Our ride starts Friday at 3:00pm from the park-n-ride lot just west of Harmony Road exit on I-25. On Friday we'll bicycle 42 miles to Briggsdale where we'll camp at Crow Valley Campground. A group camp site (Lark) is reserved for two nights. Please Contact Mike if you are riding Friday so we'll know to expect you.
If camping is not for you, you can still join us at Crow Valley Campground near Briggsdale at 8am on Saturday, July 30th. On Saturday we ride north via Hereford and then east to WYNECO. We pass through Hereford and Grover. The round trip distance is approximately 80 miles, including 28 miles of gravel road. There is a moderate amount of loose gravel. Bring both lunch and sufficient water as there are not likely to be either available along the way.
On Sunday morning we'll bicycle back from Crow Valley.
Briggsdale Gas station and market (0.5 miles east on CO 14)
Hereford Bar and Grill (in Hereford)
Grover Market (in Grover)
|0.0||Start at Crow Valley Campground and CR 77|
|23.0||Turn right onto CR 136 (follow pavement)|
|24.5||Straight, through Hereford|
|29.0||Straight, leave pavement to continue straight on CR 136|
|37.0||Left onto CR 105|
|39.0||Right onto dirt track, across cattle grate, past windmill (this turn just after pavement begins)|
|39.5||Stop, You've arrived at WYNECO!|
|39.5||Return on dirt track to CR 105|
|40.0||Left onto CR 105|
|49.0||Right onto CR 122 when CR 105 ends|
|57.3||Left and follow road through Grover, pavement returns|
|64.0||Left on CR 77|
|79.0||Stop, return to Crow Valley Campground|
For those wishing a shorter Saturday ride, one suggested route is to bicycle to Grover and back. This entire route is paved and is ~45 miles.
A slightly longer ride with ~8 miles of gravel is to ride to Hereford with the group and then take CR 390 directly from Hereford to Grover. This makes for a ~55 mile ride.
The route above places us within two miles (as the crow flies) of Panorama Point (410400N, 1040118W), the highest point in Nebraska. The surface roads have a fair amount of loose gravel and are 6.3 miles each way. The last 1.3 miles have signs posted "No Hikers, No biking". The reason is because this is open range with Bison. There is a $2/person admission fee. Based on bison, gravel and extra miles, we will likely skip Panorama Point on this trip. For those still gung ho, the route instructions from intersection of CR 105 / CR 136 (mile 37.0 above) are as follows:
|37.0||Straight on CR 136|
|40.0||Left onto CR 111|
|42.0||Cross Colorado/Nebraska border|
|42.1||Left on small dirt track|