Sunday, November 18, 2007

Arcata Backroads Tour

Distance: 51.6 miles
Climbing: 3600 feet
Difficulty: Moderate
Start: Arcata


This ride features many great country roads that are popular for local cyclists. You will travel from Arcata to Blue Lake, Fieldbrook, McKinleyville, Westhaven, Trinidad, and back to Arcata. You can delete parts of the ride to shorten it. The ride features flat terrain around Arcata and rolling hills between Blue Lake and Trinidad. Expect the ride to take 3 to 4 hours. Since you are never too far from town, there are plenty of places to stop. I have not included turn by turn notes here, but you can print them out by clicking on the MapMyRide map below.

Here is a link to the Garmin Connect website which has a Google Map and other data about the route.

Below is a map from MapMyRide.com. Clicking on the map will direct you to the website where you can view the map through Google Earth or download a Garmin Course or GPX file. You can also print the map with turn by turn notes.

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