Distance: 31.5 mi.
Elevation gain: 1,627 ft.
Pace: B (moderate, occasional stops
Terrain: 3 (moderate hills with some challenges)
Meet up at 9:15 AM for a 9:30 AM ride out.
GPS file, map, and cue sheet here
You need to leave San Francisco no later than 8:30 to make it here on time for the ride
Why we changed today's route - originally Stage Road
We'll meet at the Pescadero High School parking lot. From there, it's a short ride through the little town of Pescadero out to Highway 1. Our original plan was to turn right on Stage Road in Pescadero, but part of the road fell down the hill, and it's not open. So instead, we'll head south to the Pigeon Point Lighthouse, and a little further south after that.
Then, left on Rossi Road, back on Highway 1 to cross Gazos Creek, and then right on Gazos Creek Rd. and Cloverdale. Finally, we'll head to Loma Mar for lunch, and then back to the high school. With all the rain earlier this month, this part of the ride should be stunningly beautiful, with water rushing through the creeks.
We'll check the weather in the morning and if there's a 30% chance of rain, will cancel and let those who are registered know. (So please preregister.)
This is the 3rd ride in a 2023 winter/spring series to help people gear up for late spring and summer riding, including the Chico Wildflower ride, AIDS/LifeCycle, or your first metric or century of the year or ever! We'll have longer and more difficult rides as the series progresses. We'll ride routes all over the Bay Area. Most routes will be without a whole lot of stop signs and lights. We'll try not to ride in the rain, and there won't be a safety speech.
Don't have a car but want to come? Post a message to the Spokers forum on dssf.org and see if another member can help you out.
Meals: Bring a snack for the ride. Lunch at the Loma Mar Store and Kitchen.
Is this a "no rider left behind" ride? No, but we will have a few regroups. We will keep an eye out for each other but if you are a new rider please either know the route or bring a map in case you get dropped from the group.
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