Lots of Bubbas doing the Hincapie Grand Fondo on Saturday. Good luck and safe riding!
As an alternative for Bubbas not doing the fondo, we have the 2nd edition of Bub One’s Bluegrass Festival Ride. Since Bub One is still on the mend from his most recent encounter with a motor vehicle, Crack’em will be leading the ride; although, Bub says he may join us for at least part of the ride.
Roll from Mountain Cove at 9:30 a.m.
Park at the old Mountain Cove Restaurant. It takes about 45 minutes to get there from downtown, so we will roll at 9:30 to give folks time to get there.
Route: We will do the same route as last time. Head north out of the cove on Hog Jowl, turn right to head back south on Camp Rd. From there, we stay on a southward course of back roads to Menlo, GA, where we climb lookout on Hwy 48. Continue across the top towards Mentone, AL. Store stop at BJ Foodmart just before the GA/AL line at mile 49, about 1.5 miles after the climb. After the store, continue on towards Mentone. Take a right turn on CR 631/Flarity Rd. Take Flarity to a fork in the road. Stay right onto Moon Lake Rd to Hwy 157, aka the road to hell. Right on 157 for a 2 mile run to Dougherty Gap. Turn left, and you can coast to your cooler from there. 65 miles.