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  • Griffith Park and DTLA Populaire12-05-2021 07:004 Registered

    12-05-2021
    07:00
    PST
    12-05-2021
    13:52
    10-15-2021 15:12
    12-03-2021 12:00
    64
    RUSA 100
    Hilly
    6:52
    Sunrise at 6:43:53 AM Sunset at 4:46:11 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    Starbucks
    3429 E Foothill Blvd
    Pasadena, California 91107

    $5.00

    Note: You must register in advance for this ride, there is no day-of-event registration.  Registration closes at noon on the Friday before the ride.

    This ride starts in Pasadena, heads through the residential neighborhoods of Glendale to Griffith Park, where we do a scenic loop and eventually end up at the observatory.  Next we desend into Hollywood, work our way toward USC, then travel through downtown Los Angeles.  The finish is up through the Arroyo Seco into South Pasadena, then back to the start.  Total climbing is about 3500 ft- most of the climbing is in the first half of the course, the second half is fairly flat.

    This is most definitely a tourist ride.  It goes by many famous sites in the Los Angeles area including Griffith Park, the Griffith Observatory, Hollywood Blvd, the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum Row, the Coliseum and USC, Staples Center, Bunker Hill, and the Disney Concert Hall.  It is a lot of fun, especially in a group.  And traffic on a Sunday is not too bad.

    Full disclaimer- this is a very urban route.  There will be some busy roads and many stoplights.  Although most of the route is quite nice, there are a few gritty sections with homeless encampments.  

    The ride begins near the Sierra Madre Villa train station.  There is ample free parking there (or you can take the train!).

    This is a minimally supported ride.  Riders are responsible for obtaining their own water and food on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.

     

  • Winter Solstice 200k Night Ride12-18-2021 19:0014 Registered

    12-18-2021
    19:00
    PST
    12-19-2021
    08:30
    06-24-2021 11:59
    12-17-2021 00:00
    125
    RUSA Brevet
    Rolling
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:52:58 AM Sunset at 4:49:09 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    Sierra Madre Villa Station, Pasadena
    Sierra Madre Villa Station Pasadena
    California, 91107

    $25.00

    Overnight Ride



    Note: You must register in advance.  Registration closes at 10 PM on Thursday before the ride - there is no day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

    Ride Description- Come join us for the 6th SoCal Winter Solstice Ride, reappearing after getting COVID canceled in 2020.  (It's an Almost Winter Solstice ride- we're not doing the ride on the actual solstice, but having the ride on Saturday makes it easier for people with jobs.)   Get out your thermal tights, decorate your bike with holiday lights, and join a group of other crazies riding through the longest night of the year.    The route is a mostly flat, point-to-point ride from Pasadena to Oceanside.  We start with a little loop of South Pasadena and La Canada, then head over to the San Gabriel River Trail.  The River Trail takes us all the way to Seal Beach, then we'll follow the coastal route to Oceanside.  The start and finish are both at train stations with parking, so it is fairly easy to handle the logistics.

    Although the ride is not technically an audax-style ride, riding with others is strongly encouraged, especially on the SGRT at night.  In keeping with the holiday spirit, you are invited to enjoy a midnight meal together at the Harbor House Cafe in Sunset Beach(COVID conditions permitting), about 67 miles into the ride.  The dinner is included in the ride fee.  One of the best things about this ride is seeing all the Christmas lights as we ride through the towns.  You are encouraged to decorate your bike too- you'll be tickled at the positive reactions this elicits from car drivers and pedestrians.

    This is a minimally supported ride.  There is no SAG vehicle.

    Parking- There is overnight parking available at the Sierra Madre Villa Station and at the Oceanside Station.  If you live in the LA area, you can drive to the SMV Station, or better yet take the Gold Line train there.  After you finish in Oceanside on Sunday morning, you can take the train (either Amtrak or Metrolink) to Union Station, and then the Gold Line back to SMV Station.  If you live in the San Diego area, you can park at the Oceanside Station and take the train to the start.  

