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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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Ned israelsen coach varsity team 657 august 16 2012

Ned Israelsen, Coach

Varsity Team 657

August 16, 2012

Mount Laguna Downhill Biking


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


The routes

The Routes


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 la posta truck trail

Route 2: La Posta Truck Trail


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)


Happy camping

Happy Camping!

  • Ned Israelsen

  • [email protected]


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