I miss DEMO-Advanced Beginner

After all this time off the bike, I miss DEMO, yes I miss DEMO!!

Look for my Silver 4Runner with the Dirty Jane stickers in the Big Dirt Lot

Since it will be my first time back to Demo (since I broke my arm) in over two months, we are sticking with the easier and shorter route.

WOMEN are encouraged to join, and will NEVER be left on the waitlist. LADIES FIRST!

This will be a supportive ride, no drop, no pressure to be fast, but plenty of encouragement to not give up! Lord knows I need it...

Up Highland 

Fireroad to Ridge (not using Cusacks)

Down Corral

Up Hihn's

Be ready to climb, climb, climb at a SLOWER pace


This ride is meant for those who have been off the bike for a while, post recovery, or ready for a bit more of a climb challenge, and anyone who wants to ride with a supportive group at a recreational and social pace.

Advanced beginner means you can (usually) keep riding without having to stop and walk- up or downhill. We will be taking the easiest of all trails at this location. The steepest downhill section of this ride is smooth, not rocky. The climbs are a long slow grind in your granny most of the time. We will re-group and break at intersections. If you don't know the area and/or have questions, please ask.

We will not be wandering off to any other trails, we will mix up routes in the future, for now just getting back in motion!

Pack plenty of water and energy snacks to get through the ride, it may be HOT and DRY, but we will be in the SHADE which is NICE!

Don't forget to always have an extra tube in your pack in the event of a flat.

Summit store for a well-deserved lunch afterwards- AWESOME :)

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  • Lawrence

    Missed the start by 15 min. :D Nxt time

    September 14

  • Travis S.

    Great ride! My daughter really enjoyed it.

    3 · September 14

  • Frank

    Great ride and a great group of riders! Thanks to organizers.

    2 · September 14

  • richard t

    Great ride!

    2 · September 14

  • larry p.

    Demo is a gem of a place. Truly an "all mountain" location to test even the most hearty rider. One of my favs to ride.

    2 · September 14

  • larry p.

    Now that was a fun ride today with everyone! Glad I could finally make it out that way.

    3 · September 14

  • David

    Great ride lead by a great leader! Haven't been to the park since just after the 1989 earthquake. We used to have to peddle into the park from where the road was blocked from a landslide. Sorry for taking of for a little climb on my own. Didn't know it was 1.3 miles back to the top.

    September 14

  • Danielle

    Awesome ride! What a treat!

    2 · September 14

  • Krista

    Thanks to all who helped keep the group together, James thanks for taking the lead and Mat and Dave thanks for sweeping MUCH APPRECIATED! without people like you on our larger group rides, they wouldn't be a success as today was. Thanks everybody!

    3 · September 14

    • Mat H.

      I had a great time with everyone. I need to get over the hill. 'Embarrassed to say I've never ridden Wilder or anything over there

      1 · September 14

    • Krista

      just means you've got some awesome trails still waiting for you to ride!

      September 14

  • GREGORIO M.

    Awesome. Sunday ride w a awesome people

    3 · September 14

  • Susanna

    Really sorry to cancel so late, but something has come up and I'm stuck out of town.

    September 13

    • Krista

      hope you can make it to the next one!

      September 14

  • Mat H.

    Great way to ease into Demo for new folks.

    3 · September 14

  • Krista

    Tires roll at 945

    September 14

  • Joanne L.

    Have to work last minute. Really bummed to miss this

    September 14

  • Mark

    Gotta drop somethings come up and won't make it back in time from the ride. Sorry Krista.

    September 13

  • GREGORIO M.

    I have room for one to carpool tomorrow. Im in san jose next to 101 & 280 freeways. Or i can carpool w someone ?

    1 · September 13

  • Aaron S.

    Bah! I have the flu. Need to opt out of this one.

    September 12

  • Krista

    Get there early as another group will be riding at the same time. Look for my silver 4runner with the dirty Jane stickers

    September 12

  • Mark

    Im not on the list but will be there if anyone would like to carpool as parking there is limited. I can carry 3 extra riders and gear can meet up on my way from fremont area.

    2 · September 10

    • GREGORIO M.

      Hey mark from where you going to carpool ?

      September 10

    • Mark

      Coming from Newark heading 880 up can meet along 880.

      September 11

  • Krista

    Carpool if you can or get there early. There's a big dirt parking lot and you can park alongside the road at the dirt parking lot entrance area.

    September 10

  • Martin

    Have to postpone and catch the next round in a couple weeks. Enjoy!

    September 10

  • ajen

    Hi there! It has been a long while for me. Like a long time. Is a hardtail ok to bring?

    2 · September 10

    • Krista

      Absolutely!!! No problem :)

      1 · September 10

  • GREGORIO M.

    Hi joanne i think you be fine w 2 liters of water since this ride will be under 12 miles

    1 · September 9

  • Joanne L.

    Just curious how long is the route. Will I be fine with 2 liters of water??

    September 9

    • Krista

      It's about 11 miles although I've never done this exact route.

      1 · September 9

    • larry p.

      it is about 10-11 miles, give or take a little bit.

      1 · September 9

  • Lawrence

    Haven't been to this dirt lot, so...Is the map accurate as to where it is?

    September 9

  • Will

    I definitely miss Demo too!

    1 · August 18

    • Will

      Haha! I know, I got a problem and need help. I'm a N* junkie!

      August 19

    • Will

      Plans changed again, sorry but I gotta bail on this ride. Have fun!

      September 8

  • Kelly L

    I'm so bummed! I had to change to no :(
    I forgot I'm going to see Wicked that day which is very cool, but I miss Demo. Schedule another soon Krista and I'll be first on the list . Thanks!!!!

    2 · August 24

    • Fredric

      Ooh, the wifey, niece and I are watching Wicked that same day. We'll probably run into each other.

      August 24

    • Kelly L

      I'll keep an eye out for you : )

      August 24

  • Flo

    hmmm, maybe... First time to Demo on my single bike not tandem was last Sunday 8/10. The climb was tough after doing Braille, Corral, Flow, and back up Hihn. That was 13mi/2800ft.

    How many miles will this be? Trying to determine if Eli and I can handle the climb and distance.

    Is it this ride you plan to do, 11mi? http://bayarearides.com/rides/d...­

    1 · August 18

    • Krista

      yes that's pretty accurate, I am by-passing cusacks and using fireroad instead for that section.

      August 19

  • David

    Also I'm a tentative yes for this one. I'll know for sure the week of.

    2 · August 19

  • David

    did we get permission to use that rad photo?

    1 · August 19

  • larry p.

    Gotta check the schedule...short but fun!

    August 18

    • Krista

      your schedule is always short, but fun

      August 18

    • larry p.

      I'm in...unless work gets in the way.

      1 · August 19

  • Fredric

    It's nice to see your elbow has had the same healing timeline as my knee. Very good.

    2 · August 18

    • Krista

      Thanks!! Still hurts to twist jars open but I feel great.

      3 · August 18

  • Stripes the T.

    Welcome back :)

    2 · August 18

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