The mountains are calling! W.E. Ride for this upcoming weekend heads to Baldy Village, with two starting locations to accommodate distance/timing preferences. The early birds will roll from Encanto Park at 6:30am, meeting up with a second group set to depart from Carlyle Linder Equestrian Park at 7:00am. The equestrian park is at the base of the mountain climb. Bonus—GMR will very likely be closed to cars due to the July 4th weekend.
This is a very challenging climbing ride. We will divide into A and B groups but there will not be assigned sweeps or designated regrouping locations, other than the stop at Mt. Baldy Lodge. We suggest bringing/connecting with similarly paced riding partners if concerned about group pacing.
PLEASE BRING AT LEAST 3 WATER BOTTLES TO THE START AS WE ARE NOT AWARE OF WATER ALONG THE ROUTE UNTIL BALDY VILLAGE
Route for download to bike computer: W.E. Ride… Baldy Out and Back https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39973027
Start time/location #1: 6:30am, Encanto Park https://goo.gl/maps/pjCtiLExwUHH8SVh8
Start time/location #2: 7:00am Carlyle Linder Equestrian Park (park on the street, Palm Drive and GMR road near the park entrance) https://goo.gl/maps/96L6wGLFDoyhy24p7
Distance: 57 miles (from Encanto Park); 43 (from Carlyle Linder)
Elevation gain: 6,186 ft (similar from both starting points)
Coffee stop: Mt. Baldy Lodge, https://goo.gl/maps/GBryfPa9Q5ntYKn46
Group A Ride leader: Chi Ao, Ben Atwater (no sweeps)
Group B Ride leader: Sigi Caldera (no sweeps)
IMPORTANT NOTE: This is an informal self-supported ride and not an official PAA sponsored ride. Neither PAA, the ride leaders, nor the route creators should be held responsible for any accident or injury that may occur during the ride. Please ride safely.
Questions? Contact Ben Atwater (firstname.lastname@example.org), Morgan Tsai (email@example.com), or Chi Ao (firstname.lastname@example.org)