WASHCO Ride of the Month: March 2014 Chainrings


Each month in CHAINRINGS, Sunset Cycles previews another great Washington County bike ride. With the varied terrain available in our area, the selected ride is certain to be a winner.

Our ride rating category is simple, ranging from one CHAINRING (easiest) to five CHAINRINGS (most challenging). Here’s the criteria:

One chainring: Flat ride, minimal climbing
Two chainrings: Rolling hills, short climbs
Three chainrings: Moderate hills, possibly some short, steep climbs
Four chainrings: Challenging terrain with numerous, longer climbs
Five chainrings: Very difficult terrain with numerous, steep, long climbs

This Month’s Ride: March Sprints

Rating: 2 Chainrings!cycling-contact-sport

Yes, there are a few climbs on this 22-mile lollipop loop ride from the shop, but they’re relatively minor. The real beauty of this loop are the long, flat straight sections of road, perfect for getting in some fast cadence riding. Whatever that means to you in terms of watts or miles per hour, it’s time to put the hammer down and ride like the wind.

View details for the entire route HERE

Click HERE for the next article in this month’s Chainrings: Shop News

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