The Weekend Endurance Ride for this week returns to where we started in the early summer with the Emeralds and Croissants route. We will enjoy a relatively flat ride that takes us through South Pasadena/Altadena, quaint foothill neighborhoods in Monrovia and Sierra Madre, and the Emerald Isle bike paths. Riders can stop at the end of the route in South Pasadena for coffee/lunch.
For those aware of the original Emeralds and Croissants route, we made a couple of modifications. It now starts and ends at the South Pasadena Trader Joes and we avoid the Rose Bowl by climbing through West Pasadena.
Segment challenge! PAA member riders (male and female) with the fastest times on the San Gabriel River Trail “Dam Top” segment will win a PAA water bottle. This segment stretches 1.9 miles from the gate to the top of the ramp. The final tally will be based on the Strava record of participants. Dam Top | Strava Ride Segment in Irwindale, CA
Route for download to bike computer: Emeralds and Croissants https://ridewithgps.com/routes/39572863
Starting location: South Pasadena Trader Joes https://goo.gl/maps/9S3YASbpfej9YGLo8 (street parking only)
Start time: A & B groups, 7:00 am
Distance: 59 miles
Elevation gain: 2,429 ft
Coffee stop: South Pas bakeries/restaurants, Mission District (e.g., Heirloom Bakery https://goo.gl/maps/ebeqX515nc4QAZvf6 or La Monarcha https://g.page/LaMonarcaSPas?share)
Group A Ride leader: Ben Atwater (no sweep)
Group B Ride leader: TBD (please contact Ben if interested in leading)
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)