     

  • Santa Barbara Easy01-02-2022 07:004 Registered

    01-02-2022
    07:00
    PST
    01-02-2022
    20:30
    10-14-2021 14:45
    12-31-2021 12:00
    124
    ACP 200
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:58:30 AM Sunset at 4:58:16 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    Mountain Meadows Park
    Mountain Trail and Mountain Meadows Drive
    Moorpark, CA 93021

    South corner of Mountain Trail and Mountain Meadows Drive.
    Stops on the Ride
    $10.00

    Note:  You must register in advance to ride, there is no day-of-event registration.  Registration closes at noon on Friday before the ride.

    Description: This course is as flat as it gets for an out and back from Moorpark to Santa Barbara Harbor and back to Moorpark. The route is intended to be a fun ride, a good warm up for the randonneuring season. 

    The initial climb out of Moorpark will help warm the system up for the 8 mile gentle descent down Santa Rosa Road to Camarillo. The route crosses the Oxnard Plain to the coast and at Harbor Blvd. turns north to Ventura. You will then travel Route 1 or Old PCH and the new coastal bike path to Carpinteria. Carpinteria, a busy beach town only 12 miles from SB Harbor, is a great stop for coffee or late breakfast. The route then using surface streets, parallels the 101 Freeway to Summerland and over the Ortega Hill bike path to Montecito. Then navigate the roundabout to Santa Barbara’s majestic and popular Cabrillo Blvd, so keep your eyes alert to the road as it’s easy to be distracted. Sushi Go-Go and On the Alley are good places for bite to eat while looking over the Santa Barbara Harbor with your bike in view as well. The Harbor Market is steps away for those that want to grab and go for a quick turnaround.

    Missed something on the way out? You get a chance to see all of it again on the way home, usually with a good tailwind.

    We will check at the start that all riders must have lights and reflective gear.  There is not much daylight this time of year.

    This is a minimally supported ride.  Riders are responsible for obtaining their own water and food on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.

     

  • Pier Review 200k01-08-2022 06:304 Registered

    01-08-2022
    06:30
    PST
    01-08-2022
    20:00
    10-15-2021 14:14
    01-06-2022 12:00
    124
    ACP 200
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:58:53 AM Sunset at 5:03:11 PM

    Stacy Kline
    Greg Kline
    Email Greg

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    Balboa Pier
    701 E Oceanfront
    Newport Beach, CA 92661

    Park in Balboa municipal lot.
    $10.00

    Note: You must register in advance for this ride, there is no day-of-event registration.  Registration closes at noon on the Thursday before the ride.

    This flat and scenic 200K is almost entirely off-street, using paved bike and pedestrian paths.  Please remember to ride accordingly. These paths are low-stress and low-speed, so enjoy the scenery and visiting with your fellow riders. Approximately half of the ride is along the ocean with great views. Be sure to keep an eye out for migrating Gray whales.  The rest of the ride is on river trails that have the opportunity of wildlife sightings for the observant randonneur. Coyotes and bald eagles have been spotted on this route.

    Parking: Parking is available in the City Lot at the pier,   $1.90 per hour - $29.00 daily rate.  Free on-street parking is available on Balboa Blvd and the residential streets on either side of it once you get a few blocks away from the pier (North/West of Cypress, or South/East of B Street). See parking map.

    This is a minimally supported ride.  Riders are responsible for obtaining their own water and food on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.

     

  • SART Reversal02-05-2022 07:002 Registered

    02-05-2022
    07:00
    PST
    02-05-2022
    20:30
    10-15-2021 13:24
    02-03-2022 12:00
    124
    ACP 200
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:46:27 AM Sunset at 5:29:57 PM

    Gregory Goebel
    Email Gregory(562)412-0881

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    Le Bard Park, Huntington Beach
    Cynthia Drive
    Huntington Beach, CA 92646

    Do not navigate to Le Bard Park, use Cynthia Drive
    Stops on the Ride
    $10.00

    Note: You must register in advance for this ride, there is no day-of-event registration.  Registration closes at noon on the Thursday before the ride.

