, up, up to the top; then down, down, down the other side past Sundance to Provo Canyon where we will quickly pick up the Provo River Parkway bike path at Vivien Park that will get us safely down the rest of the canyon. Then it's up a very short hill to the bench where Orem sits. From there, it is gently downhill or flat all the rest of the way back. No uphill whatsoever. I made sure of it. This is a social ride: ride at your own pace, but we will regroup several times along the way. Due to the climbing, we may split into compatible sub-groups on the way up. Please call or check your email if the weather looks iffy.

Level:MOD+
Miles:40.0
Vertical:3400'
Route:Loop
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Robert Turner
Phone:801-467-1129
Date:Wed Jul 28 2010
Meeting Place:Purple Turtle, 85 East State Road, Pleasant Grove. Park along 100 E or 300 S just east and north of the Purple Turtle, not in their lot; we will start the ride from about 100 E 300 S.
Meeting Time:9:00 am
Web Link:Map My Ride Map with Elevation