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  • San Dimas Populaire01-29-2023 08:0011 Registered

    01-29-2023
    08:00
    PST
    01-29-2023
    14:46
    12-17-2022 07:24
    01-27-2023 12:00
    63
    RUSA 100
    Rolling
    6:46
    Sunrise at 6:51:46 AM Sunset at 5:22:52 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

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    McDonalds
    1306 N Altadena Dr
    Pasadena, CA 91107

    $5.00
    Registration is not open

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Friday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of both PCH Randonneurs and RUSA in order to register.  Be sure your memberships for both RUSA and PCH Randos have been renewed for 2023 before the ride date or you will not be able to participate!

    A ride from Pasadena that does a scenic tour of San Dimas- including Via Verde, Bonelli Park, and San Dimas Canyon.  This ride has a bit of climbing, but overall it's not too hard.  This time of year we may get terrific views of snow-capped mountains.

    This is a self- supported ride.  Riders are responsible for obtaining their own food and water out on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle. 

     

  • Sierra Pelona Ridge 200k02-04-2023 07:0023 Registered

    02-04-2023
    07:00
    PST
    02-04-2023
    20:30
    11-01-2022 00:01
    02-02-2023 12:00
    124
    ACP 200
    Hilly
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:47:27 AM Sunset at 5:28:45 PM

    Greg Cardell
    Email Greg(818)922-5778

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    Promenade Trailhead
    27103 McBean Pkwy
    Santa Clarita, California 91355

    $10.00

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Thursday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of both RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

    The route starts by following the San Francisquito Creek bike trail up to San Francisquito Canyon Road (one of the early routes between the LA Basin and the big valley) and then continues past the site of the 1928 St. Francis Dam collapse, and up and over San Francisquito Pass. After a short, steep descent (ending in a T intersection, so use caution!) the route continues down the rift valley of the San Andreas Fault to the control in Leona Valley.  Continuing down the valley to Bouquet Canyon Road, the route then goes up over the Leona Divide to a long descent along the north side of the Sierra Pelona Ridge to return to Santa Clarita.  A few miles on the riverside bike paths leads to Sierra Highway and then up along the south side of the ridge, through Agua Dulce and Acton to the top of Soledad Canyon.  Another long descent leads back to Santa Clarita.  Climbing up Sand Canyon and down scenic Placerita Canyon to the control at the nature center, the site of the first discovery of gold in California at the Oak of the Golden Dream, the route then continues along a few flat miles of surface streets and bike paths to the finish.

    The canyons are often warm (even in winter) and are usually dry and windy. There is water available at several locations along the route. It is a good idea to fill water bottles before starting the descents down Bouquet Canyon and Soledad Canyon, as there is no water available in Bouquet Canyon, and water stops are a considerable distance apart in Soledad Canyon.

    This is a self- supported ride.  Riders are responsible for obtaining their own food and water out on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.

    Because the suns sets at 17:30, all participants are required to have working front and rear lights on their bicycles and meet the reflectivity guidelines as required by Article 10 of the RUSA Rules for Riders.  An inspection will be conducted to ensure compliance for your safety during the ride.

  • C'est Parti 300k02-18-2023 06:0011 Registered

    02-18-2023
    06:00
    PST
    02-19-2023
    02:00
    11-01-2022 00:01
    02-16-2023 12:00
    187
    ACP 300
    Flat
    20:00
    Sunrise at 6:34:12 AM Sunset at 5:41:58 PM

    Greg Kline
    Stacy Kline

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    Balboa Pier
    701 E Oceanfront
    Newport Beach, CA 92661

    Park in Balboa municipal lot.
    $35.00

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Thursday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of both PCH Randonneurs and RUSA in order to register. 

    This is an early season 300K brevet that is almost entirely on paved bicycle paths, with short sections on Pacific Coast Highway.

    We start at the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach and head up the Santa Ana River Trail to Riverside and head back to the beach the same way. From there we ride up the coast to Seal Beach and up San Gabriel River a few miles to the turnaround. We then retrace the route back down the SGRT and the beach to the Balboa Pier.

    Expect headwinds all the way down the Santa Ana River Trail and up to Seal Beach. The prevailing winds usually mean a tailwind back to the Balboa Pier!

