Memorial Day Figure Eight

Moderately-Hard
The first major climb at 4.5 miles may make you wonder what you’re getting yourself into.  But everything gets easier on this moderately challenging, four-climb, fifty-mile scenic ride.  The Figure Eight route loops through Mindoro twice where you can stop at a park or several businesses to hydrate and refuel; you can even choose just to take the one, 24-mile loop. Either way, the return takes you through the Mindoro Cut, the largest remaining hand-hewn rock cut in the nation. It’s listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, and the twists and turns are a favorite of motorcyclists and bicyclists alike.  After that climb, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment as you ride downhill for the last eight miles, back to Lake Neshonoc in Swarthout Park, where you can take a dip in the lake to cool off.

24, 49 MILES

Ride with GPS

Memorial Day Figure Eight
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