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Dirty Sheets :: Gravel Grinder
|Event Type:||Mountain Biking|
|Event Location:||Cochran Mill Park|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, May 18 2019 9:01 am >> Sat, May 18 2019 12:01 pm|
|Registration Opens:||Mon, May 6 2019 7:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Fri, May 17 2019 3:13 pm|
|Event Duration:||3 Hours|
|Difficulty Rating:||D6: Advanced (Exploratory)|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 21 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||6|
|Minimum Group Size:||2|
|Number Registered So Far:||5 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
Note: This is an "EXPLORATORY" trip. This means that there are parts of this trip, or perhaps the whole trip, that is new to your Trip Leader(s). However, they are confident that this will not be an issue.
This note is here so that you can make an informed decision. When a Trip Leader isn't personally familiar with a trip, there is an increased chance of things not going as planned and you need to be prepared. The Trip Leader may have additional details in the itinerary.
This might be listed as a Mountain Biking event this is "technically" NOT a mountain biking event...while close, it will be best if you attack these Dirty Sheets with a Gravel or CX bike.
When the local trail status says closed, it is time to ride gravel. In fact it is always time to ride gravel! RAIN OR SHINE EVENT, cancelled only under the threat of severe storms. While I used to train on the Silk Sheet routes all around this route, I've never "gravel'ed" this route, so it is under the "exploratory" heading...but I have never met a trail I didn't like...The Dirty Sheets is a 20.7 mile loop (yes, we're doing it TWICE..maybe in alternating directions), this premiere gravel route is in South Fulton County in the City of Chattahoochee Hills. Surrounded by the famous Silk Sheets road cycling route, The Dirty Sheets is a rural and scenic gravel ride that will leave you in disbelief that you are so close to downtown and the airport. It can be ridden by a mountain or cyclocross bike...maybe even a bada$$ hybrid.
The ride starts at Cochran Mill Park and is best ridden clockwise. The Dirty Sheets begins with Upper Wooten Road, an old county dirt road that is closed to vehicular traffic for almost 5 miles and continues on rural gravel roads and a small amount of pavement with minimal auto traffic until you circle back to the Park.
Check out the ride and GPX file at MTB project here: http://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7012793/dirty-sheets-gravel-loop.
If you want to ride fast in the dirt, gravel (and yes, some roads) this is for you
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While there's not a formal carpool listed, if you live near Roswell, GA hit me up for carpool options
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