The ride for Saturday, June 8, will be the so-called “Ride, Ride, Ride” route made famous by Louise Comar. The route goes out Highway 58 all the way to La Panza, then loops around to Creston. From Creston (where there will be a refueling stop) the prescribed, direct return route goes up the climb on Highway 229 and then makes its way back to Atascadero by way of Santa Margarita. The alternative, longer route takes O’Donovan from Creston back to Highway 58, then goes up Huer Huero and down Park Hill Road, before returning to Atascadero.
The short route covers 54.9 miles and includes 3020 feet of climbing. A route map and further details can be found at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29196279.
The prescribed long route is 69.9 miles, with 3,737 feet of elevation gain. The map and cue sheet are viewable at https://ridewithgps.com/routes/29196380. Of course, there are numerous, alternative shorter and longer route options for those who want them.
The riders will gather at KMan Cycle and Run in Atascadero at 8:30 a.m., and depart at 8:38. The cue sheet below is for the direct route:
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