DESCRIPTION OF RIDE:
For the first ride of 2023, January's ladies-only no-drop WoW Ride, we are doing a local 9 city tour (Pasadena, La Canada, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia, Temple City, San Gabriel, San Marino, South Pasadena)!
We will start at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center and head up Salvia Canyon, along Linda Vista and into La Canada where we will do some climbing. We'll descend through some gorgeous neighborhoods and make our way over to Altadena. We'll descend Altadena Drive and head into Sierra Madre, then to Arcadia and down First Street in Arcadia to Longden, which we will take through Temple City, San Gabriel and into San Marino. We will ride through San Marino to get to South Pasadena, where we will stop for coffee and pastries at the South Pasadena Metro Station on Mission. There are 3 great coffee places right by the Metro Station and we'll have plenty of room there to enjoy our treats before we head back to the Rose Bowl where we will end the ride.
ROUTE LENGTH, ELEVATION AND STRAVA LINK:
The route starts and ends at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center https://www.strava.com/routes/2930320014550649506 is 32.5 miles with 1,517 ft.
PARKING WITH GOOGLE MAP LINK:
There's free parking lot at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center
We will be having a quick pre-ride meeting at 8:00 a.m.at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center. 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 A (Fast) 15-16 mph average and Group B (Less fast) 12-13 mph. Please RSVP with which group you'd like to join.
B Group will roll at 8:15 a.m. and A Group will roll at 8:20 a.m. This is a No-Drop ride - we will have ride sweeps for each group.
Group A (Fast): TBD *We are looking for volunteers to lead and sweep
Group B (Less Fast):TBD *We are looking for volunteers to lead and sweep
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
- 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
**Please remember: ride leaders, sweeps and all our women who help, are all volunteers who have spent time and energy creating and pre-riding each specific route to ensure safety and fun for the whole group. Our average speeds are determined prior to each ride to make sure each group stays together -- this isn't a race, it's a social ride. If you feel the pace is too slow for you, feel free to ride ahead. We ask you to be mindful of the whole group and respect the leader's decision on the pre-determined route and speed.