River Rd & Moscow Rd, Duncans Mills, CA
The parking for this ride will be on Moscow Rd., on the street in front of Gold Coast Bakery and rodeo grounds, and also across the bridge over the Russian River going toward Monte Rio.
Led by Dennis Prior 484-4452
You MUST arrive AT LEAST 20-30 minutes early, as the group will depart at 9 AM SHARP.
Roll call and COVID screening will be at 8:15 AM. If you are late, you will not be allowed to ride.
The Mountain Goats will be doing the 6th Annual Mountain Goat King Ridge Beginners - see route below - 50 miles and 5000’ of elevation.
This will be open to all riders A-D. The emphasis will be on helping the folks who want to try this challenging ride - your leader, Dennis Prior, will be riding off the back with a bunch of the other Mountain Goats coaxing the new folks along the route.
With the rules on Covid relaxing, if we remain in the "orange" we can have up to 50 riders/leaders, and if restrictions loosen further, we can expand the number. The last time we did this ride pre-Covid we had over 60 riders signed up so hoping that can happen again.
For those doing this ride for the first time you will need to get your climbing legs in shape…. or acquire some climbing legs if you haven’t been doing any hills. You will need to do a bunch of 3,000’ and hopefully some 4000’ climbs with 40-50 miles on these rides to give yourself a good chance for success on this ride. You won’t have to worry about keeping up with anyone else as you will have a group of the Mountain Goats going at whatever pace you choose going up the hills.
We will also have a SAG in case someone breaks down on the ride. Note that anyone riding in the SAG (as well as the SAG driver) will need to wear face coverings in the vehicle. See other Covid rules and information below
Here is a list of rides and climbs that you can do to prepare yourself for this challenging ride. Cavedale, Trinity, Sonoma Mountain, Lichau, Los Alamos, Coleman Valley, Joy Road, Ft. Ross Rd, The Geysers, Pine Flat, Pine Mtn, Rockpile (this is a good one), Ida Clayton and the first 10 miles of Skaggs Springs Road. These are the ones that come to mind but I’m sure there are others.
For a ride slip, click here.
There will be someone at Tin Barn and King Ridge with water and a few snacks if someone needs that before we get to Ratna Ling up on Hauser Bridge.
Make sure your bike is in good working order with tires that are in good shape as well and make sure you have a couple of spare tubes as well total with you with plenty of CO2 cartridges or a good pump.
This is not a race and we encourage people to take their time and enjoy the gorgeous scenery that is available throughout the ride. The views are just stunning!
Pre-registration for this ride is required (not including the leader/leaders). This ride is for SRCC members only.
Registration will close at midnight the night before the ride is scheduled.If you can no longer attend, please cancel your registration as far in advance as possible (login to the SRCC website, go to the event page, click “already registered,” and then click the button to cancel).
- Click here for the Club Ride Info Forum where ride leaders will post the route and other relevant information about the ride, including any changes in start time or location. Subscription to the forum will ensure you receive email updates of any changes.