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Ned Israelsen, Coach Varsity Team 657 August 16, 2012. Mount Laguna Downhill Biking. Why downhill biking?. Easy Friday/Saturday camp Good for young men of all biking abilities Great intro to mountain biking Enough dirt and rocks for the real experience

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why downhill biking
Why downhill biking?
  • Easy Friday/Saturday camp
  • Good for young men of all biking abilities
  • Great intro to mountain biking
    • Enough dirt and rocks for the real experience
    • Very little uphill to discourage them too soon
    • Dirt roads, not trails; easier riding
  • Many other roads and trails in San Diego
  • Camp in the National Forest – little or no cost
preparation
PREPARATION
  • Bikes in good working order
    • Tires
    • Brakes
  • Helmets and water bottles
  • Know the trail
  • At least 3 adults needed – 2 to ride with boys and one to shuttle a car to pickup point
  • Forest adventure pass ($5)
  • Primitive camping equipment
    • Tents
    • Water
    • Table, Chairs
    • Cooking equipment
route 1 thing valley road to fry creek campground
Route 1: Thing Valley Road to Fry Creek Campground
  • By car or truck: I-8 to Pine Valley, left on Sunrise Highway past mile 22.5; right on Thing Valley Road. Camp along Thing Valley Road.
  • By bike: 3.5 miles to locked gate
    • Right on Fred Canyon 6.3 miles to Fry Creek
    • Driver meets at Fry Creek Campground on Kitchen Creek Road
    • About 10 miles; drops 2600 feet
    • Option: ride another 4.5 miles down Kitchen Creek road (paved) to I-8
route 2
Route 2
  • From Thing Valley Road:
    • 3.5 miles to locked gate at Fred Canyon
    • Continue straight on Thing Valley 2 miles to La Posta Truck Trail
    • Right on La Posta Truck Trail 6.2 miles to Old Highway 80
    • (The last 6.2 miles is relatively flat and sandy)
check out the google map
Check out the Google map!
  • Map: tinyurl.com/sdicbike
other options
Other Options
  • Laguna USFS Campground to Pine Valley
    • Single track
  • Sunrise Highway Mile 19 to Big Laguna Lake to Pine Valley
    • Single track
  • Palomar Mountain – down paved road from observatory (East Grade Rd. Hwy 67)
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