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May 15, 2021
WFW in the City ~ 'Hurst Hammock' from Summit&Maygarden (A&B Groups)
7am start. This 52 miler to the little secluded hamlet on the north end of Perdido bay, Hurst Hammock, is a blast! One of our group's favorite routes for sure! Rest stop at Tom Thumb on Beulah Rd & 9 Mile Rd after climbing out of the Hammock.
Route Maps: Ride with GPS A & B Groups...same route (No drop ride for the Bs). 'Moving Pace' A's 20+mph / B's 17-19
Start/Finish - Intersection of Summit Blvd. and Jerry Maygarden. The parking lot of old fire station across the street (2750 Summit Blvd.) has plenty of parking.
WFW in Gulf Breeze > 'Around the Sound' from Whataburger
*** New Ride on Saturday mornings till the bridge is repaired for all the 'Breezers'! *** 8a start from Whataburger (Gulf Breeze - 1135 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.). Don't miss this beautiful 'Around the Sound' route, a grand loop hugging the Inter-coastal Sound through Gulf Breeze, Midway, over the Navarre bridge and back on our world class beach road. Rest stop in Navarre Beach (Tom Thumb). No Drop Ride. Moderate pace. 42 miles.
Other route options are possible as well such as going to Fort Pickens.
Ride Leaders Mike Gross (850.849.2550) and Paul LaRose (850.380.6775). Feel free to contact them if you have any questions.
Click here for Ride w/ GPS Route.
WFW in the Country - Blackwater River State Forest
The 'Wheelmen in the Country' meet at the Blackwater Heritage Trail head next to Truly Spokin' in Milton each Saturday morning.
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)