Title: Stevenson to Porter Bluff
Distance: 50 miles
Start Location: Pavilion on SR-117 across the tracks from the Stevenson Railroad Depot Museum, Stevenson, AL (the Museum address is 207 W Main St)
Date and Start Time: Saturday, June 17 @ 8:30 AM
Ride Leader: Gary Stephens, firstname.lastname@example.org, 714 769-0048
Description: This will be a moderate-to-difficult ride with rolling hills and one major climb. It is a very scenic route following some rural back roads in Jackson County AL and Marion County TN, and crosses the Tennessee River twice. The route has a cumulative climb of 2750 ft and the expected average pace will be 15ish mph. The major climb is up Jackson County Road 93 to Porter Bluff, climbing 850 feet in 2.5 miles. The climb has an average grade of 6.5% and briefly goes up to 8%. We will regroup before and after the climb and rest at the top to enjoy the panoramic view and take photos.
Rest Stops: Porter Bluff at 20 miles, Fox Trading Post at 27 miles, and South Pittsburgh at 34 miles. First chance to refill water is at Fox Trading Post at 27 miles. Bring plenty of water!
The map and cue for the route is: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/21849118.
Bring a cue sheet and/or a map to the ride and also have the phone number of the Ride Leader and the phone number of at least one friend.
Again this is a moderate-to-difficult ride of 50 miles with one major climb, so be sure you can do the stated average pace for the stated distance.
If you choose to ride at a much faster pace than the leader or deviate from the route, then you are on your own.