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Endurance Team Ride (ETR) -- Acton Loop

When:
Saturday, April 27, 2024, 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM
Where:
Sunland Recreation Center
8651 Foothill Blvd
Sunland, CA  91040
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Chi Ao
 
Sigrid Caldera
Category:
Endurance Team
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Friday, April 26, 2024 at 6:00 PM
No Fee

For the second Endurance Team Ride (ETR) of 2024, we will take on a classic route through the scenic western side of the San Gabriel Mountains, with spectacular climbing and descents, and a fast flattish section in the high desert between Acton and Sand Canyon.  This is a route that will challenge you and leave you breathless, in more than one way :-)

 

The Acton Loop

Route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42602889

Distance: 74 miles

Elevation gain: 7,437 ft


Date: Apr 27, 2024 (Sat)

Meeting time: 7:30 am

Rolling time: 8:00 am

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

https://goo.gl/maps/H1bnBAhNu5qExYdV8 

Bathrooms available at the park but may not be open yet at the start time

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.

Regroup/Rest Stops:

Mile 18: Monte Cristo Fire Station (Left side), water available
Mile 24: Mill Creek Summit (Right side), bathroom available
Mile 36: Acton Park, water + bathroom
Mile 52: Oak Spring Canyon Park, water + bathroom
Mile 60: Bear Divide

SAG: TBD