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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  • Jill M.

    This was my first group bike ride and had a GREAT time, even with the "initiation fall" into the group..LOL You ladies are all sweethearts and made the experience awesome....and "Carla" says "HI" as well :D

    1 · August 23, 2013

  • Grace T.

    Hey ladies.. is there a way to 'friend' people we met on here into a 'friends list'? Is there such a thing? Maybe I'm just a FB junkie?!? LoL.

    August 22, 2013

  • Elaine Bentz F.

    Great ride, ladies! Nice to see all your new faces! Beautiful evening, one fall and some road rash but Jill did 18 .5 miles nonetheless! We missed you Kris! Be safe out there until next week! I am officially ON VACATION! :)

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Grace T.

    Bahahaha..Rebecca! I love all the pics! Starting with Jill's stunt..failed! The actual "biking" motion pictures of the awesome sunset pics and the group one taken by Carl(a). And of course... my favorite is the twin bike picture!!! Thanks a lot for hosting ladies! :))

    2 · August 22, 2013

  • Kris

    So you all know my story I can't make it

    August 22, 2013

    • Rebecca L.

      I wish there was a dislike button

      2 · August 22, 2013

    • Jennifer H.

      Sorry you couldn't make it - we misses you

      1 · August 22, 2013

  • Jennifer H.

    I had such a great time! Looking forward to the next ride

    1 · August 22, 2013

  • Kris

    So you all know my story I can't make it

    August 22, 2013

  • Natalie

    My granny needed to go to the doctor for a follow up after eye surgery today...I just remembered to change my RSVP sorry

    August 22, 2013

  • Grace T.

    I can't wait for this ride later today... and meet new fellow ok..cyclists rather! :) Say hi to me when you see me, everyone. I don't bite..on Thursdays! :P

    August 22, 2013

  • Rona

    I will try. If anything changes, will let your know! :)

    2 · August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make it on the 22nd.

    August 15, 2013

  • Kris

    Okay so I had started the schedule back up for Tone up Thursdays and realized I have tickets to an event for 8/22. I was going to reschedule to Wednesday but saw we had 6 people RSVP already. So I guess I'm not going. But I may still post a ride for Wednesday 8-21 to see who's up for a ride.

    August 15, 2013

  • Kris

    Glad your coming Grace. It's a fairly easy ride and good for exercise.

    August 15, 2013

  • Grace T.

    I've been looking for this since I heard someone mentioned it on my last ride with IEWC group to Newport beach. So glad I got this invitation now. Will definitely keep my day booked for this ride!! Thanks for this event and the invite! I can't wait to meet more cyclist friends!! Woot! Woot! :))

    2 · August 14, 2013

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