Distance: 65 miles and 4800 feet of elevation gain (barometric)
We start the day by heading up Bouquet Canyon and around Bouquet Reservoir (lake one). The climb up Bouquet Cyn is beautiful and not all that hard. Then there is the short climb over Spunky Canyon (the peak at mile 23.5 on the profile) before a break in Green Valley. There is one more climb over the top of San Francisquito (the highest peak on the profile) before riding along the San Andreas Fault on Lake Elizabeth Road (passing lakes 2 & 3). Then comes the long downhill down to the backwaters of Castaic Lake (lake 4). That takes us to our final climb up “Calvary” (the bump at mile 49.5) before we finish with a flat run along the freeway back to the start. As you can see by the profile, the biggest climb is the initial climb up Bouquet, but this is fairly gradual. More memorable will be the shorter climbs over Spunky Cyn and over San Francisquito.
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