For January's ladies-only no-drop WoW Ride, we have two ride options exploring the East San Gabriel Valley!
DESCRIPTION OF RIDE
Option 1: Extended Route: We will take off from Victory Park in Pasadena, head east through Monrovia and then south on the iconic San Gabriel bike path. We wind down towards the Santa Fe Dam, but make a left and exit the park, continuing East between Azusa and Covina for several miles, until turning south again and going thru a neighborhood that takes us through an unexpected rural canyon, taking us up Via Verde and crossing over the 57 freeway then into Bonelli Park. We cross over a dam by Puddingstone Reservoir, exiting the Park and heading east on Puddingstone Drive, riding along the north side of the lake until turning left and arriving at the quaint town of La Verne. Turning left on Bonita, we continue west to our coffee stop at mile 30.2 at a Starbucks, and head back going north to Foothill thru San Dimas and Glendora, then west again via the San Gabriel bike path, retracing our way back to Victory Park.
Option 2: Regular Route: We also begin and end at Victory Park but but after reaching Encanto Park, our ride heads north on the iconic San Gabriel bike path for another couple of miles and then returns to Victory Park.
ROUTE LENGTH, ELEVATION, AND STRAVA LINK
Both routes start and end at Victory Park in Pasadena (2575 Paloma Street, Pasadena 91107). The Extended Route is 52 miles with 2300 ft. and the Strava link is https://www.strava.com/routes/2901317762219213988
The Regular Route is 28 miles with 1100 ft. and the Strava link is https://www.strava.com/routes/2904073652257413560
Thank you to Sybil Gray for the routes!!
PARKING WITH GOOGLE MAP LINK:
There's a free parking lot on Paloma Street: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Victory+Parkemail@example.com,-118.0984911,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c2dcbbb63038c1:0x84225ea0978629a6!8m2!3d34.1606057!4d-118.0963024
We will be having a quick pre-ride meeting at 8:00 a.m. at Victory Park. We will discuss rules of the road, hand signals, the route and hopefully get a group photo. We ask that everyone registered please attend.
We will be splitting into two groups: Group 1 (Extended Route) 1 and Group 2 (Regular Route). Please RSVP with which group you'd like to join.
This is a No-Drop ride - we will have ride sweeps for each group.
Group 1 (Extended): Sybil Gray
Group 2 (Regular): Erin Finley and Paula Blake
Things to remember…
- Women's Only Ride
- You must RSVP for the ride
- Wear your PAA kit (not required)
- Make sure to leave plenty of time to find parking and get yourself ready
- We will meet at the Victory Park parking lot.
- Bring food, water, flat kit and a spare tube
- Feel free to bring a guest (they must register prior to the ride). You are responsible for the safety of your guest