For our kickoff ride on June 5 (Emeralds and Croissants), we will enjoy a relatively flat route that takes us through quaint neighborhoods in Altadena, Sierra Madre, and Monrovia; circles around the Emerald Isle bike paths; and returns via San Marino and S. Pasadena, where interested riders can stop for coffee, some tasty treats, or light lunch at the corner of Metro station.
Route for download to bike computer: Emeralds and Croissants https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39572863
Starting location: Descanso Gardens (or feel free to join along the route)
Start time: 7:30am (Sunday, June 5)
Pace: Tempo/Moderate/Conversational… this ride intended to accommodate a range of pace preferences; we’ll have a sweep for the first ride and, as ridership increases over time, we can break the group into different pace subgroups (A, B, C, etc…); we also have regroup locations designated on the route.
Distance: 64 miles
Elevation gain: 2,737 ft
Ride leader: Ben Atwater