    This is a fairly flat 300K to get you qualified for PBP. It is a good training ride due to the consistent headwinds for at least half of the ride. PBP has a lot more climbing!

    The finish is at the Balboa Inn at the Balboa Pier. Stacy and Greg will have hot soup and chili at the finish and there are many yummy culinary spots to satisfy any appetite.

    As this is a holiday weekend in the US, consider making it a holiday mini-getaway. There is plenty of room at the Balboa Inn and there are several vacation rentals in the area!

    Parking is available in the City Lot at the pier,   $1.90 per hour - $29.00 daily rate.  Free on-street parking is available on Balboa Blvd and the residential streets on either side of it once you get a few blocks away from the pier (North/West of Cypress, or South/East of B Street). See parking map.

    This is a randonneuring ride, self-sufficiency is expected and camaraderie is encouraged. There is no SAG vehicle. Riders should plan on obtaining their own water and food on the course. 

    All but the fastest riders will finish after sunset. We will be checking everyone for the required lights and reflective gear at the start.  Be sure to review Article 10 of RUSA Rules for Riders about lighting and reflectivity requirements.

  • A Pair of Tujungas 107k02-26-2023 07:003 Registered

    02-26-2023
    07:00
    PST
    02-26-2023
    14:05
    12-27-2022 05:46
    02-24-2023 12:00
    66
    RUSA 100
    Hilly
    7:05
    Sunrise at 6:25:02 AM Sunset at 5:49:03 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

    Get me there
    McDonalds
    1306 N Altadena Dr
    Pasadena, CA 91107

    $5.00

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Friday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of both PCH Randonneurs and RUSA in order to register. 

    This is a challenging ride in the San Gabriel Mountains that travels both Lower Big Tujunga and Upper Big Tujunga Canyons.  Lots of climbing and terrific views.  Although your legs will feel the 7000 feet of climbing, it happens mostly in long, steady grades of about 5-7%- there is very little steep climbing.  

    This is a self- supported ride.  Riders are responsible for obtaining their own food and water out on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.   Be sure to bring plenty of pocket food, there is no place to get food up in the mountains.  There are a couple of places to get water- at Monte Cristo Fire Station and Red Box.

  • 5 Valley Twister 300k03-04-2023 06:003 Registered

    03-04-2023
    06:00
    PST
    03-05-2023
    02:00
    11-01-2022 00:01
    03-02-2023 12:00
    187
    ACP 300
    Hilly
    20:00
    Sunrise at 6:17:37 AM Sunset at 5:54:08 PM

    Greg Cardell
    Email Greg(818)922-5778

    Get me there
    Bridgeport Park
    23521 Bridgeport Ln
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355

    $30.00

    Registration for 2023 rides will open on 11/1/22.

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Thursday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration. You must be a member of both RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

    The ride starts in the Santa Clarita Valley and traverses through Valencia and Newhall along bike trails and surface streets to Sierra Highway.  It then climbs up along the original route of what was known in the 1860s as Beale's Cut Stagecoach Pass (Beale's Cut was a narrow channel cut through the pass where tolls were charged to travel to and from the San Fernando Valley.  Beale's Cut still exists but is difficult to see from Sierra Highway.)  The route then travels across the top of the San Fernando Valley and over the beautiful Santa Susana Pass, and then down and across Simi Valley to Moorpark.  Climbing up Grimes Canyon Road to cross the Santa Susana Mountains, there is a fast and winding descent into the Heritage Valley.  The route then travels down the valley to Santa Paula, where it turns up Highway 150 into the Topatopa Mountains and down the long descent to the Dennison Grade and on down into the Ojai Valley.  Heading west over the double bumps the route descends to Carpenteria.  Following the coast south to Oxnard, the route turns inland across Rancho Las Posas and through the Las Posas Hills back to Moorpark, where it again crosses the Santa Susana Mountains.  The return to Santa Clarita follows Guiberson Road to Piru along the northern edge of the Santa Susanas, then along Highway 126 (where the shoulder has been designated and painted as a bike route.)  Following a few miles of streets and trails the route ends back in Valencia.  There are beautiful views of rock formations in the Santa Monica Mountains, and of the Heritage Valley, the Ojai Valley, and Lake Casitas along the route, as well as an opportunity to see the sunset over the Pacific from our namesake highway.

