Weekday Slow-paced Mountain Bike Ride: Single Tracks of Bommer and Shady Canyons

Mountain Biking

Join us while we ride the infrequently ridden single track trails in the City of Irvine’s Open Space Preserve on this docent-led mountain bike ride through Shady Canyon and Bommer Canyon. This is a slow-paced ride designed for the intermediate rider who is in excellent cardio shape and is physically fit, and who has experience riding challenging single tracks, but sometimes needs to move slower on steep ascents/descents. There areĀ a couple of areas that may be ‘hike-a-bike’ due to technical difficulty or steepness. Riders must have a minimum of one year of mountain bike experience. This is a short, but strenuous 13 mile ride with approximately 1900 feet of elevation gain, largely on intermediate single track trails.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-4 activity on the land. Electric Mountain Bikes of any class or type are not permitted.

The route starts out from the Quail Hill Trailhead and progresses up the Quail Hill Trail to Serrano Ridge. The route continues down through Shady Canyon on single track trails and crosses into Bommer Canyon on the fun Ridge Route single track. The return to the Quail Hill Trailhead is via the Shady Canyon Bikeway. If you are very physically fit and in excellent cardio shape, this is a great opportunity to enjoy the wilderness and some challenging riding!

This activity originates at the Quail Hill trail head and occurs entirely in the City of Irvine’s Open Space Preserve.

Activity Details Led by IRC

Friday, March 9, 2018
8:00 am - 11:30 am
Duration (hours:minutes):
Mountain Biking
City of Irvine
Irvine Open Space Preserve
Staging Area:
Quail Hill Trailhead
13 miles
Elevation Change:
1900 feet
Minimum Age:
Spaces Left:

Registration is closed for this activity.