Meet at the parking lot behind Epicenter Cycling near the entrance to Nisene Marks State Park on Aptos Creek Road in Aptos.
Please arrive at 8:45 for 9AM start. Please bring your own cue sheet, but a few spares will be available at the start.
The attached 'tcx' course files will provide self-scrolling cue sheets and maps, as well as turn-by-turn directions on compatible cycling computers. Print formatted cue sheets are also attached.
Valencia School, Cox, Hames, Eureka Canyon, Mt. Bache, Soquel San Jose, Mountain View, Rodeo Gulch.
"A" Ride: 47 miles; 4300 ft elevation gain. Skip the ~6 mile out-and-back spur (Mt. Bache Rd / Loma Prieta Way) of the "A+" route.
Huntington, Valencia, Day Valley, Freedom, Eureka Canyon, Soquel San Jose.
The landslide area on Soquel San Jose Road is closed to through-traffic, but in recent weeks, part of one lane has been available to pedestrians and cyclists.
CUE SHEET FOR THE "A+" and "A" ROUTES:
0.1 L Soquel Dr
0.2 L Trout Gulch Rd
2.5 R Valencia School Rd
4.0 L Valencia Rd
4.4 L Cox Rd
6.5 L Day Valley Rd
7.7 L Freedom Blvd
7.8 L Hames Rd
8.4 R Pleasant Valley Rd, then immed. L to stay on Hames
9.9 L Eureka Canyon Rd (optional regroup @ market)
18.8 Becomes Highland Way @ Ormsby. Regroup
***** 24.7 For the "A" option turn Left onto Highland Way (i.e., skip to 31.2)
24.7 R Mt Bache Rd
25.7 R Loma Prieta Way
28.0 U-Turn @ peak - 3,000'
30.3 L Mt Bache Rd
31.2 Continue onto Highland Way -becomes Summit Rd
33.1 Stop @ Summit Store. L out of parking lot on Summit Rd
33.3 R Soquel San Jose Rd
41.3 R Laurel Glen Rd
43.6 L-N. Rodeo Gulch Rd
49.1 L Soquel Dr
53.3 L Aptos Creek Rd
CUE SHEET FOR THE "B" ROUTE:
0.1 L Soquel Dr
1.2 Continue onto Monroe Ave
1.2 Slight L onto Huntington Dr
2.6 L onto Valencia Rd
3.4 R onto Day Valley Rd
5.4 L Freedom Blvd - watch traffic
7.8 L onto Corralitos Rd
9.6 Continue onto Eureka Canyon Rd
18.5 S Highland Way @ Ormsby Cutoff - regroup
26.0 S Summit Rd
26.3 LUNCH stop - Summit Store. L
on Summit Rd after lunch
26.5 R Soquel San Jose Rd
37.6 Continue onto Porter St
37.7 L onto Soquel Dr
41.2 L Aptos Creek Rd