road bike: wasatch wednesdays: alpine loop

We'll start near the Purple Turtle and climb gently north to American Fork Canyon, then up the canyon past Timpanogos Cave. From there, it is up, up, up to the top; then down, down, down the other side past Sundance to Provo Canyon. We'll quickly pick up the Provo River Parkway bike path at Vivien Park that will get us safely down the rest of the canyon. Then we'll climb 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'll probably split into compatible sub-groups on the way up. When we get back, we can have lunch at the Purple Turtle.

Level:MOD+
Miles:40.0
Vertical:3400'
Route:Loop
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Robert Turner
Phone:801-467-1129
Date:Wed Aug 3 2011
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:8:30 am
Web Link:Map of ride