As I wrapped up my second “Base” block of training, I needed to plot some long rides. This weekend, they also needed to be near my Grandparents’ – not an area I’m accustomed to biking. I turned to MapMyRide, entered the city and distance(s) I wanted to ride. I picked a short route for Saturday afternoon and a longer one for Sunday morning. Then, my dad started poring over the gazateer, figuring out where he might SAG my ride. He suggested an alternate end which, I discovered much later, added a few miles and a category 4 climb to the route.
Most of my riding will be done near my home. I always have the option of repeating loops to get the distance I need, but I’d like to explore new routes, too. Do you have any other suggestions for sources of routes?
I suspect the WILD runners would like some ideas, too, so please don’t limit your suggestions to biking sites.