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Hi ...moved here from Atlanta and just now getting back in to training after two plus years. I live out in Liberty Park and have been doing a loop using Sicard Hollow to Grants Mill to Old Overton and then back to Liberty Parkway. This is only 13 or so miles ...

Are there other established routes out on Sicard Hollow? I looked for paint on the blacktop but have not seen any ...


2013-08-15 5:13 PM
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Hey Brian,

I live in the Crestline Park area right now, moving to the Cotswolds within a month. There is a big ride everyday that starts at the Birmingham bicycle company. Not sure how far they ride or the loops they take, but I know they could help with routes from Sacred Hollow. I know a lot of people loop in Old Leeds Rd.

Hope that helps.
2013-08-15 7:36 PM
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Thanks, Jamie. Given the state of my legs and bike handling skills right now the thought of riding in a peloton makes me think 'broken clavicle. Glad to hear another cyclist is moving close to the 'hood. PM me when you make the move and I'll ride on your wheel up Sicard Hollow ...
2013-08-15 10:32 PM
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Originally posted by brian

Hi ...moved here from Atlanta and just now getting back in to training after two plus years. I live out in Liberty Park and have been doing a loop using Sicard Hollow to Grants Mill to Old Overton and then back to Liberty Parkway. This is only 13 or so miles ...

Are there other established routes out on Sicard Hollow? I looked for paint on the blacktop but have not seen any ...



You are right in the center of the riding in Bham. Tons of stuff there to do. Not much paint leading you on routes because people are all over those roads in all kinds of directions. Some ideas:

Once you hit Grants Mill you can come back, climb Belmont and come back Old Leeds. Or keep going over to Karl Daly and come back old Leeds. Or keep going on Rex Lake, go out towards Leeds on 78 (though most usually take Coosa Ave.to avoid the traffic on that hill on 78), take a right on 25 and come back Elliot, Ziegler (or Bailey), and back. Or keep going down 25 to Vandiver and back. Best climbs in the area there.

Or, another really popular route is, instead of heading left on Sicard Hollow, you can go right, do the Pumphouse climb, climb Overton to Woodridge and wind your way back to Liberty through the neighborhoods.

If you join Strava there are a ton of folks around that you can view their routes.
2013-08-18 7:51 PM
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Awesome, thanks for the routes. Think I'll try it out.

I have not yet explored Strava but have heard good things. I guess it would be a more updated version of Map My Ride and therefore another route finding tool (been out off the circuit for 3 years, just getting back).

Love to ride. Cannot wait to get my legs back and then be able to hang on to a group ride.

Originally posted by sand101

Originally posted by brian

Hi ...moved here from Atlanta and just now getting back in to training after two plus years. I live out in Liberty Park and have been doing a loop using Sicard Hollow to Grants Mill to Old Overton and then back to Liberty Parkway. This is only 13 or so miles ...

Are there other established routes out on Sicard Hollow? I looked for paint on the blacktop but have not seen any ...



You are right in the center of the riding in Bham. Tons of stuff there to do. Not much paint leading you on routes because people are all over those roads in all kinds of directions. Some ideas:

Once you hit Grants Mill you can come back, climb Belmont and come back Old Leeds. Or keep going over to Karl Daly and come back old Leeds. Or keep going on Rex Lake, go out towards Leeds on 78 (though most usually take Coosa Ave.to avoid the traffic on that hill on 78), take a right on 25 and come back Elliot, Ziegler (or Bailey), and back. Or keep going down 25 to Vandiver and back. Best climbs in the area there.

Or, another really popular route is, instead of heading left on Sicard Hollow, you can go right, do the Pumphouse climb, climb Overton to Woodridge and wind your way back to Liberty through the neighborhoods.

If you join Strava there are a ton of folks around that you can view their routes.
2013-08-22 5:39 PM
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Subject: RE: Riding in Birmingham/Sicard Hollow

And the first time you go up Belmont on my suggestion and then decide to curse me on the way up - yeah, I deserve it. That one is a tough climb.


Originally posted by brian

Awesome, thanks for the routes. Think I'll try it out.

I have not yet explored Strava but have heard good things. I guess it would be a more updated version of Map My Ride and therefore another route finding tool (been out off the circuit for 3 years, just getting back).

Love to ride. Cannot wait to get my legs back and then be able to hang on to a group ride.

Originally posted by sand101

Originally posted by brian

Hi ...moved here from Atlanta and just now getting back in to training after two plus years. I live out in Liberty Park and have been doing a loop using Sicard Hollow to Grants Mill to Old Overton and then back to Liberty Parkway. This is only 13 or so miles ...

Are there other established routes out on Sicard Hollow? I looked for paint on the blacktop but have not seen any ...



You are right in the center of the riding in Bham. Tons of stuff there to do. Not much paint leading you on routes because people are all over those roads in all kinds of directions. Some ideas:

Once you hit Grants Mill you can come back, climb Belmont and come back Old Leeds. Or keep going over to Karl Daly and come back old Leeds. Or keep going on Rex Lake, go out towards Leeds on 78 (though most usually take Coosa Ave.to avoid the traffic on that hill on 78), take a right on 25 and come back Elliot, Ziegler (or Bailey), and back. Or keep going down 25 to Vandiver and back. Best climbs in the area there.

Or, another really popular route is, instead of heading left on Sicard Hollow, you can go right, do the Pumphouse climb, climb Overton to Woodridge and wind your way back to Liberty through the neighborhoods.

If you join Strava there are a ton of folks around that you can view their routes.



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