Hi All: Some of our friends/club members from Strava have created a 100 mi. Red Ride similiar to this year's Santa Barbara Century ride and asked if I would announce it should other CVC'ers want to join them. Note: This IS NOT meant as an official CVC Away Ride - just a co-operative, courtesy ride announcement should you'd like to join them.
Saturday, 2-25th 9:00am Rincon Beach parking lot start point ( Bates Rd. exit off # 101 frwy) (where the Cool Breeze Century has their rest stop)
Here is the recommended route:
Some ride route notes:
Start at Rincon Beach. ( Bates Rd. exit off # 101) It is easy to find, has ample free parking, bathrooms and water. It sounds like our group has the potential to be 20 or 25 people and this place would easily accommodate us. It also gives us several miles to warm up before the crazy climbing begins.
The actual climbing on the route is closer to 8,500 feet. ridewithgps.com likes to overestimate the climbing. Some parks are marked along the way that have water and bathrooms. There are additional places but the ones marked seemed to be at good distances. This will be a self supported ride but there are several places we can stop along the way to buy snacks, etc. if needed. I am not aware of any places to refill water once we get up to Mountain Rd and Gibraltar through Painted Cave. It should not be too warm that day but you never know. Be prepared with plenty of water for this section as most of the climbing is in this 30 mile section of the route.
There are several areas where you can turn back early if you would like to do a shorter ride. Remember though that you have to know how to get back on your own.
I personally won't be on this ride but I understand that there are at least 4-5 CVC'ers who plan on riding it.
Jim Doane - CVC Red Ride Leader