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  • Ojai-Double-Bump-Populaire-107k02-25-2024 07:003 Registered

    02-25-2024
    07:00
    PST
    02-25-2024
    14:11
    01-03-2024 08:00
    02-23-2024 12:00
    67
    RUSA 100
    Hilly
    7:11
    Sunrise at 6:29:18 AM Sunset at 5:50:19 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Kerin Huber

    Get me there
    Simone's Coffee & Tea
    7818 Telegraph Rd
    Ventura , CA 93004

    $5.00

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon two days before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.  

    This is a Populaire that starts in Ventura and does a counterclockwise loop through the Ojai Valley.  The "Double Bump" in the name refers to Highway 150 and Casitas Pass, both of which are beautiful climbs- especially in the winter and spring when everything is green.  The final third of the ride is mostly along the coast.

    The start is at Simone's Coffee and Tea.  The finish is right next door at Two Trees Restaurant where we can enjoy a beer and some food.

    This is a minimally supported ride.  Riders are expected to be self-sufficient and obtain their own food and water out on the course (there are several parks and markets on the route).  There is no SAG vehicle.

     

  • Joshua-Tree-to-Vegas-300k03-02-2024 06:0024 Registered

    03-02-2024
    06:00
    PST
    03-03-2024
    02:00
    12-01-2023 05:00
    02-25-2024 12:00
    190
    ACP 300
    Hilly
    20:00
    Sunrise at 6:10:19 AM Sunset at 5:44:05 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Willie Hunt

    Get me there
    Joshua Tree Valero
    61794 Twenty Nine Palms hwy
    Joshua Tree, ca 92252

    $150.00

    SAG Service Available



    There will be a 28 rider limit because this is the number of bikes that can be transported back to Joshua Tree.  This will probably be the last time PCH Randonneurs ever runs this ride because the transportation and permit costs have gotten so high.  If you've been thinking about doing this ride, this is the year to do it!

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at midnight on Sunday 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 Joshua Tree to Vegas 300k is a  point-to-point brevet from Joshua Tree National Park to Las Vegas, with SAG support in route across the massive Mojave desert, finishing in Henderson, NV (south of the Vegas strip).  The entry fee includes a shuttle for you and your bike back to Joshua Tree on Sunday.  Most riders park their cars near the start in Joshua Tree (on the city streets) and take the provided charter bus shuttle service back to Joshua Tree after the ride. We have plenty of space to accommodate everyone that wants shuttle back from Vegas to Joshua Tree.  There are 2 Motels (Joshua Tree Inn and High Desert) within a few minutes of the start for those wanting to maximize sleep before the ride.   [Option for OC riders:  Some riders come to my home in Foothill Ranch, CA for a 3:00AM departure to Joshua Tree and I can accommodate up to 5 riders for this extra shuttle]

    Alternatively, for riders flying into the LA area, John Wayne airport (SNA) is the closest to Willie and thus the easiest logistically for pickup.  Bike boxes will be taken to Vegas for any riders that wants to fly from Vegas directly home.  On the Las Vegas end, some riders may want to fly back home from Vegas. Bikes will be shuttled back to LA / OC even if you fly, just leave bikes and excess gear with Willie.

    The route itself has huge expansive views across the Mojave desert including mountains, sand dunes, Joshua trees, railroad lines, the Ivanpah solar power plant, even the casino lights of Primm, Jean and Vegas. Riders can see for 50+ miles at several vista points. Traffic is generally quite light and often 10 or 15 minutes go by without a car passing. Climbing is reasonable at 8500 feet, but concentrated mostly 2 massive climbs, and 2 smaller climbs. Wind is normally blowing toward Vegas, so it’s possible to have a tailwind the whole way there! Pavement quality is good for the most part as most has been recently repaved, but there are a number of miles that have a few avoidable potholes. 23mm tires will work, but 25 or 28mm would be wiser. Since cell connectivity is limited and spotty, the SAG will sweep the route to make sure no one is left out there.

    Important:

    All riders need to contact Willie Hunt well before the ride so shuttle space can be logistically handled.

