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Casual Ride - Santa Fe Dam

San Gabriel Canyon to the Santa Fe Dam Recreational Area

This is a great ride for newer rides looking for a ‘step up’ from the new member ride. Or if you are a more casual rider and want to avoid the busy street this ride is nice length and speed. A fun 17 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. This is a scenic ride with interesting wildlife and a newly paved bike trail.

Emphasis: social and exercise

Type of bike: road bike or hybrid.

Ride Difficulty Rating: Easy to Moderate: 17-18 miles in length, 10-16 mph, moderate climbing - less than 1000 ft – rolling hills Meeting at Encanto Park. From the 210: North on Irwindale, left on 66, right on Encanto Parkway, park is on the left. My cell phone munber is[masked]

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.

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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  • Susana

    It was great, its beautiful there, and great location to work on speed

    May 21, 2012

  • Kim T.

    Perfect weather for a really nice ride with a great group of always! Looking forward to the next ride!

    May 21, 2012

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