June 27, 2017
What a bundle of joy! Looks small on the map, but the layout is genius design of flow, technicals and connectors, where you feel like you're on a much bigger system. For an intermediate rider, it'll take close to an hour to ride the full experience. That's with a couple rest/hydrate breaks at connector points. If you're new to the game, some of the sections can get hairy, fast. Ride pacing fluctuates beautifully between pay-attention-now to flow and rip it, with gentle meadow rides between sections to even the keel. If at any point you want to bail, drop down to the bike path that connects Cambridge and Rockdale and find the sledding hill that points up to the CamRock 3 parking lot. Ride the hill up -- or walk your rig and chill at the shelter. But resist the urge to cut the ride short. At all connectors just keep riding and you'll eventually end up where you started. Afterwards, the picnic area is great place to hangout. There's restrooms, though the water source seemed sketchy. Bring your own. If you want to entice some non-riders, the walking trail along the river is super nice. Bridges. Birds. Lots of critters. Roll into either town afterwards for beers and grub.