Saturday, January 10
Anyone who’s interested in riding the Iron Mountain Trail this Saturday, meet at 10:00 a.m at the Starbucks in Dayton. From there we’ll caravan to the trailhead, approximately ten miles east of our meeting place.
Or meet at 10:30 at the trailhead on Highway 50E: Approximately ten miles east of the Dayton Valley Road (stoplight), there will be a dirt road heading north (just beyond Chaves Rd. If you’ve crested the hill and can see Stagecoach (you’ve gone too far). Turn left, and in about two hundred feet there will be a clearing on the right. Park there.
Ride description: The first two miles of the ride will be on a double track that will provide a good warm-up and an opportunity to socialize before hitting the singletrack. To give you an idea of the level of difficulty, this trail is a little more challenging than the Centennial Park loop. I hope that helps.
Total mileage will be 15 to 17, with 1200-1300′ of elevation gain. Depending on the makeup of the group we could extend the ride and add another loop. The pace of this ride should be early season casual, but if there is too big of an ability level gap, we’ll split into two groups.
Please let me know if you plan on attending.
If you would like to carpool to the trailhead, leave a comment and I’ll make the appropriate arrangements.