De LaVeaga C-pace

  • January 20, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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A destination spot for Trek Dirt Series skills clinics.

The hillside of De LaVeaga consists of multiple singletrack loops totaling 8-9 miles intermingling between redwood groves, oak woodlands, Branciforte creek, mixed forests and grasslands. At the "top of the world" aka "Corona Trail"- there's a lookout offering an awesome view of the Monterey Bay and east Santa Cruz.

Multiple loops in different directions provide variety (and increased mileage) in an already diverse area to ride. Be prepared for rocks, ruts, roots, drops, flowy sections, short steep climbs, off camber and narrow sections with high penalty for mistakes in some areas. There's a short fire road climb for a nice break between singletrack sessions. This park allows for you to gain speed and be challenged at the same time.

Although small, "De La" offers a variety of singletrack in a beautiful area to practice your technical skills. ~Krista




TECH: 5/10 Wide variety of technical difficulties with opportunities to ride around them


MILEAGE: up to 9 depending on weather


Directions from San Jose:

1. Head south on CA-17 to Santa Cruz- over the hill

2. Slight left to stay on CA-17 S (signs for CA-1 N/CA-9/Half Moon Bay/Boulder Creek/Ocean Street/Beaches)

3. Continue onto Ocean St

4. Turn left onto Water St

5. Turn left on Market St

6. Market turns into Branciforte

7. Continue on Branciforte and look for the dirt parking lot on right side of road at about .2 miles past Goss Ave.

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.  If the ride is relatively short so you shouldn't need too much in the way of supplies.  Water, a small snack, and your basic trail side tools (multi-tool, tube, pump) should be sufficient for these rides.

SJMTB is having a great time riding this year so come on out and join us.






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    Love the park it has little of everything! "!

    January 21, 2013

  • Mark

    Awesome time thanks again

    January 20, 2013

  • victor

    Wicked awesome

    January 20, 2013

  • Joe

    Great place to ride! Tons of interesting scenery.

    January 20, 2013

  • Ed V.

    Had fun!

    January 20, 2013

  • Krista

    9 miles today and covered all trails... thanks to everyone who came out!

    January 20, 2013

  • Ed V.

    Good ride and nice meeting everyone! -Ed

    Ride data:

    Using Wahoo BlueSC and Wahoo BlueHR

    January 20, 2013

  • Krista

    And watch your phone too

    January 20, 2013

  • victor

    Watch your speed on 17
    Chp is out again

    January 20, 2013

  • Mark

    Leaving from Fremont have room for one more bike under my bed cover. post a message here if you need or want to catch a ride. Ill check in the am.

    January 19, 2013

    • Mark

      just e-mail with contact at [masked]

      January 19, 2013

  • Mark

    C-pace, I am getting back on the saddle after a year lay off to an ACL/Meniscus injury so a little out of shape. would this be okay for me never rode this trail and sounds like fun.

    January 13, 2013

    • Krista

      It couldn't hurt to try.... much. :)

      1 · January 13, 2013

    • Mark

      in at this point. Rear brake has an air bubble trapped in it waiting on bleed kit. will update if bleed kit does not make it here in time.

      January 15, 2013

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