May 24 Sprint/Regroup Route & Segements

This week will be our first sprint/regroup session.  For the A and B groups, we’ll have a flat segment, a hill segment, and a bonus segment.  C-group riders are encouraged to come out, ride social, and watch the fireworks.

Reminder: Rides are now starting at Aweres School in Heyden at 6:30pm.  Map: Google.

A and B groups: This format is fun for riders of varying speeds, so we’re mixing the two groups this week.  Everyone will struggle and most will get dropped on one segment or more, but never for more than 10min before we regroup and ride social to the next segment.  Format reminder: Riders are expected to light it up on the segments, and some riders will absolutely get dropped.  At the end of the segment, everyone will stop or soft-pedal until the entire group is back together before riding at an easy social pace (no pushing it at all, everyone should feel comfortable) to the next segment.

The route is about 36km out Hwy 556 to Hwy 552 and down the hill, out to Post Office Road where we will turn around and head back to Bellevue Valley Rd where we head east and climb the big hill before riding back to Aweres School on Hwy 556.  Map: Google (Ignore the loop Google adds at Post Office Rd/Hwy 17.  We’re turning around at Post Office Rd instead).

Segment 1 (flat) – Hwy 552 headed northwest.
Start: Intersection of Hwy 552 and Pruce Rd.
End: Intersection of Hwy 552 and Post Office Rd.

Segment 2 (climb) – Bellevue Valley.
Start: Bend in the road as the climb starts.
End: Culvert after the “Stop Sign Ahead” sign (before the final kick up to Hwy 556).
Note: This is deliberately not the same as the Strava segment.  We’re just having fun today, not contesting a KOM.  Please do not race up to Hwy 556.

Segment 3 (bonus) – Hwy 556.
Start: “Road bends left sign (yellow with left arrow) after descending”.
End: Ulch Rd sign just before the railroad tracks.
Note: This is deliberately not the same as the Strava segment.  We’re just having fun today, not contesting a KOM.  Please do not race across the railroad tracks.

C group: This will be a 24km social, no-drop ride from Aweres School along Hwy 556 to the entrance to the cell tower climb and back.  Map: Google.  The group should feel free to lengthen or shorten this mildly-hilly out-and-back based on the pace and skill of the group.

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