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Ray's Birthday Ride at Wilder Ranch

  • Feb 4, 2012 · 11:45 AM
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Lets Ride!

Come and celebrate with me, this will be a great ride at one of my favorite parks.

This will be an advanced beginner to intermediate ride.

Meet at 11:45 AM in the main parking lot. Restrooms there also. We will then ride to the tunnel under Highway 1. If you park in the Wilder Ranch parking lot, there is a fee to park. I recommend to pay the parking fee in support of, and the use of the state parks.

Tires roll at 11:55 AM or sooner if all YES RSVP's are present.
Please be there by the meet time, we don't want to, but will leave without you!

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.

This is a great opportunity to explore and enjoy the abundance of trails in this corner of the world.
http://www.santacruzs...

Where: Wilder Ranch State Park, Hwy 1, just north of Santa Cruz.

Please remember to wear a helmet, bring water, a snack, 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, you will have the items needed to keep your ride going.

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Rain up to 48 hours before, may cancel this ride. I will post an update by 8 AM.

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  • Mark D.

    Had a great time! Split group ride made it fun for everyone. Weather was great, and nice group snack at the halfway point!

    February 8, 2012

  • Ray G

    What an awesome birthday ride! The day could not have gone any better. Michelle, the cake at the top of Wilder blew me away. I would never have thought of someone going to all the effort of having a cake at the half way point in the ride. The group of riders could not have been better. The weather was just perfect. Now we all know why South Bay Mountain Bike Group was started... its all about the fun times. Lunch at the Roadhouse with you all made for a very nice ending. Thank you. This group rocks. Lets Ride!!!

    February 6, 2012

  • Shawn

    One of the best rides so far this winter, great weather, great people to ride with, and a sweet finish with two layer cake at mile 8! Happy Birthday Ray, thank you Michelle for your creative preparation. Looking forward to next year's celebration ride :)

    February 5, 2012

  • Imelda B.

    The turnout for Ray's BD ride & celebration speaks for itself. An awesome location, friendly people and great ride leaders! Thank you Ray and Happy Birthday!

    February 5, 2012

  • Shannon H.

    Great time with a wonderful group!

    February 5, 2012

  • Michelle

    What a fun, perfect day!

    February 4, 2012

  • Marina

    Fantastic ride! Michelle, cake on top of the hill was just out of this world, you are amazing!

    February 4, 2012

  • Jason

    Bummer! Got to the lot a bit late, never figured out which route the group went but I caught up with Kurt and we enjoyed a ride in spite of it. Next time!!! Hope you all had a great ride. It was my first time there and the beach view at the end was worth it = )

    February 4, 2012

  • Nancy

    As always, a well-coordinated ride. Lots of fun, great sunny weather, and Michelle pulled off a wonderful surprise birthday cake for Ray, in the middle of the ride!

    February 4, 2012

  • Christopher C.

    I see RSVP's are closed but have you got room in your merry band for one more rider? I'm coming from Santa Cruz, so I only need 20 minutes notice...

    February 4, 2012

  • larry p.

    Cheers Ray! Hope you all enjoy the ride today! Happy Birthday!

    February 4, 2012

  • Curt W

    I've got some room if anyone wants to carpool.

    Also, is rigid+knobbies ok for wilder?

    February 4, 2012

  • Elias

    Happy B-Day Ray! Sorry I can't make it.

    February 4, 2012

  • Yvonne

    Happy Birthday Ray! Sorry I will miss your celebratory ride! Best wishes for a fabulous year!

    February 3, 2012

  • Ray G

    @Els & group, traffic can be slow on 17S going to Santa Cruz on a nice weekend. I would plan to head there about 10:15 - 10:30 AM if leaving from the San Jose area or earlier from other places. This should get you there by the ride time. If your heading from the SF area, just take a nice drive down the coast to Wilder.

    February 2, 2012

  • Els

    How is traffic on highway 17S on the weekends?

    February 1, 2012

  • Marina

    "Easy" route for me:) Happy Birthday Ray!

    January 31, 2012

  • Ray G

    Just to let everyone know, we are going to have two groups/levels to start which will ride a different route to the top. We will all meet there, regroup and ride down together. No excuse for you not to come out to Wilder with the weather expected to be in the high 60's.

    January 30, 2012

  • Michelle

    What a great way to celebrate Ray's bday and toast to the upcoming season already full of well organized, fun rides! Come on out!

    January 26, 2012

  • Ray G

    After the ride, we can head to a local establishment for food and beverage.

    January 26, 2012

  • Nancy

    I'll be sure to drive 55 miles per hour on the way there!

    January 7, 2012

  • Nancy

    OK, now I get it!

    January 7, 2012

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