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Los Gatos Creek Trail/St. Joseph's - Beginner Ride

  • Aug 5, 2013 · 5:30 PM
  • All Ford Parts/ Fuse Gym

Doing the easiest of the 3 preserves in Los Gatos.  We'll start from my work parking lot in Campbell that's connected to the Los Gatos Creek Trail, take a scenic, paved bike route through Lake Vasona, and then continue through to St. Joseph Preserve. To be respectful to the hikers, I will keep this ride small. I'm enforcing a speed limit no faster than 15mph on the downhill. 900 foot climb over 13 miles. This ride is great if you're new to biking or if you just want to spin. The only hard section is a very short climb up "cardiac hill" and then the rest of the ride is smooth sailing.

If you want to meet at Vasona Park, you can do that as well since my work is only about a 5-8 minute ride from there.  I only ask that any meeting point you choose is directly along the Los Gatos Creek Trail (inbetween my work and St. Joseph's Preserve) otherwise I may not see you.  We've usually met at the dam at Lake Vasona if they did not want to bike extra miles from my work.

A helmet and properly functioning mountain bike is required for this ride.  Not recommended for hybrid bikes.

Tires roll at 5:45pm from my work.

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  • Alan S.

    Man, it shouldn't have been, but that was rough. I'm still alive though :)

    1 · August 5, 2013

    • Michael

      Cardiac hill $&&@!!!!

      August 5, 2013

    • Fredric

      Haha, oh did I mention that my beginner rides are slightly harder than the beginner rides of that other group you ride with? Now you're much stronger.

      August 5, 2013

  • Rene

    I will meet y'all at the mini locomotive bridge at Vasona Park at 4:45ish pm. I''ll be riding a black 29er Scott mountain bike.
    See y'all there!

    August 5, 2013

    • Rene

      Yes!! Ok

      August 5, 2013

    • Rene

      I'm here but I just realized that I forgot to pack my cleats... :'(
      Enjoy the st. Joseph's

      August 5, 2013

  • Fredric

    I'm going to open up the entire waiting list since it's very common that people always drop out the last minute. Regardless of how big our group is, I'm still enforcing a speed rule to be respectful to the hikers at St. Josephs.

    1 · August 4, 2013

    • Alan S.

      Yeah, I guess Travis can't make it now. I'm still going to try though

      August 5, 2013

  • Damon

    Time to ride.

    August 2, 2013

  • Alan S.

    Our commute to my house goes right by your start, so Travis and I should be able to join. If we are running behind, don't wait for us, we will catch you on the trail.

    1 · July 30, 2013

    • Fredric

      Ok cool, that'd be awesome if Travis joins

      July 30, 2013

  • Karen R.

    I love this trail! It's one of my favorites and looking forward to it. The trail head is at Meridian and Curci which I'm considering taking to meet the group.

    July 30, 2013

    • Alan S.

      Meridian and Curci is the opposite end of the LGCT. I believe Karen is saying that she plans to start at Meridian and Curci, and ride down the LGCT to your work parking lot.

      July 30, 2013

    • Fredric

      Aww I see

      July 30, 2013

  • Neal J.

    Won't be able to make it, but would love a map of the ride.

    July 30, 2013

    • Fredric

      I'll post up the garmin stats after the ride. Ignore the heart rate though since I'll be riding single speed.

      July 30, 2013

  • Tim N

    Hopefully I can get my hard tail 29er back from the shop for this.

    July 30, 2013

    • Fredric

      Ironically i'll be using my hardtail 29er single speed for this ride

      July 30, 2013

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