RAMONA NIGHT RIDE
Ramona – East Co. San Diego
Advanced Riders Only Please
Best if ridden on a full moon, assuring us a beautiful moonlit night! The ride starts at Steve’s old house and quickly goes onto the trail. The trail continues in a field through a valley surrounded by mountains. Toward the end of the valley, the trail crosses a road and starts a nice technical climb. After a mile or so of rolling up & downs, one last short hill climb up to an old fire road. Finally, we are at what I call the top. With the valley stretching out below (and the moonlight shining below), the trail gets pretty steep (in some sections). Now the fun starts! There is lots of twisty single track with several technical areas. There is this one area with two drops to a fire road, one very steep and the other just steep. Which one are YOU going down??? The trail continues as rolling, tight, single track for several miles with climbs and fast descents. During one section, you are in this beautiful lush valley with grass and California Live Oaks, very nice. The end of the ride levels out with fast single track, some along the road, some in the woods.
Total mileage – approximately 12-15 miles. Skill level – Advanced – due to night riding. There is a lot of climbing, and several difficult technical sections.
ABSOLUTELY NO BEGINNERS!!!
What to bring:
1. Helmet – no helmet, NO RIDE, no exceptions.
2. WATER – at lease 100 oz!!! There is no water available during the ride except what you bring.
3. BIKE LIGHTS –no light, NO RIDE, no exceptions. it is 100% necessary to have a bike light!!! Yes, it will be a full moon but, it will still be dark on the trails which have rocks. A cheap bike light will not be acceptable for this ride. After your purchase, READ THE INSTRUCTIONS PLEASE! CHARGE THE BATTERIES!!! Last year, Kevin’s batteries died on a nite ride. It made for a very scary and interesting ride for him.
4. FOOD – small energy type bars are fine.
5. TUBES – just in case.
Takes about 45-55 minutes from 8 and SDSU – please don’t be late, we leave at 8:15 sharp.
Highway 8 toEl Cajon, take CA-67 North. After a few miles at the end of the freeway, turn RIGHT onto WILLOW RD. Turn LEFT at the next light onto Ashwood Road, follow for a mile (or so) then at the stop sign continue straight and it becomes WILDCAT CANYON RD go approx. 14miles to the end (passing Barona Casino at the halfway mark). Turn RIGHT onto SAN VICENTE RD …