Special Coronavirus Message: With shelter-in-place restrictions in San Luis Obispo County now being relaxed, the Saturday Team KMan Bike Ride is being resumed. Though it seems safe enough to many of us to resume riding in groups at this point, those who choose to participate are advised to remain mindful that Covid-19 infections are still occurring in our area. For example, two days ago, on June 2, seven new cases were reported in San Luis Obispo County. Given this reality, riders are encouraged to ride at safe distances from each other and to minimize drafting because riding on another’s wheel inevitably puts one in the path of respiratory droplets shed from the person being drafted.
We are all responsible adults and, in the end, it is up to each of us to make our own risk assessment and decision about how to proceed. Let’s respect each other on that basis and govern our own conduct accordingly as we resume our group bike rides during this uncertain time. Now for the ride notice:
The Team KMan Bike Ride for Saturday, June 6, 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 it is back to Atascadero via Vine Street, Ramada Road and Templeton Road.
Riders will meet at KMan Cycle and Run in Atascadero beginning at 8:30 for an 8:38 departure.
The complete route covers 68.2 miles, with 3,586 feet of elevation gain. Additional information and maps can be obtained at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/28833884
For those with limited time, 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.
Team KMan has been encouraging and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle, while having fun, since 2003. For Information on Team KMan and how to join please visit us at http://www.teamkman.org/