    This 200km ride follows the Santa Ana River from Huntington Beach to San Bernardino and back. It's a pleasant route along the the river and you are guaranteed to see lots of bird life!
    The majority of the ride is on the Santa Ana River Trail, a paved multi-use path, except for the portion between Green River and Norco where the multi-use path has not yet been completed.
    Unless the Santa Ana winds are blowing, expect consistent headwinds on the way back!
    This is the same route as Terry Hutt's Summer Night Audax ride.

    This is a minimally supported ride.  Riders are responsible for obtaining their own water and food on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.

  • Five Rivers 300k02-19-2022 06:002 Registered

    02-19-2022
    06:00
    PST
    02-20-2022
    02:00
    10-20-2021 16:10
    02-17-2022 12:00
    188
    ACP 300
    Flat
    20:00
    Sunrise at 6:32:50 AM Sunset at 5:43:06 PM

    Terri Boykins

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    Desert Inn Motel
    1071 W 6th St
    Corona, CA 92882

    Stops on the Ride
    $35.00

    Note: You must register in advance for this ride, there is no day-of-event registration.  Registration closes at noon on the Thursday before the ride.

    This a very popular, fast 300k brevet. We start by heading through Corona to the Santa Ana River Trail and following it all the way to Huntington Beach and the first control. There we head north either on the beach path or PCH (your choice) and then inland on the San Gabriel trail to Las Lomas. This is a 45 mile stretch so stock up on calories. The climb over the Santa Fe dam is scenic if you look to the mountains. At Las Lomas we will forage at the 7-11 control.

    Now we back-track for a while until we hop over to the Rio Hondo bike path. There’s a quarter mile stretch of dirt that’s normally rideable, but we can walk it without losing much time. Next we’re on the Los Angeles River trail dealing with headwind for ten miles or so. As we enter the Long Beach marina there are many routes through the area – the important thing is the keep the water somewhere on the right. At Belmont pier we will head inland for a block and choose between many controls such as Chronic Tacos, Jack-in-the-box, Arco, Vons, 7-11, and others.

    Then we return to the beach path and follow it a little longer and some quiet(ish) roads until PCH which we follow to Newport Beach. Now we ride more bike paths to one of my favorite controls at Crossroads shopping center in Lake Forest. It’s hard to beat sitting by the illuminated fountain as the light fades while eating Pad Thai. The last section is a mixture of bike paths and quiet roads but contains some climbs – noticeably Pioneer Way and Green River Road.  Food will be provided at the finish.

    Total distance is 188 miles with 4000ft of climbing. Because it is so flat, has few stop lights or stop signs, and only has four intermediate controls, many riders have completed this route in under 12 hours. Most riders set a personal best on this route. It is ideal for randonneurs attempting their first 300k and for experienced riders looking for a personal best 300k time.

    If you are a 5 Rivers 300 veteran, note that we have moved the start/finish motel because the reviews of the Hotel del Sol have declined recently.  The new start motel is the Desert Inn Motel.  

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

  • Kendall's Double Bump02-27-2022 07:00None Registered

    02-27-2022
    07:00
    PST
    02-27-2022
    20:30
    10-16-2021 11:32
    02-25-2022 12:00
    126
    ACP 200
    Rolling
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:23:32 AM Sunset at 5:50:08 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    Starbucks, Ventura
    6128-B telegraph Rd
    Ventura, CA 93003

    Stops on the Ride
    $10.00

    Note: You must register in advance for this ride, there is no day-of-event registration.  Registration closes at noon on the Friday before the ride.

