2017 August Road – Los Gatos/Saratoga via Stevens Canyon Rd

2017 August Road – Los Gatos/Saratoga via Stevens Canyon Rd

Date: 12 August 2017

Route: Stevens Canyon/Mt Eden Loop (~37 miles)
Meet at Venture Christian Church (16845 Hicks Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95032) at 7:30am in the front parking lot and on the bike leaving at 8am.

RIDE INFO:  We will leave from church and up Los Gatos-Almaden Rd via Blossom Hill and Hardwood.   Once we get into Los Gatos, we will make a right on Los Gatos Blvd and then a left on Lark Ave.  Another right onto Winchester Blvd and left on Wimbeldon.  We wind through Los Gatos and pop back out onto Quito Rd.  We will travel out to Saratoga via Saratoga Los Gatos Rd.  Make a Right on Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd.  Finally make a left on Prospect and zing-zang with making a left on McClellan.  This will lead us out to Stevens Canyon Rd and eventually ending up on Mt Eden Rd.  Left on Pierce and right back onto Saratoga Sunnyvale Rd.  We will follow Saratoga Los Gatos Rd back to Los Gatos with a Right on Ridgecrest Ave.  We will then pop out at Main St in Los Gatos with our final ending climb will be Kennedy Rd (Right) and then downhill left on Hicks.

This is a moderate ride with some decent mileage and lots of climbing.   Please be prepared for weather conditions and bring enough water and food for refueling.  There are places to get water but plan accordingly with bringing some money.  The link above allows you to preview the route to judge the level of the ride.  As usual, we leave no one behind and there will be lots of encouragement from everyone to make sure we all can complete this challenge.

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