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De LaVeaga Advanced Beginner/Intermediat­​e

  • Jul 30, 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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  • Mr. B

    Planning to ride again tomorrow evening after work about 5:30 or 6pm. I'll either ride de lavega or Pogonip. If anyone wants to come along shoot me a text tomorrow[masked]

    August 2, 2013

    • Mr. B

      Today I suppose - Friday 2nd.

      August 2, 2013

  • Mr. B

    Great after work ride, Krista picked out some fun trails.

    July 30, 2013

  • the s.

    I'm sorry to bail last minute. last case is a doozy and won't give me enuff time to get over the hill.

    July 30, 2013

  • AnnT

    Sorry! last minute thing. Just got my boss set up meeting late in the afternoon-evening.

    July 30, 2013

  • Chaz

    Wrist is still tender from last week's fall so I'm gonna bide my time for a little while longer.

    July 29, 2013

  • the s.

    hey Chaz... looking forward to ride. it's been a while:)

    July 27, 2013

  • Heather

    Ready to ride!

    1 · July 25, 2013

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