    New Finish Hotel!  Because the M Spa Resort has become way too expensive for rando budgets, the finish has been moved to the Silverton Casino Lodge, 3333 Blue Diamond Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89139.  All riders need to make their own room reservations at the Siverton Casino Lodge or nearby hotel.  Make your reservations early, Las vegas hotels tend to fill up because of events going on in town.  You are welcome to use the PCH Randos Google Group to help coordinate room sharing.

    Drop bags will be taken to Vegas and normally are available at each SAG stop in route.  However, I cannot guarantee that your drop bag will be available at every stop, because there will be 2 SAG’s and they will be spread out, one in the lead, and one following up the rear.  You choose at the start which SAG for your drop bag, depending on your riding speed.

    Generally the return shuttle will leave at 9AM Sunday morning, so you may want to limit the partying in Vegas Saturday night!

    Because Joshua Tree to Vegas is more costly than our typical brevet and also involves many fixed expenses for the club, the following refund policy will apply:
    If you cancel your registration by 2/1/24, you will receive a $120 refund.
    If you cancel your registration by 2/17/23, you will receive a $75 refund.
    After 2/18/23 there will be no cash refunds. (but we can offer you a free registration in another 2024 PCH Randos brevet)

  • 03-10-2024
    07:00
    PST
    03-10-2024
    13:46
    01-02-2024 13:15
    03-08-2024 12:00
    63
    RUSA 100
    Rolling
    6:46
    Sunrise at 7:06:59 AM Sunset at 5:57:43 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Kerin Huber

    Get me there
    Starbucks
    3429 E Foothill Blvd
    Pasadena, California 91107

    $5.00

    Social Gathering Before/After



    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon two days 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 populaire to be used for the first time on our International Women's Day ride in 2024.
    It visits two sites associated with prominent women of our area. First, the Great Wall of Los Angeles- a mural that is half a mile long and depicts the history of California, with an emphasis on historically marginalized groups. The chief artist and artistic visionary of this project is Judith Baca, a noted Chicana artist. nps.gov/places/great-wall-of-los-angeles.htm
    The second site visited is the Biddy Mason Memorial Park in DTLA. Biddy Mason was a former enslaved woman who, once granted her freedom, became a wealthy landowner and influential philanthropist in Los Angeles in the mid 19th century. nps.gov/people/biddymason.htm

    March 8th is International Women's Day.  To celebrate, RUSA encourages regions to schedule a brevet as part of the "Together We Ride" movement.  PCH Randonneurs will proudly host a populaire on Sunday, March 10th to celebrate International Women's Day.  Commemerative patches will be handed out (to the first 20 entrants).  We hope to have as many women as possible at this ride- mark your calendars and invite your friends.  To help encourage new women randonneurs, PCH Randonneurs will pay for the first year's RUSA membership of any new female riders who participate in this ride. 
    Of course, men are more than welcome to ride.  We love our men too!

    The ride will finish at Hook Burger, where we can enjoy burgers and brews.

    This is a minimally supported ride.  Riders are expected to be self-sufficient and obtain their own food and water out on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.

                                        

  • 5-Valley-Twister-300k03-23-2024 06:001 Registered

    03-23-2024
    06:00
    PST
    03-24-2024
    02:00
    12-01-2023 00:01
    03-21-2024 12:00
    187
    ACP 300
    Hilly
    20:00
    Sunrise at 6:51:09 AM Sunset at 7:09:51 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Greg Cardell

    Get me there
    Bridgeport Park
    23521 Bridgeport Ln
    Valencia, Los Angeles County United States

    $30.00

    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 RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

