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ALL TOGETHER in the Country - Blackwater River State Forest
September 5, 2020
7:30a Start! The 'Wheelmen in the City' will head to Blackwater to join our compatriots, the 'Wheelmen in the Country'! We'll meet at the Blackwater Heritage Trail head next to Truly Spokin' in Milton.
The ride has been a staple of the area for 18+ years and counting with anywhere from 20 to 50 riders on any given Saturday. There are 7 convenience stores located 15 to 28 miles from the Trail head start/finish. One of these stores is the usual Saturday destination. The distance of the ride will vary from 42 to 55+ miles and is typically posted by Thursday afternoon on the Blackwater Cycling Facebook page. The pace varies as well. You can typically expect 2 to 3 groups of riders with a Blackwater pace scale as follows:
A group - riding speeds of 22 to 30 mph with a finishing moving average of 22+
B group - They're getting frisky. Typical riding speeds are 18 to 24 mph with a finished moving average of 18.5 to 20.5 mph
C group and lower - riding speeds depends the company, anticipate riding speeds of 15 to 20 mph depending upon the wind and ongoing conversations. Finished moving average 16-17 mph.
THE DESTINATION MAY CHANGE WITH THE 'C' GROUP!! The core group of riders has been in Blackwater for years and will sometimes opt for a different route than the faster groups.
Truly Spokin address: 5172 Stewart St., Milton
If you have any questions regarding the ride, the quickest way to get a response is to post a question on the Blackwater Cycling Facebook page.
Also feel free to contact David Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org)