We will do a big loop of the Creek side and check out Pipeline over at Toro Regional park. Nothing too technical except for Pipeline, but quicker pace both climbing and descending. Mileage and trails vary depending on group and condition, but expect at least 20 miles. Regroup at all intersections with minimal break.
C pace = Easy, new riders or those getting back in shape. More social ride with lots of breaks and regroups. Able to ride 1-2 hours with breaks
B pace = Moderate, not breaking records but comfortable pushing yourself. A few breaks and regroups. Able to ride 2+ hours with minimal breaks.
A pace = Fast, comfortable pushing your limits both up and down the trail. Very few breaks. Able to ride 2+ hours with no stops.
Race pace = self-explanatory… This is for races or “training” rides. No breaks. If a training ride there will be a lead and sweep that both know the intended route.
Trail Difficulty - this is where riders will get an idea of whether or not they are ready for the ride. IMBA rates trails from Easiest to Extremely difficult depending on various factors. Many of the trails in our area would rank somewhere in the “easy” to “very difficult” ratings, however, an easy trail does not mean it will necessarily be easy for a new mountain biker. The IMBA trail ratings assume a certain level of experience is present in the riders. For riders starting out in the sport, even an “easy” trail may seem intimidating.
New Rider - Easiest (IMBA White Circle ◯ )
Example: Los Gatos. Trail
BEGinner - Easy (IMBA Green Circle ⬤ )
Examples: Fremont Older, St Joseph’s Hill
INTermediate - More Difficult (IMBA Blue Square ■ )
Example: John Nicholas Trail
ADVanced - Very Difficult (IMBA Black Diamond ◆ )
Examples: Santa Teresa, Skeggs, Demo Ridge, Wilder (enchanted loop)
EXPert - Extremely Difficult (IMBA Double Black Diamond ◆◆ )
Examples: UCSC, Pacifica, Demo Braille, Northstar
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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.
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]