    The ride starts in the Santa Clarita Valley and traverses through Valencia and Newhall along bike trails and surface streets to Sierra Highway.  It then climbs up along the original route of what was known in the 1860s as Beale's Cut Stagecoach Pass (Beale's Cut was a narrow channel cut through the pass where tolls were charged to travel to and from the San Fernando Valley.  Beale's Cut still exists but is difficult to see from Sierra Highway.)  The route then travels across the top of the San Fernando Valley and over the beautiful Santa Susana Pass, and then down and across Simi Valley to Moorpark.  Climbing up Grimes Canyon Road to cross the Santa Susana Mountains, there is a fast and winding descent into the Heritage Valley.  The route then travels down the valley to Santa Paula, where it turns up Highway 150 into the Topatopa Mountains and down the long descent to the Dennison Grade and on down into the Ojai Valley.  Heading west over the double bumps the route descends to Carpenteria.  Following the coast south to Oxnard, the route turns inland across Rancho Las Posas and through the Las Posas Hills back to Moorpark, where it again crosses the Santa Susana Mountains.  The return to Santa Clarita follows Guiberson Road to Piru along the northern edge of the Santa Susanas, then along Highway 126 (where the shoulder has been designated and painted as a bike route.)  Following a few miles of streets and trails the route ends back in Valencia.  There are beautiful views of rock formations in the Santa Monica Mountains, and of the Heritage Valley, the Ojai Valley, and Lake Casitas along the route, as well as an opportunity to see the sunset over the Pacific from our namesake highway.

    There are several moderate climbs on this route, but for most part they are 6% or less with occasional short sections at 7--8%. Services are available along the route, but at least two water bottles are recommended due to the dry, and often windy and hot, conditions that may be encountered, particularly on the climb from Moorpark, and between Ojai and Carpenteria.

    The ride starts at Bridgeport Park in Valencia, and ends at the ride leader's house a short distance from the start, where there will be food and drinks available around a backyard fire pit.  Limited parking is available in the parking lot at the start, and also to the east of the park along Bridgeport Lane and Parkwood Lane.

    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.

     

     

  • Fleche-SoCal04-06-2024 08:002 Registered

    04-06-2024
    08:00
    PST
    04-07-2024
    08:00
    12-01-2023 00:01
    04-04-2024 12:00
    224
    ACP Fleche
    Mixed
    24:00
    Sunrise at 6:29:12 AM Sunset at 7:16:27 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Matt Vining

    Get me there
    Mollies Cafe
    32033 Camino Capistrano
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

    Stops on the Ride
    $5.00

    Social Gathering Before/After



    We will hold a fleche on the weekend of April 6th and 7th.  More details to come, but we will have a common finish at Mollie's Cafe in San Juan Capistrano on Sunday morning where we can have breakfast together.  Start thinking about your team and route.

    If you want to learn more about the fleche event, you can find info here.

     

  • Tarkus-Trek-400k04-13-2024 05:007 Registered

    04-13-2024
    05:00
    PST
    04-14-2024
    08:00
    12-01-2023 00:01
    04-10-2024 10:00
    250
    ACP 400
    Rolling
    27:00
    Sunrise at 6:20:53 AM Sunset at 7:23:35 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Robert Mann
    Deirdre Mann

    Get me there
    Hotel Huntington
    1200 E Huntington Dr
    Duarte, CA 91010

    $45.00

    Overnight Ride
    Social Gathering Before/After



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

    This a big 400 km loop around much of our region in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. You will head south on San Gabriel River Trail. From there you will head up the coast going through PV, Santa Monica, Malibu and Ventura. You'll head east up to Ojai then further inland, through Santa Paula, Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Pasadena. There are a couple of  bike paths that might be difficult to navigate. Here is a link to some  ride notes that include mileage and photos of those areas.

    The start/finish is at the Hotel Huntington in Duarte.  Riders are responsible for making their own hotel reservations if needed.

    This is a minimally supported ride.  In general, riders are responsible for finding their own food and water on course. There are some great places to stop and eat, you'll find some suggestions as POI or controls on the route. There is no SAG vehicle.  Food and beer provided at the finish.  

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

     

     

  • 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

    Highway 33 opened on Dec 18th, only to be closed again the next week after heavy rains.  At this point, the status of this ride is still up in the air.  If you register and we have to cancel the ride because of road closures, you will receive a refund of your entry fee (minus the PayPal charges).

    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.

