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Elephant Rock & Flying Horse (North) 34 Mile Road Ride

  • September 23, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Monument Park and Ride, 1899 Woodmoor Dr, Monument, CO 80132


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Let’s go for a ride through the trees, with lots of turns, but great roads and views as your reward. See if you can spot a few sites along the way. Here are the highlights:

  • Can you spot the elephant (elephant rock that is)
  • Short but steep 14% grade climb of Capella Drive
  • Scenic and secluded roads of Woodmoor and Kings Deer
  • Not steep but steady Woodhaven climb
  • Scenic and lightly traveled roads of Flying Horse North
  • Up and down roads of the Sun Hills area
  • Along Rangely, see if you can spot an observatory (no, not on the AFA), and a giant sized marble

Routehttps://ridewithgps.com/routes/44223052, 34 miles, 2,600+ ft of climbing

Ride TypeA no-drop ride, with regrouping as needed. Also an opportunity to customize your effort by shortening the ride (details below).

Start Location Details: Monument Park-n-Ride, NE corner of I-25 and and highway 105 off Woodmoor Drive. We’ll meet at the north end of the parking lot.

Road Condition to Note: 

  • Jackson Creek Parkway narrows north of Higby at mile 32.4, and there is some road construction further north. In the cone zone, the road surface is fine, but the lane narrows at some points
  • We'll pass a Parade home in Flying Horse North, so there will be parked cars and pedestrians in the immediate area

Customize your Effort: For those who want a shorter ride (about 25 instead of 34 miles), you could turn west rather than east onto Hodgen at mile 16.2, go down Hodgen and Baptist, and rejoin the route at Gleneagle. 

Leader Contact: John Beckman, members can find my cell # in the Members section of the club’s Wild Apricot App, or in the MembersSection/Directory page of the club’s website. 

Safe Group Riding: Our group practices safe riding by communicating with each other along the ride, and following the rules of the road. Rear lights are required. 

This ride is open to SOCO Velo members. SOCO Velo has a 30-day trial membership if you would like to check out our club and ride with us.

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