Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Smithville Gravel Grinder

12/26/09 Ride Postponed ! Mr. Snow Man has decided that it would best for us all to stay home and avoid being on the road ways. Based on current trail conditions and the depth of the snow drifts on the trails. The off-road version is also canceled. Days like this is when we need a Pugsley.

What: Smithville Gravel Grinder
When: Saturday, December 26, 2009 - 10:00 am start time
Where: Smoke N Davey Trailhead (off W Highway), Smithville, MO
Who: Any and all are welcome
Why: Because there is way too much pavement in the world

Route: Mostly gravel roads North of Smithville Lake. "Rolling hills" is a good description of the route. Any road bike with a good sturdy set of wheels can be used. Cross bike preferred, but not required. Distance is ~ 30 miles for this GG.

Weather note: The weather forecast is calling for some snow. If the gravel roads are not safe and clear, we will not have the gravel grinder ride. We will instead ride the MTB/Pave trails in and around Smithville Lake. There are 20 miles of pave trails and 12 miles of MTB trails that we can use. We will announce the plans on Friday night/Saturday morning.

This is a Show-N-Go ride, please bring food/water and anything you require.


  1. I might ride there- let me know if you want to join me

  2. I won't be able to go, family stuff got cancelled on Christmas Eve so it got moved to Saturday.