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Quarterly Endurance Team Ride

Saturday, April 22, 2023, 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM
Sunland Recreation Center

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Chi Ao
Ben Atwater
Uwe Boerst
Ride Organizer
Endurance Team
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No Fee

The Endurance Team Committee is excited to announce the inaugural ‘Quarterly Endurance Ride’ (QER) on April 22, 2023 for Endurance Team members. 

What to expect

One of the purposes of the QER is to help train participants for day-long or multi-day self-supported endurance rides. The organizers will provide supplemental nutrition and extra water at the start of the rides only, to be carried by each rider. We strongly encourage each rider to bring frame bags or larger saddlebags for extra food/water/clothing/tools/spare parts, as desired. 

For this ride, there are two public water refill locations on the route (Monte Cristo Fire Station and Acton Park) and multiple stores to resupply. While there will be no official SAG, we have arranged a driver and a van to stand-by all day in case someone needs to be picked up because of a major technical or health issue. 

Route description

The ride will begin at the Sunland Recreation Center and climb the Big Tujunga Canyon and Angeles National Forest Hwy for the first 24 miles (with two shorter descents) all the way to Mill Creek Summit (4900 ft altitude). This challenging section is followed by an almost heavenly (if there is no headwind…) and scenic 27-mile long descent towards Sand Canyon Road, interrupted only by our rest stop at Acton Park. The next climb to Bear Divide, and the following descent, is rather gentle, but you should save some energy for the last shorter, steeper ascent to Dillon Divide before a fun descent down Little Tujunga Canyon to Foothill Boulevard that will take you back to the start.       

Route for download to bike computer: Q.E.R. Acton Loop

Starting location: Sunland Recreation Center (parking lot, street parking)

Ride organizer: Uwe Boerst

Start time: 8:00am. Groups A, B, and C staggered by a minute or two.

Distance: 74 miles

Elevation gain: 7,437 ft

Main rest stop: Acton Park



The ride organizer will launch the ride with route tips and be available to answer any questions. The different pace groups will be self-directed. As this is an assisted self-supported ride, there will neither be official SAG stops nor will be a lunch provided. Please prepare yourself as needed! 

Please keep the following in mind when joining the QE Rides:

·       Download the route prior to arrival. 

·       Be self-sufficient, prepared to handle flats and minor bike repairs.

·       Carry a cell phone in case of emergency