THE NEXT RIDE FOR AFRICA IS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 2, 2012
Ride For Africa, with routes going through San Diego’s scenic North County, will be held on June 2, 2012 with the Start/Finish line located on a 7 acre, park-like estate at 14743 Cool Valley Rd. in Valley Center, CA. This year choose from a 100 mile, 75 mile, 50 mile or 20 mile course. There will be fully stocked Sag Stops and detailed final rider instructions including turn-by-turn description with mileage. Entry fee includes lunch. Invite your friends & family to meet you at the finish to enjoy an afternoon of live music that includes a performance by our own band, Two Worlds, an array of vendors, raffles and more. Two showers will be available so if you’d like, bring your towel.
“I say keep on doing what you did [at the event!!!] The music, vendor booths, silent auction and venue all added up to a fantastic vibe! I have been telling all of my biking friends that they missed the best event of the season!”
Click Here for the Ride for Africa 2011 Overview, including tons of images and more comments from riders.
Individual: $65.00 (see Registration Form for discounts)
START TIMES, ELEVATIONS & COURSE MAPS:
100 Mile: 7:00 a.m. / Approx. 6,000 ft. – View Course | Download Printable Version (PDF)
75 Mile: 7:30 a.m. / Approx. 5,000 ft. – View Course | Download Printable Version (PDF)
50 Mile: 8:30 a.m. / Approx. 2,500 ft. – View Course | Download Printable Version (PDF)
20 Mile: 9:30 a.m. – View Course | Download Printable Version (PDF)
The first 1/3rd of the course has only one climb in it which is Gopher Canyon. It maxes out at about 9% and only lasts for less than 1/4 of a mile. Then there is a significant decent followed by about a 10 mile flat. At this point the second climb comes into play which is Circle R which is in a stunning setting of orange and avocado groves. The grade is about 4-6% but it does go for about five or six miles. (50 mile goes a different direction at this point). After a flat and another steep downhill, we hit the 395 section. The grade is not steep, it just continues on for 7-10 miles. The next section is Rice Canyon which is a beautiful section of mostly steep and winding downhill on a country road with almost no vehicular traffic. Couser Canyon follows which also has no vehicular traffic. It is 4-4.5 miles of 6-9% grade. To me, this is the most beautiful section of the entire ride, but also the most challenging. Leaving Couser Canyon on Lilac all the way back to VC road is a series of rollers and then one last section of climbing that’s 5-7%. After this you have a flat for a handful of miles back to the start/finish line.
Its a spectacular route. Come on out an join us.
SIGN UP ON ACTIVE.COM or download/mail-in forms below. Mail to: Two Worlds Connect, P.O.Box 302075, Escondido, CA 92030