Riding with a mid-route destination in mind is one of my favorite ways to get out on the bike. I decided to go in search of great coffee in Guthrie, OK at Hoboken Coffee Roasters. I headed out from Stillwater, OK around noon for a solo ride. Something I had needed to do for quite a while.
This is the longest ride I've done on the Surly Traveler's Check so far. Won't be the last.
Top tube gas tank bag rolling with me on this ride to be filled with a pound of whole bean coffee later.
Saved this guy from the road!
Oklahoma is green and beautiful this summer.
Turned onto hwy 33 to hit pavement for the last 10 miles into Guthrie.
Guthrie has an amazing downtown that is full of beautiful architecture.
Mallory and Trey the owners of Hoboken Coffee are cyclists and completed a self supported tour from the Pacific Northwest to Guthrie, OK when they decided to move back and open the coffee shop. They understand how important good coffee is and how important it is on a ride. I watched their shop buzz all Saturday afternoon and stay packed with people from all over Oklahoma. So glad you guys are here.
White poofy clouds all the way home.
The red dirt roads are spectacular.
Pleasant Valley Rd is the only gravel road in the county that crosses the Cimarron River. There's great climbing just ahead of this spot headed back to Stillwater.
Total mileage on this route is close to 70 with a little over 3200 ft of climbing. This is just one of many ways to get from Stillwater to Guthrie and is a rad mix of road surfaces and quality. If you have a favorite spot to hit close by you should create a route and make it a stop on your next ride. It rules.