Starks Grade Loop

Level of Difficulty:  Moderate to Difficult (2000' total climbing)
Riding Time: 2 hours  Printable Area Map:  Starks Grade Loop  (Adobe Acrobat required)
Season to Ride:  Late Spring through Fall

Description:  An excellent ride to gain good climbing experience (long continuous climb on Starks Grade Rd).  Very scenic, and very light traffic on Starks Grade Rd.  Moderate to heavy traffic on Sly Park Rd, though you will be going downhill at this time.  Best time to ride is on weekdays, or weekend mornings.  Weekend afternoons may have heavy traffic on Sly Park Rd, especially during the summer.  Wonderful descent back down to Pleasant Valley. Parking available nearby at grocery store (corner of E16 and Pleasant Valley Rd).  Park on outer edge of parking lot (away from store).

Miles  Directions
0.0  Start at corner of E16 and Pleasant Valley Rd.  Head West on Pleasant Valley Rd. 
1.0  Turn Right on Newtown Rd.
1.4  Turn Right on Starks Grade Rd.
8.2  Starks Grade ends.  Turn Right on Sly Park Rd.
9.6  Pass Sly Park entrance.
16.2  Ride ends at Pleasant Valley and E16 Highway.