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Balboa Park to Cabrillo National Monument

Hi Ladies!
This is one of my favorite rides in San Diego, we will meet at the corner of 6th and Laurel in Balboa Park and ride up to Cabrillo National Monument, with optional Tide pool hill rides once we get to Cabrillo. Those who decide not to do the tide pool hill rides can relax and cruise around the park for a bit. I'd like to make this a repeated Sunday training ride. Newcomers and inexperienced riders are welcome to join in. You will need a decent bike with gears to make it up Canon, and if you decide to ride down to the Tide pools and back up you will need to be in good shape and preferably have a road bike. This ride can be done on a mountain bike if you are in reasonably good shape. The first time I rode with Velo Vixens I did this ride on my 15 year old mountain bike, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to do it, but I did and I loved every minute of it! You can do it too! This will be a no drop ride, so we will regroup at various points. Once we get to Cabrillo National Monument the view will make it all worthwhile! I encourage new riders who want to challenge themselves and have never joined a ride with us before to join this ride!

Bring water, snacks, a spare tube and $3.00 to get into the park. Helmets are highly encouraged. It is about a 20-25 mile ride, depending if you decide to ride up and down to the tide pools and how many times.

This will be a fun ride, I hope you can make it! Meetup time is 11:45, and we will roll out by noon! If you have questions feel free to post them here.

Monica

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  • Kiki

    Thanks so much for leading and sweeping this ride, Monica and Michelle. I had a lot of fun! Sorry we got separated, Carrie, and I hope you found your way back easily. It was nice meeting everyone.

    November 12, 2012

  • Cornelia

    Fun ride and nice to see so many new faces too, thanks for leading a great ride Monica! I think I'm getting the Cabrillo annual path :-)

    November 11, 2012

  • monica

    Thank you Magda, and thank you for everyone who came out! Next time I will make sure to stop and wait for everyone before we turn left on Grape, sorry that we lost you Carrie :( hope you made it home okay!

    November 11, 2012

  • Michell

    A bigger turn out than usual = more fun! :) Everyone rode together really well and the view was gorgeous. A bit of a hiccup on the way back, but now we know Grape St isn't a good route going east from the harbor. I had a blast. Thanks Monica and everyone!

    November 11, 2012

  • Magda

    Great day today! Thank you for putting it together Monica, and nice to meet everyone!

    November 11, 2012

  • Carrie

    Great ride. Nice to meet everyone. Sorry I lost everyone - I'm not sure how that happened : )

    November 11, 2012

  • monica

    Looks like the weather will be perfect for our ride tomorrow! Remember to bring $3 to get into Cabrillo Park, or if you bring $15 you can by the yearly pass and you can bring 3 people in with you for free! Don't forget to check your tire pressure before you leave your house! Looking forward to meeting and riding with everyone! :)

    November 10, 2012

    • Michell

      Yey! Looking forward to this. :) I think I've grown a clothe size this week overindulging (and then not getting to burn the excess off because of the rain). :( I think my bike even creaked when I took it out for a little hills run this afternoon!

      1 · November 10, 2012

  • monica

    November 5, 2012

    • Giselle

      Monica, thanks for the route. This will be my first ride with this group, it will also be my longest, I'm excited for the challenge. Does everyone still ride if it rains?

      November 10, 2012

    • monica

      The weather forecast is for sun all day tomorrow, so we won't have to worry about rain!

      November 10, 2012

  • monica

    Do you girls want to make this a later start time? I'm open to changing it. What is your vote on start time, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 1:00?

    October 31, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      9 am!! :-) noon ride break all day... you can't do anything in the morning neither in the afternoon...

      October 31, 2012

    • monica

      Sorry Angie, I think we will keep this one at noon, but I will make the next one earlier!

      November 5, 2012

  • Giselle

    Is there a course mapped?

    November 5, 2012

  • Cornelia

    What happened to the 1pm start time and what about church? :-)

    October 30, 2012

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