    There are several moderate climbs on this route, but for most part they are 6% or less with occasional short sections at 7--8%. Services are available along the route, but at least two water bottles are recommended due to the dry, and often windy and hot, conditions that may be encountered, particularly on the climb from Moorpark, and between Ojai and Carpenteria.

    The ride starts at Bridgeport Park in Valencia, and ends at the ride leader's house a short distance from the start, where there will be food and drinks available around a backyard fire pit.  Limited parking is available in the parking lot at the start, and also to the east of the park along Bridgeport Lane and Parkwood Lane.

    All participants are required to have working front and rear lights on their bicycles and meet the reflectivity guidelines as required by Article 10 of the RUSA Rules for Riders.  An inspection will be conducted to ensure compliance for your safety during the ride.

     

     

  • International Women's Day Ride03-11-2023 08:002 Registered

    03-11-2023
    08:00
    PST
    03-11-2023
    15:05
    11-01-2022 00:01
    03-09-2023 12:00
    66
    RUSA 100
    Flat
    7:05
    Sunrise at 6:08:31 AM Sunset at 5:59:51 PM

    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

    Get me there
    Goldstein's Bagel Bakery
    412 N Santa Anita Ave
    Arcadia, CA 91006


    Registration for 2023 rides will open on 11/1/22.

    Note:  You must register in advance for this ride- registration closes at noon on Thursday before the ride.  There is no late registration or day-of-event registration.

    March 8th is International Women's Day.  To celebrate, RUSA encourages regions to schedule a brevet as part of the "Together We Ride" movement.  PCH Randonneurs will proudly host a populaire on Saturday, March 11th to celebrate International Women's Day.  Commemerative patches will be available.  We hope to have as many women as possible at this ride.  Mark your calendars and invite your friends.  Men are welcome to ride too, but you will be expected to frequently tell us women what badass cyclists we are! 

    To help encourage new women randonneurs, PCH Randonneurs will pay for the first year's RUSA membership of any new female riders who participate in this ride. 

    For this event we will use the San Gabriel River Populaire route.  This is a super flat 67 mile ride along the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel River Trails.  The ride begins in Arcadia and uses mostly bath trails to get to Seal Beach, where you can enjoy a nice coffee and pastry break.  The route then retraces the same bike trails back to Arcadia.  At the finish you can enjoy lunch at Goldstein's Bagel Bakery (where they make genuine boiled NY style bagels) or at the nearby In-N-Out.

    Do not park in the Goldstein's lot- it is small and you will be towed.  There is street parking available on La Porte and Flower streets near the start.  The start is also very close to the Arcadia Gold Line station if you would prefer to take Metro.

  • OC Salton Sea 400k03-25-2023 05:004 Registered

    03-25-2023
    05:00
    PST
    03-26-2023
    08:00
    12-14-2022 00:01
    03-19-2023 12:00
    248
    ACP 400
    Rolling
    27:00
    Sunrise at 6:49:33 AM Sunset at 7:10:44 PM

    Willie Hunt
    Email Willie(714)309-2192

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    Willie's House
    21 Espalier Drive
    Foothill Ranch, ca 92610

    Park on opposite side of Espalier Drive from houses.
    $100.00

    SAG Service Available
    Overnight Ride



    Note: You must register in advance for the ride- there is no late or day-of-event registration.  Registration closes at noon on Sunday, 3/19- this is 6 days in advance due to the complicated logistics of this ride.  You must be a member of PCH Randonneurs and RUSA to register.

    [For those of you have have ridden in the past, this ride is very similar to our OC Borrego Springs 400k. We have just moved the finish to Westmoreland because of difficulties with getting suitable motel space in Borrego Springs.  And if we're lucky, this will also save you from riding into a headwind for the last 25 milessmiley.]

    This 400k covers a huge diversity of territory from beach views along the PCH, to 50 miles of grade isolated bike paths, to views of the highest peaks in Southern California (San Jacinto and San Gorgonio), huge wind turbines, and vast desert landscapes.  The 400k has only 6800 feet of climbing, mostly in a slow gradual climb toward Beaumont.  It’s scheduled early in the year to avoid the possible high temperatures in Palm Springs desert area.  The weather at this time of year is generally exceptionally pleasant, but you never know about the wind.

