On Wednesday, July 20th, we took a Day Ride to prepare for our upcoming Fun Run on Saturday, July 23rd.
A sunny day, with temps expected to soar into the upper 90’s, we packed plenty of emergency water. (grin)
Jeff kicks off the day in this short video:
We left our home around 10:45am and headed toward Biker Rags where our Fun Run will begin.
We talk about the Fun Run in this next video:
We left Biker Rags and got on Pellissippi Parkway heading toward Edgemoor Road.
We turn left onto Melton Lake Dr. heading into Oak Ridge.
We rode through Oak Ridge and turned onto highway 62 heading toward Oliver Springs.
From Oliver Springs we headed toward Wartburg (where we will take our first scheduled Fun Run stop.) After Wartburg, we continued north on 27 heading toward Huntsville.
About 70 miles into the ride, we make it to our next scheduled stop at the Marathon on 27 just before Huntsville.
After our break at the Marathon, we get on 63 heading into Huntsville. We travel through Huntsville, staying on 63.
From highway 63, we turn right onto Old Highway 63. (The start of this road is rough but no worries- it’s rideable.)
Old Highway 63 dovetails right into Caryville.
From Caryville, we travel into Lake City (Rocky Top) where we make our third stop at the Weigel’s- which has big restrooms and lots of gas pumps.
From Weigel’s we traveled up and over Norris Dam.
Jeff talks about our Fun Run coming up in this video:
After leaving Norris Dam, we got onto Norris Freeway, eventually turned right onto Raccoon Valley Road, a beautiful back country road that connects to Clinton Highway.
We passed over Clinton Highway and traveled back down Edgemoor to Pellissippi Parkway and on to Biker Rags.
Saturday’s ride (July 23, 2016) will leave from Biker Rags at 1pm. Come early for pizza, cookies and drinks at noon. Everyone is welcome, no sign up, no fees. The total ride is around 140 miles with three fuel and water stops along the way. Be sure to bring sunscreen! Hope to see you there.
You can see our entire list of DAY RIDES by CLICKING HERE.