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St. George Christmas orphans (12/25/2015)

CANCELED - unfavorable weather
Date: Friday, December 25
Meet time: 11:15 a.m.
Ride-out time: 11:30 a.m.
Meeting place: Crosby Family Confluence Park, 2099 S. Convention Center Drive (map)
City: St. George, Utah
Rain policy: Rain or ice cancels
Pace: 2 - medium pace (10-12 mph)
Terrain: 1 - mostly flat
Miles: 25

Yes, even in southern Utah, not everyone is able to be with their family or loved ones on Christmas. No point in sitting home alone; come on out and ride. (And even if you are with friends and family, join us after unwrapping the presents, and you'll still get home in time for dinner.)

Because it's Christmas (and because the early forecasts suggest it might be a bit chilly), today's route is relatively easy, with only a couple of mild hills. We start by heading east on the Virgin River Trail until it ends, then a little bit along Riverside Drive to join up with the new segment of the trail, extending past Sullivan Park and along the newest segment east of town. When the paved trail ends, we'll ride an easy 0.3 mile of sand/gravel to the "Bridge to Nowhere," and then head back into Washington via the Washington Dam Road. We'll eventually make our way to 2450 South and pick up St. James Lane to the Bloomington Hills Trail. Finally, we'll scoot under I-15 through the roundabouts (light holiday traffic, so no worries), ride past Bloomington Park, and then pick up the rest of the Virgin River Trail for our return to Confluence Park.

If there is significant rain on Christmas Eve, I will modify the route to not use the sand/gravel section.

We will not ride if the temperature at meet time is 32 degrees or below. Please RSVP if you're planning to attend; if I have zero RSVPs by December 23, I might cancel the ride. Bring whatever food you want or need; don't plan on anything being open along the route.

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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