    This point-to-point route makes an expansive trek from Foothill Ranch to the Coachella Valley.  Along the way you will ride through Laguna Beach and the PCH, Santa Ana River Trail (SART), Corona, Norco, Upper SART, San Bernardino, Redlands, Beaumont, Banning, Palm Springs and Palm Desert, and a stretch along the Salton Sea to Westmoreland.   There will be a shuttle back to Foothill Ranch on Sunday morning.  There is also drop bag service to the finish.  

    The finish is at the America's Best Value Inn in Westmoreland.  There will be food for finishing riders, and you will be able to access your drop bag here.  The club is only going to reserve a couple of rooms for ride HQ- so there is no guarantee of bed space.  Riders are encouraged to reserve their own rooms (they are very cheap here!) so you can shower and sleep before the shuttle leaves in the morning.

    You must sign up at least 6 days prior, so shuttle service seating space and other logistics can be properly handled. 

     At the start there is plenty of street parking in Willie's neighborhood.

    All participants are required to have working front and rear lights on their bicycles and meet the reflectivity guidelines as required by Article 10 of the RUSA Rules for Riders.  An inspection will be conducted to ensure compliance for your safety during the ride.

     

  • Borrego Springs 600k03-25-2023 05:005 Registered

    03-25-2023
    05:00
    PST
    03-26-2023
    21:00
    12-14-2022 00:01
    03-19-2023 12:00
    372
    ACP 600
    Hilly
    40:00
    Sunrise at 6:49:33 AM Sunset at 7:10:44 PM

    Willie Hunt
    Email Willie(714)309-2192
    Kerin Huber
    Email Kerin(626)398-0483

    Get me there
    Willie's House
    21 Espalier Drive
    Foothill Ranch, ca 92610

    Park on opposite side of Espalier Drive from houses.
    $60.00

    SAG Service Available
    Overnight Ride



    Note: You must register in advance for the ride- there is no late or day-of-event registration.  Registration closes at noon on Sunday, 3/19- this is 6 days in advance.  You must be a member of PCH Randonneurs and RUSA to register.

    This 600k covers a huge diversity of territory from beach views along the PCH, to 50 miles of grade isolated bike paths, to views of the highest peaks in Southern California (San Jacinto and San Gorgonio), huge wind turbines, vast desert landscapes, vista of lakes and high plains, and back to Pacific ocean.  The first 400k has only 6800 feet of climbing, mostly in a slow gradual climb toward Beaumont.  The last 200k adds one huge climb up Montezuma, right after the overnight, but otherwise the additional climbing is spread out and relatively short.  It’s scheduled early in the year to avoid the possible high temperatures in Palm Springs desert area.  The weather at this time of year is generally exceptionally pleasant, but you never know about the wind in the desert.  Expect cold temperature at the top of Montezuma in the early morning hours.  

    The route  makes a giant loop from Foothill Ranch to Laguna Beach and the PCH, Santa Ana River Trail (SART), Corona, Norco, Upper SART, San Bernardino / Redlands, Beaumont Banning, through the pass of San Jacinto and San Gorgonio, around Palm Springs and Palm Desert, a stretch along the Salton Sea, then to Borrego Springs for the overnight stop.  A drop bag will be shuttled to Borrego Springs, and then returned to the finish.  After your rest, the 600k continues climbing 4000 feet up the Montezuma Borrego Hwy (the glass elevator), then downhill to Lake Henshaw, past Mt Palomar, onto Valley Center, and then onto Oceanside.  From there, north along the Pacific coast to San Clemente, Dana Point and then inland back to Foothill Ranch.  The first day has little climbing and mostly gradual grades.  The second day has the monster Montezuma climb, and a few other bumps.  The total climbing for the 600k is about 15,000 ft.  Overall, the route covers a vast area of Southern California with great views and minimal urban slowdowns.

    The control in Borrego Springs(mile 243) will be at Standlund's Inn and Suites in Borrego Springs.  This control will be staffed- there will be hot food available and you will be able to access your drop bag here.  The control will be in a suite with a kitchenette and two beds, plus we have another room with two beds.  So although there is no guarantee of a bed, you will probably have a place to nap.  If you want your own bed, plus a little quiet and privacy, you are encouraged to reserve your own room either at Standlund's or another motel in Borrego Springs.

