road bike: murdock canal trail
Utah County has been working on covering the Murdock Canal, an open irrigation channel, and converting it into a paved active transportation thoroughfare. On May 18th, they are holding opening ceremonies at 8:00am for the Murdock Canal Trail "Grand Opening Celebration", so I think it will be fun to join in the festivities. I've attended a briefing on this project and it looks fabulous! While the Murdock Canal Trail is relatively short at only 17 miles between Orem and Lehi, officials plan to extend it eventually to Thanksgiving Point and hook-up with the Jordan River Trail network, as soon as right-of-way issues can be resolved; so, plan on at least a 34 mile out and back event over easy pedaling terrain. Each community along the canal is holding their own ceremonies, so plan on a rolling-festival-sort-of-event with a lot of community involvement. Meet Elliott (801-969-2846) at the 7200 South I-15 Park & Ride at 7:00AM to carpool-caravan or in Orem at Canyon View Junior High School, 950 North 800 East, at 7:45am. Opening ceremonies get underway at 8:00am.
|Route:||Out & Back|
|Date:||Sat May 18 2013|
|Meeting Place:||Canyon View Junior High School, 950 North 8oo East, Orem|
|Meeting Time:||7:45 am|
|Carpool Place:||7200 South and I-15 Park & Ride, located south of 7200 South, east of I-15, and immediately west of McDonalds|
|Carpool Time:||7:00 am|