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Where to ride in Ontario,CA?(10 posts)

Where to ride in Ontario,CA?STEELYeyed
Aug 1, 2001 4:32 PM
I will be in Ontario,CA for meetings in Feb.,March and April and I always have a free Saturday because another night in the hotel is cheaper than a Saturday flight on Northwest,so I would like to bring my bike and ride through the mountains. Does anyone know of a bike club that has rides in the area or a good route to the mountains?

Thanks,
STEELYeyed

"Old,slow,--and always in the way"
SoCal MountainsXeke
Aug 1, 2001 7:05 PM
Drive up Euclid Ave. anywhere above Foothill Blvd. in Upland. Ride up Euclid through San Antonio Heights and into San Antonio Canyon, up Mt. Baldy Road through Baldy Village to the ski lifts. Starts around 1000 feet (depending upon start point) and about fifteen miles later, the lifts are 6500 feet, something like 6.5%....

In Baldy Village, there's a left turn to the Glendora Ridge Route that will come down through Little Dalton Canyon and into Glendora. The Mt. Baldy Village Ranger Station has very good maps....
SoCal Mountains - sorta dittowes
Aug 1, 2001 8:34 PM
Great route, but I'd do it backwards. Start at Glendora Mountain Road (GMR) and at the intersection take a right turn (maybe 8 miles up). If you take a left, you'll go down East Fork Road and will wind up going the wrong way. Then you'll be on Glendora Ridge Road which eventually hits Mt. Baldy Road. It's a nice fast descent from there (I've hit 60mph on multiple occasions although the wind has to be right).

The reason I'd do it this way is GMR is much more scenic. Since climbing is slower, you'll get to look around more. There are more switchbacks, but I think it's definitely less steep than the ascent up Baldy road.

I'm not sure, but you're probably talking about 60-80 miles or more if you do the whole loop from Ontario.

Look up the Competitive Edge Cyclery (Upland on Foothill Blvd) or Buds Bike Shop (Claremont on 1st street). Both are on the way to this ride for you and I'd think they would have maps.

Wes
More SoCal Mountains....Xeke
Aug 1, 2001 9:04 PM
You're right; going up the San Antonio Canyon side can be brutal in spots. Either direction is a great ride.

My preferred ride starts in Duarte, ride up San Gabriel Canyon (State 39), right on the East Fork Road (aka Shoemaker Canyon Road), another right at the Shortcut Road to the Glendora Ridge Road, and on up to Baldy from there. Come back down GRR/GMR to Glendora, or come down Baldy Road into Padua Hills and head west on Baseline. Approximately 80 miles, probably not quite 10K ft of climbing....

The spring ride can be cool on the ridge, occasional snow in shady spots.... If the auto gates are closed, the GMR belongs to you.
L'alpe D'Huez simulation...Made in Taiwan
Aug 1, 2001 9:09 PM
that's how i look at the above route, i live in upland (euclid and 16th) i go all the way up (very slow) and end up in Azusa and fowllow it up with a ride in the bike path around the ranger station.

it's not quite the french alps, but if you go from the Upland side, it's definately a kick in the a@@.

I didnt know there are 2 other people who live around this area, we'll have to get together and do the Baldy ride (you guys go ahead, i'll catch up, on second thought, i better drive the SAG car)
club in Riversidekeith m.
Aug 2, 2001 5:27 AM
there is a club about fifteen minutes from ontario (by car), that rides on saturdays, and sundays with four different groups according to ability. They are very well organized and love for guest riders to drop in on them. I will try to find their website and/or phone number for you.
www.riversidebicycleclub.org.keith m.
Aug 2, 2001 5:32 AM
here ya go..
Ontario,CANADA not California???Andy
Aug 2, 2001 7:15 AM
You mean Ontario CANADA don't you?
Ontario,CANADA not California???STEELYeyed
Aug 2, 2001 7:30 AM
California
re: Where to ride in Ontario,CA?B1
Aug 2, 2001 7:19 AM
You can do a couple of semi-organized rides on Saturdays. One is the Montrose ride, it starts at Descanso Gardens in Montrose, which is above Pasadena, you can also catch it along its route, I catch it at Trader Joes's on Mission Blvd. in South Pasadena.
The other ride that I know of on saturday is in Redlands, which is about 20 miles east of Ontario, I have not ridden this one, but I heard its a fun(fast) ride. I heard it meets at a coffee shop on Tennessee and Barton Rd. at 8am during the winter and 7am during the summer