De LaFriday Technical Fun

  • November 23, 2012 · 9:30 AM
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The hillside of DLV consists of multiple singletrack loops totaling 8-9 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. Definitely worth getting off work early. TGIF! ~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 light and time

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.

With the winter settling in these rides will obviously be subject to location or date changes.  That being said the rains haven't really started up yet so lets get out and ride while we can.

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  • Krista

    Glad I went. Gave me the boost I needed.

    November 23, 2012

  • victor

    Great ride nice place

    November 23, 2012

  • Krista

    Get well Armean! Victor are you still planning to ride?

    November 22, 2012

    • victor

      Yes - is the map meeting location accurate ?

      November 22, 2012

    • victor

      Never mind I just read the directions

      November 22, 2012

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  • Krista
    Vice President & IMBA Certified Instructor -Level 1, Co-Organizer

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