North Sierra Pelona Populaire07-09-2023 07:00None Registered

05-16-2023 13:39
07-07-2023 12:00
RUSA 100
Sunrise at 5:49:11 AM Sunset at 8:09:46 PM

Greg Cardell
Email Greg(818)922-5778

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Valencia Heritage Park
24155 Newhall Ranch Rd
Santa Clarita, California 91355


Note: You must register in advance.  Registration closes at noon on Friday before the ride - there is no day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

The route is a challenging loop around the northern half of the Sierra Pelona Mountains, with over 7000 ft of elevation gain, most of it in the first 48 miles. It travels up San Francisquito Canyon, along the San Andreas Fault past the southern half of the Neenach Volcano, across the northern slopes of the Sierra Pelona Mountains, and returns via the historic Old Ridge Route. 
The Old Ridge Route has a lot of variation in the road surface, with sand, broken asphalt, rough asphalt, and gravel, as well as perfectly smooth asphalt (esp. near the bottom.) Any bike can get through, but wider tires at lower pressures will make it an easier and more comfortable ride. 

This is a minimally supported ride. Riders are responsible for obtaining their own food and water on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.  The mountains can be very warm in the summer, and are always dry and windy.  After Lake Hughes at about mile 28 there are no services or water for the next 44 miles. It is highly recommended that you carry extra water.  

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