Good news all!. The roads are finally open and we will go up Soledad to Sand Canyon and turn right and head up past Placerita and up to Bear Divide. After a brief regroup we will continue to Camp 9. We will descend back down and regroup at the bottom of Sand Canyon /Placerita . We will continue our way back to town via Placerita enjoying the fresh new tarmac ! All is well!!!
Today we roll down the Old Road and head up to Lake Hughes Rd going right and heading up to the top of Ridge Route. After the break we descend down with a break at the gas station at the bottom of Ridge Route before continuing on back into town on the Old Road.
Those wanting extra miles can continue on towards Val Verde on the way back.
Todays ride goes up Mc Bean Prkwy towards San Francisquito . After a brief regroup at the bridge we head up towards the gas station/store at San Fran/Spunky in Green Valley. After the break we go up and over Spunky making a right hand turn on Bouquet. We regroup at the top of Bouquet before descending down Bouquet back into town.
Sunday we roll up to Acton up Soledad through the tunnel with a regroup at Soledad/Vasquez before continuing up to the Acton Store.
After our break we descend back down Soledad into town with a regroup at the beginning of the bike path. Those wanting extra miles can always go left on Sand towards Placerita.
This Saturday we mix it up by meeting in Vons parking lot in Ventura at 7:45 to roll out at 8:00am sharp. We will take the bike path to Santa Ana Road to Casita Lake. After regrouping we will go up Casitas Pass with a regroup at each summit. Head down to Gobernador Canyon with a regroup at the water fountain before continuing down Hwy 192 towards the polo fields and into Santa Barbara. After a coffee/snack break at Handlebar Café we will head home down the coast through Carpinteria and the coastal bike path back to Ventura at casual pace.
Saturdays ride will be relatively short as many of you will be working/riding the Fondo on Sunday. We will head up Placerita towards Sand Canyon . Regroup and head towards Sierra Hwy. Regroup and head towards Vasquez . Left turn towards Bouquet. Regroup at the bottom of Vasquez/Bouquet before heading back into town.
This morning we ride up Mc Bean to Copperhill turning right towards Bouquet. Left turn to Vasquez and then right towards Sierra. We will regroup at Sierra/Vasquez and head up to Mint Canyon and regroup again before heading to the store in AD. We then continue to Davenport and turn right and go down to Sierra Hwy regrouping at the bottom of the hill.
Sierra back to the bike path and head home.
Todays ride we head up Soledad Canyon to Aqua Dulce. We will regroup and head towards
Escondido and up towards Acton .The usual stop at Acton store before coming home via
Soledad with a final regroup at the beginning of the bike path.
Those wanting extra miles can always make a left on Sand Canyon towards Placerita.
This Saturday ride will head toward the SF Valley. Short-out to Chatsworth via Newhall Avenue,Balboa, and top of Santa Susana back the way you came; Long-continue through Simi Valle returning through Grimes onto 126 (73 miles).
We will regroup at Balboa Av/Old Rd and top of SS Pass and 76 station in valley and at Guiberson/Grimes. Its a great endurance ride to help keep those legs strong!
Sundays ride will got neutral towards Castaic via the Old Road and climb to the top. We will regroup at the top and continue back into town making a right on Hasley Canyon Rd.
Regroup at the end of Hasley and go back into town.
Come join us on the Mega Ride merging all clubs for a ride. We will be leaving Placerita Junior High at 8:15 rolling through Newhall/Santa Clarita/Canyon Country on our way to Acton.
Come join us and test your legs and make some new friends along the way!
The ride will take us up Soledad turning left on Sierra Hwy with a regroup at the top of Mint Canyon. A stop at the AD store then down towards Soledad with a regroup at AD/14 Frwy. Right on Soledad and head toward bike path where we regroup and head into town.
For those wanting extra miles turn left at Sand Canyon up to Placerita Canyon and back towards the bike path.
The ride will remain short and in the shade due to the high heat temperatures expected Saturday and will regroup at the bottom of Bouquet/Spunky. We will descend Bouquet with a regroup at Bouquet/Vasquez and roll back into town.
Please bring extra water as there is no store stop on the route
THE RIDE WILL GO OVER PLACERITA CANYON AND REGROUP AT SAND/PLACERITA. WE WILL MAKE A QUICK BATHROOM/WATER STOP AGAIN AT SAND/SOLEDAD BEFORE GOING OVER SAND CANYON AND REGROUPING AT THE BOTTOM OF SAND/SIERRA. WE WILL CONTINUE UP SIERRA TO DAVENPORT AND REGROUP AT THE TOP OF DAVENPORT. DOWN AD AND A REGROUP AT AD/14 FRWY AND HEAD TOWARD SOLEDAD THROUGH TUNNEL TO SAND CANYON . STOP AT 7-11 AND CONTINUE UP SAND TO PLACERITA . REGROUP AT THE BOTTOM OF PLACERITA AND RIDE BACK INTO TOWN THROUGH THE BIKE PATH.
