|The Northshore / Highland Park 20-miler is 20.00
miles on the road with mixed
The starting point for this route is: Downtown YMCA
Comments about this route:
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LEFT out of Y parking lot to Market Street (.25 miles)
RIGHT onto Market to West 33rd Street (2.6 miles)
RIGHT onto West 33rd Street to St. Elmo
RIGHT onto St. Elmo to Riverwalk entrance (3.3 miles)
STAY on Riverwalk until it ends at Riverfront Pkwy (6.4 miles) - look for water on RW at 19th
LEFT onto Riverfront Parkway to Houston (7.7 miles)
LEFT at Houston through walkway to get onto Battery Place
FOLLOW Battery Place to the top to the small path that puts you onto Georgia / Veterans Bridge (7.9 miles)
RIGHT onto Veterans Bridge - cross Veterans and continue up Barton Ave
STAY straight onto Barton where Hixson Pike vears left (9.2 miles), dead-end at Dorchester
RIGHT onto Dorchester Road to the corner of Riverview and Dorchester at the end of the golf course for WATER (9.6 miles)
BACK down Dorchester to Hixson Pike
RIGHT onto Hixson Pike (9.8 miles)
RIGHT onto Riverview Road - stay on Riverview all the way back to Dorchester (11.5 miles)
WATER on the corner of Riverview and Dorchester at the end of the golf course
CONTINUE .1 miles on Dorchester to Sterling Ave.
LEFT onto Sterling Ave. for one block to Terrace Street
RIGHT onto Terrace Street for one block to Young Ave.
LEFT onto Young Ave. and go up four streets to Carroll Lane
LEFT onto Carroll Lane for one block
RIGHT onto Sterling Ave. until it dead-ends into Island Ave. (12.3 miles)
RIGHT onto Island for 1/2 block
LEFT onto Barton and stay on the left side of the road to go under Veterans and then back onto Frazier
LEFT onto Frazier to the Walnut Street Bridge
LEFT onto the Walnut Street Bridge - cross the bridge and continue on Walnut to E. 3rd Street
WATER just before E. 3rd in parking lot (13.3 miles)
LEFT onto E. 3rd Street - follow 3rd for 6 blocks to Mabel Street
RIGHT onto Mabel which turns into E 5th Street after crossing E 4th Street (really)
FOLLOW E 5th street as it curves left after the UTC Round House for about 4 blocks until it dead-ends at Palmetto Street (14.5 miles)
RIGHT onto Palmetto for 1/2 block to Fortwood Street
LEFT onto Fortwood Street (nice hill!) for two blocks to Fortwood Place
RIGHT onto Fortwood Place for one block to Vine Street
RIGHT onto Vine about 4 blocks to the walkway just past the old library (15 miles)
LEFT up the walkway to the first angle to the right that will connect to the walkway heading back to Oak Street
FOLLOW walk until it dead-ends at Douglas and Oak Street (about 15.3 miles)
LEFT onto Douglas Street for 3 blocks to ML King Blvd.
LEFT onto ML King Blvd. for 1/2 mile to Fairview Ave.
LEFT on Fairview for one block to the last house on the left (801) where there will be WATER on the porch.
REVERSE course and return on Fairview to ML King. Blvd.
LEFT onto ML King Blvd. (changes to Bailey after crossing Holtclaw) for .8 miles to South Highland Park Ave.
RIGHT onto South Highland Park Ave. for 8 blocks to Main Street (17.5 miles)
RIGHT onto Main Street all the way back down to Broad Street (19 miles)
RIGHT onto Broad back to 6th Street
LEFT onto 6th Street back to the YMCA (20 miles!)