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Wilder Ranch Loop - Advanced Beginner

Let's meet outside Kelly's French Bakery in Santa Cruz.

The plan is to take the paved bike path to Wilder, ride up Englesman fireroad to Old Cabin (singletrack), down Wilder Ridge Loop fire road to Zane Gray (fun rocky singletrack), and finish off with a tour of the coastal bluffs on the way back. We will re-group along the way, taking a few short breaks as needed. We do our best to stick together as a group and not lose anyone.

This is a varied route with paved bike path, both steep and flat fireroads and singletrack. Be prepared for climbing in the beginning and a couple of root gardens. Santa Cruz Mtn Brewery, Kelly's Bakery and West End Tap & Kitchen are right there for anybody looking for food/drink afterward.

Unlike many other Santa Cruz trails, Wilder is quite exposed. Think sunglasses/sunscreen.

Mileage: approx 16

Pace - Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Technical - Beginner to Advanced beginner

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  • Bob E

    Great ride, especially along the cliffs by the ocean.

    1 · February 18, 2014

  • Eric B.

    Wilder ranch magic again.. Definitly connected up some things for me! Just watch out for yellow jackets, if you even can get away from those things! Crazy! Great group.. Happy trails!!

    2 · February 18, 2014

  • Gabi

    Great group and awesome ride, especially finishing it up at the ocean. Thank you, Sara!

    1 · February 17, 2014

    • Sara W

      Very nice meeting you, Gabi! Hope to see you out on the trails again soon.

      February 17, 2014

  • naomi

    What a great day out at the coast with my SJMB buddies. Great ride,Sara! You're a natural leader. Thanks for showing me some new trails.

    3 · February 17, 2014

    • Sara W

      Great to see you, Naomi!

      February 17, 2014

  • Joe S.

    Fun ride and a fun group Thanks Sara!

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • larry p.

    That's a route I've never taken along the cliffs, nice. Fun day with good people!

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry about the late notice. Under the weather AGAIN!

    February 16, 2014

    • Sara W

      Bummer. Feel better!

      February 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks, didn't plan on spending a day off like this, oh well...

      February 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    My flight home will arrive really late tonight. So I will not be able to make it, have fun!

    February 16, 2014

    • Sara W

      See you next time, Will!

      February 16, 2014

  • the s.

    don't any of you wrk? sheesh;)

    February 12, 2014

    • David W.

      work? is that some kind of dis"ease"?? sounds horrible

      1 · February 12, 2014

    • Sara W

      Says the guy who will be vacationing in FL that day :p

      1 · February 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    "work" is so 2013 :-)

    1 · February 12, 2014

  • David

    Awesome! A weekday Wilder ride. Wish I didn't have to work.

    1 · February 10, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      This is where "sick days" comes in handy.

      February 11, 2014

  • larry p.

    OK. unless I have an issue with work (which might or might not come up), I'm in... :)

    February 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm in for now. If something comes up, I should know by Friday and cancel to let someone else in.

    February 10, 2014

  • larry p.

    Hmm, I wonder if I have this day off?...guess I'll check.

    February 9, 2014

  • naomi

    Sounds like a great ride, and a great way to spend my day off!!

    1 · February 7, 2014

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