Sugar Valley Saturday May 7th 10AM
Exciting news, the starting point known as the Pit Stop, for the closed restaurant that sat idle for years, has reopened as the Kavkaz Middle Eastern Restaurant (Loganton PA). So bring your bike locks, the Prez and First Lady will want to try out the restaurant after the ride. But back to the ride…
The ride is slated to start at 10AM and will be lead by Marie Landis. The entire course is gently rolling from lots of Amish farmland and is entirely contained within one isolated valley. Basically we will ride clockwise down one side and back on the other side. The pace will be 12 to 15 MPH with stops for photos. It is not uncommon to see more Amish buggies than cars along the route. I have included a map below. (28.2 miles)
Last year, we encountered another group of riders who rode the route from Lamar and they highly recommended “The Narrows Road” as an add on. It looks like it is relatively flat and may be an option for those in the group who want a slightly longer ride, like Mike Horizon. (Up to 45 miles total)
You can email me, the Prez at firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text to 570-279-1089 with any questions about the ride. Check out the restaurant on Facebook! (See link above). I will make reservations if a lot of people are interested in staying for lunch. Please email me if you would like to have lunch at the Kavkaz.
The ride started out a little soggy but the weather started to clear after about the 10 mile mark at the church rest stop pictured below. After we took off, some of the group when on the shorter route and 8 of us diverted onto Dry Run Road (Route 880) almost all the way into Lamar. It is a really pretty twisty road that travels alongside a fly fishing creek with lots of woods. We even passed a trout hatchery. We will definitely include this part in future ride. After the ride finished, 9 of us stayed for lunch at the middle eastern restaurant.The food was great! We tried the beet soup, a tasty beef and pasta soup, a cabbage and egg stuffed pastry and several wood grilled meat dishes.Yum!