This route is not recommended for daytime riding and was designed for the sole purpose of riding after sundown. The earliest recommended start time is 6pm. The route is designed to where there shouldn’t be any considerable traffic till mile 48. With a 16 mph pace, that’s 3 hours after the ride start time. If the ride starts @ 6pm, that section of road should be ok to ride on by 9pm. It’s a high trafficked area for commuters; very residential area. While 6pm is an acceptable start time, the ride organizer recommends 8pm.