  • Fillmore-Double-Bump-200k05-05-2024 07:002 Registered

    05-05-2024
    07:00
    PST
    05-05-2024
    20:30
    01-25-2024 06:58
    05-03-2024 12:00
    124
    RUSA Brevet
    Hilly
    13:30
    Sunrise at 5:59:36 AM Sunset at 7:45:00 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Kerin Huber

    Get me there
    Starbucks, Fillmore
    650 Ventura St
    Fillmore, CA 93015

    $10.00

    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.

    This is our classic Kendall's Double Bump 200k route, justed shifted so that the start is in Fillmore.   This means that all the significant climbing happens in the first half of the ride.  Highlights of the course include the climb up Highway 150 to Ojai, Casitas Pass, and the beautiful cycling roads of El Toro Canyon and East Mountain Road in the hills above Santa Barbara.  The last half of the ride is the usual coastal route from Santa Barbara to Ventura, then the cruise through the Heritage Valley back to Fillmore.  There is a total of about 6,000 feet climbing, most of it in the first 100k.  There are many great places to grab lunch in Santa Barbara, including the control at Cantwell's market and deli.

    This is a minimally supported ride.  Riders are expected to be self-sufficient and obtain their own food and water out on the course.  There will be food provided at the finish.  There is no SAG vehicle.

  • California-Coasting-600k05-18-2024 05:0017 Registered

    05-18-2024
    05:00
    PST
    05-19-2024
    21:00
    12-01-2023 05:00
    05-13-2024 12:00
    373
    ACP 600
    Rolling
    40:00
    Sunrise at 5:54:22 AM Sunset at 8:04:04 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Gregory Goebel

    Get me there
    Motel 6 South SLO
    1625 Calle Joaquin
    San Luis Obispo , United States 93401

    $65.00

    Overnight Ride



    Note: You must register in advance.  Registration closes at noon on Monday before the ride to allow for last minute logistics and communications. There is no day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register. There will be a 30 rider limit on this ride.

    This is a point-to-point ride that PCH Randos last did in 2018. The ride begins in San Luis Obispo and travels south, mostly along the coast, to San Juan Capistrano. The planned overnight stop is at the Jones' house in Moorpark, where riders will be able to sleep and eat some hot food. A drop bag will be transported from the start to the overnight control, and then on to the finish.

    The start is at the Motel 6 South in SLO. Riders are responsible for booking their own motel rooms and there are many hotel choices nearby. It is smart to do this well in advance- SLO hotels tend to be in high demand on spring weekends. The finish will be at the Best Western in San Juan Capistrano. There are train stations with riding distance of both the start and finish hotels.

    Riders can take the Amtrak to San Luis Obispo on the Friday before the ride.  There are two Pacific Surfliner trains per day that allow you to wheel your bike in and store in a special bike area.  The bike is free, but you must add a bicycle reservation to your ticket and there is a limit to the number of bikes on one train.  The Coast Starlight also allows bikes, but for this train you wheel your bike to the baggage car and the conductor will load it into a bike area.  Another option to get to the start is to join with some friends and use a one-way rental car.

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

    This is a minimally supported ride.  In general, riders are responsible for finding their own food and water on course, although there may be roving support.  There will be food provided at the finish and the overnight.  There will be a limited amount of SAG, so riders should have a plan to find their own way back if they need to abandon.

     

  • Santa-Clarita-400k06-22-2024 05:001 Registered

    06-22-2024
    05:00
    PST
    06-23-2024
    08:00
    12-01-2023 00:01
    06-20-2024 12:00
    249
    ACP 400
    Hilly
    27:00
    Sunrise at 5:41:13 AM Sunset at 8:11:35 PM
    Ride Leader(s):
    Greg Cardell
    Matt Vining

    Get me there
    Bridgeport Park
    23521 Bridgeport Ln
    Valencia, Los Angeles County United States

    $40.00

    Overnight Ride
    Social Gathering Before/After



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

    More ride details soon.

     

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

    This is a minimally supported ride.  Riders are responsible for finding their own food and water on course.  Food will be provided at the finish.  There is no SAG vehicle.  


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