road bike: tuesday tour: wanship - kamas valley loop - June 26, 2012
I'm sneaking in a backside ride for this week's Tuesday Tour. We'll ride from the Wanship Rail Trail parking lot up to and around Kamas Valley. The ride is a combination of parts of two or three others we do in the area along with a twist or two. On the way back, we can stop for lunch at the Rhode Island Diner in Oakley. This is a ride for everyone. No real hills, just short and gentle climbs and some rollers. The biggest climb is from the start up to Wanship dam. We gain about 150-200 feet over about 2 miles, which makes it only about a 2 percent grade. Then it is even gentler riding the rest of the way (maybe one or two tiny exceptions). The complete ride is about 50 miles, but you can shorten it to 40 miles if you want. That would make it about an NTD+. As usual, this is a social ride. We'll stop and regroup several times along the way.