CANCELLED due to Trail Conditions: Beginner Mountain Bike Ride in Limestone Canyon

Mountain Biking

A slow paced mountain bike ride in Limestone Canyon through sycamores, oaks, and habitat native to California. The route takes us to The Sinks, Orange County’s own “Grand Canyon.”

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-3 activity on the land.

Along the way, we will stop and talk about the local habitat, and hope to see some of our local native animals and raptors. For beginning mountain bikers with minimum of six months of trail experience who would like to join IRC-Certified volunteers on a 8 – 9 miles with 400 – 800 feet of elevation gain which may require hike-a‐bike for some riders.

The trail is a wide dirt fire road with natural hazards like sand, tree roots, ruts, rocks, dry creek crossings, and small hills. We will ride at the slowest rider’s pace, with numerous stops for resting, regrouping and/or interpretation. Some trail side bike repair knowledge is appreciated. This ride is for adult riders only. Allow 2 – 2.5 hours of riding time.

To be able to ride with the group, six months of trail experience is required. Riders need to have ridden in areas such as Peter’s Canyon, Chino Hills Telegraph Canyon, El Moro Canyon, and Aliso Woods. Riders must be able to ride/walk 10 miles on gradual uphill and downhill terrain. Riders must have their own mountain bike, helmet, 100 oz of water, and snacks. Please do not bring road bikes, beach cruisers, BMX bikes, or attachments to your bike.

Activity Details Led by IRC

Date:
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Duration (hours:minutes):
2:30
Type:
Mountain Biking
Organization:
OC Parks
Area:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Staging Area:
Augustine
Difficulty:
3
Distance:
8 miles
Elevation Change:
700 feet
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Closed

Registration is closed for this activity.