See below for ride classifications and details.
*** 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. The ride is a nice length, speed and semi-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.
Time: 5:45 sharp---roll out time
Ride Length: approx 18+miles total(less than 2 hours)
Emphasis: exercise, saddle time, training, staying fit
Ride Terrain: relatively flat, easy to moderate elevation gain. Moderate climbing--less than 1000 ft. Some rolling hills
Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Type of bike: Road bike or Hybrid
Speed: 12 -15 mph
Ride Difficulty Rating: Easy to Moderate: 18+ miles in length (if it gets dark too early we will only do a 12.5 mile loop over the dam)
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, patch kit, tire levers, bike tool, front and rear lights) Each rider should carry some form of identification in case of an emergency (RoadID, a copy of your current address/emergency contacts/special medical needs, etc.)
Cancellation policy: 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 http://www.dmv.ca.gov