Title: Cotaco Backroads 40 (Slow & NRLB ride)
Distance: 40 miles
Start Location: Cotaco School,100 Cotaco School Rd, Somerville, AL 35670 (See Below for directions)
Date and Start Time: Saturday, Jun 10, 8:30AM
Ride Leader: Anita Tygart, 256-426-3646
Description: No Rider Left Behind (NRLB) Ride. It is a moderate and beautiful ride of 40 miles with some rollers and an average pace of ~14 mph. The total cumulative climb is 1300 ft. It goes thru beautiful quiet farmland, wooded areas and backroads.
The route can easily be shortened to 31 miles by heading north on Cotaco-Florette Road from the second Rest Stop at mile 27, returning directly to the start at Cotaco School.
The map and cue for the route is as follows: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/6315971.
Rest Stops: Store @ 17 and 27.5 miles. Bring a snack to have at the rest stops.
Also, please 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 NRLB ride, but be sure you can do this ride of 40 miles.
Directions to start location: Travel South from Huntsville on Hwy-231 (Memorial Parkway) across the TN River Bridge. Go 3 miles after the bridge & turn right on AL-36 at the flashing yellow light. Travel on Al-36 for ~8.3 miles to the intersection of Cotaco Florette Road. Turn right on Cotaco School Rd and the School will be ~0.1 mile from the intersection. Turn left into the parking lot.