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Cuesta College Loop – 12.5 miles – Moderately Easy

Ride Summary: A quick ride through Cuesta College on little trafficked back roads and returning to town on Highway One. Some small hills, but no major climbs.

For maps of the following rides, see the various North County and Coast North bike maps.

Starting Point for all SLO North rides: Santa Rosa Park at the corner of Santa Rosa and Oak in San Luis Obispo just north of US 101.

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0.0       TR out of Santa Rosa Park onto Santa Rosa Rd / Hwy One.
0.4       TL onto Foothill Blvd.
2.9       TR onto O’Connor Dr.
5.3       Top of hill.
6.1       Entering National Guard facility
6.3       TR at the first available turn. Caution – speed bumps.
6.5       TR at the T-intersection.
6.8       CS at the stop sign.
7.2       TR at stoplight onto Hwy One.
12.5     TL into Santa Rosa Park (suggest use crosswalk at Murray St.)

*How do you determine difficulty ratings?

It is challenging to come up with a difficulty rating system that is relevant for everyone. A very fit cyclist might consider our “Moderately Strenuous” trips to not be hard at all, while someone who exercises infrequently or is not used to cycling might find a “Moderately Easy” tour to be quite a challenge. Our bicycle tour rating system is based on the approximate fitness level of a casual recreational cyclist who rides at least once per week and rides over fifteen miles on a regular basis. If you ride less or more than this, please adjust your expectations of the tour accordingly. To flesh out the rather subjective difficulty rating, we also include the distance for each tour and a terrain description.

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