Monday, November 14, 2011

Gobbler Grinder

Updated 11/25/11

What: The Gobbler Grinder
When: Sunday, November 27, 2011, 9:00 am
Where: Platte City, MO - Weston, MO
Why: Because we all know you overate on Turkey day. Time to get on your bike and burn off all those excess calories that you consumed.

Come join us for a three-hour tour over some very fine Northland gravel roads. We depart from Platte City, home of the Platte City Fair (oldest fair West of the Mississippi by the way) and quickly hit some gravel classics like Sexton Road, Hackberry Ln and Grass Pad Road (2 shorter route options are available along N. Farley Road for those who wish to shorten the route). We leave the hills behind for a scenic flat route through some farm lands via Kisker Road. Stillings Rd brings us back toward the bluffs and some more climbing. Rolling hills along the country side follows with plenty of gravel goodness. A short downhill run along Hwy 92 and we hit Weston Bend State Park. Here we will jump on the historic Weston Bluffs Trail which follows the Missouri River and the Lewis and Clark Trail. After a pleasant 3.5 mile trip down the Weston Bluff Trail we reach the city of Weston for a water/nature break. After a short stop we proceed North for a scenic 7 mile loop (this may be skipped for those who wish to head back) before heading back to town and then roll East and work our way back alone some more rolling country side to complete our little Gobbler Grinder.

Ride begins at Platte Ridge Park off of 371 Hwy. Only 20 min North of downtown KC via I-29. Address is 17130 Mo-371, Platte City, MO 64079

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Below is an updated map . We wanted to add a cool section outside of Weston Bend State Park. All road are open and ready for us. The route will allow several shorter versions for those who do not wish to complete the entire route. Route maps will be available at the ride start.

Please check back for updates.

1 comment:

  1. The weather for Sunday looks awesome - Sunny with a high of 46. Expect ride temps to be between 33 at the start and finish up in the low 40's.

    The route is in very good shape. The county did put down some new gravel in two places so expect about 5 miles of new gravel. The rest is packed down good for our rolling pleasure.