Send It Sunday February 19: Gold Creek Preview


Third time’s a charm!

On the heels of the last two Send Its being cancelled, we’re headed back to one of the most underrated rides in Gold Creek.

We’ll be covering this 31.6 mile loop starting out of San Fernando Recreation Park (208 Park Ave, San Fernando) taking us into the Angeles National Forest with a deceptive 3,288 feet of gain.

Elevation wise, this route is either feast of famine as you gain two thousand feet over four and a half miles on the dirt climb averaging 7.9% even with a couple of dips built in.

Since our ride last year, some of the descent became a little more technical, but the bottom portion is still filled with fun.

Revising our Gold Creek Send It from last year

After a fun descent that needs attention, the ride will take Big Tujunga Canyon down into the Tujunga Wash before returning to the San Fernando Brewing Company.

Here’s a some information, tips, and updated rules to abide by:

  • The first rule is that this is an unsupported ride and everyone rolls at their own risk.
  • Make sure to bring your own tubes and a couple of water bottles. We’ll be stopping at one spot along the way for refills.
  • I’d say riding tires 38mm and above will do the trick for most, as the climbs are steep and there’s some soft patches on the descent.
  • This will not be race pace. At the same time, you have to be in very good to great shape to do this ride even in the Party Pace group. If you’re just getting back into riding, I suggest you read Rule #1 again.

Last time we had two start times, but we’re combining for this edition meeting at San Fernando Recreation Park at 8:45 and leaving at 9am sharp!

Afterward, we’ll be holding our post-ride festivities at the San Fernando Brewing Company with a food truck from Poppa Joe’s parked within.

Of course, please on our Facebook or Strava Page we hope to see you out there Sunday, February 19!