    This ride goes through some really beautiful areas of Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.  Starting in Ventura, you will head east through the Santa Clarita River Valley on South Mountain Rd to Fillmore and the first control at a well known coffee shop.  Leaving Fillmore, you will head back west to Santa Paula where you will begin the gentle climb to Ojai on Highway 150, passing over Dennison grade, the first bump of the double bump.  There is another control in Ojai before you continue along Highway 150 over the second bump, Casitas Pass.  You will then decend to Carpinteria and head west through the foothills of Montecito. The third control, a great place for lunch, is Pierre LaFond bakery.  After eating something yummy, on you go through the foothills of Santa Barbara onto East Mountain Drive, which has fabulous views of the Santa Barbara harbor below.  You will descend into downtown Santa Barbara and then follow the usual coastal route back to Ventura.  

    The route has about 6500ft of climbing, so it is a good ride for improving your climbing fitness.

    This is a minimally supported ride.  Riders are responsible for obtaining their own water and food on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.

  • Joshua Tree to Vegas 300k03-05-2022 06:00None Registered

    03-05-2022
    06:00
    PST
    03-06-2022
    02:00
    03-01-2022 12:00
    03-03-2022 12:00
    187
    ACP 300
    Hilly
    20:00
    Sunrise at 6:16:02 AM Sunset at 5:55:10 PM

    Willie Hunt
    Email Willie(714)545-9444

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    Joshua Tree Valero
    61794 Twenty nine palms hwy
    Joshua tree, ca 92252

    $120.00
    Registration is not open

    SAG Service Available



    Note- The running of this ride involves lots of logistics, which Willie is working on.  Registration will open after permits have been approved and the return transportation has been arranged.

    The Joshua Tree to Vegas 300k is a full service shuttled Brevet from the Los Angeles / Orange County area to the start, with SAG support in route across the massive Mojave desert, finish at the M Resort Spa Casino (south of the Vegas strip), and a shuttle back to Joshua Tree and then LA / OC 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.   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.

    All riders need to make their own room reservations at the M Resort Spa Casino, or other hotel/motel in Vegas.  I encourage riders to room share, as unfortunately the M Resort Spa Casino is running $150 to $200 a night.  Other places just a few miles away are much cheaper.  I’ll be happy to share room space too, floor space with pad and sleeping bag is a cheap option, as the rooms are huge.

    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 8 to 9AM Sunday morning, so you may want to limit the partying in Vegas Saturday night!

  • Pasadena Upper SART 300k03-19-2022 05:00None Registered

    03-19-2022
    05:00
    PST
    03-20-2022
    01:00
    01-01-2022 19:57
    03-17-2022 12:00
    187
    ACP 300
    Mixed
    20:00
    Sunrise at 6:57:25 AM Sunset at 7:06:19 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    Victory Park
    2575 Paloma St
    Pasadena, California 91107

    $30.00
    Registration is not open

    Note:  This is a new route, approval by RUSA is pending.  Registration will open after the route has been approved.

    This ride has a bit of suburban riding as well as many miles on river trails.  It begins in Pasadena, travels the San Gabriel River Trail down to Seal Beach, zips down the coast on PCH to Huntington Beach, takes the SART all the way up to San Bernardino, and returns to Pasadena on mostly bike-friendly roads near the foothills.  There will be food and drinks at Kerin's house at the finish.

    This is a minimally supported ride- riders are responsible for finding their own water and food out on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.

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

  • River Trails 400k (2022)04-02-2022 05:00None Registered

    04-02-2022
    05:00
    PST
    04-03-2022
    08:00
    01-01-2022 12:00
    03-31-2022 12:00
    248
    ACP 400
    Flat
    27:00
    Sunrise at 6:38:22 AM Sunset at 7:16:59 PM

    Greg Cardell

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    Extended Stay Yorba Linda
    22711 Oakcrest Circle
    Yorba Linda, CA

    $45.00
    Registration is not open

    This is a new route that has been submitted to RUSA for approval.  Registration will open after the route is approved.

    Note: You must register in advance for this ride, there is no day-of-event registration.  Registration closes at noon on the Thursday before the ride.

    This ride is a modification of the old Triple Loop 400k.  It makes extensive use of the area river trails, including the SART, the SGRT, and the Los Angeles/Rio Hondo Trails.  More details to come.

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

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