Rides will be followed by a picnic gathering at Canfieldwoods Shelter (just above the parking lot). The club will provide soft drinks, water, hot dogs, rolls and condiments.
Bring a dish to pass, a lawn chair, beverage if desired.
The 5 and 10 table will be set up. If you wish, you can bring jerseys or cycling gear to pass on to others free or at a super low price.
RBC club jerseys will be available for purchase.
If you are coming for the picnic only, arrive anytime after noon.
Routes have been posted on RBC Meetup. Please RSVP on the meetup entries for the rides (and the one for the picnic if you plan to attend).
The 2022 Rides - There could be changes in 2023.
9:00 AM Mendon-Bristol #170a/b (51/46 miles) - Kathy+Steve
51mi route has 2800ft of climbing on quiet scenic roads, including a memorable climb on Baptist Hill Rd, and another on Parrish. Take a break at Bloomfield (store is slightly off route) before flying back to the park along CR39, Stirnie, Lanning and Bull Saw Mill.
46mi route has 2400ft of climbing with only one memorable climb (skips Parrish). It flows nicely along Strong, Taylor and Bull Saw Mill back to the park. * Moderate pacers who enjoy challenge may wish to take this shorter option to save some time.*
10:00 AM Mendon-Bristol #170e (36 miles) - Kim
36mi route has 1600ft of climbing. It runs with small rollers and big views, going through Bloomfield (store is slightly off route)
10:45 AM Mendon Ponds Loop #130c (23 miles) Supported Ride - Gary+Lisa
23mi loop has 900ft of climbing, mostly because it criss-crosses several creeks between Fishers and Rochester Junction. It is never far from the park, but has a nice variety of views, climbs/descents, and straightaways.
11:00 AM Mendon Ponds Loop #130a (15 miles) Supported Ride - Mary D.
15mi loop has only 600ft of gentle climbing on quiet roads around the border of the park.
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