Journey to Jerusalem || #NotIsrael

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Every good pilgrimage begins with a mission…

Ours? … ENJOY.

Imagine the perfect day on a bike, and that was this day. Our November dirt ride landed in the Ozarks — a loop starting and ending at a speck on the map named Jerusalem. Jerusalem (Arkansas) consists of a gas station. And a school. Blink and you’ll miss it.

Our biggest climbing route yet, this ride’s elevation gain boasted almost 6000ft in 60 miles. Hard-packed gravel switchbacks, two river crossings, good company, a midpoint beer stop with our cooler of Lost Forty brews in the sag wagon…perfection.

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The morale of this group never disappoints. I laugh even when I’m hurting.

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I’d recommend this route to anyone looking for stunning scenery and a lot of climbing. Here’s our route map:

For more details, visit our club Natural State Rock & Republic Club page on Strava.

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