The Team KMan Bike Ride for Saturday, January 25, will highlight the climb up Chimney Rock Road from Nacimiento Lake Road.
The route goes north on River Road to San Miguel (where there is a regrouping stop). From there it goes southwest via San Marcos Road to Nacimiento Lake Road, then west to Chimney Rock. After the climb up Chimney Rock, the prescribed return route takes Adelaida Road back to Paso Robles, where a stop for refueling is scheduled. From Paso Robles the plan is to head back to Atascadero via Vine Street, Ramada Road, Main Street and Templeton Road.
The complete route covers 68.2 miles, with 3,586 feet of elevation gain. Route details are contained in the attached Microsoft Word document. Additional information and maps can be obtained at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28833884
The ride can be shortened in various ways, for example: by doing a San Miguel out-and-back along River Road; by going directly to Paso Robles from San Marcos Road and bypassing Chimney Rock and Adelaida; or by returning to Atascadero by way of Vineyard Drive instead of Adelaida Road. The ride can also be lengthened by riding all the way to the end of Chimney Rock, or riding east from Paso Robles and returning to Atascadero by way of Union and Geneseo or Linne and Geneseo Roads, among other options.