After a 0.75 mile “thin-out” loop in the Deep Lake Campground, you will enter into the famous and revered Deep Lake mountain bike trail system. You’ll follow the normal Saturday flow which is clockwise (opposite from the traditional flow), taking the southern trail west toward Devil’s Soup Bowl. The plan is to exit at Graves Hill Overlook and head south on two tracks and gravel roads. After surviving the infamous Sager Road (our version of Mordor perhaps?), you’ll hammer several miles of scenic and moderately hilly gravel roads north, then west, and finally south, eventually flowing onto the rugged Bassett Lake Road (“road” is a generous term) with a lung-busting climb. You’ll finish the race with a final 5 miles of pure Deep Lake awesomeness, entering in at the Pines section before finishing in the campground, aka the Shire, where you will be welcomed home as a Lord of the Springs.
Trail, road and elevation maps to come.
It’s a dangerous business, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.