road bike: elberta to vernon out & back

NOTE THE NEW MEETING TIME. We'll ride from Elberta in Utah County through Eureka and on to Vernon, returning the same way. This is really nice riding territory. If you haven't ridden here before, you owe it to yourself to try it. The first part is a stiff climb of about 9 miles up to Eureka, but from there, we get some downhill and rollers through very scenic, low-traffic territory all the way to Vernon. On the return, we'll get a great 9 mile downhill reward from Eureka back to Elberta. Since this is an out and back, you have lots of options to shorten the climb and ride distance to suit your taste. There will be small stores in Eureka and Vernon to get snacks and water, etc. If we want, we can have lunch at a little store in Vernon during the ride or on the drive back in the Saratoga Springs area. This will be a social ride: ride at your own pace but we will regroup a few times along the way. Bring money for snacks or lunch.

Level:MOD+
Miles:68.0
Route:Out & Back
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Robert Turner
Phone:801-467-1129 (home); 801-560-3378 (cell)
Date:Sat Jun 2 2012
Meeting Place:Elberta Post Office on the corner of US Hwy 6 (15200 S) and UT Hwy 68 (12800 W), Elberta, UT. Link to a Google map of the location: http://goo.gl/maps/x10E
Meeting Time:9:00 am
Carpool Place:Parking lot of former school at 230 E Claybourne Ave (2770 S), SLC. The lot is about 1 1/2 blocks east of the Reams on State Street. Link to a Google map of the location: http://g.co/maps/jff5m.
Carpool Time:7:30 am
Web Link:Map of ride