Training Rides for MTB and Gravel

Our good friends with Linked Cycling support our ride every year by partnering as our Trail Ambassadors on event day.  You’ll see them riding along our trails all that day (watch for their bright green Trail Ambassador bike placards).  If you need help with a flat, or just an encouraging word to make it up that last steep hill – our boys in green are here to help you!

This year, Linked Cycling is organizing a series of group training rides for both MTB and gravel. Each ride will get progressively more difficult and should augment the training of those looking to complete the 25 or 50-mile courses as well as to help familiarize riders with the Good Dirt Trails. They’re not meant to be your sole training rides; they’re meant to be benchmarks in your personal training regimen.  

Please feel free to email the Linked Cycling director, paul@linkedcycling.com with any specific questions or comments.

Schedule: (All rides are weather dependent) 

Gravel:  3/14, and 4/4 – Gravel rides will focus on Tijeras creek out to Casper’s and O’Neil Park and are intended for intermediate to advanced gravel riders only. Cross-Country mountain bikes are welcome. Riders are welcome to join us for pre-ride prayer and devotional or come ready to ride at roll time. All rides will meet at 0715, pray at 0725, roll at 0730 sharp.

Gravel Training Ride (on 3/14) Strava  –  https://www.strava.com/routes/23842359

·       Estimated 32Miles, 3,500 feet of Climbing

·       Meet at Applied Medical: 29977 Avenida De Las Banderas building r100, RSM 92688

Gravel Training Ride (on 4/4) Strava  –  https://www.strava.com/routes/24009276

·       Estimated 46 Miles, 5,300 feet of Climbing

·       Meet at Taco Mesa: 27702 Crown Valley Pkwy, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

MTB: 3/21, 4/11 – Mountain bike training rides will be part of Linked Cycling’s Saturday rides. Riders are welcome to join us for pre-ride prayer and devotional or come ready to ride at roll time. All rides will meet at 0715, devotional at 0730, roll at 0745 sharp. 

MTB Training Ride (on 3/21) Strava  –  https://www.strava.com/routes/24049048

·       Estimated 26 Miles, 2,600 feet of Climbing

·       Meet at Taco Mesa: 27702 Crown Valley Pkwy, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

MTB Training Ride (on 4/11) Strava  –  https://www.strava.com/routes/24049131

·       Estimated 32 Miles, 3,500 feet of Climbing

·       Meet at Applied Medical: 29977 Avenida De Las Banderas building r100, RSM 92688

Requirements:  All bikes must be well-tuned and ready for the rigors of off-road riding and recently tuned. Please bring a spare tube and any nutrition required for multiple hours on your bike.  

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