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JRA Coffee Grind Challenge: Beach Me!
September 8, 2019 @ 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
This JRA Coffee Grind Challenge is a long distance mountain bike ride that is designed to be challenging, but will be fully supported by Crazy Bear Bikes so that you can push your limits while we have your back. Challenge yourself, explore our local trails, and have fun with friends old and new! This time the goal is to get to the beach to enjoy the BBQ and some ice cold drinks. But you’ll have to earn it.
Your morning begins at 6:30am at JRA Bikes & Brew where you’ll finalize the registration process and can pickup any last minute items you might need for the journey. We’ll then shuttle you over to Westlake to the launch point.
The ride starts at Triunfo Community Park. A rocky, narrow singletrack climb will lead you to rolling fireroads with beautiful views of the Conejo Valley. Once you make it to Los Robles, you’ll climb Space Mountain; a series of tight, rocky switchbacks. Eventually you’ll work your way over to Potrero Road where you’ll drop into Sycamore Canyon.
From there you’ll have two choices. Route ONE will result in a total of 30 miles. Route TWO will be a total of 42 miles. Strava links are below. You can upload them on your GPS device or just open them on your phone. Your day ends with a BBQ at the beach.
Rest stops at strategic points along the route will await you with cold water, snacks, drinks, and mechanical assistance. We will take care of your transportation from JRA Bikes & Brew to the ride starting point and then back to the shop at the finish of the ride. If you want to bail out or take a break and skip a section of the ride, you can hop in the van.
“Beach me” is the short route: 30 miles, 3600 ft of elevation gain
“Beach me I’m tired” is the long route: 42 miles, 5100 ft of elevation gain.
This is a cardio-vascular demanding ride with intermediate technical trails and steep climbs. You must always come prepared with a bike in good working condition, water, a helmet, as well as any protective gear you deem necessary. It’s a good idea to bring something to eat if you haven’t eaten in the last few hours. You should bring an extra innertube in case of a flat.
We strongly recommend that you have good bike handling skills and appropriate fitness for the ride distance.
Bicycling has its inherent risks, including serious injury or death. Your participation is an acknowledgment of those risks and an assumption of liability.