cancelled - road bike: stagecoach inn - rush valley ride - cancelled - May 19, 2012
I have a conflict today and couldn't find anyone to take over this ride, so it is CANCELLED. Sorry. We'll start at historic Stagecoach Inn in Fairfield. We'll ride west to 5-Mile Pass, north past the roads to semi-ghost towns Mercur and Ophir, then enjoy a great 5 mile downhill to the junction with UT-36. A short 1/2 mile north of the junction is Penny's, a great little grill to stop at for lunch, if we want, or just a little break. From Penny's, we'll head south for about 16 miles to the turnoff to Faust. We'll stop to check out a Pony Express historic marker before heading east toward Faust and back to 5-Mile Pass. We will be riding along a section of the old Pony Express route. From 5-Mile Pass, we will get another good 5 mile downhill back to the start. The ride gains about 1300 feet of elevation total in chunks of about 200-400 feet at a time, so the climbing isn't too bad. There are no services anywhere along the route except at Penny's, so bring plenty of water and snacks.
|Date:||Sat May 19 2012|
|Meeting Place:||Stagecoach Inn in Fairfield, UT, about 45 miles southwest of SLC. Take I-15 Lehi exit 279; go west on Hwy 73 to Fairfield. Turn left at the Camp Floyd State Park/Museum sign. Stagecoach Inn will be on your left (Google map link: http://g.co/maps/p8kth)|
|Meeting Time:||10:00 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:||8:45 am|
|Web Link:||Map of ride|