The Sharps Cove ride is a 48 mile clockwise loop, mostly flat to rolling with a few short steep hills. 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
0.1  from Cove Park ballfields x
1.0  on Eastern Bypass x
0.9  on Highway 431 Access onto
 Audubon Lane
0.1  on Whistler Lane x
0.1  on Deford Mill Road x
0.1  on Cranfield Road x
0.4  on Featherstone Lane x
2.3  on Caldwell Lane at "T" onto
 King Drake Road
4.0  on Dug Hill Road at "T" x
0.4  on Wall Road x
1.3  across US-72 to stay on Wall Road x
1.3  on Brownsboro Road at "T" x
SL 0.3  to stay on Brownsboro Road x
0.6  on Kelly Hill Road x
0.5  on Gurley Pike x
2.3  on Hurricane Creek Road at "T" x
R 0.4  on County Lake Road x
R 0.6  on Sharps Cove Road x
LR 0.8  at "T" to stay on
 Sharps Cove Road
SR 2.0  on Bob Stiles Road x
R 1.7  on Sharps Cove Road at "T" x
U 2.8  Return on Sharps Cove Road x
SR 0.8   to stay on Sharps Cove Road x
LR 0.6  at "T" to stay on
 Sharps Cove Road
 Turn Leg  Description Mile
L 0.4  on County Lake Road at "T"
 (optional rest stop 0.9 miles right)
L 2.3  on Hurricane Creek Road at "T" x
0.1  on Gurley Pike
 (optional rest stop 0.6 miles west)
0.7  on Powell Street x
2.0  on Gurley Pike x
1.5  on Acuff Road x
0.8  on Killingsworth Cove Road x
0.8  on Harrison Cove Road x
1.1  on Tom Rutland Road x
1.3  on Gurley Pike at "T" x
2.0  on Hereford Road x
1.1  on Section Line Road x
0.1  across RR Tracks to stay on
 Section Line Road
0.1  on 4th Street crossing US-72 x
Rest Stop -  at BP Station on right
 finish in 8 miles
0.1  continue South on 4th Street x
0.4  on Childress Street at "T" x
1.7  on Miller Road at "T" x
2.7  on McMullen Road at "T" x
1.6  on Esslinger Road x
0.4  on Cherry Tree Road at "T" x
1.2  on Old Highway 431 at "T" x
-  at Cove Park ballfields x

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