The Cotaco Backroads Backwards 44 is 44 miles, with a few long hills, most of them in the first half. Otherwise the route is rolling, with mostly good pavement, and rest stops at 22 and 31 miles. Directions to start: This ride begins at the Cotaco School parking lot, on Cotaco School Road off of AL-36, south of the Tennessee River. Travel South from Huntsville on US-231 (Memorial Parkway) across the Tennessee River. Three miles after the bridge turn Right on AL-36 at the flashing yellow light. Travel 8.3 miles to the intersection with Cotaco School Road and Cotaco-Florette Road, at the Cotaco Grocery store. Turn Right and go 0.2 miles to the parking lot in front of the school.
 Turn Leg  Description Mile
L 1.3  South on Cotaco-Florette Road x
L 0.1  on Guyer Cove Road x
R 0.4  on Dotson Road x
S 2.2  on Fowler Cove Road x
SL 0.2  on Fowler Road x
S 2.1  on Pines Church Road x
L 1.9  on Pines Road x
R 1.5  on Forman Bottoms Road (rough) x
R 0.6  on Apple Grove Road x
R 2.6  on Center Grove Road x
L 0.5  on AL-67 at "T" x
R 0.3  on Gum Pond Road x
R 2.3  on Lawrence Cove Road x
L 5.5  to stay on Lawrence Cove Road x
Rest Stop -  at convenience store on right
 next rest stop in 9 miles
 Turn Leg  Description Mile
R 1.0  North on Eva Road x
L 3.8  on 6 Mile Creek Road (dogs) x
S 0.8  on 6 Mile Road x
L 1.7  on S Old 6 Mile Road x
L 0.1  on AL-36 at "T" x
R 1.4  on Old 6 Mile Road x
R 0.6  on Cut-Off Road x
Rest Stop -  at convenience store in Somerville
 12 miles to the finish
S 0.2  North on Main Street x
R 4.1  on Broad Street /
 Center Springs Road
R 0.3  on E Upper River Road x
R 4.2  on Antioch Road x
L 1.6  on Herman Bailey Road (no sign) x
L 0.2  on AL-36 x
R 0.9  on Red Oak Road x
L 0.9  on Cotaco-Florette Road at "T" x
S 0.2  onto Cotaco School Road x

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