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CSR Crystal Lake

PAA Cycling Club's June 2019 Club Supported Ride June 8, 2019

The main lunch will be served at the Crystal Lake Campground and provided by Adam and Rhoe owners of the Campground Store, a second lunch spot for those that want a slightly smaller ride.  we will be serving up a lunch at the Second Gate just below Coldbrook Campground. 

IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP -- PLEASE CLICK ON THIS LINK AND INDICATE IF YOU WANT LUNCH AT CRYSTAL LAKE CAMPGROUND;  
THERE ARE TWO CHOICES;  CHILE AND TUNA SANDWICH... ADD YOUR NAME AND YOUR CHOICE PLEASE.

--INCUDE YOUR NAME IN THE SUBJECT LINE AS WE MAY NOT RECOGNIZE YOUR EMAIL--

crystallakersvplunch@gmail.com


Please Email Lon Bender at lonbender59@gmail.com ride organizer, with any questions or concerns you may have

This June Club Supported Ride is sponsored in part by:

Around the Cycle and http://pasadenacosmeticdentist.com

 

7AM TO LOAD ANY WARM CLOTHES INTO SAG FOR RETURN.   ***7:30 DEPARTURE***

Join us for the June club supported ride Encanto Park to Crystal Lake Campground, Saturday June 8, 2019.  This is a beautiful and challenging ride on some of the best roads in the San Gabriel Mountains.  If you haven't done this ride before, you will be thrilled with the result and the descent!


Lon Bender is the ride organizer. Please email any inquiries to him Lonbender59@gmail.com

This ride will start at a social pace from Encanto Park to the first rest stop at the Picnic Grounds at Cogswell Dam turnoff, which is about 2 miles past East Fork, where we will have refreshments.   Once we depart toward Crystal Lake Campground you set the pace, you will be free to see who gets to the campground first!  

Please note that there is limited phone service on much of the ride and the SAG vehicles cannot be everywhere! Riders should carry the tools and supplies necessary and be prepared to do minor repairs (e.g., changing a flat). 

If you have clothing you'd like us to take to Crystal Lake Campground for the descent, we will be happy to hold it for you in SAG vehicle at the summit. Please arrive at 7am if you want to get clothes into the SAG vehicle so we an depart at 7:30

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THE SUPPORT CUT OFF TIMES: Support will be available until these times- you are not required to turn around or stop just recognize that after these times there will NOT be PAA support.

SAG 1  Cogswell Dam cutoff (snacks, water)

SAG 2   Second Gate below Coldbrook Campground (Lower meal stop)
 
SAG 3  Crystal Lake Campground Lunch (10a until 11:30a)
 
SAG 4  Cogswell Dam turnoff (Cut off 12pm)
 

PLEASE NOTE
All riders should be prepared to do minor repairs on the road (e.g., change a flat)
Due to the challenging nature of most club supported rides, groups will invariably split up and form en route depending on riders' levels of fitness, training goals, etc. 
For your safety, please wear a helmet while riding. 
Inclement weather may result in a change of the route or cancellation of event.
Guests welcome, but must RSVP, donate $10 to help cover SAG costs, and  read the waiver shown below.
Please note above the support cut off times

ROUTE DETAILS
Distance: 51 miles with good amount of climbing
Elevation: 6,100'
Difficulty: 8-10 (out of 10)
Approx moving time 4:30

**REGISTRATION CLOSES Jun 6th 6pm**

Route Map, and ride sheet.

RideWithGPS:

https://ridewithgps.com/routes/26451356

Strava:


https://www.strava.com/routes/18881022



Route description:   Leave Encanto Park and go to the bike path head up the mountain and you wil merge with Hwy 39.  This will take you all the way to the Crystal lake turnoff at which point you will turn right for the final climb to Crystal Lake Campground.
Departure Time: 7:30 am. Subject to change per weather
Departure Location: Encanto park
Question? Email ride organizer at Lonbender59@gmail.com

Basic outline of the course
SAG 1 Picnic ground and lunch stop

 

40 mins
12.6 Miles
720 gain
 
SAG 1  and Lunch stop to Gate 1
12 mins
2  miles
450 gain

Gate 1 to Gate 2 
28 mins
3.25 miles
1170 gain 

Gate 2 to Crystal Lake Turnoff
48 mins
3.29 miles
1270 gain 

Crystal lake turnoff to Campground
18 mins
2 miles
600 gain

Return 
Turnoff to gate 2
18 mins

Gate to to gate 1
16 mins

Gate 1 to Lunch stop
2 mins

Lunch stop to Encanto
40 mins



Guests are requested to donate $10 to help with support costs. Note: This is currently referred to as "fee". Until we get the wording worked out. :)

Climbing rated difficulty is about 8 out of 10.  Climbing can be reduced at any point as this is an out and back course.

Ride Organizer: Lon Bender 
SAG 1: Mario and Linda Carmona
SAG 2  John Reimers
RIDE LEADER General Start: TBD
RIDE LEADER Climbers: TBD

Volunteer for the above today: https://paacycling.net/content.aspx?page_id=2664&club_id=45054

 

Please Note

  • All riders should be prepared to do minor repairs on the road (e.g., change a flat)
  • Due to the challenging nature of most club supported rides, groups will invariably form and split up en route depending on riders levels of fitness, training goals, etc. 
  • For your safety, please wear a helmet while riding. 
  • Inclement weather may result in a change of the route or cancellation of event.
  • Guests are welcome, but are required to RSVP and fill out a ride waiver.

Ride Groups

  • 7:30am General Start
  • 8:00am Climbers Start (fast paced)
 

 

When:
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Where:
Encanto Park
https://www.accessduarte.com/dept/parks_and_recreation/parks/encanto_park.htm
777 Encanto Pkwy
Duarte, CA  91010
Contact(s):
Lon Bender
Category:
Supported Rides
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
PASADENA ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
In consideration for participating in and by his or her participation in any events for, organized by, through, or in connection with Pasadena Athletic Association, a California non-profit corporation (“PAA”), or any other physical activity in connection therewith (collectively, “Events”), the undersigned (the “Participant”) freely agrees to the provisions of this Waiver and Release of Liability (the “Waiver”).

1. Participant understands and acknowledges that cycling is an inherently dangerous sport. Events and related activities, whether Participant participates as a rider, official, coach, mechanic, volunteer, spectator or otherwise, may involve the risk of serious injury, including death or property damage. Participant fully assumes all risks associated with participating in Events, including, but not limited to: dangers associated with man-made and natural jumps; the dangers of collision with pedestrians, vehicles, other participants, and fixed or moving objects; the dangers arising from surface hazards, including pot holes, equipment failure, inadequate safety equipment, use of equipment or materials provided by PAA, the Event organizer and others, Participant’s own negligence and weather conditions. Participant forever releases, waives, covenants not to sue and discharges PAA and its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, successors, members, coaches, participants, volunteers, sponsors, instructors, representatives, agents and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”), from all liability to Participant and/or Participant’s personal representatives and heirs, and agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Releasees against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, demands, expenses, and attorneys’ fees, including but not limited to those relating to or arising from any injury
No Fee
$10.00