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ALC 2016 Southern Utah kickoff (11/14/2015)

Date: Saturday, November 14
Meet time: 10:30 a.m. MST
Ride-out time: 11:00 a.m. MST
Meeting place: Starbucks, 1091 N. Bluff St. (map)
City: St. George, Utah
Rain policy: Rain cancels; make-up date is Nov. 15
Pace: 2 - medium pace (10-12 mph)
Terrain: 2 - rolling hills
Miles: 32

Southern Utah has some of the West's most amazing road cycling, and the ALC 2016 southern Utah training rides will take you to some of the most scenic and amazing places. Our season kicks off today with a red rock excursion past Snow Canyon into Ivins, a gentle climb into the community of Kayenta, and to our rest stop on tribal land of the Shivwits Band of Paiutes.

Next, we'll ride through Santa Clara and past some volcanic lava fields before reaching downtown St. George, where we'll ride past the temple before our final spectacular climb of the day to the top of Red Hills Parkway and breathtaking views of the hills before our final grand descent back to our meeting point.

If you're not up for the full 32 miles, there are plenty of ways to make the ride shorter. And all paces are welcome; we'll make sure nobody gets left behind. You don't have to be registered for ALC 2016 to ride ... although we might try to persuade you to think about ALC 2017 if you're not.

Ride With GPS reports about 1,670 feet of climbing for this ride. We meet at a Starbucks, and there's plenty of other food and drink nearby. I've made the meet time purposely late so that: (1) you'll have plenty of time to drive here in the morning if you wish, and (2) we'll hopefully avoid the worst of the autumn morning chill. We're less than two hours of driving time from the Spaghetti Bowl interchange in Las Vegas!

Important note for Nevada riders: St. George is on Mountain Standard Time, one hour ahead of Las Vegas.

Join us and find out how our rides are different! We obey traffic laws and stop signs, we ride single-file, we don't paceline, we never-ever-EVER pass others on the right, we help one another, and we make sure everyone has a GREAT ride. Everyone gets a detailed route sheet, and you're free to ride at your own pace or with others, whatever you wish.

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