Have you ever noticed the cool banner photo at the top of our Meetup website; the one with all the bikes lined up, headlights on and everyone ready to hit the open road? Well if you look closely, you'll notice the sign on the building reads "Newcomb's Ranch."
To say Newcomb's is an institution in the Los Angeles riding community is an understatement. It is THE premier MC hangout in the area. Everyone who rides two wheels as their transport of choice goes to Newcomb's. Being a scooter group in LA, we would be remiss in not visiting it regularly, if no other reason than to introduce it to new members. It's been about a year and a half since we last rode to this heralded ground and it's high time we get back!
We'll start from our new favorite location, Ranch side Café in Sylmar. A short trek will get us to Big Tujunga Canyon. Then it's off to Upper Big Tujunga Canyon, and Angeles Crest Highway; a spectacular ride to say the least. We'll have lunch at Newcomb's, hang out for a while, then make our way all the way back down ACH to Glendale. You'll be on your own from there.
Meet at Ranch Side at 10:00am
Kickstands Up (KSU) at 10:30am
Route map: http://goo.gl/maps/H20Yy
Some twisty turny roads means intermediate-level riding abilities with some experience with canyon/mountain carving. We'll keep a very moderate pace as this ride is too good to let blur by. There will be many sport bikers up there, so be prepared to let them pass (safely, of course.)
Riding with a passenger is not recommended for this ride, especially if it's your first time out with the group. Terrain demands 125cc+ scooters capable of 55mph speeds and handling steep inclines.
Unsure if you're ready to tackle this ride? See our "Ride Difficulty and Rider Experience" post.
Ride is limited to 40 scooters. Please don't RSVP +1 for a passenger!
Please be sure to show up with a full tank of gas and your scooter in good running order. Find info on checking your tires, oil and more here: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/9051472
Please read our official Policies and Group Riding Guidelines before attending an LASG ride: http://www.meetup.com/LAScooterGroup/messages/boards/forum/1490159
As always, please feel free to email us with any questions or concerns or to post in the comments below.
Looking forward to seeing you there and introducing this two-wheel icon to those uninitiated!