- Ride Type: RUSA 200k
- Date: October 30, 2016 (A Sunday)
- Fee: Write a check to Channel Islands Bicycle Club (CIBC) for $30. RUSA members, deduct $5. CIBC members deduct another $5. Click here to become CIBC member. Be sure to make out a separate check for CIBC membership.
- Start Time: 7:00
- Registration: 6:30
- Time Limit: 13.5 Hours
- Ride Ends: 20:30 on October 30
- Route Map (Subject to Revision): https://ridewithgps.com/routes/14883618
- Cue sheet (Subject to Revision): (XLS)
- Start: Parking lot at northeast corner of Altadena Drive and Washington Blvd., Pasadena, 91107. There is a McDonalds nearby with a restroom.
- Finish Location: Kerin’s house. 1151 N Vinedo Ave, Pasadena 91107. This is 0.35 miles from start.
- Parking: It is suggested that you park on the street near the finish location, then ride to the start. But you can also park on Altadena Dr north of Washington.
- Waiver and Registration
- Registered Riders
The ride will start with a loop of some nice San Gabriel Valley neighborhoods including Monrovia, San Marino, and South Pasadena. You will then head northwest toward Sunland/Tujunga where you will turn onto Little Tujunga Canyon Road. This road will take you by the Wildlife Way Station, where you might get lucky and hear some roaring lions. Little T climbs up over two summits of about 2600 feet in elevation. The second summit, Bear Divide, will be a manned control with food and drinks, plus a fabulous view of the Santa Clarita Valley.
The course descends and takes you on a loop of Santa Clarita using Placerita Canyon and many of the bike trails in the area. Then you will climb back over Little Tujunga and head back toward Pasadena using Kerin’s FAP route (Foothill Avoidance Plan) which goes through some of the artsy, funky neighborhoods of Sunland, as well as the usual bike route through Montrose and La Canada. The finish will be at Kerin’s house (which is only a few blocks from the starting location) where you can enjoy some food and drinks.
This ride is a challenging ride with about 8000 feet of climbing. But as long as the weather is not too hot, the Little Tujunga climb is pleasant and scenic. Unless you are a very fast rider, you should plan on bringing lights and reflective gear in case you get caught out after dark- there is not much daylight this time of year.
If you are going to ride, please pre-register or just send me an email so that I can plan for food and support.
SAG: The Bear Divide control will be manned. There will be no SAG vehicle, but if you have a major mechanical you can call me and I will try to get to you eventually.
Ride Organizer: Kerin Huber (firstname.lastname@example.org)