We will be moving out to Echo Bay and meeting at 7 at the Echo Bay Central Public School for our next few rides.
Tomorrow’s ride will be sprint/regroups for the A and B riders. They will ride out together and keep a social pace until they get to the sprints, then they sprint and then regroup at the end of the sprint.
The Sprints are marked in yellow on the attached photo, but follow this link for the map. The first is the Hwy 638 climb from the first sign for Echo Lake Rd (with a left turn symbol on it and ends at the black mailbox on the right near the top of the hill. I believe the pavement also changes at this point.
Segment 2 is also a climb, Laird Hill, and starts at the driveway to the church between the bridge and the base of the hill and ends at the green Canada Post box at the fork in the road.
Section 3 is flat along Government Rd heading north starting at the intersection with Bar River Rd and ending at the Sign Ahead sign before Watson Rd.
For the C ride, I have a few favorite routes and they are mostly a choose your own adventure at a few intersections, so we’ll make up a ride as we go.
Two notes: firstly, the forecast is calling for thundershowers tomorrow and I will cancel if it looks like we’ll get them during the ride, so keep an eye out just in case. I won’t just cancel for rain, but I will warn people not to take sprints too seriously at that point.
The second note is that there were some roads washed out earlier this summer in the epic rains we got and I haven’t been out there to scan for anything. I don’t know the full road conditions right now, but I’ve heard that a lot of the roads are fixed. However, some roads may not be ride-able and there may be some turning around making the ride might a bit of an adventure.