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Terrain: Rolling Hills with Gradual Climbs
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 to climb: 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!
If you are interested in attending, please be sure to RSVP. Have questions? Contact Mel Embree at email@example.com
REQUIRED ITEMS: bike, helmet, water bottle(s) & snacks, tire changing tools, pump/Co2 cartridge, and a mask. If you don’t have any of the items listed, please contact us. We’ll help you figure out what you need and where to get it!
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.RSVP