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Tour de Franscott

United States Prescott, Arizona

What, exactly, is this "Tour de Franscott" thing, anyway?

It's a FREE Virtual race (strava recommended) , with daily rides mimicking the actual stages of the Tour de France, during the TdF (beginning 6/29., ending 7/21.)

This is for ALL cyclists...road AND mountain! The more the merrier (that's your cue to "share" and "like" this.)

You/me/we will attempt to ride 21 days out of 23 (or as many as possible). But....since none of us have the time (wink, wink) to ride the actual Tour de France distances, the daily Tour de Franscott rides will be assigned these proportions;

1/4 of TdF distances for road rides, 1/8 of TdF distances for mountain bikers.

For example,

On June 30, the TdF riders will ride 96 miles. You will ride a MINIMUM of 24 miles (road) or 12 miles (mountain) on June 30. There will often be "assignments" in area and/or altitude gain (for mountain stages). Some days you will be able to choose for yourself (out and back, or loop...no rides that are just downhill). Time trial days will be short distances, and are intended to be group ride days (come watch your friends suffer).

We can do these as group rides, or solo...EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIVE IN PRESCOTT (I'm talking to you, OTB!), or when you're out of town (you DO take your bike, right?).

Do as many days as you can. Our team of CPA's will crunch the numbers, and our retained PR firm will help assign bragging rights.

(buzzkill alert) Remember...this ride is FREE, there is no money budgeted for lawsuits, so, you ride at your own risk, and assume all liability, and agree that you will not sue me over this totally elective and risky activity.
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TdFranscott Daily assignments;

(Unless otherwise noted, all rides are to be done as OUT AND BACK, or a LOOP, so as to prevent me from being tempted ride only downhill)

Remember, the below are MINIMUMS. Ride farther if you want.

STAGE 1 ASSIGNMENT! (Saturday 6/29)
FLAT
Road bikes: 33 Miles
Mountain Bikes: 17 Miles
And probably a get together afterward...
(Please "like" and "share"...especially cyclists!)

STAGE 2 ASSIGNMENT! (Sunday 6/30)
MEDIUM MOUNTAIN
Road Bikes: 24 miles / White Spar (out 12 and back)
Mountain Bikes: 12 Miles / Thumb Butte area (out 6 and back, or loop)

STAGE 3 ASSIGNMENT! (Monday 7/1)
MEDIUM MOUNTAIN
Road Bikes: 23 miles / Iron Springs (out 12.5 and back)
Mountain Bikes: 12 Miles / Granite Mountain area (out 6 and back, or loop)

STAGE 4 ASSIGNMENT! (Tuesday 7/2) (GROUP MEET?)
***TIME TRIAL***
Road Bikes: 6 miles / 2 repeats/circuits up/down Pioneer Parkway from Willow Creek to Williamson Valley
Mountain Bikes: +-3 Miles / Up Wolverton (Group ride/dinner after?)

STAGE 5 ASSIGNMENT! (Wednesday 7/3)
FLAT
Road Bikes: 34 miles / Wherever you want
Mountain Bikes: 17 miles / Wherever you want

STAGE 6 ASSIGNMENT! (Thursday 7/4) (I don't think the French care about your BBQ)
FLAT
Road Bikes: 27 miles / Wherever you want
Mountain Bikes: 14 Miles / Wherever you want

STAGE 7 ASSIGNMENT! (Friday 7/5)
MEDIUM MOUNTAIN
Road Bikes: 32 miles / Your choice (Iron Springs? White Spar? Etc.), but not flat
Mountain Bikes: 16 Miles / Lynx Lake area

STAGE 8 ASSIGNMENT! (Saturday 7/6)
***MOUNTAIN STAGE***
Road Bikes: 30 miles / White Spar
MINIMUM 3000+ft ELEVATION GAIN
Mountain Bikes: 15 Miles / Thumb Butte area
MINIMUM 2000+ft ELEVATION GAIN

STAGE 9 ASSIGNMENT! (Sunday 7/7)
***MOUNTAIN STAGE***
Road Bikes: 26 miles / Your choice
MINIMUM 3000+ft ELEVATION GAIN
Mountain Bikes: 13 Miles / Your choice
MINIMUM 2000+ft ELEVATION GAIN

Monday July 8th.
REST DAY

STAGE 10 ASSIGNMENT! (Tuesday 7/9)
FLAT
Road Bikes: 30 miles / Fain Rd, Hwy 89, wherever you want.
Mountain Bikes: 15 miles / Pioneer Park

STAGE 11 ASSIGNMENT! (Wednesday 7/10)
***TIME TRIAL***
Road Bikes: 5 miles / Wherever you want
Mountain Bikes: 3+ miles / White (green) rock to Prieta lookout (group ride?)

STAGE 12 ASSIGNMENT! (Thursday 7/11)
FLAT
Road Bikes: 34 miles / Wherever you want
Mountain Bikes: 17 miles / Wherever you want

STAGE 13 ASSIGNMENT! (Friday 7/12)
FLAT
Road Bikes: 27 miles / Wherever you want
Mountain Bikes: 14 miles / Wherever you want

STAGE 14 ASSIGNMENT! (Saturday 7/13)
FLAT
Road Bikes: 30 miles / Wherever you want
Mountain Bikes: 15 miles / Wherever you want

STAGE 15 ASSIGNMENT! (Sunday 7/14)
***MOUNTAIN STAGE***
Road Bikes: 38 miles / Iron Springs Starbucks to Skull Valley 19 miles out and back
Exact route, exact elevation is whatever it is.
Mountain Bikes: 19 Miles / Your choice
MINIMUM 2000+ft ELEVATION GAIN

Monday July 15th.
REST DAY

(MORE TO FOLLOW)

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