DATES Blue Ridge Ramble
Join DATES for a scenic country ramble from Melissa to Blue Ridge in northeast Collin County. The 38 and 56 mile options traverse rolling terrain on smooth asphalt, some chip seal and paved county roads. We will eat lunch afterward at Mitas Hill Vineyard, which has a great patio and view.
Date: May 9, 2015
Time: Meet at 8:30 AM, rolling at 9:00 AM
Leaders: Marc and Susie Mumby
Start Location: Mitas Hill Vineyard, 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane, McKinney, TX 75071, phone: 972-316-7991
Directions to the start:
• Head north on US 75.
• Four miles north of US 380, exit onto SH 121 North heading east. (be alert, there is construction on 75 and the exit comes up with little warning).
• Turn right on Miller Road from 121 (there is a stoplight and a Shell station on the right).
• Turn left onto County Road 362, then bear right onto Country Road 340.
• Vineyard Hill lane will be on the left.
• GPS address: 2300 Vineyard Hill Lane, McKinney, TX 75071
Restrooms: Will be available at the winery.
The Routes: We will provide printed maps and cue sheets. Links to RideWithGPS to download gpx (and other) files for your Garmin are listed below.
The routes stay together to the first rest stop in Blue Ridge. After a brief, but scenic, loop through Blue Ridge, the 38 mile route heads back to Melissa via FM 1377 and Princeton. The 56 mile route continues east onto some hilly county roads before heading back.
After the ride: We hope you’ll join us for lunch at Mitas Hill Vineyard. The view is supposed to be spectacular! Food and/or wine tasting options include: 1) order from the menu, which includes pizza, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and salads; 2) Sip and Savor” wine tasting - 4 wines for $7; and 3) “A Little Slice of Heaven” - 4 of their selected wines paired with food for $15.
Please RSVP by May 5th to Marc at email@example.com or 972-672-0178 IF you want to have lunch at the winery so we can reserve a table. No need to RSVP if you don’t want lunch.
Blue Ridge 38 (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7162438)
Blue Ridge 56 (http://ridewithgps.com/routes/7162110)