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Saguaro East AND Pistol Hill B/3/48

Saguaro East AND Pistol Hill B/3/48


Ride Description:
This scenic ride includes a loop around Saguaro East National Park, a trip along the Rincon Mountain Range, and the gradual 8-mile climb up Pistol Hill. This time we will be doing the lollipop counter-clockwise.

We will depart from our usual spot on Nexis and travel down the bike path to Kenyon and join Old Spanish Trail. After the loop at SNPE we will continue south on Old Spanish Trail to reach Pistol Hill.

We will regroup about every ten miles for about five minutes. This ride is about gaining some fitness, and of course spending time with new and old friends. It will be limited to twelve persons.

Refreshments after the ride at Pour my Coffee (in the same parking lot).

Start Time: Arrive by 8:45 AM for sign-in, meeting others, and overview. Wheels rolling by 9:00 AM.
Final rolling average- 17+ mph
Terrain: Relatively flat bike paths, one long climb up Pistol Hill
Total Elevation Gain: 2100 ft.
Traffic: Special attention on Old Spanish Trail.
Ride Type: Training/ Limited regrouping
Parking: Ample parking at Safeway parking lot.

Participation rules:
Your GABA membership should be current. If not, please consider joining at www.bikegaba.org. Bring food & fluids for 3 hours. Front and back flashing lights are encouraged on The Loop. Helmets must be worn at all times while riding. No ear buds. This ride is unsupported. Please obey traffic laws and represent GABA well.

Ride Coordinator: Dave McElwaine (781) 367-8643. If you are running late, give me a call.

Route: Please be responsible for your own navigation.
Saguaro and Pistol Hill

Ride Codes:
• A 20+ mph
• B+ 18-20 mph
• B 16-18 mph

Terrain Codes:
• 1 Flat
• 2 Minor Hills
• 3 Moderate Hills
• 4 Long Climbs or Very Steep

COVID-19 safety measures

COVID-19 vaccination required
Event will be outdoor
The event host is instituting the above safety measures for this event. Meetup is not responsible for ensuring, and will not independently verify, that these precautions are followed.