LDT RIDE: PACIFIC GROVE WEEKEND
B/2(2000’)/36;C/3(3900’)/58-66;D/3(4000’)/66;E/3(4700’)/74-84This is one of our most scenic long distance rides. B’s enjoy the spectacular ocean views from Pacific Grove and Seventeen Mile Drive to Carmel, then continue on to Point Lobos for lunch (bring or buy). CDE routes enjoy the Seventeen Mile Drive views, climb to the top of Laureles Grade via the tiny Toro Road avoiding traffic on the climb, and then descend to Carmel Valley. E’s add a loop on San Benancio Road as well an optional climb of Robinson Canyon. D’s and E’s continue on to Point Lobos for lunch while the C’s lunch in Carmel (C's can also continue on to Point Lobos adding 8 miles if desired). Return via Carmel Hill/Monterey (B's) or Seventeen Mile Drive (CDE's). Rain cancels.
ROUTE SHEETS: B C D E
INFO: Dick and Donna Matthews[masked]-Cell) orGuy Shuman [masked]) and Bill Sherwin[masked]).
LEADERS:B = TBD; C- = Melissa Hippard[masked]) andPeter Kozelka; C+ = Dick and Donna Matthews ([masked]-Cell);D = TBD; E = TBD
MEETING TIME: 9:15 am for 9:30 departure
MEETING LOCATION: Meet in Pacific Grove at Lighthouse Ave. and Asilomar Ave (90 Asilomar Ave, Pacific Grove) near the Point Pinos Lighthouse.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Make reservations early if staying overnight! There are numerous accommodation options in the Pacific Grove area, though many are on the expensive side. Recommended hotels very close to the ride start are the Lighthouse Lodge (lighthouselodgecottages.com) and Butterfly Grove Inn (butterflygroveinn.com). Cheaper accommodations are often available near Monterey.
REGISTRATION: If possible, for 2014 we are asking participants to register on the WWBC web site for our "2 day weekend" rides, so we can plan better. (Registration is not a strict requirement so please feel free to decide at the last minute if necessary.) Register at the link below: