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Pre-registration for this event is optional, but strongly encouraged.

Tue Apr 2, 2024 5/T/50
Mt Figueroa Adventure Loop (CCW Loop)
Leader: Mark Nienberg     (510) 812-9312
Leader: Daniel Fritz     (510) 735-7123
Meet at 9:00 am for a 9:15 am start
GPC Route: Mt. Figueroa Adventure Loop
Start Location: Solvang - Royal Copenhagen Inn

This is the big one, Mt Diablo on steroids, maybe similar to Mt Ventoux, except with much steeper pitches! But this is your lucky day, it's not so steep from the East Side, just far more rustic. Be ready for a mile of dirt, some slippery stream crossings, lots of broken rock on the road, and continuous steep grades. Once you reach the summit, you then descend down the Westside, pass the Neverland Ranch, and have lunch at Panino in Los Olivos. Then you can take Ballard Canyon or flatter roads back to Solvang.

A cheerful adventurous attitude is encouraged. Strong navigation skills or riding with a buddy who knows the route can be very helpful. Print your own cue sheet if needed. Please sign in online if you would like the leader to keep some track of you; there may not be a paper sign in sheet at the ride start. Two full water bottles and some nutrition makes good sense. The standards listed in the Rider Guidelines on our website always apply.

Bring extra water and food on this ride!

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