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Mt. Pinos Shuttle Ride - Intermediate

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  • Here's your chance to ride one of the best single-track downhill rides in Southern California. Mt. Pinos provides 7 miles of fun downhill riding along the popular McGill trail surrounded by pine forest. We'll use our cars to shuttle us up after each ride.

    The trail has a few technical spots and is a little steep in some sections so I do not recommend this ride for beginners/first timers. You need to have good bike handling skills as this is not a good place to lose control. If you are an experienced beginner to intermediate rider you should be fine.

    To get a better idea of what to expect click here to watch a video of parts of the ride.

    The Plan:
    We'll meet at the intersection of Cuddy Valley Road and Mil Potrero Hwy (west of Frazier Park) at about 10:45 AM where we will park some of our cars. At 11 AM we'll drive up to the top parking lot with our bikes and using as few cars as possible. We may also head up a couple of miles to the peak before doing our first run down. Hopefully we'll be able to do a couple of more rides down from the upper parking lot before we call it a day. After the ride we'll stop for food in Frazier park.

    Normally I'd suggest carpooling but for this event we'll need as many cars as possible and if you have racks that can take several bikes that's great. Trucks are especially welcome.

    Each ride down the mountain from the upper parking lot is about 7 miles and about 9 miles from the peak.

    Time Required:
    I expect we'll be riding for about 4-5 hour or so. With the driving back and forth and dining as well,  I'd say it's an all day event.

    Take the 5 north, get off on Frazier Park Rd. and head west past Frazier Park. Click here for Google directions.

    There should be plenty of (free) parking in parking lot at the junction.

    No Shows:
    It is inconsiderate to the leader and anyone on the waiting list to RSVP and not show up, therefore I am registering no-shows. For this event you need to change your RSVP to "No" minimum one hour before the start of the event. If you have multiple no-shows on your record you may not be admitted to the event when there are people on the waiting list. If something happens on your way, so you can't make it, please call me.

    Mountain biking is an inherently risky sport, especially for those who tend to take chances. You can get hurt. As an event organizer I assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your equipment. I am simply a mountain biking "buddy", nothing more. If you choose to participate you assume all risk involved. Also, please adhere to the following:

    • Always wear a helmet when mountain biking. This is mandatory, no exceptions.
    • Make sure your bike is in good working condition, with the tires properly inflated and the chain lubricated prior to the ride.
    • Protective pads, gloves etc are recommended on more technical rides.
    • Know your limitations, and do not attempt what you are not comfortable with. Hike-a-bike is no shame.
    • Bring at least one spare tube, sunscreen, energy bars/food and enough water. Hydration packs are encouraged.
    • If you have two-way radios, toolkit, pump/co2, or first aid kit, bring them.
    • Be familiar with and follow trail rules and etiquettes.

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  • Stein

    David, yes that's it.

    November 9, 2012

  • David L.

    Hey everyone,

    Thanks for setting this up. Out of curiosity, is this the location where you'd like to meet?

    (Never been before and the map link above doesn't seem to want to participate).



    November 9, 2012


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