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PAA WoW Alternative Monthly Ride - GMR
Sunday, February 28, 2021
E Sierra Madre Ave and Glendora Mountain Road in Glendora, CA
Registration is not Required
February’s PAA WoW ride will finally take us to one of the most picturesque areas of the San Gabriel Valley, Glendora Mountain Road or GMR as it is commonly known as. Or, should we rather say, Glorious Mountain Road, for if you have not climbed GMR, it is a must. If you are used to climbing, you will be thrilled to go, if you do not care much for climbing, the scenery of the Sierra peaks will thrill you despite the steady incline for 10 miles at no more than 9% incline. Park at the base on Sierra Madre Avenue and Glendora Mountain Road for an immediate climb to the “Shack”, a utility shed, for about 2,454 feet of elevation. Here you can turn around for an exhilarating descent and complete your journey in under two hours. https://www.strava.com/routes/2789233691854708252 (The Strava route reports its 3,198 ft, but that is incorrect. It's only 2,454 ft roundtrip). Thank you to Clare Ceplecha for the route this month!
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.
- 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!
By participating in this ride, you agree to PAA's liability waiver.