Park along Moscow Road from 116 going towards the bridge and after the bridge. DO NOT park in the parking lot for the Gold Coast Coffee & Bakery and the other businesses. Please carpool if you can.
Note: The start location has been changed to Duncans Mills
This will be the 4th year of the Mountain Goats King Ridge Beginners ride for all riders who wish to try this challenging ride. We will be catering to those who have never done this ride before and helping them get over the climbs during the day.
There will be plenty of people going slow and no one will get left behind so don't worry about being a slow climber as that won't be a problem for us at all on this ride. If you have done Geysers, Pine Flat, Rockpile, Ft. Ross, Coleman Valley, Cavedale, Los Amigos, Sweet Water, Lichau, or any of the other tough climbs in the county you should be able to do King Ridge which offers some of the best views in the county especially coming down Meyers Grade to the coast which is always breath taking. So for those that are interested it gives you 3 months to start doing some hill work to prepare for the ride. Try to make all of your training rides 40-50 miles with at least 3,000-4,000' of climbing at least once or twice a week as you get closer to the date of August 10 and then have a easy week of riding before the actual day.
We will have a sag out on the ride and the only time we've had to use that was for one of the D riders who had a mechanical and needed a ride back in to the start and we have yet to have anyone trying this ride not succeed. The trick is to go at your own pace and make the ride enjoyable. This is not a race but a social ride to help people experience the beauty that the Cazadero hills have to offer as well as our wonderful coast line. If you have always wanted to do this challenging ride this is your opportunity to do it with a lot of folks to support you along the way.
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