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.

Organizer:Robert Turner
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
Meeting Time:10:00 am
Carpool Place:Central Park Community Center (250 E Claybourne Ave, South Salt Lake, UT)
Carpool Time:8:45 am
Web Link:Map of ride