    You must sign up at least 6 days prior so logistics can be properly handled.   

    At the start there is plenty of street parking in Willie's neighborhood.

    All participants are required to have working front and rear lights on their bicycles and meet the reflectivity guidelines as required by Article 10 of the RUSA Rules for Riders.  An inspection will be conducted to ensure compliance for your safety during the ride.

     

  • River Trails 400k 04-01-2023 05:002 Registered

    04-01-2023
    05:00
    PST
    04-02-2023
    08:00
    11-01-2022 00:01
    03-30-2023 12:00
    248
    ACP 400
    Flat
    27:00
    Sunrise at 6:40:02 AM Sunset at 7:16:03 PM

    Greg Cardell
    Email Greg(818)922-5778
    Matt Vining

    Get me there
    Extended Stay Yorba Linda
    22711 Oakcrest Circle
    Yorba Linda, CA

    $40.00

    Note: You must register in advance for this ride, there is no day-of-event registration.  Registration closes at noon on the Thursday before the ride.

    This ride is a modification of the old Triple Loop 400k.  It makes extensive use of the area river trails, including the SART, the SGRT, and the Los Angeles/Rio Hondo Trails. 

    The ride starts at the Extended Stay America in Yorba Linda, and makes its way over to the Santa Ana River Trail and a fast morning ride down to the first control in Huntington Beach. The route proceeds through town to PCH and along the coast to the San Gabriel River Trail in Seal Beach, and then follows SGRT through the Whittier Narrows and over the Santa Fe Dam to the second control in Azusa. Along the trail there are spectacular views of the San Gabriel Mountains. The path is retraced from Azusa along SGRT to Encanto Park (where water and restrooms are available) and then to Monrovia where the route heads south, following the Rio Hondo and Los Angeles River trails to Long Beach. This part of the route mostly follows river trails and is fairly flat so it is possible to build up a good time margin. There will be a headwind on either the northbound (SGRT) or southbound (Rio Hondo/LART) leg (and likely a tailwind on the other.)

    The route continues through Long Beach on the beach trail, then over to PCH and down to Laguna Beach where it follows the bike route through town. The route returns to PCH for the ride down to Dana Point and diverts to the bike path through Doheny State Beach. Note that there are many restaurants in Dana Point slightly off route. The route then proceeds down the old Coast Highway to San Clemente, where your navigation skills (or your bike computer's navigation capabilities) will be tested on the elaborate bike route through a beautiful residential neighborhood, interspersed with abrupt turns and sudden steep hills (sometimes in combination.) It then continues down the Old Pacific Coast Highway through the Trails State Beach campground (where there are numerous restroom facilities with water taps) and follows the trail through Camp Pendleton to the control at Las Pulgas Road. Returning along the same path to Dana Point and Doheny State park, the route diverts on a loop through San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Irvine, and Newport Beach before rejoining the SART for the return to Yorba Linda. Food will be provided at the end of the ride.

    This is a minimally supported ride: Riders are responsible for finding their own water and food out on the course. There is no SAG vehicle.

    All participants are required to have working front and rear lights on their bicycles and meet the reflectivity guidelines as required by Article 10 of the RUSA Rules for Riders.  An inspection will be conducted to ensure compliance for your safety during the ride.

  • Fleche SoCal04-29-2023 08:00None Registered

    04-29-2023
    08:00
    PST
    04-30-2023
    08:00
    11-01-2022 00:01
    04-27-2023 12:00
    224
    ACP Fleche
    Mixed
    24:00
    Sunrise at 6:05:32 AM Sunset at 7:37:33 PM

    Greg Cardell
    Email Greg(818)922-5778
    Matt Vining

    Get me there
    Mollies Cafe
    32033 Camino Capistrano
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

    Stops on the Ride
    $6.00

    Social Gathering Before/After



    We will hold a fleche on the weekend of April 29th and 30th.  More details to come, but there will be a common finish in San Juan Capistrano Sunday morning where riders can have breakfast together.  Start thinking about your team and route.

    If you want to learn more about the fleche event, you can find info here.

     


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