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.