The Cino route takes us from Kila to Hot Springs over unpaved back roads. It’s about 60 miles the first day and 50 miles on the way back (assuming no unintentional detours). The climbs are mostly moderate with a challenging grade on day 2. The roads are rural (mostly) Forest Service roads with little to no traffic. While the roads are, at times, rough, they are ride-able on a road bike. Steel-framed road bikes were, in fact, meant for this challenge. We encourage folks to take their vintage machines off their pedestal for a few practice spins before the ride. This is an opportunity to put them to the test they were meant to take...and show off a bit while you're at it.
Kila to Hot Springs
Nearly 60 miles and 2,500' of elevation gain, day one of the ride begins with a gentle climb on paved roads transitioning to gravel around mile 10. You'll work your way up and over Browns Meadow Pass and down rutted dirt roads and pine forests. The final miles of the day take you through the wide open expanses of arid rangeland.