A Flesche is a 24 hr team event with a minimum distance of 360K. This is approximately the middle third of the ride to acquaint ourselves with the route and get an estimate of timing.
The route starts in Los Gatos - Climbs to descend the Aptos Creek Fire Trail to the beach in Aptos - takes San Andreas to Watsonville through the berry farms -climbs Mnt Madonna road and descends the other side on Redwood Retreat Rd then finishes up traversing the Almaden Valley back to Los Gatos. About 93 miles and 9700" of elevation with about 20 miles of dirt.
The route: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2161386
Any type of bike can be used but a road bike with larger tires would be recommended for the off road sections.