8th Annual Rwanda Ride: Saturday April 26, 2014
50 mile option starts at 7:00am (check-in at 6:30am)*
25 mile option starts at 8:00am (check-in at 7:30am)*
10 mile option starts at 9:00am (check-in at 8:30am)*
*FastTrack check-in on Friday April 25 from 11am to 6pm at Rock N Road Cyclery in Mission Viejo. Raffle tickets will be available for purchase at FastTrack as well.
50 and 25 and 10 Mile Riders: Staging and post-ride party at OAKLEY WORLD HEADQUARTERS, One Icon, Foothill Ranch CA 92610.
Entry Fee SIGN UP ONLINE
25 and 50 Mile Event: $60 before April 25, 2014 ($80 on-site)
10 Mile Event: $40 before April 25, 2014 ($40 on-site)
ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 12 NOON ON THURS APRIL 24, 2014
(Late registration available at Rock N Road on Friday April 25 from 11am to 6pm, and also available at the event. Event day registration is $80.) CLICK HERE for paper registration
All entries receive commemorative 50 Mile Ride t-shirt (women’s sizes also available).
Alternate Rain Date
It hasn’t rained on our party yet. But the weather has been kind of unpredictable this year. So not wanting to take any chances, we have an alternate “rain date” of Saturday May 3 – to be used ONLY if the park trails are closed on our scheduled date of April 26. We’ll keep you posted as the date gets near.
After the ride join us for our famous post-ride PARTY – hosted by OAKLEY. We’ll have a HUGE raffle with tons of cool prizes donated by our generous sponsors. Plus, we’ll have massage therapists, games, bike shop expo, cold drinks and hot LIVE music. Bring your friends and family to share in the fun!
50 mile ride*
Starting at Oakley, the 50 mile route will climb up and into the back side of O’Neill. We then proceed through and out of O’Neill near the RSM lake, and make our way to the Dove Canyon waterfall and our first major aid station. Then we’ll ride the ridge trails all the way to Caspers Wilderness Park, drop down Star Rise and head right on Bell Canyon to the Old Corral parking area and our aid station. From there we proceed up East Ridge all the way to Cougar, then Oso, then back on Bell Canyon and up Star Rise, tracing our route all the way back to the Dove Canyon waterfall and aid station. After refueling, we follow the Tijeras Creek Trail past SMCHS, across Coto de Caza, down and alongside Antonio Pkwy, then drop into the fun Arroyo Trabuco Trail. Take Arroyo Trabuco back into O’Neill, tackle a couple more climbs, and head back to Oakley for some well-earned rest and recreation.
*The 50 Mile Route is a combination of the 25 MILE ROUTE and the CASPERS LOOP, for a total of 49.3 miles and 5242 feet of climbing. 50 milers start and finish on the same route used by 25 milers, the 50 milers just add the Caspers section “for extra credit”. So click on both links to get the full route. Typical 5-7 hours ride time, best to train for this one!
Aid Station and Rider Cut-Off Plan (update pending)
(This information applies to both 25 and 50 milers): For rider safety, and to ensure all riders and volunteers arrive back at Oakley in time for our post-ride party and raffle, rider cut-off times will be enforced.
25+ mile ride**
This route shares the same beginning and ending as the 50 miler – but it skips the entire Caspers Park section. Starting at Oakley, the 25 mile route will climb up and into the back side of O’Neill. We then proceed through and out of O’Neill near the RSM lake, and make our way to the Dove Canyon waterfall and major aid station. After refueling, we follow the Tijeras Creek Trail past SMCHS, across Coto de Caza, down and alongside Antonio Pkwy, then drop into the fun Arroyo Trabuco Trail. Take Arroyo Trabuco back into O’Neill, tackle a couple more climbs, and head back to Oakley for the post-ride party.
**25 Mile route actual mileage is 27.5, with 2756 feet of climbing. CLICK HERE for route map. Typical 3-4 hours ride time, suitable for strong intermediate riders and above.
10 mile ride
(*Typical 2 hrs ride time, 850 ft climbing – suitable for active novice to intermediate riders.)
Our 10 mile route option is a great way for novice or younger riders to join the fun. We’ll start and finish at Oakley, but we’ll take you on a totally different (shorter) route than the 25/50. Yes, there will be hills, rocks and climbing (hard to avoid in mountain biking). But we guarantee you’ll have a blast. Some of the trails on this route include Edison Riding & Hiking Trail, Aliso Creek Bikeway, Serrano Road, Line Shack, and Coyote Brush Road. We’ll be throwing in a few games along the way too.
**Click here for 2014 route. (Same route as used in 2013)