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2022 Mountain Goats 7th Annual First Timers King Ridge • 5/A-D/50 • Duncans Mills

  • Saturday, October 15, 2022
  • 9:00 AM
  • King Ridge, Seaview, Meyer's Grade. Dennis Prior


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Starts at Duncans Mills

River & Moscow roads, Duncans Mills, CA

Parking: Park 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

Co-leader(s): TBD

This ride will start at 9am so please be there early and ready to ride at 9am! If you can't be on time be early and if you can't do either you will have to catch up

It is BEST to arrive AT LEAST 20-30 minutes early. Roll call will be at 8:45 AM.

Pre-registration for this ride is required. 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).    

The Mountain Goats will be doing the 7th Annual Mountain Goat King Ridge Beginners  - see route below - 50 miles and 5000’ of elevation. This ride will allow those who have never done this ride time to get your legs into hill climbing shape.

To prepare for this ride, you will need to do a bunch of 3,000’ and hopefully some 4000’ climbs with 40-50 miles to give yourself a good chance for success on this ride. There are many hills in the area that you can practice on to get yourself ready. Los Alamos, Cavedale, Trinity, Sonoma Mtn, Lichau, Coleman Valley (in either direction), Ft Ross, Sweetwater (one way or over and back), Mill Creek, Pine Flat, Geysers, and Pine Mtn, to name a few.

This ride is open to all paces from A-D so come out and join us but the goats will mainly be concentrating on the first timers doing this ride. So please do not feel pressured to go at someone else's pace as we will ride as slow as you need to go to make this challenging but very beautiful 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.

The ride down Meyers Grade with the view of our coastline never disappoints. Ebikes are welcome as there is no reason everyone shouldn't be able to enjoy this ride. 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 as CO2 cartridges or a good pump. We try to keep the mechanicals to a minimum on this ride.

We will have at least one SAG out on the course and water with that SAG as well as water at our rest stop for lunch at Ratna Ling. Any questions please email the leader.

For a ride slip, click here.

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!

  • 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. 
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