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Monthly Saturday Gravel Ride

Sept Gravel 9/7. Trinity Levees. 7.30AM
By Jonathan Davis
Posted on 9/2/2019 8:39 PM

This month’s gravel ride will be in downtown Dallas on the Trinity River levees, Saturday 9/7 7.30AM.

Please arrive by 7.15AM for pre-ride briefing and sign-in.

Meet at the parking lot close to the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge. It has at least 70 parking spaces, and is marked as "Trinity Skyline Trail and Ronald Kirk Bridge Parking". Be careful not to use either of the two parking lots for Trinity Grove.
Parking Spot on Google Maps
 
There are two Loops in this route. We will start with a 29 mile Loop 1 going West and return to parking lot. For those wanting extra miles, we will continue on Loop 2 going East for an extra 9 miles taking in the Santa Fe Trestle Trail. There are two opportunities for water refills, but these are slightly off route near mile 11 and mile 33. I would prefer to avoid these, but since we have a fairly open terrain and a 100F forecast for noon, we might need to refill.


Route

We’ll meet for lunch afterwards at Herrera’s Cafe, 3311 Sylvan Ave, which is only about a mile from the parking lot.

GRAVEL Basics

Bring your Gravel/Cross/Mountain bike out and join the fun! For those who have never ridden gravel before but are curious here are a few tips:

* GRAVEL is more work than riding paved roads, you will eat more food and drink more water. For the best experience, it is recommended you regularly ride B2 or above for the most enjoyable experience

* GRAVEL is an Adventure - plan to get dirty, and have a good time with your friends

* GRAVEL can be unpredictable - therefore when it comes to tires, the wider the better.

* GRAVEL riders are self sufficient - be sure to bring everything you and your bike needs for a successful ride (food, water, spare tubes, pump, tire levers, etc.)



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