De LaVeaga C-pace

  • February 17, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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A destination spot for Trek Dirt Series skills clinics.

This C paced ride will be a 6-8 mile ride and will start right after the beginner ride-utilizating more technically-advanced trails. In addition, we will hike our bikes down a steep section to the creek and check the status of trail condition down there-since I haven't been after all the rains.

The hillside of De LaVeaga consists of multiple singletrack loops totaling 6-9 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

RIDE RATING:

PACE: C

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

PHYS: 5

MILEAGE: up to 9 depending on weather

ELEVATION GAIN: APPROX 1100


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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  • Mark

    Nice ride today. hand is swelling up nicely and tender. but i think my ego was bruised more. here is the crash vid….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CGqT1UxcKE&feature=youtu.be

    2 · February 17, 2013

  • Ben C

    Nice meeting you all!

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Joe

    Always a fun place to ride!

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Krista

    Really happy that everyone made it today! What a nice group of people. Thanks for coming out I had a great time!

    3 · February 17, 2013

  • Krista

    We will wait for you Joy

    February 17, 2013

  • Joy

    Might be ten min late sorry. [masked]

    February 17, 2013

  • Chris G.

    Maybe it's about time I check this place out.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Mark

    Should be able to make it

    February 12, 2013

  • Krista

    Hey Ben. Sign up for both and see ya there!!

    February 11, 2013

  • Ben C

    I wanted to do this and the D-pace afterwards. Do I need to stay signed up on the D-pace or should I change my RSVP so someone on the waiting list can take a spot on that one?

    February 11, 2013

  • Fredric

    Thanks Krista for taking us on all the good singletracks last time. I wonder what color of knee high socks I should rock this time?

    February 9, 2013

8 went

  • Krista
    Vice President & IMBA Certified Instructor -Level 1, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Fredric
    Director of videography, Assistant Organizer
  • Mark
    Assistant Organizer
  • Joy
  • Joe
  • A former member

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