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Day 5 Colfax Gravel Detour

For those maybe who did the pre-ride where exactly is the 2 mile gravel detour around the construction bridge this year?

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LawnchairMan, June 25, 2023 at 2:14 pm

It looks, to me, that the only two mile gravel detour of the bridge repair would be to take the S 44th Ave W for a mile, and then go north on the W 116th S. 44th Ave goes across another bridge, then the 116th parallels the stream.
Hopefully they will have a path through a dry river bed adjacent to the bridge repair like they did last year.


CharlesHatfield, June 26, 2023 at 7:45 am

The gravel portion looks to be about 2.25 miles. It takes 44th Ave east to 108th St. Then north past the Colfax Country Club and into Colfax


dsdouin, June 26, 2023 at 9:33 am

I don’t believe were doing river beds like last year. Assuming the bridge at State St. (F48W) west of town is being worked on, when F48W turns north the route will continue on 44th Ave. gravel crossing another small bridge (Squaw Creek) east then as you mention turn north on 108th past the Country Club into town. Podcast said its pretty packed gravel.


LawnchairMan, June 26, 2023 at 11:29 am

Is 108th st. the official route? I can imagine 116th st. could be closed right near the bridge repair. However, using Ride With GPS shows .3 miles less gravel by taking the 116th and getting back on F48 before we get to Colfax. For me, the less gravel the better. When will we get official word?


dsdouin, June 26, 2023 at 11:44 am

According to Matt, Race Director on the podcast, the town wanted their town for the pass-through so all parties came up with the 2 mile gravel work around to avoid the bridge work. I believe before the bridge work it was the F48 route straight through town. When they publish the route in July we’ll all know.


WDM Doug, June 26, 2023 at 11:54 am

The gravel on 108th ends just south of the Colfax Country Club. That’s the route the pre-ride took. I edited the OpenStreetMap so RWGPS should show the surface correctly in a couple weeks.


JohnWE, June 26, 2023 at 1:35 pm

Based on the map posted on the City of Colfax facebook page, the route will turn right from F48W onto gravel at W 124th St S to left onto S 44th Ave W to left onto W 108th St S to right onto S 36th Ave W to left onto West St.. The gravel appears to end on W 108th St S approaching the Country Club. Here is a link to the map posted on the City of Colfax facebook page:


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