Saturday, April 7, 2012

Shippensburg Road Climb - Shippensburg Side

Possibly the best road climb in all of Michaux. This segment is 4.6 miles long and gains 1150 ft of elevation as it tracks along Shippensburg Road to the top of Big Flats area. While it is may not look steep from an elevation profile, the average 4.7% grade will eventually drain the strength and will power of most riders, just in time for the grade to pick up to an average of 6.5% over the final mile. A word of warning, the Strava segment begins at the Shippensburg Road/Whitmer/Baltimore Road intersection and finishes up at the Ridge Road (forest road) turnoff on the right. There are several segments on Strave ending at various points as far away as Big Flats Parking Area, so keep the pedals spinning if your KOM hunting.

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