Ride Some Dirt at the Grand Trofee Sunday

There’s just something to riding dirt.

I love epic climbs and pacelines, but I’m always divided between riding on the road or searching for the solitude of dustiness.

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The choice normally skews towards asphalt since it’s more accessible, but I’m always looking for equal representation when I get the chance.

Sunday, SoCalCross is hosting their Grand Trofee series of off road rides starting at the friendly bicycle enclave of Pedalers Fork in Calabasas.
You can come with a cyclocross or mountain bike, even a roadie with wider tires.

What’s most important is the experience. There’s really no better way of touring our great state other than by bike. What I love about this course is that it covers our signature rolling hills that always has a tint of gold.

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You also have the option of riding through Red Rock Canyon, a landscape that seems purposely constructed for science fiction films.

If you’re new to this, the ride will have SAG support and a roving mechanic. You’ll also be surrounded by a number of enthusiastic riders which you can push on together. Plus, Pro Cyclocross racer,¬†Stephen Hyde, fresh off of representing the USA at the CX World Championships will give a pointer or two.

You can register online and find all the info on the 70km, 36km or 34km routes here. You’ll also get 20% off of food afterwards at Pedalers Fork.

Registration opens Sunday at 7:00AM with everyone rolling at 8:30AM.

The weather looks to be perfect and I’m sure everyone will come back tired, but fulfilled.