SCCC Spring Tune-up at the Paint Rock Valley Lodge
April 13 - 15
Join us for a weekend of cycling and fun at Paint Rock Valley Lodge in Estillfork, AL about 45 mins from Huntsville. Secluded deep in the hills and valleys on County Road 9, the lodge is home to a unique collection of rustic decor, much of which comes from a bygone era. The walls of the ground floor of the facility are filled corner to corner with antique fishing gear, signs, advertisements and other memorabilia reminiscent of the past.
We will have both short (30- 44 mile) and long (62-70 mile) rides on both Saturday and Sunday. The short rides will stay in the Paint Rock Valley while the longer ride on Saturday will climb out of the Valley up to Skyline Mountain.
UPDATE DUE TO WEATHER
The Sat 74mi route has been cancelled!
Between 8:30-9AM on Saturday we will assess if and when routes are possible.
Cancelled OR postponed rides are slightly.
Rides will start at 10 AM on Saturday and 9 AM on Sunday
Long- Hytop-Belvidere (~74mi)
Leader: Lewis Harmon, 15mph avg
Medium Route - upper and middle valley (~43mi)
Leader: Hunter Chockley 15mph avg
Short- upper Valley with waterfall (NRLB) (~27mi)
Leader: Raul Briseno, 14mph avg
Short-upper Valley (NRLB) (~20mi)
DAY 2 Routes:
long route (~58mi) Paintrock Coves
Leader: Ernie Thomas, 15-16 avg
medium route (~42mi) to Huntland and back.
Leader: Hunter Chockley, 15 mph avg
short route (~31mi) (NRLB)
Leader: Lewis (15+ mph)
Rooms in the lodge are available 4/14 & 4/14 (Friday and Saturday night). There are 18 rooms in the lodge, all with 2 double beds, and 2 also have 2 bunk beds. A men's bathroom & women’s bathroom are at the end of hall. The proprietor, Mr. Eddie Prince, can supply a cook for 25 people or more, but the kitchen is available for use if we have less than that number.
Rooms are $32.25 per person per night. This includes an hot breakfast and sack lunch.
Camping, $20 per night for both water and electric hookups, or a $15 per night charge for electric only. Tent camping $5 per night.
Please let us know if you would like to reserve a room ASAP. If you want, come for the day and go riding that’s fine too. The lodge and grounds are quite interesting, with a stage, pool, campfire pit, and simulated “town from the old west”. See www.prvlodge.com.