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GABA- OFF THE GRID: Parker Canyon Lake B-/3/61

OFF THE GRID: Parker Canyon Lake B-/3/61


Ride Description:
This may be our most scenic 100k ride. It takes us through Elgin wine country east of Sonoita, past cattle ranches, to the lush Canelo Valley, and finally to Paker Canyon Lake. We will enjoy spectacular views of the grasslands, the Mustang Mountains, and the Huachuca Mountains.

Once at the lake we will take a leisurely break for refreshments. There is a convenience store there where you may buy snacks and water. If the weather allows, we will have lunch on the patio of Copper Brothel after the ride.

This ride features endless rolling hills and 4,000 feet of climbing! It is not easy. There are no support services on the route so bring enough water for at least three hours and extra tubes.

“Off The Grid” rides are intended to get you out of the Metro area and try something new. As a GABA Training ride, regroupings may be as much as ten miles apart and only for a few minutes. If you are farther off the pace than that, please navigate to the Lake or to the finish in Sonoita.

Additonal Notes:
Ride Type: Training
Pace: Final rolling average 17+ mph.
Terrain: There are plenty of hills with gradual climbs of up to 5 miles, and shorter steeper hills typically of a mile or less.
Total Elevation Gain: 3958 ft.
Traffic: Country roads but with some vehicles moving at up to 50 mph.
Start Time: Arrive by 8:15 AM for sign-in and route rap. Wheels rolling by 8:30 AM. sharp.
Group size: This ride will be limited to twelve riders.

Route: Parker Canyon Lake
We ask everyone to be responsible for their own navigation.

Ride Coordinator: Dave McElwaine @ (781) 367-8643. If you are running late, give me a call.

Participation rules:
Your GABA membership should be current. If you are not a member, please consider joining at www.bikegaba.org. Front and back flashing lights are encouraged. Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. No ear buds. Please obey traffic laws and represent GABA well

Ride Codes:
• A 20+ mph
• B+ 18-20 mph
• B 16-18 mph

Terrain Codes:
• 1 Flat
• 2 Minor Hills
• 3 Moderate Hills
• 4 Long Climbs or Very Steep

COVID-19 safety measures

COVID-19 vaccination required
Event will be outdoor
The event host is instituting the above safety measures for this event. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring, and will not independently verify, that these precautions are followed.