Coldwater Valley Metric

        This flat to hilly 63 mile route travels up to the quiet, scenic roads of the Coldwater Valley in Tennessee. There are rest stops at 25, 42, and 56 miles.

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Route details:

The ride begins with some rolling hills and a bit of traffic, quickly transitioning to quiet mostly flat roads up to the Tennessee line. The route then descends into the Coldwater Valley and winds over to the store in Coldwater.

The route then turns east, circling a loop north of Molina Road (shown on the map in orange, skipping the loop saves 7 miles - Cue Sheet ) and finally turning south to climb out of the valley on Red Hill Road, a nicely shaded 300' ascent.

After the second rest stop on TN-110 the roads are mostly flat and fast, but open to the sun and wind. The final ten miles also has more traffic, usually not heavy.

The total elevation gain for this ride is 1,220', starting at 770' with a maximum elevation of 1,050'.

Coldwater Valley metric elevation profile

Coldwater Valley metric route map
        Directions to start:

This ride starts at the First Baptist Church of Meridianville (Google Maps location) about 9 miles north of Huntsville, just off US-231/431 on Monroe Road.

Arriving from the south on US-231/431, turn left onto Monroe Road (there's a Hardee's at the northwest corner of the intersection). The church is 0.2 miles down Monroe Road, on the right.

Directions to First Baptist Church of Meridianville