Mileage: 3.2 miles (Running Total 3.2) Image of a switchback on Leg #1  
Difficulty: Easy
Topography: Mostly gently downhill with some steep descents.
Description: The downhill starts right away and gets pretty steep before reaching switchback #1 in just 0.15 miles. Enjoy a gentle downward-sloping cruiser for the next 1.5 miles until hitting switchback #2, a more gradual left turn where grades steepen again. At 2.0 miles, you’ll hit the final swichback #3, a 180-degree right turn. Cruise another half-mile down to the intersection with Bear Meadows Road. Turn left onto the paved road, and kick it into high gear for the final 0.7 of the course back to the finish line at Tussey Mountain.
Finish Line: Between the pair of telephone utility poles, where the race began.
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