This past weekend the Ride Like a Girl ride was restricted to Intermediate+ level riders due to the single track and elevation at our destination, Skeggs Point.(also known as El de Corte Madera Creek, in San Mateo County) It’s been almost one year since we last gathered our group at Skeggs. (click here for last years post) The RLaG rides are one of my favorite group rides in the bay area; not only am I riding with fun, like minded women, but the rides are held at different locations each month, never repeating a location in the calendar year. I love exploring and riding different places each month, and especially with other skilled women riders.
I was the ride leader for this months ride and choose Skeggs because of its fun, flowly single track and grueling climbs. It’s great fun for our experienced riders, but if you are not familiar with Skeggs, you could easily end up climbing some of the best single track and losing all of that hard earned elevation quickly on steep fire road sections. For those new to cycling, it can be a bit overwhelming, and it’s best to go with folks familiar with the routes to maximize the fun.
The morning started off sunny and cool, with trail conditions a little loose in some areas and tacky in others. (depending on the tree coverage) We did a similar route to last year, except we skipped Revolution Trail and the El de Madera Creek Trail climb out – putting us a little over 9 miles with 2,000 feet of climbing. (my Strava)
It’s free to join our group rides, for more info on how to find us visit BTCEB.org