As we are getting closer to the CA Muni Weekend, we need to finalize the number of participants doing the epic ride down Mt Wilson (Saturday, Oct 27). We will have at least two of our own cars bringing riders to the top. In addition, we will use a commercial shuttle service to get all remaining riders to the top (about $25 per person). In the end, we will split the costs among everyone doing the Mt Wilson ride (so expect about $15-20).
Please send an e-mail to email@example.com until Saturday, Oct 20, and let me know if you will join the Mt Wilson ride! If you have any other comments or questions, please feel free to ask me.
Based on your feedback, we will have around 20-25 riders and 5 dedicated drivers, some with big cars. This means that we won’t need to book a commercial shuttle. In case we need more seats, we can share an Uber to get the rest to the top (with the unicycles stowed in other cars). This should actually be cheaper than booking the MTB shuttle and we are not constrained to the shuttle times.
The whole ride might take something like 5 hours, so please bring your lunch, lots of water, and sunscreen!
Saturday, Oct 27, 8:30 am
JPL parking lot (N Windsor Ave / Mountain View St, see attached map)
This is the same location as for the Thursday 4 pm ride!
Meet at 4 pm at the JPL parking lot, Altadena
Don’t start too late, it will get dark by 6 pm!
Beginner: Gabrielino out-and-back
The ride starts and ends at the parking lot, exactly as shown on Trailforks. It starts paved and turns into a mix of single trails and dirt roads. It has some fun creek crossings, too! Please turn around at 5 pm otherwise it will get dark before you get back.
Advanced: El Prieto
El Prieto is a fun and challenging trail with lots of rock gardens. A few sections are a bit exposed, so please be careful. Fit everyone into as few cars as possible, and shuttle to the end of El Prieto Road (10 min drive). Park on the street somewhere before the Cul-de-sac. Ride to the start of El Prieto like in this Strava activity: https://www.strava.com/activities/1038816546. After you finish El Prieto, continue downhill, and head back to the JPL parking lot. Get the drivers back to their cars on El Prieto Rd and bring them down to the JPL parking lot.
Meet at “Tacos Poncitlan” on Lincoln Ave for some authentic tacos