Join us for June’s Club Supported Ride (CSR) on an epic climbing adventure to Crystal Lake campground on Saturday, June 17. Glendora Ridge Road is still closed, so that gives us a perfect opportunity move a couple canyons over and reschedule our cancelled Crystal Lake ride from March.
This is a beautiful and challenging ride on some of the best roads in the San Gabriel Mountains. If you haven't done this ride before, you will be thrilled with the result and the descent! If you don't think you can make it all the way, pick a point on the route to go up to and turn around - there's no shame in not making it all the way. You'll never know your strength if you don't try. We look forward to seeing you out there!
This ride is supported in part by our sponsor: Incycle
ROUTE LENGTH, ELEVATION, STRAVA LINK
Distance: 51 miles
Elevation: 6,318 ft
Difficulty: 8-10 (out of 10)
Strava Link: https://www.strava.com/routes/19918963
The ride will start and end at Encanto Park
751 Encanto Parkway, Duarte
8:00 AM Rollout
Lunch will be served at Crystal Lake Cafe! There are several options for lunch, please sign up for the ride, based on what you want for lunch.
PLEASE NOTE: LUNCH RESERVATION ENDS ON JUNE 13. You can still register for the ride after June 13, but you are not guaranteed to have lunch provided to you.
- Chicken Breast Sandwich
- Tuna Sandwich, home made with lemon, olive oil and mayo ONLY. If you want to add to this, it will be out of pocket.
- Angus beef burger with chips and soda
- All beef hot dogs with chips and soda
- Peanut Butter & Grape Jam with Chips and Soda
- Peanut Butter & Honey with Chips and Soda
West Fork ~13 miles
Coldbrook Campground (~18 mile, 3200 ft)
Cafe (~26 mile, 5600 ft); SAG to leave Cafe at 2 pm
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
All riders should be prepared to do minor repairs on the road (e.g., change a flat)
Due to the challenging nature of most club supported rides, groups will invariably form and split up en route depending on riders levels of fitness, training goals, etc.
For your safety, a helmet is mandatory on PAA rides.
Check the forum and event page before the ride, in case of inclement weather which may result in a change of the route or cancellation of the event.
Guests are welcome, but must also RSVP (guest ticket), sign a ride waiver and pay $20 to help pay for lunch and SAG supplies.