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Terrain: Steep Hills with Long Climbs (Additional Details Below)
Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride-Out: 8:30 AM
Join the Chain Gang for the next step up on our famous Thrills for Hills ride – this route will give you some great hill training, and a good practice run for the longer version of the Thrills for Hills ride in late April.
After a short trip through Griffith Park and Los Feliz Blvd, we start our climbing on Chevy Chase. After a lovely descent to the Pasadena Rose Bowl, we ride through South Pas to our first pit stop at Einstein Bros Bagels & Peet’s Coffee. We’ll hop back onto our bikes and head up California Street to Sierra Madre Blvd passing Doreen’s High School (home of the Bulldogs) with more climbing along New York Ave and through Altadena. We make our way back towards the Rose Bowl and out onto Descanso Dr. for a second pit stop at Starbucks near Montrose before we head back down a beautiful long descent along Verdugo and La Canada and back to Griffith Park.
EVERYONE is welcome and encouraged to join The Chain Gang TRL’s for this scenic and fun bike ride! The ALC-certified Training Ride Leaders are here to make sure you have all the support and encouragement you need. We are friendly, fun and ALL skill levels are welcome.
NO RIDER LEFT BEHIND! We will meet in the lower Crystal Springs Picnic Area Parking lot near the Pote Baseball Field at 8AM and please be prepared for the safety presentation at 8:15AM (mandatory). If you get lost in Griffith Park or having trouble finding the starting point please call Doreen at 310-210-7382.
Please familiarize yourself with AIDS/LifeCycle COVID-19 Protocols prior to arriving at the start of the ride.
If you are interested in attending, please be sure to RSVP. Have questions? Contact Doreen Gonzales at firstname.lastname@example.org
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