Wilder Ranch - Post Thanksgiving Day Mellow Ride

  • November 25, 2012 · 10:30 AM
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Lets Ride!

This ride will be at a casual/Mellow pace. Yes, I can do a social/mellow ride!

For those that need to get out on your bike and work off some turkey, come on out and enjoy a great place on the coast with awesome views! Bring water and a snack as there will be a chance to take a break to enjoy your ride. I am going to plan on riding along the coastal trail at the end.

Meet at 10:15 AM in the main parking lot. There are restrooms available. 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 & our use of the state parks.

Tires roll at 10:31 AM or sooner if all YES RSVP's are present. Please be there by the meet time, we don't want to leave without you.

An optional gathering at a local place for rehydration & food will follow after the ride.

Ride Details
Difficulty: "Easy to moderate, with smooth wide trails for beginners and a few single-tracks. On my scale of 1-5, 1 being easy - I will say this ride may be a 2-3.

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

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.

Rain will cancel. Check this listing the morning of the ride. I will post by 8 AM a weather update if we need to cancel.

***Please remember, a helmet is required for all our rides.***

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This is a great opportunity to explore and enjoy the abundance of trails in this corner of the world.


Please remember to bring water, 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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  • Ray G

    Wow.. when you can get this many riders out there with such great weather and just cruise along the trails, what more can you ask for? Thanks all for another awesome ride with your South Bay Mountain Bike Group.

    November 26, 2012

  • Gary

    what a great day for a ride at Wilder Ranch!!!! Perferct weather and a great group of riders. How lucky are we to be able to mountain bike in late November in shorts and a tee shirt?! Thanks Ray for putting this ride together today!!

    November 25, 2012

  • Michelle

    Baldwin Loop descent video: http://youtu.be/FHvquHiSW3I

    November 25, 2012

  • Michelle

    Fun ride - nice to ride at a mellow pace and get to socialize with the faster riders who are usually little dots at the top of the hill. :-) Awesome group of riders today!

    November 25, 2012

  • Cassie

    Super weather, great people, wonderful views. Let's do it again soon!

    November 25, 2012

  • Carine


    November 25, 2012

  • Dave D

    This park was awesome !!

    November 25, 2012

  • Ray G

    Weather update: No fog on the coast, the sun is out and should be 70+ degrees. Come on over to enjoy Wilder at a very mellow pace and some great company. Let's Ride!

    November 25, 2012

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