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Parfet Park – Superior Loop
March 29, 2015 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Formerly known as the Morgul Bismarck.
History abounds in this popular cycling loop once raced as part of the Red Zinger and Coors International Bicycling Classic in the 70s and 80s, and filmed on-site in the 1985 bicycle cult movie American Flyers. It’s still a popular training route for cyclists and was brought back into competition in 2010 as part of the three-day Superior Morgul Classic.
Named after a cat (Morgul) and dog (Bismark) the undulating route is 13.3 miles in length and features steep inclines that include the hump, the wall, and the feed hill that range from 6% to over 10% grades.
Route goes north via semi-rural roads and residential streets to Rte 128 and can be reversed there for an easy out & back. Full ride includes loop N on CR93, E to Superior on Marshall Rd, then S to 128. This year construction on CR 93 is slowing traffic on the long descent to Marshall Rd, actually making our ride easier and safer. Eventually there will be a cycling shoulder on the new roadway. On the return to Golden there is an option of continuing S on Alkire to 82nd (see map).
The shorter out and back option may be found here:
Meet-up is now at Parfet Park in Golden (facilities) to be riding at 10:30 a.m.