Pine Mountain/Lockwood 313k04-27-2024 05:00None Registered

04-27-2024
05:00
PST
04-28-2024
01:52
12-01-2023 00:01
04-25-2024 12:00
194
RUSA Brevet
Hilly
20:52
Sunrise at 6:09:08 AM Sunset at 7:39:35 PM
Ride Leader(s):
Kerin Huber

Get me there
La Quinta Inn
5818 Valentine Rd
Ventura, CA 93003

$35.00

Sorry folks, we had to cancel this ride (again!).  Caltrans is banning bicycles on Hwy 33 while repairs go on.  See the PCH Randos Google Group for a complete post about this.  We'll try again next year.

Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Thursday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of both PCH Randonneurs and RUSA in order to register. 

This is a challenging ride that travels some beautiful, remote mountain roads.   From the start in Ventura riders will make a gentle warm-up climb to Ojai, and then the real fun begins.  The route travels north on Highway 33, through the Wheeler Gorge and the Sespe Wilderness Area.  At Pine Mountain Summit (mile 51), riders will have already climbed over 6000 feet.  Food and drinks will be provided here.  Riders will make the rapid descent down to the Lockwood Valley Road, then begin the "Heartbreak" climb up to Lake of the Woods. (This climb gets its name because it seems like you have reached the summit at mile 66, but there are actually two more bumps to climb until you reach the final summit at mile 80).  Riders then work their way to Lebec, Gorman, and Lake Hughes- a mostly downhill segment, but it may not seem like it because there are plenty of climbs along the way.  After visiting the little market at Lake Hughes, riders will descend San Francisquito to Valencia, then follow the Heritage Valley back to Ventura.

The total climbing for this ride is about 14,000 ft.  This is a great way to help build your fitness for your upcoming difficult rides in the summer.

In general, riders are responsible for obtaining their own food and water out on the course.  However, there will be a staffed control at Pine Mountain Summit, and maybe additional locations if the weather is hot.  There will be food provided at the finish.

Full lights and reflective gear are required.  Please see Article 10 of the RUSA Rules for Riders.

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