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PAA WoW Alternative Monthly Ride - Emerald Necklace

Sunday, January 31, 2021
Encanto Park
751 Encanto Parkway
Duarte, CA  91010
Additional Info:
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Here is a heads-up on our planned alternative ride idea for January's WoW ride. Typically, we reserve the last Sunday of the month to connect as a group and ride together. During Covid restrictions, we ride the planned route individually at our own leisure and connect on social media by sharing photos and a little info on our ride experience. So, here is the route and some details for January 31st: Easy starter for January, the Emerald Necklace Loop is a quick, easy, and mostly flat route almost entirely on bike paths. It will take you along two waterways, the San Gabriel River Trail which connects with the Rio Hondo at the Whittier Narrows region. Pace yourself while traveling along the entire El Monte airport for one long mile, and for an extra challenge, reverse the loop before exiting the bike path for double the mileage. This way, you will certainly be avoiding main roads the entire way if you start the ride at Encanto Park in Duarte. We have designed this route to create a path with the least amount of traffic exposure, but feel free to explore the surrounding cities of Arcadia, Monrovia, Irwindale, Azusa for additional climbing or mileage challenges at your convenience.

Upload the Strava route to your device and happy riding! If you need help loading the route onto your Garmin device, check out our blog.

What to Do:
-Wear your PAA kit and take selfies along the route.
-Post the photos and a description of your ride to social media:
Facebook: Post the photos and description to our PAA WoW Group
Instagram: Post your description and photos to your own Instagram account
Please use hashtags: #paacycling
Instagram: Tag us using @paacycling

Post your photos by 5 p.m. on each ride day, and your photos may be shared on our Instagram account! With the collection of our photos, it will feel like we all rode together! If you haven’t already, please follow our Instagram account @paacycling and #paacycling.

Please remember...
- On the ride day, each of you will ride from your own starting point and at your own time to ride the route.
- Please do not start as a large group at the same location and time. Please note that PAA Cycling Association strictly adheres to CDC guidelines on social distancing and mask wearing. As a club, we do not promote official club rides at this time. We ask you, therefore, to avoid riding in a large group.
- You can ride the whole route or parts of it.
- There is no need to RSVP, just ride!

Hope to see you all soon!

Have fun,
Sigi Caldera and the PAA-WoW committee