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Maggie Valley Berry Patch

Saturday, May 27, 2023, 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM Central Time (US & Canada) (UTC-06:00)
TVA Guntersville Dam
Guntersville Dam Road
Grant, AL  35747
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Fred McMurry
2566538655 (c)
Moderate Ride
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Title: Maggie Valley Berry Patch with Cottonville Climb
Distance: 45 miles
Start Location: TVA Guntersville Dam, Guntersville Dam Rd., Grant, AL 35747
Date and Start Time: Saturday, May 27th at 8AM
Ride Leaders: Fred McMurry 256-653-8655
Description: Start Guntersville Dam restroom parking lot. Climb Cottonville Road up Gunter's Mountain to Grant, with a rest stop at Maggie Valley Berry Patch 23.7 miles. Plan for a quick regroup after the Cottonville climb at Panquin Cemetery pavilion 8.2 miles. Maggie Valley has an area with refreshments and other items for purchase at the farm. After the rest stop, we will return through Grant and descend Cottonville back to the dam. CAUTION, there is a short 1.1 mile section on Highway 431, going out and returning back, with a good shoulder for riding, but watch for road hazards and fast-moving traffic. CAUTION, the 2.2 mile section on Simpson Point Road can be busy, so stay traffic aware on Simpson Point.
Ride link is
Please make sure you are familiar with the route. Bring a cue sheet and/or navigational device and have the phone number of the Ride Leader and the phone number of at least one friend. Be aware that cell phone service can be spotty. Text message may be the best way to communicate during the ride.
Expected end of ride speed is 14-15 mph but faster on flats and slower on climbs. Riders are generally expected stay together and watch out for each other. Be confident you can do the stated speed and distance.
If you choose to ride at a much faster speed than the desired average speed or choose to deviate from the route, you are on your own.