Hwy 9 to Wilder Ranch (Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Ride)

  • March 23, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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An adventure ride where we decide which way to go while seeking out singletrack and taking fireroad to get there... Expect this ride to be an up to 20-miler taking approximately 4 hours with breaks.

This will be an advanced beginner to intermediate ride. A lot of climbing -I will not be hammering up any hills so you'll have to wait for me. But I love the downhill technical sections so look forward to that. Lots of miles so be prepared to get tired, but my pace is generally mild.

If the dirt lot is full park along-side the road on the same side of the lot just before or after it. If you're familiar with the Rincon pullout on HWY 9 in Santa Cruz- that is our meeting spot.

From San Jose: Take Hwy 17 to Santa Cruz. Go straight toward Santa Cruz and stay to the right. Turn right on River Street-turns into Hwy9. Go 2.4 miles up and you will see the large parking area on the right.

As always a helmet is required for all SJMTB rides and extra protective gear is recommended if you are tentative about riding down rocky trails. Extra water, a snack, and your basic trail side tools (multi-tool, tube, pump) should be sufficient for this longer ride.







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  • A former member
    A former member

    Be - au - ti - ful ! ! ! ! Everything was beautiful - before, during and after.

    March 24, 2013

  • Jim A.

    Awesome day!!!

    March 24, 2013

  • naomi

    Another beautiful day in the woods with a great group of riders. I'm looking forward to riding with you all again soon!! Thanks Krista and the team of leaders and sweepers for a great route.

    March 23, 2013

  • Timur T.

    Thanks to all for support :-) I will be cautions now then picking rides!

    March 23, 2013

  • Joy

    This was so much fun! Wilder ranch is my new favorite. Thank you Jenn for accompanying me back to the lot-you're awesome. Hope everyone enjoyed the rest of the ride.

    March 23, 2013

  • Krista

    Oh yeah Noel. I forgot about that one.

    March 23, 2013

  • Noel M


    Thanks for reminding me to upload my photos, especially the one of Farmer Dean !!

    March 23, 2013

  • Krista

    Way awesome

    March 23, 2013

  • Krista

    Had a blast as usual! So fun we didn't even stop to take pictures. Just goes to show how into riding we are. Thanks to everyone who pitched-in their route choice making this a true all inclusive group ride. I cannot wait to do it again!

    March 23, 2013

  • Krista

    @Joy &Naomi Hope to see you girls there tomorrow so the 4 of us (Jen too) can stick together in our slower pack riding with these boys tomorrow!!

    1 · March 22, 2013

    • naomi

      I'm looking forward to it! A ride through the redwoods is exactly what I need after a crazy week.

      1 · March 22, 2013

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