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5th Annual - Monte Bello ~ *Black Friday* ~ The Day After Thanksgiving Ride


We did this ride the last 4 years, always an event to remember!

Come on out everyone, this is a great place to ride and on a Friday afternoon!!! On my scale of 1 to 5 with 1 being easy, I would say this ride will be a level "3-4" in places as we will head up to Black Mountain the hard way! 

We will meet at 1:15 PM in the Monte Bello OSP parking lot.

Tires roll at 1:23 PM or sooner if all YES RSVP's are present, please be there by the meet time or get left behind!


Monte Bello is located about a 20 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.

Wear a helmet, bring extra water/food, and check that your bike is ready to ride. Also remember to carry an extra tube and a chain master link with you that fits your bike. Its ok if you need help to repair it, at least you will have the items needed to keep your ride going.

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

Rain will cancel. Check this listing the morning of the ride. I will post by 9am a weather update if we need to cancel.

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  • tasso

    Finally, after 5 years, it seems that Indian Creek got a little shorter. Thank you, Ray for keeping the tradition.

    November 30, 2013

  • Michelle

    Well, I finally ran out of excuses and attended one of these. I was enjoying the views, weather, and company so much on the climb that I forgot my planned mantra of "at least I'm not at Best Buy, at least I'm not at Best Buy" Great day!!

    1 · November 30, 2013

  • naomi

    Woohoo! Worked off Thanksgiving dinner just in time for another one tomorrow night!! Thanks Ray, Michelle, and everyone who came out to ride today. It was spectacular - the weather, the views, the company. See you all soon.

    1 · November 29, 2013

  • Renata

    Beautiful day up there and a great group of happy people to ride with. Thanks!

    November 29, 2013

  • Ray G

    Five years now doing this ride and it is still a tough one. I enjoy having everyone join us for such fun rides. See you all next time for year number six Black Friday ride up to Black Mountain.

    November 29, 2013

  • David (.

    It appears that it only takes me 40 mins to ride up from alpine :)

    2 · November 29, 2013

  • Christianna G.

    I wanna go! But... My bike is back in Hollister still :/ next time! Have fun :)

    November 29, 2013

  • Ray G

    Hey everyone, if you don't think you will make this ride please change your RSVP as we have a large wait list of members that want to. We are at the park group size limit and can not add anymore.

    November 27, 2013

  • Michelle

    I'm planning to take a group up Bella Vista, the "easier" way.

    1 · September 25, 2013

    • naomi

      Hahaha! Awesome!! But I may have to get a two-hour head start. The climb kicked my a#* last time - even with Renata's motivational cheers. ;-)

      1 · November 25, 2013

    • Ray G

      @Ryan, its not about which group to ride in, it is about the number of riders that are allowed as a group ride by the park at this ride/location. Hang in there as you may get on as some will drop out.

      November 26, 2013

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