The Pacific Ridge Route - Act I: Baja Border to Sierra Pelona - Intro

What
When
Registration Contact
Registration Fee
Late Reg (after 30 Oct)
PRR01 Pages
Dualsport Adventure Ride, 4 days
06-09 November (Thursday-Sunday)
EarthRider
$465.00
$495.00
[Intro] [Roster]








Facing north, your rear tire is up against a 10-foot tall metal wall crossing open, uninhabited country in the middle of nowhere. The Baja border. Releasing the clutch, you begin a four-day adventure, following the California high country north over mountain ridgeline trails, desert canyon runs, remote tracks through tall conifers, and gently winding dirt roads traversing high grassland. Well over half of your mileage will be off pavement.

This ride is the first in the Pacific Ridge Route Adventure Ride Series. Future rides in the series will increase in length / level of challenge. The completed series will take riders from California’s Baja Border to Canada. We will see vast expanses of some of the most breathtaking country in the west, building a host of adventure-riding skills along the way.

The Preparation – Riders will be carrying their own gear. Whereas saddlebags / hard luggage are an option, they are not a necessity. Gear requirements are minimal. During the included pre-ride planning meeting & dinner, we will discuss what & how to pack, and address other logistical questions you may have. Date & Location TBD. Don't want to wait for the meeting? Contact us any time with your questions!

The Riding – In planning this section of the PRR, the priorities in trail choice have been scenery and simplicity. Nonetheless, bear in mind that we will cover a lot of unpaved miles, traversing a variety of natural habitats – and the geology that comes with them! You will need some previous experience with unpaved riding. Knobbies are not a requirement, but will make short, more challenging sections that much easier.

Gas – Our route passes gas stations at all the right places. Not to worry.

Food – Breakfasts & Dinners are included, and will be at local restaurants en route. Riders should always carry snacks – we will spend long periods in the backcountry! Lunch is not included in the price of the ride, and will take place either on the trail or at restaurants.

Lodging – We pass far too many campsites on this ride not to take advantage of them. However, since this is just the first in a series of increasingly demanding adventure rides, we strove to create the most simple camping experiences as possible: Running water (& showers!) are available at all three chosen sites, and restaurants will be within walking distance on all but the first night. You will need only a sleeping bag & pad, and a means to keep dry if it rains – that could be a tent, or simply a waterproof tarp. Some rental equipment is available.

Itinerary:
Day 1 – 11:00AM - Meet in Rancho San Diego (group riding available from Ventura County)
Day 1 – San Diego – Baja Border – Anza Borrego Desert
Day 2 – Anza Borrego Desert – San Jacinto Mountains
Day 3 – San Jacinto Mountains – San Bernardino Mountains
Day 4 – San Bernardino Mountains – Sierra Pelona Mountains
Day 4 – Disband after dinner Sunday evening

Included:
- Pre-ride packing meeting & dinner
- Route planning, logistics
- Guided riding at all times
- Breakfast Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
- Dinner Thursday, Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
- All camping fees
- GPS tracks if desired. Note: you do not need either a gps or a roll chart for this ride!



Don’t miss this first section of our epic Pacific Ridge Ride! As soon after winter as weather allows, we will resume our long mountain trek to the Canadian border.

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Trail Ratings - R3

Basically well-graded. R1 plus a few turns & inclines, which is about R2. Then add some shallow ruts & small loose rocks...

Posted by EarthRider on Friday, April 6, 2012

R3 - From the Trail Ratings Videos playlist on the EarthRider FB page.