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Old 10-11-06, 06:12 PM   #1
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Sat, Oct. 21 - Beginner Mountain Bike Ride - Chino Hills

Group mountain bike ride at Chino Hills State Park. This is geared toward beginners, but all are welcome. You should have some cycling fitness, though. No drop. If you're experienced, you can help out newbies. Chino Hills State Park is fairly easy riding, with mostly fire road trails. Optionally, there are a couple of sections of non-technical, but fun single track. There are some short but steep hills for those wanting more of a workout. PDF Park Map.

Meet at the EAST END of the Carbon Canyon Regional Park parking lot.
(after entering the park, turn left and continue to the end) This is only about 1/2 mile from the west entrance of CHSP, so we'll ride over. Map

Directions: Take the 57 Fwy to Lambert Rd. Head East on Lambert Rd. until it turns into Carbon Canyon Rd. (142). The entrance to Carbon Canyon Park is on the right-hand side, (approx. 3 mi. East of the 57 Fwy). There is parking inside the park for a few bucks or free on a nearby side street.

Saturday, October 21. Meet at 8:30am. Roll at 9am.

Ride Length: Minimum: 14 mi / 2 hrs, with optional added length up to: ~25+ mi / 4 hrs (MAX)

Post ride lunch is likely (open to suggestions).

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Neccros
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mtblurkr
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Small CamelBaks are usually preferred over bottles for MTBing, so bring yours if you have. Water bottles are fine, though (48 oz. / 2 large bottles minimum). Bring your regular ride snacks. Helmet and gloves recommended. If you're in need of a bike, or have loaners available, post here.

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Old 10-11-06, 07:23 PM   #2
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To get to the park, take the 57 Fwy to Lambert Rd. Head East on Lambert Rd. until it turns into Carbon Canyon Rd. (142). The entrance to Carbon Canyon Park is on the right-hand side, (approx. 3 mi. East of the 57 Fwy). There is parking inside the park for a few bucks. Ride your bike to the east-most end of the park. At the end of the parking lot, there is a dirt trail that initially runs along Lambert until you get to a gate.

If you don't want pay the $5 weekend parking fee you can park on the side street and ride thru Carbon Canyon Park to the trail head.

A good trail for beginners is Telgraph Canyon to 4 Corners. You can ride back on the same trail back or if you want do alittle more technical stuff you can try Bovinian Delight to South Ridge.
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Old 10-11-06, 08:22 PM   #3
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Wow, a group mtb ride....this is something I haven't done in a long while! This is gonna be good...
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Old 10-11-06, 08:49 PM   #4
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Hey guys and gals.

I would love to join you all, are there any loaner bikes left? I got my hardtail stolen when I moved up to LA in March. Mine was an 18" Karakoram, if no more loaners would a beach cruiser work for these trails? Yes I am anxious to get dirty.

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Old 10-11-06, 08:52 PM   #5
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how tall are you? I have an XL plush bike you can ride, but need to be 6ft or darn close to it cuz the stand over hieght.
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Nope 5' 7"

Anyone else?
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sorry, only got one bike, but i wanted to post to say that i am going for sure. i secured plans for a sitter today so i will be there! can't wait.
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Nope 5' 7"

Anyone else?

send a PM to VMC, he has several he's willing to loan out...
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Nope 5' 7"

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Check with Neccros. He mentioned in the other thread that he had a medium hard tail available.
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also, i am coming from riverside. do i go N or S on the 57?
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91 east to 57 north or 60 east to 57 south
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Ok, I'm still working on a loaner, for those who have riden out there before, are the trails doable on a single speed beach cruiser?
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To get to the park, take the 57 Fwy to Lambert Rd. Head East on Lambert Rd. until it turns into Carbon Canyon Rd. (142). The entrance to Carbon Canyon Park is on the right-hand side, (approx. 3 mi. East of the 57 Fwy). There is parking inside the park for a few bucks. Ride your bike to the east-most end of the park. At the end of the parking lot, there is a dirt trail that initially runs along Lambert until you get to a gate.

If you don't want pay the $5 weekend parking fee you can park on the side street and ride thru Carbon Canyon Park to the trail head.

A good trail for beginners is Telgraph Canyon to 4 Corners. You can ride back on the same trail back or if you want do alittle more technical stuff you can try Bovinian Delight to South Ridge.
Thanks, mtblurkr!
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send a PM to VMC, he has several he's willing to loan out...
in the other thread he said he had 7. she's right, you should PM him.
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New here- I'd love to tag along on the group ride!

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welcome to the zoo

hope you can make it out, this should be a great morning ride.
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Ok, I'm still working on a loaner, for those who have riden out there before, are the trails doable on a single speed beach cruiser?
Telegraph Canyon to Four Corners is probably do-able (about 7 mi). But after that it may be tricky. Any climbing, descending, and single-track would be difficult and/or dangerous on a rear-braked cruiser.
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm new to SFV and am wondering if anybody knows about bike shops that offer test bikes, I am bound and determined.

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This really sucks... the first ever BF MTB ride and I have to miss it to another road ride! like I don't do enough of those!
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I still have bikes left just need to know sizes you need
just pm baja he should be set
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FYI. SixEye can't make this ride. Bummer.
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I *may* need to borrow a bike. I'm going to fiddle around with my son's bike today but I think it's too small.
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Might be a good idea to clarify - once in Carbon Canyon Regional Park - where everyone should park.

Two good options. - the first - enter Park and turn left go to the very end of the parkway - the road ends in a lot which is right at the start of the CH - Telegraph trail.

Another option, enter park turn right and park at the first restroom off the road (on the right side). There is a port a pottie at the trail head but at times its, well, icky. Generally I like to start out with a nice restroom (yes I know a "girl" thing) and then have a nice little warmup to shake out any problems with my bike before hitting the trail.

Distance from trail head to 4 Corners is 6 miles. It is a gradual climb all the way which means coming back Telegraph is down hill and good fun. At 4 Corners, if looking for some more climbing, take Bovian Delight. It's a 1 mile climb (singletrack - very technical in places - beginners may need to walk) to South Ridge and return ont he South Ridge trail. There's only one bad hill coming back but South Ridge is a nice, wide fire road. Ride distance will be about 15 miles total.

For more advanced riders - do Telegraph to 4 Corners nad then return back Telegraph but take Sycamore to North Ridge. A steady but doable climb and North Ridge is a fast fun downhill. More advance take Rapture down to Ranger Station. I haven't done the trail in two years due to overgrowth but I hear it's now open. It's a very technical downhill. Be careful. To climb back opt for South Ridge not Telegraph and the "3 *****es".

Wish I could ride out with you. I'll be there in spirit. This is my favorite riding park!

PS: Helmets should not be recommended but required. This isn't a flat easy trail and falls and injuries may occur. I know from experience - helmet, wear a helmet! Gloves too. Protect those hands!
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This really sucks... the first ever BF MTB ride and I have to miss it to another road ride! like I don't do enough of those!

I agree....I have a road ride already paid for and scheduled.....wahhhh
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I agree....I have a road ride already paid for and scheduled.....wahhhh

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