road bike: tuesday tour: big mountain (with little mountain and lunch option)

We'll ride from Mountain Dell to the snowline or Big Mountain Pass, whichever comes first. This will be a very low traffic ride: the gate closed at Little Dell. Short ride, but challenging climbing, so we can get a good workout in a hurry---unless the snowline comes up too soon, that is. In that case, we can always ride up Little Mountain and down to the Sun and Moon Cafe for lunch on the way back. This is a social ride. Ride at your own pace, but we'll stop to catch our breath a few times along the way. This is a good ride for anyone: you can ride at whatever pace you want and turn around whenever you want. Mileage: about 16 miles if we can go all the way to the top. The Little Mountain - Sun and Moon Cafe leg would add about 8 miles. Elevation gain depends, of course, on how far up Big Mountain we get. Max gain would be about 2200 feet; the Little Mountain - Sun and Moon leg would add about 900 feet.

Level:MOD
Miles:16.0
Route:Out & Back
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Robert Turner
Phone:801-467-1129 (home); 801-560-3378 (cell)
Date:Tue Apr 30 2013
Meeting Place:I-80 East Canyon exit along the road just past the UDOT road maintenance station. Link to a Google map of the location: http://goo.gl/maps/3oPhB
Meeting Time:10:00 am
Web Link:Map of ride