Despite its ominous name, ‘Murder Ordained’ is a very tame route. While the climbing is somewhat light, it is nearly all on gravel roads. It is so aptly named for the Rocky Ford bridge (Bird Bridge to locals) that it traverses. While the through truss design is interesting enough in its own right, the real allure comes from its troubled past. This bridge was the site of a murder by a local minister. While that event occurred decades ago, the legend still lives on to locals. Whether you’re new to gravel or just looking for a flat course for a long run, this is the route for you!