De LaVeaga Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

  • July 9, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Mello Intermediate after-work ride... 6-8 miles

The hillside consists of multiple singletrack loops 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.

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.

 

 

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  • Rich

    I had a good time finally hitting up this new trail. It was a good small crew to roll with.

    1 · July 9, 2013

    • Krista

      who's rich? haha

      July 9, 2013

    • Rich

      Rich WHO? Come on I’m the same old Leems (artist formally known as Leems) that you’ve known and loved for nearly 24hrs. Perhaps this legal wrangling will dispel any confusion at future meet ups. :)

      July 10, 2013

  • Fredric

    Hip is still not quite right from that fall I took at Dela last Friday

    July 9, 2013

    • Fredric

      Today I should have been bringing my bike for after work. Instead I end up having to bring my yoga mat. booooooo!!!

      July 9, 2013

    • David

      Old man... get well soon

      1 · July 9, 2013

  • Jennifer G.

    Unfortunately I hurt my back last week & I think I should rest up some more.... :( Have a great time out there!

    July 8, 2013

    • Krista

      I hope you heal fast!

      July 9, 2013

  • Krista

    Pace= slower (for me at least)
    Technical difficulty=Intermediate

    July 9, 2013

  • David

    LOL, adv. beginners... not even close. Have fun out there people, wish I could make it over the hill in time to ride.

    July 9, 2013

    • Krista

      What do you mean David?

      July 9, 2013

  • Mike H.

    Stoked!

    July 8, 2013

  • Louis M.

    bike in shop with chain problem

    July 8, 2013

  • Krista

    Top of the world and upper loop

    June 23, 2013

5 went

  • Krista +1
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