*Luck Cole Loop Road Gravel Ride & BBQ &SGBB
If you have never been on Loop Road or just driven it before you should come out and explore the beauty of Loop Road by bike and enjoy the hospitality of colorful locals Lucky Cole and his wife Maureen. We will start and end at Lucky and Maureens property; bring any food items you would like to cook up after the ride, Lucky has an outdoor grill. Do not bring your own alcoholic beverages, Lucky will have beer on hand for a minimum donation.
We will meet up at 9am at Lucky Coles, parking will be on his gated property just off of Loop Road. The ride will encompass Loop Road itself and some side excursions we have found on previous rides. Suggested tire width, nothing less than a 40c tire, no road bikes will be allowed on this ride. This is a group ride but you must carry all the water and all other items you will require on this ride. There is nowhere on this route to get water until we reach Lucky Coles at the end of the ride.
The pace will not be slow but a varied pace between a moderate (12-15mph) broken up to shorter, faster paced areas (15-20mph). This is not a race, mostly a fun, exploratory ride. The total distance will be anywhere from 40-50 miles, almost all of this ride is on gravel and dirt roads.
Bug spray and sunscreen might be something to consider carrying with you on this ride also.