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 event starts in Crissy Field. Use only the cuesheet found along with the registration form wich is different from the cue sheet below.
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:
- Mixed Terrain 101 cue sheet (PDF)
- Traditional Mixed Terrain cue sheet (PDF)
- Bolinas Mixed Terrain cue sheet (PDF)
- La Baby Ruta Loca cue sheet (PDF)
- La Ruta Loca Randonnee (LRLR cue sheet (PDF)
When: Saturday, May, 25th, 2013 at 9:30am
Where: Strauss Statue/GG Bridge Pavilion
Description: A good 50 miles of riding, 17 of them on fireroads, approximately 5000 feet of climbing. It sounds short but believe me it is not a ride in the park but it is not a grueling ride either, just right. This makes a great first Mixed Terrain ride for an accomplished "roadie". Start at the Golden Gate Bridge, climb Camino Alto, do half the Paradise Loop then go up Mt Tam on Railroad Grade and descend to Pantoll Ranger station then ride Panoramic to Miwok trail and complete the loop using the Marin Headlands.
When: Saturday, June, 1st, 2013 at 8:00am
Where: Bridge Pavilion (Golden Gate Bridge)
Description: This is a ride that is done using the Traditional Mixed Terrain route but instead of going down to Fairfax at Fairfax Bolinas road (BoFax) we climb to Bolinas Ridge then ride to Randall Trail and descend on it to Hwy 1, move to Olema, (could add a detour for an out and back to Point Reyes Station for lunch) Samuel P. Taylor using the bike route inside the park and the gravel part unknown to many cyclists. Then return to Fairfax on Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco via the regular bike route. This is a hard ride of about 85 miles, lots of climbing. Most climbing done on fireroads, some of them are in better condition than others. Longest stretch between water is about 25 miles. Bolinas Ridge is notorious for being in excellent condition one day and bad two weeks later, also it can get cold and wet inside that canopy of trees, be prepared for possible extreme weather conditions. Most likely you'll face many different micro climates so clothes and food/water preparation are key. A multi tool, at least 2 extra tubes, air pump and the route cue sheet are strongly recommended. We will be riding in an area that sees little use so you'll need to be as self sufficient as possible.
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