Sun 03/31/19 OMC Monthly Ride: Tujunga Newcombs Off Sunset

We’ll be starting off at Back Door Bakery for coffee/snacks, then twisting our way through Tujunga Canyon to Newcomb’s Ranch for lunch, then continuing south to CA-2 to the Off Sunset Festival.

Starting point: 9:30 am – 10:00 am
The Back Door Bakery & Cafe
8349 Foothill Blvd, Sunland-Tujunga, CA 91040
Kickstands Up: 10:00 am

Please be fueled and ready to go (stop for gas before parking).
The route is Oro Vista to Big Tujunga Canyon to Angeles Forest Hwy to Upper Big Tujunga Canyon to Angeles Crest Hwy (avoiding road closures).

Lunch: 12:00 approximate, at:
Newcomb’s Ranch
CA-2, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011

Complete route:

After lunch, the route back returns via Upper Big Tujunga Canyon to Angeles Forest Hwy to CA-2 to Fletcher Drive to Rowena to Hyperion to Myra where we can park near the entrance to the Off Sunset Festival. This route avoids the road closure of ACH CA-2 that exists at this time between Mt Wilson and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road. If it opens by 3/31 we can take CA-2 all the way south.

Oedipus has a long and proud tradition of encouraging guests to join us on our rides. We don’t want to decline any rider who chooses to attend, but we have certain minimum expectations that we insist on – basically, a fully legal rider on a road-ready bike.

If you would like to ride with us, our requirements are the same as the state of California’s: 1) valid Class CM1 license; 2) current registration on your bike; 3) at least the legal minimum of insurance.

We also request that your bike be in good mechanical condition (good tires, no leaks, lights working, etc.). If you or your bike have an issue that would be noticed by a police officer in a traffic stop, we’ll probably notice it, too.
While we have no formal requirements on the subjective issue of gear, we strongly encourage both members and guests to dress appropriately. Full leathers might not be your thing, but road rash probably isn’t, either. If you have any questions or would like a recommendation on attire, please ask any member – several of us are enthusiastic experts on the topic of gear.
If you are a guest who has not ridden with us before, please review this 10-minute MSF Riding Safety Video . The first five minutes are the basics on bike maintenance and ride preparation, but please be sure to view from 4:55 to the end for information on group ride procedure and etiquette. We generally follow these principles, to ensure a safe and entertaining ride for everybody.

Our rides are neither a parade nor a sprint, all riders should proceed at their own pace. We tend to split into two or three organically pace-based groups, so there is no reason or need to race to keep up, please do not do so. The ride leader will stop at all direction decision points to allow the group to re-form. Please show the same courtesy and respect to other members on the ride – and other users of the road – that you would like to receive yourself.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact me before or during the ride, or ask any Oedipus member!

Eric Gilfand
Oedipus Regent 2019

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