Evening Adult Beginner Mountain Bike Ride: Limestone Canyon to The Sinks

Mountain Biking

A slow-paced beginner mountain bike ride for adults in Limestone Canyon through sycamores, oaks, and habitat native to California. The route takes us to The Sinks, Orange County’s own mini “Grand Canyon.” 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 mountain bikers with minimum of six months of trail experience who would like to join IRC-Certified volunteers on a 8 – 9 mile ride with 400 – 800 feet of elevation gain.  This ride is for adult riders only. Allow up to 2.5 hours of riding time.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this variable ride rated at a level-3  activity on the land.

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 stops for resting, regrouping and/or interpretation. Some trail side bike repair knowledge is appreciated.

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 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, August 13, 2017
Time:
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Duration (hours:minutes):
2:30
Type:
Mountain Biking
Organization:
OC Parks
Area:
Limestone Canyon Nature Preserve
Staging Area:
Augustine
Difficulty:
Variable
Distance:
8 miles
Elevation Change:
700 feet
Minimum Age:
18
Spaces Left:
Closed

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