road bike: alpine loop or timpanogas cave

This is one of my favorite rides but the route has tight hairpin turns and fast downhills, so I'm proposing a few options. We'll ride the Murdock canal trail and then into the Canyon and re-group at Timpanogas Cave. Those wanting a short ride can turn around for a 28 mile ride with 800 ft of climbing, a MOD- ride. The rest of us will continue up to the top and then again decide whether to re-trace our route or to complete the loop, a MOD+ ride. Let's have an early and prompt start, i.e. be ready to ride at 8:45 am. There's limited services on either route so bring plenty of water and a jacket for the downhills.

Level:MOD+
Miles:45.0
Vertical:3800'
Route:Loop
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Marcia Hansen
Phone:801-486-5724
Date:Sun Aug 17 2014
Meeting Place:Mouth of Provo Canyon. See map. From I-15 Southbound take exit 272 for Highway 52. Head East until 1560 East. Look for Wills Canyon Stop and Subway. Let's park behind the Subway.
Meeting Time:8:30 am
Web Link:https://ridewithgps.com/routes/5618056


This activity is being organized by a Wasatch Mountain Club member.