APPROX 50 MILES WITH 3200-3500 FT OF ELEVATION
This Saturday's club ride will head up up San Francisquito Canyon to Green Valley, The ride will remain "neutral" (17-18mph on the flats) until you make the right after the stop sign, just past the pump station. After the usual store stop in Green Valley, the group will return home via Spunky Canyon and Bouquet Canyon.
Sunday August 20th Club Ride - Aqua Dulce via Soledad, Aqua Dulce Cyn - Return Davenport, Sierra, Vasquez, Bouquet
This Sunday's club ride head out to Aqua Dulce. From Peet's head out Soledad and then left onto Aqua Dulce Canyon Road. Enjoy a stop at the Aqua Dulce Market before returning home via Davenport, Sierra Highway, Vasquez Canyon, and Bouquet Canyon.
This Saturday, the club will return to the climbs. Head south on Newhall Avenue toward the 14. Take Refinery Hill to Foothill Boulvard to Paxton (near the 118 Freeway Overpass). Make a left and then another left onto Lopez Canyon. Make a right onto Kagel Canyon and descend down to the 7-11 for some mid-ride refueling. Then head up Little T and over to Bear Divide. Then either return home via Placerita Canyon or Sand Canyon and the Soledad Bike Path.
From Peet's head over to Newhall Avenue and head South to Placerita Canyon. Turn left onto Placerita Canyon and take it over to Sand Canyon. Turn right and up to to Bear Divide for a re-group. If you want bonus miles head up to Camp 9 or over to the next climb.
The SCV Mega Ride is now back to the 2nd Saturday of the month.
Come join the SCV Mega Ride this Saturday. We will be leaving Placerita Junior High at 8:15am. Rolling through Newhall/Santa Clarita/Canyon Country on our way to Acton.
There are now three route options, choose one that suits you or test yourself by going just that little bit more!
1. Long "fast" route - Old Orchard Road, McBean Parkway, Newhall Ranch Road/Golden Valley, Via Princessa, Sierra Highway, then out Soledad Canyon to Acton, regroup at the park in Acton, then head back along Escondido/Agua Dulce/Soledad.
2. Short route - regroup at the park and back on Soledad
3. Easy route - turn around at the tunnel and head back
Come enjoy a great ride with fellow cycling enthusiasts! Ride to support the SCV Mega ride.
This Sunday club ride will be a shorter one. For you mileage whores, fret not, there are plenty of options to add to the posted route if you want. The scheduled ride will take the group out Magic Mountain Parkway from Peet's and over to the Old Road. Take that out to Castaic and Lake Hughes Road. Then turn left on to the Ridge Route and make a right into the Lake area where you will make another left and climb up to the West Boat Ramp. Return the way you came. Or head up the Ridge Route, or Lake Hughes, or come back through Val Verde... Group decides...
Saturday, August 5th Club Ride - (By Request) Green Valley via Bouquet, Lake Elizabeth, San Fran- Return Spunky, Bouquet
A certain ex-president has requested that this Saturday club ride take the group to Green Valley via the same route as the previous week. From Performance, head all the way up to Bouquet to Lake Elizabeth Road and turn left. There will be a re-group and re-fuel stop in Leona Valley before heading up to San Francisquito where you will turn left and climb over the summit before heading over Spunky and down Bouquet for home.
Saturday, July 29th Club Ride - Robb Mesecher's Farewell Ride - Green Valley via Bouquet, Lake Elizabeth, San Fran- Return Spunky, Bouquet
This Saturday club ride will be a farewell ride to club supporter Robb Mesecher and will take the group out to Green Valley From Performance, head all the way up to Bouquet to Lake Elizabeth Road and turn left. There will be a re-group and re-fuel stop in Leona Valley before heading up to San Francisquito where you will turn left and climb over the summit before heading over Spunky and down Bouquet for home.
Short- to Castaic via the Old Road, Long: continue up the old Ridge Route to Templin Highway, come back the way you came.
This Saturday the club ride will head toward the San Fernando Valley. Short- Out to Chatsworth via Newhall Avenue, Balboa, and top of Santa Sunsana Pass, back the way you came; Long- continue through Simi Valley, return over Grimes, back 126 (73 miles)
Sunday's club ride will head to Acton. Head out Soledad Canyon to Sierra Highway and then onto Acton (with the little Mint Canyon detour and regroup). After an Acton store stop, return to town via Soledad Canyon.
With another heat wave expected to hit the SCV Saturday, the Ride Dictator figured the group would appreciate the shade of Bouquet, despite doing the same ride last Sunday. So,... the Saturday Club Ride will head back up shady Bouquet Canyon and Spunky Canyon to Green Valley, After the usual store stop, the group will return home via Spunky Canyon and Bouquet Canyon.
This Sunday's club ride will head up shady Bouquet Canyon and Spunky Canyon to Green Valley, After the usual store stop, the group will return home via Spunky Canyon and Bouquet Canyon.