When Gravel Bike California semi-officially launched in June of 2019, I knew the first ride had to be epic and biking Pacifico Mountain had to be the one.
The question was telling a group of strangers to drive to a far off point that has scant cell phone reception, would anyone show?
Also in consideration in hosting our first ride, I had to consider if someone has a major mechanical, gets lost, is not able to hack it or is a complete asshole.
While that’s a lot of luck to ask for, I was hoping for a bit of preparedness, decent temperatures and the good heartedness of the gravel community to reduce the odds of calamity.
All that I ask for is if people crash, please do it while my video is rolling which was obliged twice.
Meeting way out at the Monte Cristo Fire Station, people got there on time (and some even earlier) ready to put some miles in before the heat.
Needless to say, the ride went as perfect as you could ask, it was good company and we even got back right on time.
We even ran into another member of Gravel Bike California while meeting a new one as well.
The photos and video should tell it all about biking Pacifico Mountain.
There’s so much opportunity for gravel!