Water: It is supposed to be very hot. You must carry enough water to get you to Baldy village. That's about 24 miles and 4000 feet of climbing.
Route: Glendora Mountain Rd (GMR), Glendora Ridge Rd (GRR), Baldy Rd to the ski resort. Out and back. Optionally rest at Baldy village (intersection of GRR and Baldy Rd) while waiting on those who head to the ski resort. Optionally return by way of Claremont and La Verne. Route is 41-58 miles with 4000-7600 vertical feet. (On the shortest route, virtually all the climbing is in the first 24 miles.)
Logistics: Roll at 8 AM from the intersection of GMR and Boulder Springs Dr in Glendora, CA. People--epecially faster riders--are encouraged to find ride partners from within the group and take off in smaller groups. Note that there is no water for the first 24 miles and nearly 4000 feet of climbing. Make sure to carry enough water to cover that distance without a refill.
This is a no-drop ride for slower riders. I will lead the no-drop group at least until the intersection of GMR and GRR. At that point, we may split into smaller groups as appropriate to allow those who intend to go to the ski resort to go on ahead. There will always be someone comfortable with leading the way in the last group on the road, either myself or someone else. For the no-drop group, official regroup points on the way up will be the intersection of GMR and GRR, Baldy village, and the ski resort parking lot.
Riders: All riders welcome. The following people are currently signed up. We would love to have you join us.