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UXBRIDGE 68 KM (SHORT OPTION)

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SPRING TRAINING

MAY 24, 2020

START TIME8:00 am
DISTANCE68 km
ELEVATION +585 m

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Map of Uxbridge 68 km

NOTE: The blue section is where the shorter route deviates from the standard route.

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ROUTE DECRIPTION


In some cycling circles the name Uxbridge is a cause of some concern to others it means outright fun. The roads in this area are absolutely beautiful, but they can be a bit of a challenge when it comes to the hills. They can be steep and they can be long. Personally, I wouldn't have it any other way. The start out of the Ballantrae Community Centre is on a fairly busy road as is Hwy. 48 where you'll make a right hand turn. Both roads combine for a total of 4 km of uninteresting roads that will have more traffic that you would want. It's one of those necessary evils of route design. Once you turn onto Cherry St. you'll feel you are now truly riding in the country. Cherry St. comes upon you quickly on a fast downhill section on Hwy. 48 so be sure not to miss it. You'll be going fast and the turn is easy to miss. Cherry is short, but it offers some small climbs amidst the rolling terrain. It is here and beyond where you'll find beautiful cycling terrain on very quiet country roads.

When you get to McGowan Rd. you'll turn right where you'll be treated to a section of road that never ceases to reaffirm my joy of cycling. This road rambles north for about 4 m's and is basically a downhill roller. Although there are hills you will lose more elevation than you will gain. It's the perfect road for cycling. You'll get much the same as you turn left onto Herald Rd. for the short trip to Kennedy where you'll turn right and negotiate a pretty steep, but short ramp. From here the cycling is on gently rolling terrain with the odd side street offering up just a bit of a test to keep things interesting. This comfortable country riding will continue for the next 18 km's. The hills starts again as you turn onto Ravenshoe Rd. where the first hill rises directly in front of you. Once you crest the first hill, the second hill is in close succession. It's a great one two punch for the climbing legs. These two climbs span a distance of 4 km. At the top of the second climb you'll turn right onto Concession Rd. 3/Regional 39. The road here is generally downhill until you reach the town of Zepher, an ideal place to get water. There is a good climb out of town. As you keep heading south be sure NOT to go around the big bend. Continue straight onto Concession Rd. 3. I can't tell you how many people miss this slightly weird route anomaly.

The climbing begins again as soon as you make the left turn onto Ashworth Rd. Once you make the turn you'll see the biggest hill of the day staring down at you. This is where you're heading. It's not a categorized climb, but it's worthy of a mention. The entire climb is just over 1 km in length. It starts with gradually increasing gradients then levels off ever so slightly at the midway point, allowing for some recovery, and then finishes with the steepest gradients of the climb. After the climb easy riding will follow for the next 8 km. Now you are heading straight south on Concession Rd. 4. The big test of the day comes at Concession Rd. 3, south of Regional Rd. 8. This road is one of my all time favourites in Southern Ontario. The roads just seems to sink into the landscape. It's mostly covered overhead with trees so it always seems to be dark and ominous. You'll climb a series of steps that will eventually lead up and out of the dark and back onto the approach roads home. This section of Concession Rd. 3 is clearly the biggest test of the day. Once you get to Wagg Rd. you'll turn right and play on the few remaining rollers for the 7 km punch back to the parking lot.

TRAINING RIDE # 7

UXBRIDGE 68 KM (SHORT OPTION)

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SPRING TRAINING

DateMay 24, 2020
Start Time8:00 am
Approx. Finish12:00 pm
Distance68 km
Elevation +585 m
Cat. ClimbsN/A

VIEW ROUTE

START LOCATION

Map of Uxbridge 68 km

CATEGORIZED CLIMBS

CAT.LENGTHELEVATION +CLIMB NAME
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N/A
N/A

ROUTE DESCRIPTION

In some cycling circles the name Uxbridge is a cause of some concern to others it means outright fun. The roads in this area are absolutely beautiful, but they can be a bit of a challenge when it comes to the hills. They can be steep and they can be long. Personally, I wouldn't have it any other way. The start out of the Ballantrae Community Centre is on a fairly busy road as is Hwy. 48 where you'll make a right hand turn. Both roads combine for a total of 4 km of uninteresting roads that will have more traffic that you would want. It's one of those necessary evils of route design. Once you turn onto Cherry St. you'll feel you are now truly riding in the country. Cherry St. comes upon you quickly on a fast downhill section on Hwy. 48 so be sure not to miss it. You'll be going fast and the turn is easy to miss. Cherry is short, but it offers some small climbs amidst the rolling terrain. It is here and beyond where you'll find beautiful cycling terrain on very quiet country roads.

When you get to McGowan Rd. you'll turn right where you'll be treated to a section of road that never ceases to reaffirm my joy of cycling. This road rambles north for about 4 m's and is basically a downhill roller. Although there are hills you will lose more elevation than you will gain. It's the perfect road for cycling. You'll get much the same as you turn left onto Herald Rd. for the short trip to Kennedy where you'll turn right and negotiate a pretty steep, but short ramp. From here the cycling is on gently rolling terrain with the odd side street offering up just a bit of a test to keep things interesting. This comfortable country riding will continue for the next 18 km's. The hills starts again as you turn onto Ravenshoe Rd. where the first hill rises directly in front of you. Once you crest the first hill, the second hill is in close succession. It's a great one two punch for the climbing legs. These two climbs span a distance of 4 km. At the top of the second climb you'll turn right onto Concession Rd. 3/Regional 39. The road here is generally downhill until you reach the town of Zepher, an ideal place to get water. There is a good climb out of town. As you keep heading south be sure NOT to go around the big bend. Continue straight onto Concession Rd. 3. I can't tell you how many people miss this slightly weird route anomaly.

The climbing begins again as soon as you make the left turn onto Ashworth Rd. Once you make the turn you'll see the biggest hill of the day staring down at you. This is where you're heading. It's not a categorized climb, but it's worthy of a mention. The entire climb is just over 1 km in length. It starts with gradually increasing gradients then levels off ever so slightly at the midway point, allowing for some recovery, and then finishes with the steepest gradients of the climb. After the climb easy riding will follow for the next 8 km. Now you are heading straight south on Concession Rd. 4. The big test of the day comes at Concession Rd. 3, south of Regional Rd. 8. This road is one of my all time favourites in Southern Ontario. The roads just seems to sink into the landscape. It's mostly covered overhead with trees so it always seems to be dark and ominous. You'll climb a series of steps that will eventually lead up and out of the dark and back onto the approach roads home. This section of Concession Rd. 3 is clearly the biggest test of the day. Once you get to Wagg Rd. you'll turn right and play on the few remaining rollers for the 7 km punch back to the parking lot.

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