road bike - draper, alpine dry creek canyon & murdock canal trail

43 mile loop starting at Draper Trax Station. About 50% of this ride is on the Murdock Canal Trail bike path and is away from heavy car traffic. Definitely a nice workout and not for beginners although we'll try to stay together with a moderate pace and slower up the hills. This ride is similar to the Apine Loop ride, but starts in Draper and heads south. We ride into quiet Alpine which was named by early settlers because it reminded them of Switzerland. Gentle inclines past million dollar horse property, cow pastures, apple and peach orchards, then heading up Dry Creek Canyon with stunning views of the Wasatch mountains and Utah Lake. Most challenging portion is up Dry Creek Canyon, hitting 10% grades for a good workout, stopping at a horse trailhead. A quick ride down Alpine around Lone Peak High School, Highland Glen Park, and back to the start point via the Murdock Canal Bicycle Trail. Meet at 7:45 a.m. so we can depart promptly at 8:00 a.m and beat the heat. Regrouping at major route turns. Pace will be moderate with a 13 MPH average speed. Contact Matt Davidson @ davidson801@comcast.net or cell 801-706-0608

Level:MOD+
Miles:43.0
Vertical:2000'
Route:Out & Back
Pace:Moderate
Organizer:Matt Davidson
Phone:801-706-0608
Date:Sun Jul 3 2016
Meeting Place:Draper Trax Station
Meeting Time:8:00 am
Web Link:Route Map