A great but difficult climb out of the high desert towards Mt. Whitney. The route starts out tame and ends up tough with an average grade over 9% for the last 5.5 miles finishing at Whitney Portal (el. 8,371’). \Long stretches of 10-12%. Meet at the Best Western Frontier Motel, 1008 S. Main St., Lone Pine, CA. Buy lunch on the ride at Whitney Portal. Ride leaves at 8:30 AM, please arrive beforehand. For more information contact Dick Matthews:[masked] (home),[masked] (cell)
Special Information for New Members and Guest Riders:
IMPORTANT: If you have not yet joined the Western Wheelers Bike Club (http://westernwheelersbicycleclub.memberlodge.com) and paid your yearly dues please be sure to sign in at the ride as a guest.
The Western Wheelers Bike Club is new to Meetup, and most riders don't yet RSVP. There are a lot of us, and we'll be there!
A special note about start locations: Meetup Locations are not always precise. Please consult the ride description for the authoritative start location.
Information on the ride rating system is here: Ride Rating System (http://www.meetup.com/Western-Wheelers/pages/Ride_Rating_System/)