Here’s a link to the official 2017 FDGG course map. We publish this shortly before the event so that you can look it over, download the gpx file, etc. You are also welcome to pre-ride any of the road sections. However, the off-road sections are normally closed to public use by bicycle. Most are on private property and available for you to ride through the generosity of land owners. Please do not pre-ride these sections; if we abuse the privilege we will lose access to these trails that form an important part of the Farmer’s Daughter experience every year.
This should be the final version of this year’s course map, barring any errors I may find in a final edit. Keep in mind that the distances on the off-road segments are approximate, and not as ridden. I’ve used satellite data to get them as close as possible, but discrepancies will affect mileage accuracy overall.
The on-road parts of the course will be marked with arrows on the pavement and on signs, with signs and tape on the off-road sections as well. There will also be moto support and volunteers at any spots that might be tricky. We all work hard to keep you from taking a wrong turn! We think that the best rides are those where you never need to use your cue sheet, but it’s always good to have one handy.
Rest stops are indicated on the cue sheet. They are (1) water only at approximately mile 16.5, (2) Bountiful Bread’s truly amazing rest stop at approximately mile 27.5, (3) Coldstone Creamery ice cream and water at the summit of the hardest climb, Dean Hill Rd. at approximately mile 39.5, and (4) the final aid station with plenty of great treats as well as water and sports drinks at approximately mile 47. After that (and between formal rest stops) you’re pretty much on your own, though there will be roving support on the course throughout the day, and they typically have some water on hand.