Wednesday 10/24 is our second last ride for this season and we are back to Santiago Truck Trail with “LIGHTS ARE MANDATORY”! We encourage everyone, who has not done it before, to give it try. Specially in the novice rider group, we will have a slower pace to have everyone become more comfortable for this kind of experience! Just in case bring a second layer, it will get colder after sunset.
When: Roll off 6:00pm after a short introduction to safety rules and checking everyone’s lights.
Meeting point: at the famous Cooks Corner (Parking Lot - Live Oak Canyon Road) and look for Sho-Air/Team Velosport Jersey’s. For your GPS: 19152 Santiago Canyon Road,Trabuco Canyon, CA 92679
Beginner/Novice Rider Course Description:
We start actually on pavement going north on Santiago Canyon Road, turn right on Modjeska Grade Road, which is a serious but luckily short climb. After a nice rest and group picture, we continue our climb on Santiago Truck Trail (too wide to call it a single track but also too narrow to call it a fire road so PERFECT for your first ride with lights). It’s not really steep but just a very long climb (about 30 minutes) and you will enjoy a gorgeous sunset. Depending on the speed of the pack we will have 1 or 2 stops before reaching the “Flag Pole“. Then we split into two groups. One will turn around and enjoy Santiago Truck Trail all the way down, the other group with a little bit more experience will take the “short cut” down the fun but also technical “luge”, which is a classic with no daylight!
Experienced Rider Course Description:
Pretty much the same like the novice group but you guys will continue after the “Flag Pole” towards “Old Camp” (group decision how far we want to ride) and on the way back you are going to rush down the luge!
The good thing about this ride, you cannot go anywhere else, so for example if you start with the experienced group but decide it is too far or too quick, just turn around and most likely at some point you will be picked up by the beginner group. Both groups will meet back in the parking lot at Cooks Corner.
Our last ride ride for this season:
10/31 Ladera Ranch / Water District
Please email us if you have any further questions.