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YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.

WHEN

Fri Aug 05 2016 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

WHERE

Orlondo's Bar and Grill
Des Moines, IA

WHO

Nicholas Ludwig

Description

Tour

Distance - 26 miles

I did this ride last year and was surprised that there were not many others doing it so I wanted to put an invitation out letting others know that there will be a group riding. We plan to meet at Orlando's around 1:00PM Friday August 5th. Probably leave around 1:30PM, Make a stop at the Cumming Tap to refill on water and supplies and head to Martensdale from there.

At Martensdale there are two route options, both are gravel and will be players choice but both end up being 25-26 miles.

Some people will be bikepacking/bagging so the pace will be fairly leisurely but there will be various riders skill levels. I personally will be camping through Sunday and plan to ride back also but the return time has not been determined at this time.

Route

We will ride the Great Western Trail South from Orlando's make a stop at the Cumming Tap and continue on the trail until Martensdale. From Martensdale there are two gravel options. The route with more moderate climb require riding along the highway leading into St. Charles for 2 miles or the More challenging climb route drops you into the back side of St. Charles and requires very little highway riding. If you are comfortable riding the shoulder the highway route is fine but I'll leave that up to you and your comfort level.

Venue

Orlondo's Bar and Grill

4337 Park Avenue,
Des Moines, IA 50321
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Registration

Free!!

Contact

nicholasludwig@mac.com

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