5/19 A/B Group Ride: Coal Bank Pass

With only one week before the IHBC all three groups will ride north along the race route! The A/B Group will ride to Coal Bank Pass. This ride is 69 miles long with 4500′ of climbing.
Meeting Time: 9 AM
Meeting Place: Durango Community Recreation Center
Who: 2012 DWC members, A/B groups
A Group: Pace: Fast! Pros, cat 1-3 racers, very strong club riders, strong collegiate racers.
B Group: Pace: medium-fast (17-22 on flats). cat 4-5 racers, strong club riders.
Route: From the Rec Center take US 550 N to Coal Bank Pass. Turn around, head back to the Needles Store and REGROUP. (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.
Variation: 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…)

IMPORTANT: For safety and legal concerns, ALL DWC group rides and races are open to Current 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. Members are reminded that Colorado Law states we are allowed to ride a MAXIMUM of 2 abreast and only when we are not impeding traffic. When in doubt please ride single file!