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SoCal: Chain Gang Climbs La Tuna Canyon
December 7@ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
35 Miles, Rolling Hills with Gradual Climbs
Meet Time: 8:00am
Ride-Out Time: 8:30am
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. The road was repaved and now even has a bike lane! 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!
Training Ride Leaders: Mel Embree, Danny Nava, Doreen Gonzales, Tony Zamudio, Dee Paul, Randy Paul
New or have questions? Email Mel at firstname.lastname@example.org
REQUIRED ITEMS: Bike, helmet, water bottle(s), tire changing toolsRSVP