On Saturday July 9 the A/B Group will ride to Coal Bank Pass! This ride is 69 miles long with 4,500′ of climbing.
Meeting Time: 9am
Meeting Place: Durango Community Recreation Center
Route: From the Rec Center take US 550 N to Trimble Lane, RT on Trimble to CR 250, LT to top of Old Shalona, RT US 550 N, continue to top of Coal Bank Pass, 5 min regroup, turn around. Head back to the Needles Store get water and regroup for real this time. (Be nice to the folks at the Needles Store- they are always good to us!) Contnue back to Durango on US 550 S, take CR 203 and STOP at Trimble Ln. Restart, continue down CR 203, merge onto US 550, SPRINT at the Welcome to Durango Sign and spin back to the Rec Center.
Variations: Wanna make it a Century? Ride to Lemon and back after you get back to town. (this will add another 2500′ of climbing, so bring an extra GU.)
Pace: Fast, with regroups at Coal Bank Pass and the Needles Store.
Map/Route Link: http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united-states/co/durango/512127913298410908
IMPORTANT: For safety and legal concerns, Saturday group rides are open to 2011 DWC members who have signed our Liability Waiver. All members are reminded that we are riding on open roads and you must obey traffic laws at all times. Annual membership forms and one day guest memberships will be available at the start. One day guest memberships cost $3 and are limited to one per person each year.