MBC-UMRA Ride 5/14/2024 - Report

Post event report:

7 riders met at Silver Park to enjoy this lovely day for a ride. With temperatures in the upper 60's and minimal wind and partly sunny skies we rode casually with no hurry. Everyone did reach the beginning point safely after this slow and comfortable ride.

Leader behind camera.

Photo by RL Wachtel.

Statistics and map via Strava:

  • Distance: 16.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes, and 0 seconds
  • Average Speed: 8.2 mph
  • Minimum Elevation: 3115 feet
  • Maximum Elevation: 3201 feet
  • Total climb: 104 feet
  • Total descent: 106 feet


Pre-ride information:

Join the Tuesday MBC-UMRA Ride

Given the current long range weather forecast for, Tuesday, 5/14, with a high of 70 and 5% likelihood of precipitation and west wind around 14 mph, this should be a reasonable day to continue our 2024 riding season for the Tuesday MBC-UMRA riding group. This will be an afternoon ride beginning at 1:30 PM in Silver Park. A preliminary plan for our route for this ride would begin with a ride south on the Bitterroot Trail to Post Siding Rd. and into the Fort for a brief stop. From the Fort we would make our way to Clements Rd. via North Ave. thus beginning our fairly familiar Fort Loop. We may add the extension out to the Kelly Island Fishing Access. To add some addition to the normal loop, I would plan to exit from the Milwaukee Trail on the east side of the Russel St. underpass and cross the river to the north side multi-use trail. This route will have some travel time in the bike lane on Broadway until just before Orange St. where we can get back on the multi-use trail. We would continue on the northside river trail to the Madison St. under bridge to return to Silver Park via the Milwaukee Trail. This route is primarily on paved multi-use trails with some bike lane on street riding and one short single track that can be avoided by any riders who prefer to not ride the dirt single track.

If you have any suggestions for future rides for this primarily Tuesday biking group, please let me know by entering it on the "Propose a Ride" page and indicate that you would like someone else to lead. Also, if you would be interested in leading or co-leading any of the future MBC-UMRA Tuesday rides, you can submit your interest on our "Propose a Ride" page.

Any cancellation/postponement of this ride will be posted here and a cancellation email will be sent out not later than 11:00 AM on Tuesday 5/14, to all who have RSVP'd. Always dress appropriately for your comfort.

While this ride is targeted towards UM Retirees, it is open to all MBC members. Please remember that this will be a slow to moderate pace with the potential of only one moderate hill, the Reserve St overpass. Please RSVP if you’re considering joining the ride so that you will be provided the leader's contact information and can be informed of any late-breaking changes (e.g., weather or smoke related cancellation).

  • Ride name:  MBC-UM Retirees Ride 5/14/2024
  • Date: May 14, 2024
  • Start time: 1:30 PM
  • Gathering place: Silver Park
  • Distance in miles: 11 - 18
  • Pace:  Slow to Moderate 9 - 12 MPH on the flats
  • Planned stops: Rest stop at the Fort.
  • Leader: name - leader contact information will be provided in the autoresponse email you will receive after you RSVP below.

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