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Mountain Bike Rides

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Please arrive at the ride location with enough time to have your bike ready to roll at the scheduled time.
Also it is recommended that you bring tire tools, frame pump, spare tube, patch kit and water bottle to all rides.
A helmet is legally required for all minors and OCW REQUIRES THAT ALL ADULTS WEAR A HELMET.

Earphones are illegal and unsafe. Please remember that the California Vehicle Code applies to bicycles.

If the ride is cancelled, the calendar will be updated at least 1 hour prior to the ride start time with the word “CANCELLED”.


Ride Leader:  Alan Vester  

Email:  alanvester7@gmail.com

Goat Hill meets about once a month for mountain bike rides.  These are intermediate level rides, ranging between 15 and 20 miles.  These are no-drop rides, so we will stop and regroup as necessary. We ride primarily in Orange County, and Idyllwild.

Next ride: 

O’Neil Park-Tijeras Creek Mountain Bike Ride.  04/15/2017

The Dirt: Tijeras Creek/O’Neil Regional Park Goat Hill MTB ride.  All Goat Hill rides are no-drop.  We wait and regroup as necessary.  No mountain biker left behind.

When: Saturday April 15, 2017, 8:15 am meet time, roll out at 8:30 in Santa Margarita.

Details:  We will start near the intersection of El Camino Montana and Primrose in Santa Margarita.  Park your vehicle on El Camino Montana and we will access O’Neil park trail.  We will be riding approximately 18 miles through O’Neil on Tijeras Creek Trail and then Arroyo Trabuco Trail.  This is a great all levels ride, only a few technical sections.  It is a combination of single track and some fire roads and a few water crossings.  There is some moderate climbing. The ride is the same as the 18 course ridden at the annual Ride for Rwanda here in the OC

**There are a few minor water crossings through Tijeras Creek**

Please service your bike before the ride!

Address of ride start:  El Camino Montana and Primrose in Santa Margarita and look for our red Ford Explorer parked on El Camino Montana.  This is a residential neighborhood.

Nearest main intersection:  Santa Margarita Pkwy and Avenida De Las Flores.

Meeting Time: 8:15 roll out at 8:30 am.

Ride length:  18 miles. Approximately 3.0 hours.

Difficulty factor:   All level riders are welcomed, but not recommended for 1st time riders. I would classify it as an intermediate level ride.

Garmin Link:  https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/1653098246

Make sure you bring water, gels or bars, suntan lotion, and helmet.

There are restrooms at the trailhead.  Michelle and I are going to Olamendi’s for tacos after the ride, so plan to join us, everyone is welcomed.

Alan Vester

OCW Goat Hill Ride Leader

714-231-3164

**Do not reply to this email**

Reply to me at:  alanvester7@gmail.com

 

 

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Alan Vester

alanvester7@gmail.com

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