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Saratoga Gap - Advanced Beginner Pace Ride

Pace:  Advanced Beginner.  This is NOT a beginner ride.  Must have a mountain bike with knobby tires and good brakes. Hybrid bikes not permitted on this ride. Must be comfortable riding XC dirt trails which includes rooty/rocky single tracks and dirt fire roads.  Feel free to walk what you don't feel comfortable riding. 

Must pack a master chain link and extra tube; otherwise, it may be a long hike back to the car.  Bring water and helmet.  If you need a bike checkup or tuneup before the ride, consider contacting Arthur at Bike Teacher.  He is listed as one of the sponsors on the left menu.  

Route:  Gap, Long Ridge, Peters Creek, Switchbacks up, and then reverse it  back to the parking lot. 

Expect about 10 - 12 miles and 2-1/2 to 3 hour ride depending upon how fast the group moves along.  We will stop frequent enough for everyone to catch their breath and regroup so no one gets lost. 

Yield to bikers riding up, hikers and joggers.  Watch speed - rangers radar.  

Email me if any questions.  The pace will be slower than my intermediate pace ride.  

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  • Mark

    fun group today. excellent

    June 22, 2014

  • Craig G.

    Great ride. Thanks, Julie!

    June 22, 2014

  • Julie

    Beautiful morning ride - glad you were all able to ride the trails with me. it was fun to have some newbies on the ride as well as those who I haven't seen in a while. Come out and ride more : )

    June 22, 2014

  • Carlton

    Sorry to cancel last minute.

    June 22, 2014

  • Victor

    Broke a part on my bike a little while ago. Won't be able to make it. Sorry gang.

    June 21, 2014

  • Neal

    If you are coming by highway 9 leave a little earlier, there are two sections that have very long single lane lights setup due to construction.

    1 · June 20, 2014

    • Aaron S.

      I waited a half hour at the traffic signal for the single lane this past weekend.

      June 20, 2014

  • Shana S.

    Sorry.. have a change of plan..Have a great time :)

    June 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guys, its too early for me. You guys have fun.

    June 20, 2014

  • Julie

    Hi all - don't worry about the large number signed up. I have a plan so all will enjoy the ride. We will be leaving the lot at 8:45am so please plan accordingly. See Neal ' s comment about a possible delay due to road construction. See you sunday.

    June 20, 2014

  • Steve

    Did this ride last week followed by some good Mexican food. Anyone up for lunch after the ride? ... I know a good restaurant with outside seating ... :)

    June 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      @Steve : I am in. El Burro's is a cool place.

      June 18, 2014

    • Steve

      A bit to early for me ... Have fun ...

      June 19, 2014

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