Tone-up Thursdays - Santa Fe Dam (every Thursday)

San Gabriel Canyon to the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area

*** As a courtesy to the host, if you cannot attend last minute, please update your RSVP ***

This is a great ride for newer riders looking for a ‘step up’ or if you're looking to avoid the busy street... this ride is a nice length,speed and casual. An 18 mile ride from Encanto Park, down the Santa Fe flood control basin, across the Santa Fe Dam and back up through the Gabriel canyon along the river to Encanto Park. A scenic ride with interesting wildlife and a newly paved bike trail.

Emphasis: exercise, saddle time, training, staying fit

Levels: All levels are welcomed

Type of bike: road bike or hybrid

Ride Difficulty Rating: Easy to Moderate: 17-18 miles in length, 10-15 mph, moderate climbing - less than 1000 ft – rolling hills and flat paved road. Ride is less than 2 hours.

How to get there: Meeting at Encanto Park(parking lot) From the 210: North on Irwindale, left on 66, right on Encanto Parkway, park is on the left. My cell phone munber is[masked] Kris

What to bring: All IEWC are required to wear helmets. Bring a water bottle. (recommended--- extra inner tube, front and rear lights)

Cancellation: Rain/inclement weather will cancel this ride(24 hour notice) If host cannot attend another will be asked or 24 hour notice given.

PLEASE NOTE: The time of the ride shown above is the actual departure time. Please allow time for bicycle assembly and inspection, filling of water bottles, inflating tires, etc. prior to departure. *** As a courtesy to the host, if you cannot attend last minute, please update your RSVP ***

Safety First: Bicyclists on public streets have the same rights and responsibilities as automobile and motorcycle drivers. California Bicycle Laws indicate that bicyclists:

  • Must obey all traffic signals and stop signs.
  • Must ride in the same direction as other traffic, not against it.
  • Shall ride as near to the right curb or edge of the roadway as practical– not on the sidewalk.
  • May legally move left to turn left, to pass a parked or moving vehicle, bicycle, animal, make a turn or avoid debris and other hazards.
  • Should ride single file on a busy or narrow street.
  • Must make left and right turns in the same way that drivers do, using the same turn lanes.
  • Must signal all their intentions to motorists and bicyclists near them.

All IEWC Riders are expected follow these traffic laws to ensure a safe and enjoyable ride. IEWC riders are required to wear a helmet and shoes on all rides and are encouraged to carry identification and emergency contact information in their bike pack or on their person. For a full list of CA Bicyclist laws go to

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  • Livier M.

    Except for the fall, riding with you gals was great. Hope to make it next time and join you for a drink afterwards. Thanks for the company!

    2 · May 24, 2013

    • Kris

      You did awesome. And yes I'm planning another after dinner event

      May 25, 2013

  • Elaine Bentz F.

    Kris, can you post that pic (click the upload icon above to download) I want to show a co-worker....trying to get her to come out and join us next week! THANKS! TGIF!

    May 24, 2013

    • Kris

      posted TGIF

      May 24, 2013

  • Elaine Bentz F.

    WHEW, what a GOOD, WINDY workout! Nice turnout and FUN to meet up after, thanks Kris! Be safe out there, have a great Memorial Day, hug a soldier, and see ya next week!

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Kris

      You too have a great weekend!

      May 23, 2013

    • Rebecca L.

      Great workout and great food!! :)

      May 24, 2013

  • Gabby

    Stuck in traffic. I hope to catch up with u ladies.

    May 23, 2013

  • Kris

    We are still meeting up at congregation ale house after the ride for light dinner and other goodies ;)

    May 23, 2013

    • Elaine Bentz F.

      Can I go in my bike clothes???? Patio???? Never been there but those sweet tater fries are calling my name!

      May 23, 2013

    • Kris

      yes you may... there is a patio.. but don't know how cold it will be. And they're sweet potato fries are the bomb especially with their different sauces. I love the curry ketchup yum!!!

      1 · May 23, 2013

  • Elaine Bentz F.

    FYI, forecast shows sunny and clear, with less than 10 MPH winds -- but with temps in the mid 60's tonight...

    2 · May 23, 2013

    • Kris

      Thanks Elaine

      May 23, 2013

  • Kris

    OK I'm going to leave the ride up. If it's still raining by 3pm then I'll cancel. Please bring something warm to wear tonight ladies. Thanks

    May 23, 2013

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