The Grant and Back 68 ride is 68 miles and includes three long climbs and several hills. There are several optional rest stops on route, including downtown Grant and the Trading Post on Cathedral Caverns Highway. Directions to start, at the Cove Park ballfields near Hampton Cove:

If traveling over Monte Sano on Highway 431 (east on Governors Drive): go 4.8 miles after passing Monte Sano Boulevard and turn Left at Old 431/Sutton Road. Travel 1.6 miles and turn right onto Old 431. The ballfields are on the right.

If traveling over Cecil Ashburn Drive: continue straight on Sutton Road for 0.7 miles and go straight across Highway 431. From the intersection go 1.6 miles and turn right onto Old 431. The ballfields are on the right.

 Turn Leg  Description Mile
R 1.2  Southeast on Old Highway 431 x
L 0.4  on Cherry Tree Road x
L 1.6  on Esslinger Road x
R 1.9  on McMullen Road x
L 5.3  on Cherry Tree Road x
R 1.1  on New Hope Cedar Point Road
 at "T"
L 2.5  on Butler Mill Road x
SR 5.8  to stay on Butler Mill Road (store) x
Begin Climb 1.0  480' in one mile, 9% avg grade x
RL 1.5  at Anderson Ridge Road onto
 Simpson Point Road
L 1.5  on John Sutton Road x
Rest Stop -  Convenience store on right
 next rest stop in 29 miles
L 1.5  on Cathedral Caverns Highway
 (stop for race start at DAR school)
S 2.3  North on Cathedral Caverns Hwy x
R 3.6  on Cathedral Caverns Road x
R 1.3  on Babe Wright Road (climb) x
R 2.7  on Winkles Road x
R 0.8  on Waverly Hills Road x
L 0.1  on Esslinger Road x
 Turn Leg  Description Mile
R 0.2  on Swearengin Road x
L 1.1  on Shady Side Drive / Ester Road x
L 2.5  on Baker Mountain Road x
2.5  return on Baker Mountain Road
S 1.3  continue on Fire Tower Road x
R 0.8  on Carlton Click Road / 6th Street x
R 0.5  on Cathedral Caverns Hwy
 (stop for race finish at DAR school)
S 3.6  North on Cathedral Caverns Hwy
 (optional rest stop at Trading Post)
R 2.0  on Kennamer Cove Circle x
S 0.2  onto Jim Tom Hodges Road x
L 2.2  on Mill Road (no sign) x
Rest Stop -  Small country store at "T"
 finish in 15 miles
R 1.5  West on Butler Mill Road at "T"
 (Left from store)
L 1.6  on Maples Lane x
L 1.8  on New Hope Cedar Point Road
 at "T"
R 3.3  on Poplar Ridge Road x
L 5.7  on Cherry Tree Road at "T" x
R 1.2  on Old Highway 431 x
L -  at Cove Park ballfields x

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