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Terrain: Steep Hills with Long Climbs (Additional Details Below)
Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Meet: 8:00 AM
Ride-Out: 8:30 AM
It’s time to step up our training a little in February so join the Chain Gang for our second climbing ride of the year with another trip up 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. 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 to Montrose for a well deserved pit stop, and another long descent through Glendale, all the way to Sonora and back into Griffith Park again. 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!
If you are interested in attending, please be sure to RSVP. Have questions? Contact Katherine Nolan 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.