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Mixed Terrain ride Calendar

La Ruta Loca Randonnee is now an official RUSA Permanent and for 2013 a 200k brevet included in the San Francisco Randonneurs (SFR) schedule . The permanent route is 206km with ~ 13000 ft of elevation gain. In order to receive Permanent credit you must be RUSA member and send the registration/waiver form (scanned preferred) Lights, reflective gear and helmet are required, please read the complete Permanent rules here.  The Permanent route starts at the Marina Safeway in San Francisco. The SFR Brevet version of this event starts in the Crissy Field Beach Parking lot. For both, Permanent and Brevet versions, the cuesheet is slightly different from the one below. Get the Permanent cue sheet or the Brevet cuesheet

La Ruta Loca Randonnee (The original NorCal 200k Mixed Terrain) was first run July 19 2008, you can read about that experience here, the 2009 edition here, the 2010 edition here and the 2011 edition here and 2012 here.This page feeds from a google calendar and shows only future events. 

These are proposed dates for Mixed Terrain rides (paved/off road in one ride) that Start In San Francisco. The idea is to build up skills and endurance leading to a run of La Ruta Loca Randonnee (LRLR), a 200k Mixed Terrain epic ride.

The cue sheets I have created since 2005; yes I rode every inch and stopped at every turn to create accurate cue sheets:

Baby Ruta Mixed Terrain Ride
When: Saturday, April, 26th, 2014 at 8:30am
Where: Golden Gate Bridge Cafe, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, United States
Description: Bring lunch, we will NOT stop in Fairfax for food as this most likely will encourage early ride aborting. We'll save the beer/food for San Francisco (Presidio Bowling Alley or the Lion@Lombard Presidio gate) A combination of, The Mixed Terrain 101 and the Traditional Mixed Terrain. First we do most of the Traditional Mixed Terrain Ride, on the way back to San Francisco instead of climbing Camino Alto, turn left towards Corte Madera following the Mixed Terrain 101 route from that point to the GG Bridge. The result is an 80 miler of 50%/50% fireroads/pavement. A tough, though ride that will test the endurance of most riders. Lots of climbing. Pack a bike light just in case. A multi tool, at least 2 extra tubes, air pump and the route cue sheet are strongly recommended. Map/GPX: The map is slightly different from the cue sheet but 99% of the route is the same.

Traditional Mixed Terrain ride
When: Saturday, May, 10th, 2014 at 10:00am
Where: Golden Gate Bridge Cafe, Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA, United States
Description: Yes this is scheduled the same day as the SFR Ft Bragg 600k but if everything went right, I did the Volunteers/Workers Ride for that 600k the previous weekend so I am free for some fun today. Please note. I may not be fully recuperated from the previous weekend ride and may opt to do a slightly different Mixed Terrain ride but the mileage would remain about the same. Let me know if you are doing this ride otherwise I may not stop at the Bridge. This ride is a little over 50 miles and has some great views. It is ALL done on maintained fire roads or paved roads. There are some short sections of steep climbing on loose soil and also some great descents. A demanding (not too technical) ride with great rewards for those who do it. About 50%/50% Fireroad/pavement. Pace will be casual, not fast but very steady with just a few stops. We will stop in Fairfax or elsewhere for food/beer. Map/GPX file

El Paseito Mixto 100k Permanent
When: Saturday, June, 21st, 2014 at 9:00am
Where: Beach Hut Café, Beach Street, San Francisco, CA, United States
Description: I'm thinking of riding my own El Paseito Mixto 100k Permanent at a leisure pace in case I decide to do the Orr Springs 600k the weekend after. Start at 9:15 sharp. Probably will load the bike/backpack as if I was doing the 600k just for fun. If you want to do this ride as a Perm please send me you paperwork at least 5 days before the ride. Details for this route (Perm or not) are at


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