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Climb the 74
37 or 41 Miles, Long and Steep Hills
Meet: 7:30 AM
Ride-Out: 8:00 AM
We’ll meet at Townie at 7:30 am, ride out at 8. We’ll head down valley on the 111 (CAUTION TRAFFIC!!) to Palm Desert, then climb the 74 (4%). Two options: Short (37 miles total) or full climb to Visitor’s Center (41 miles). Back down the hill we’ll take Mesa View & Portola, then head north to Technology Starbucks for our pit. We’ll return to start via the CV Link extension bike path through Demuth Park (caution traffic on bike path entry). This is our first time climbing a long hill this season, so a special invitation to all newbies, please – even if you only do the short version. If you’re following the progressive training plan, this is a bit longer, but many ways to make it shorter if you’re not ready for the longer miles. The #1 key to improving: TITS: Time In The Saddle!
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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If you are interested in attending, please RSVP so we have an idea of whose coming. Have questions? Contact Tim Wood at firstname.lastname@example.org
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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