Just south of Maiden Rock, I went in search of Rustic Road 51. This one is 4 miles long and is gravel. I may have to check this one out once the leaves fill in the trees as I'd bet it is even more beautiful.
I couldn't ride it all the way through because the road was washed out. The water looked a lot deeper in person and was not something I was willing to try to cross.
Since I only rode a small portion of the road, I headed back and made my way to the other side where it was much more open and hilly.
It was a nice diversion and one I doubt many (if any) of the thousands of bikes on the run chose to do that day.