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Tis the season to climb Coe Ride
Date Confirmed: December 15th is a GO!!! We got smoked out of Coe on the 17th so we're going to try this suffer fest again. The plan is to do around 20 miles with a little over 4K in elevation gain. Trail Difficulty - Intermediate skill ride featuring longer steep climbs and narrow loose descents on single track trails. The thing about Henry Coe SP is that you have to earn every last bit of the descents. We start with a fairly easy amount of climbing as we head towards middle ridge trail. That's when we get to our first fun descent, about 1600ft over 3.5 miles. Then it's a bit of a steeper climb on Poverty Flat Rd to Blue Ridge. Then we follow the creek on Narrows trail toward China Hole trail via Mahoney Meadows and Lost Spring trail. China Hole trail is where we pay for all our adventures. It starts out with a nice little downhill section before pointing up... all the way up. We'll climb from the creek at the bottom of the canyon at about 1100ft to the headquarters at 2700+ft over about 4.5 miles. This is where that C pace will settle in I'm guessing. This isn't a ride for the new rider or folks that don't like climbing at least a little. That said we are going to have some pretty good sections of flowy and fun descents or rolling terrain. Also, it's worth noting that the views from the ridges in Coe are pretty much impossible to beat anywhere in the Bay Area. To take a look at the proposed route check here... https://www.strava.com/routes/16135186 Parking is $8.00 per vehicle at the headquarter so bring cash in case the HQ isn't open. Also, the drive takes longer than most expect so give yourself time. I'll make sure I'm early enough to not have a repeat of last time... :) If people would like to carpool that's a great idea, there is a Starbucks on East Dunne that has a parking lot with plenty of room for people to meet up and leave their cars. I can fit at least a couple bikes and people, so if you would like to meet me their let me know in the comments below. NOW THE NITTY GRITTY... West Coast Mountain Bikers is a group riding community. We don't encourage individuals to come out to our rides that want to do their own ride five minutes after starting with us. We start together and stick together. If new to our group, please take the time to read our Ride Rating Guide, found at the link below. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eml9bs3b9aPik-XF9EuazGouBVefExveQXBc58Nkl9o/edit?usp=sharing All of our rides require a helmet and properly maintained mountain bike. Riders should be sure to read the description of the ride fully prior to their RSVP. Rides will vary by location and organizer, so be sure to sign up for rides that are appropriate for your skill and fitness level. If unsure if an event is appropriate, contact the event host prior to the event. If you have an existing medical condition please consult your doctor prior to joining an event. Meetup.com and West Coast Mountain Bikers do not allow minors to attend events. We will occasionally make exceptions, so long as the parent is also in attendance. The event host and organizers ultimately have the last call on who can and cannot attend a particular event. When a members safety is concerned we will always err on the side of caution. If you have any questions, related to the group, or our events feel free to email our Organizer, David Butler, at [masked] David Butler President West Coast Mountain Bikers Don't forget to follow us on: Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/westcoastmtb Instagram @westcoastmtbers

Henry Coe Park Headquarters

9100 E. Dunne Ave. · Morgan Hill, CA

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Welcome to West Coast Mountain Bikers!

Our group’s purpose is simple. We want to get people out riding whenever and wherever possible. As the Organizer of WCMB, I’m dedicated to helping people get out on the bike more often. I don’t care if you ride every day of the week or just a few times a month. I don’t care if you only ride with us or if you ride with lots of different groups. Mountain Biking for me is a passion that I want to share with everyone I meet. We don't care whether you're a hardened veteran that has seen the sport grow from fully rigid 21-speed bikes to the super machines they are today or someone who just bought their first mountain bike. We don't care if you if this is your first time riding in a group or if you're a member of every mountain biking social group there is.

My team of organizers and I have one simple goal: Try our best to provide you all with the absolute best rides. My team is made up of people from all walks of life from all over the Bay Area. We have Organizers representing nearly every part of the Bay including… the South Bay, East Bay, Peninsula, Santa Cruz and even the Central Valley and we all love to ride and share the ride with others.

Our rides will range from After-work social meetups and workouts to full on epic rides. We ride everywhere, including places that are off the radar of other groups. We ride all the local favorites, i.e. Fremont Older, Arastradero, Santa Teresa, Alum Rock, etc. as well as all the popular spots further outside our immediate area. Some of our favorites include Demo Forest, El Corte de Madera, Fort Ord, and the Many State parks nearby. We’ve also ventured to Tahoe, Downieville, Boggs and many more. As the years progress we will undoubtedly be adding even more exciting and fun places to our ride portfolio.

All of our rides will follow a no-drop policy. If you show up for a ride we’ll make sure you get out with us. Don’t worry about coming out and slowing people down. That sort of fence sitting will never get you out with a group. Come on out with us and we’ll look out for you. No one will be left behind on our rides.

If you ever have questions about how we rate rides or anything else please feel free to email me. I’m always willing to help a fellow rider, especially ones just getting started. We may not be the biggest group in the Bay but we are the best. I will always go out of my way to make my members feel welcome and appreciated. I also promise to never kick you out for not making it to a ride, I understand things happen. If you have idea for a ride or want to help out with hosting events, let me know. I'm always looking for passionate riders that love to share their passion with others on the trails.

Above everything else I just want people to get out and ride.

-David B.

President

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