Send It St Patty’s March 17th


Sometimes the luck of the Irish comes through even for GBC as the planets have aligned for Send It St. Patty’s on Sunday, March 17th.

We’ll be doing a 32 mile loop similar to our Oliver Canyon ride two years ago, but with a few twists:

We will meet up at 8:30am sharp at San Fernando Rec Park(208 Park Ave, San Fernando) that has water and restrooms.

Here’s 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.
  • The climbing is not as hard as other NE Valley rides, but there will be efforts. This is a ride for intermediate and advanced riders. There will be outs if the climbing is too difficult.
  • There will be a number of regroups, but once everyone’s back, we roll!
  • 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.
  • Riding tires 40mm 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 the good to great shape range 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.

We’ll do a short circle on top of Hansen Dam before heading across under Mt Lukens.

After climbing up through Tujunga, we’ll hit our first major dirt sector mostly descending the Graveyard Truck Trail.

The climb up to Oliver Canyon features a mile section averaging 10%

After going through the fun Tujunga Wash section, we’ll have a short and steep climb up to the abandoned Hog Farm before taking in more rolling hills.

Heading back to the San Fernando Brewing Company (425 Park Ave, San Fernando), Uncle Al’s BBQ truck will also be on hand to dish it out.

Once again, please RSVP on our Facebook or Strava, and look forward to seeing everyone again on March 17th!