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Chain Gang Climbs La Tuna Canyon
37 Miles Rolling Hills with a Few Steep Climbs
Ride ID 2536
Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride-Out: 8:30 AM
After building up our mileage slowly and adding in a few inclines, Chain Gang tackle our first climbing ride of the year with a trip to the fabled La Tuna Canyon!
From Crystal Springs Picnic area in Griffith Park, we start with our usual Studio Loop route and then continue towards Sunland, with our first pit stop at Sunland Produce. From there, we tackle the famous climb up La Tuna Canyon – it’s a great training hill with a steady and gradual 4.5 mile climb to the top, and a nice shoulder with turnouts if you need to take a break.
Even if you are new to cycling and haven’t ridden on hills yet, this is a great hill for learning: take it easy, find your hill climbing rhythm, remember to breathe, and just keep pedaling (with breaks as needed). With the help of our wonderful ride leaders, you will make it to the top and nobody is left behind!
Our reward for the climb is a fabulous long downhill on the other side, through Montrose and Glendale as we return to Griffith Park, and back to the starting point. We look forward to riding with you!
Driving Direction: We will meet at the Lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area in Griffith Park – from Crystal Springs Drive, go down the hill past the Ranger Station, and keep to the right at the bottom of the hill at the bathroom building. Continue along the far side of the baseball field until the road turns to the left away from the field. We will be in that part of the parking lot, look for TRL’s in bright orange vests!
All skill levels are welcome! If any ride is too much, we will work with you on making sure you have alternatives to the entire route. You will have a great bike ride. That’s a win! And remember, safety is critical. We will be following all bicycling laws and regulations as well as COVID regulations.!
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REQUIRED ITEMS: bike, helmet, water bottle(s), tire changing tools, and a mask.
COVID-19 Policy: Vaccination is required to participate. All participants must have received one Johnson & Johnson dose or the second Pfizer/Moderna dose at least two weeks before the Training Ride. Masks are required when 6’ of social distancing cannot be maintained. This includes rest stops, indoors and in vehicles with more than one person.
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