If your in the Southern California area the next few days and are looking to get some base miles in with a good and very large group of people you may want to head up to the Santa Clarita area for some riding. Every year former RBA editor Neil Shirley organizes the 4 Days to Fitness which is completely free and a good casual pace. You can do one day or all four depending on your New Year plans. As always there will be a strong attendance from the RBA staff and we hope to see you there!
4 Days To Fitness Details & Routes
- Four consecutive days of riding in and around Santa Clarita Valley with a large group.
There’s no cost other than chipping in for gas to any follow vehicles willing to support the rides.
Big Wheel Coaching will hold a coaching presentation Friday evening at CBS Cycling. Everyone is welcome.
Everyone is responsible for themselves, so be self-sufficient and know the routes.
The rides are about getting in social miles and are not a race, so please do not impact the group if your riding goals differ from that. But….there will be an opportunity to stretch the legs and impress your peers on days 2, 3, and 4. More info on that later.
Expect most days to average between 17-19 mph, and because of wide-ranging fitness levels, multiple groups will form on the road. We’ll have one to two re-group points so the majority of riders can re-connect with the main group.
Everyone is responsible for themselves, so ensure you know the route and are self-sufficient in case you get dropped from the group or have a flat tire. Obey all rules of the road!
Each day the ride will depart at 8:30 AM from the parking lot adjacent to the bike path near McDonald’s off McBean Pkwy. More information can be found on the 4 Day to Fitness facebook page.
Friday Long & Short Options
75 miles, 6,200 feet of climbing
61 miles, 5,150 feet of climbing
Saturday Long & Short Options
76 miles, 5,250 feet of climbing
55 miles, 3,500 feet of climbing
Sunday Long & Short Options
65 miles, 7,250 feet of climbing (includes a 1-mile gravel road section)
55 miles, 5,550 feet of climbing
Monday New Year’s Day Long & Short Options
70 miles, 5050 feet of climbing
45 miles, 3,600 feet of climbing