Do you enjoy the relaxation of riding in the wilderness on empty trails? Join us on this rare opportunity to mountain bike at a moderate pace through Fremont and Weir Canyons to Sierra Peak. This ride is for experienced off-road riders, in excellent cardio shape, who may need to climb at a slower pace or just desire to more fully enjoy the beauty and peacefulness of their surroundings.
We will climb out of Irvine Regional Park on Coal Mine Road to the Fremont Canyon Weather Station and then continue on past the Tecate Cypress grove, Lizard Rock and mini Moab on the way to Sierra Peak. We will return to the staging area via much of the same route but will finish by riding through Upper Blind Canyon to Weir Canyon.
Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-5 activity on the land. Motorized recreation vehicles of any class or type are not permitted for recreational use.
This ride is entirely on fire roads, but includes sections that are steep (both up and down) and potentially will have loose rocks/soil. These steep sections may be ‘hike-a-bike’ for some riders. The ride will regroup and rest as needed and multiple opportunities will be provided for a snack break.
Please note, the ride is a difficult 25 miles, with approximately 4100 feet of elevation gain and will take about 5 hours to complete. It is important that participants bring sufficient food and water for a ride of this difficulty and duration. This program originates at the Weir (Outdoor Education Center) Staging Area inside Irvine Regional Park and ventures into the Fremont Canyon Wilderness Park, the Weir Canyon Wilderness Park, the Coal Canyon Ecological Reserve and the Cleveland National Forest.
Registration is closed for this activity.