A pretty scenic country ride from a NEW RURAL starting location; The Manda Community Center.
NOTE I: Please don't BLOCK the community MAIL BOXES on the south side of the parking area !!
NOTE II: We'll start out riding north & east, then shortly after we ride through Coupland, we'll ride north on CR 456 over the "Old Truss Bridge" with 1.75 miles of gravel/hard packed dirt up to & after the bridge.
We'll cross the "Old Truss Bridge" at mile 9 & then we will ride north into Taylor at mile 17, before heading east & south into Thrall; then continue south to ride by a DONKEY farm at mile 43. We'll ride on some quiet country roads (some new & some we've ridden before, but in a different direction). I'm trying to note all the "BAD" roads on this route in the act/spirit of transparency ---- there is no extra charge for all these bad roads ---i.e. ride at your own risk !!
Only 1781 ft. of climbing---per RIDEwithGPS !
NOTE III: No rest room facilities at the Manda Community Center [but there is a BIG tree, looking kinda' dry right now, behind the Community Center for some ride start privacy !!]
This is a "B" paced "no-drop" ride. Please be able to maintain a 15.0 - 16.5 mph pace for 57 miles.
Leaving promptly at 9:00 AM. Maybe even "roll-out" at 8:58 !!
STORE STOP at mile 27 in Thrall (Thrall Food Mart on US 79)
NOTE III: Helmets are required on ALL rides..
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