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Venue Changed to Rincon at HWY 9-Pogonip

  • May 25, 2013 · 3:00 PM

Fire Road and/or singletrack options- your decision!

Strong/Advanced Beginner to Intermediate Level Ride. 10+ miles 2+ hours.

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 Hwy 9. Go 2.4 miles up and you will see the large parking area on the right.

Call me at[masked] if you get lost.


PACE: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate-Slow Climbing with a stop in the middle of the climb, or stops to take pictures.

Fast Downhill pace- meet you at the bottom


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.



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  • Adrian

    Fun and beautiful trail with a great group of riders. The downhill section at the end was definitely worth the climb.

    May 26, 2013

  • Sara P.

    Great ride! Thanks for organizing and sharing tips! Was very nice meeting everyone.

    May 25, 2013

  • Isabelle

    Awesome ride. Thanks for making me feel welcome!

    May 25, 2013

  • Paul I.

    Great ride, great guides!

    May 25, 2013

  • alex m

    All smiles. Great logistics - we all found the ride start and were able to keep together. The ride challenged my riding skills but we were paced to keep the riding fun and social. Now I want to do more rides and improve.

    May 25, 2013

  • Louis M.

    Just love the route Krista mapped out and her co riders helped out withdirections and sweeping, It was just a great day to be in the shaded woods on a mnt bike.

    May 25, 2013

  • alex m

    The Santa Cruz Blues Festival is this weekend in Aptos Village Park (next to the Aptos Creek Road turn off for Nisene). Just letting you know to expect unusual traffic and difficult parking in the area. We'll be able to hear music for our first mile or two.

    May 24, 2013

  • Chaz

    Bike's in the shop for repairs.

    May 22, 2013

    • Chris G.

      What'd you do to it this time? ;)

      May 22, 2013

    • Chaz

      Bent the connector bracket for the rear derailleur, which also wrecked the cable ... this is an expensive past time :D

      May 22, 2013

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