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Monte Bello

Let's Ride!

Let's ride the White Oak Trail, up Indian Creek to the top of Black Mountain, and add on Waterwheel Creek if we feel like it.  Then down Bella Vista.  A nice mix of single track downhill, and some tough uphill climbs.

Tires roll at 10:16 AM from the Monte Bello parking lot.

This should give everyone time to make the drive.

RSVPing YES for a ride and not showing will get you moved to the wait list on the next ride you do wish to go on. Please be courteous and drop out early enough to give the more reliable riders a chance to adjust their schedules and attend.

Monte Bello is located about a 25 min drive up Page Mill Road near the top at Skyline. If you reach the Stop sign at Skyline, you went too far. It is about 1-2 miles before Skyline on the left. Watch for the sign. We will regroup as needed. Bring extra water. A helmet is required for all rides. Be sure to have your bike ready to ride.

Remember, all riders need to be members of Meetup.com & South Bay Mountain Bike Group. Guest are no longer allowed. All riders need to RSVP as a member.

Ride details:
Difficulty as noted in my Mtn Biking guide book is: "Moderate with a few challenging climbs". On my scale of 1 -5, 1 being easy - I will say this may be a 2-3 level for this ride.

If you're not sure where you are going or think you will be late, please leave earlier. It is not fair to have everyone else wait while you get ready to ride.

Bring extra water and food. A Spare tire tube and a chain master link should also be in your supply pack.

A helmet is required for all our rides.

Be sure to have your bike ready to ride before you arrive.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I just wanted to thank Nancy for leading such an awesome ride, I had a great time!

    April 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks everyone for coming, it was great to get back on the trails!

    April 6, 2013

  • Joy

    really fun, thanks Chen for giving my bike a ride!

    April 6, 2013

  • Carine

    Great ride!

    April 6, 2013

  • Nancy

    Thanks everyone for coming out to ride the beautiful Monte Bello trails in the mist! It was kind of nice to avoid overheating on the ride up Indian Creek Trail. We stayed off the White Oak trail, and all the other trails were in great condition (and loaded with wildflowers!)

    April 6, 2013

  • Ray G

    @Saied, thanks for the report. However it would be nice if you said which trails you rode and not just say "monte bello was muddy". The place is good to ride if you pick the right trails. Just saying.

    April 5, 2013

    • Ken

      Yeah, Ray, good point. No need to scare people who are not familiar with the area. I'm just coming from too far. I'll definitely jump on the next Monte Bello.

      April 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm sorry, it's my fault the trail is muddy... I washed my bike yesterday : (

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi everyone. I just rode monte bello this afternoon and it was super muddy. But it is doable. I slipped a few times. I won't be goin to the meetup tomorrow morning. Bummer!

    April 5, 2013

    • Ken

      Thanks for the report. I was looking forward to it, but I now I have to hold off until next time.

      1 · April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And approximate time for one loops is about 1 hour. That's how long it took today. We stopped a few times because of the conditions. And we rode at a pretty slow pace

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've never been here before!

    April 5, 2013

  • Tim

    Sorry. Twisted Ankle. Will need to take it easy for a bit :^(

    April 4, 2013

  • Gabi

    Sorry, Nancy, next time. Decided to stay a bit closer to home by doing the Gilroy ride. Have fun!

    April 4, 2013

  • Cecen H.

    Do you know the approximate time the ride finish?

    April 4, 2013

  • Ken

    Does the recent rain leave the trails soggy/ muddy/ splashy here? Does it rain much at all here? (It's raining real heavy right now outside my window)

    April 4, 2013

    • Ray G

      They may close a couple trails after a heavy rain, the others stay open and in good shape. I have been there after & during a heavy rain without any problems due to being a mountain top. It will be very nice by Saturday.

      April 4, 2013

  • Lori

    Sorry I can't make it, my son is sick. I hope you enjoy the ride.

    April 3, 2013

  • Neil

    Friend asked me to head to China Camp for Rocky Mountain demo day. Will try and ride next time!

    April 3, 2013

  • Nancy

    Yes, meet in the parking lot for Montebello.

    April 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    are we meeting at the parking lot?
    the pin on the map doesn't' point to the parking lot.

    April 2, 2013

  • Mike J

    Nancy, Minane and I aren't feeling so good so we will opt out of the ride on Saturday. Hopefully others on the wait list can attend. I'll see you next week in SC.

    April 2, 2013

  • Joe S.

    Will be BEARing it instead

    March 31, 2013

  • James O.

    Have to take Family to Airport.....ugh.

    March 20, 2013

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