Moonlight Mountain Populaire07-29-2023 19:002 Registered

02-06-2023 14:23
07-28-2023 12:00
RUSA 100
Sunrise at 6:02:15 AM Sunset at 7:59:09 PM

Kerin Huber
Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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Red Box Picnic Area
7V5V+9W Altadena
California, CA

At intersection of Mt Wilson Red Box Rd and Angeles Crest Highway.  About 14 miles up Hwy 2 from La Canada.

Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Friday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration. You must be a member of both RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.  The ride is free, but you still must register by the deadline.

Join us for a moonlit summer ride in the San Gabriel Mountains.  This Populaire begins at Red Box (where the Mt Wilson Rd meets the Angeles Crest Highway) and climbs to Dawson Saddle, the highest point on the Angeles Crest Highway at 7900 ft.  The return to Red Box is much easier- mostly descent with only a few climbing sections.  This is a challenging ride because of all the climbing, but the gradients are very reasonable- nothing too steep.  And there are no stop signs or traffic lights to slow you down.  

On July 29th the moon is close to being a full moon-  It should be high in the sky for most of our ride.  In July the night temperatures, even at elevation, won't be too cold.  Traffic will be light because most of the hikers and sports car drivers should have gone home already.

This is an unsupported ride- there is no SAG vehicle.  Water will be stashed somewhere along the Crest so you can fill up on the climb to Dawson.  Riders will need to carry enough food for the entire ride.

All participants are required to have working front and rear lights on their bicycles and meet the reflectivity guidelines as required by Article 10 of the RUSA Rules for Riders.  An inspection will be conducted to ensure compliance for your safety during the ride.