Tour De Francis IV Century Fun Ride (Stage 3):
TOUR OF THREE LAKES: CASTAIC, ELIZABETH & QUAIL LAKE
When: Saturday December 1, 2007 at 7:00 AM
Where (new location): Castaic Lake Recreation Area
32132 Ridge Route RoadCastaic, CA 91310
Adobo Velo FACC Yahoo Group
Once again! An invitation to our fellow kababayans & cycling enthusiasts,
Francis-Marlon Ignacio, an accomplished long-distance cyclist, friends & ADOBO Velo comrades has once again organized an unofficial Century Fun Ride called "Tour de Francis IV: TOUR OF THREE LAKES: CASTAIC, ELIZABETH & QUAIL LAKE". Due to the responses we received since then, this will be the 3rd such meeting this year to include the first tour held lastDecember 2007. We are inviting everyone to ride with the fastest growing Filipino-American Cycling Club based in Los Angeles. This ride will be held on December 1, 2007 Saturday 7:00 am starting at Castaic Lake to Quail Lake & back. Its 100 miles of rural roads mostly hilly to rolling, light to no traffic, & approximately 9,500 feet elevation gain. SAG stops at every 25 miles for food, refreshments, & refills. There will also be vehicle support along the route. NO ONE WILL BE LEFT BEHIND! We'll gather at Castaic Lake Recreation Area ($10 for parking, we encourage carpooling) off exit 176, just east of Fwy 5. Be there before 7:00 am & depart at exactly 7:30.
Mandy Genato created this link to show the details of the route. Please go through the details of this map to familiarize yourself and know what to expect: http://maps.google.com/maps
We advise all participants to be physically fit, prepared for the ride, & your road bike properly maintained. Your safety is always your priority but it's still everybody's concern. Wearing a helmet with straps properly adjusted and buckled at all times is mandatory. Always obey traffic rules. & this is all because safety is of utmost importance. Bring extra tubes & tools you might need. We also respectfully ask the riders to sign-in upon arrival & sign a waiver.
Believe it or not, this is just the 4th gathering with the previous tours mostly ridden by friends, our counterparts from MMCC, & ADOBO Velo members. But due to everyone's enthusiasm, synergy & the camaraderie built since the first Tour de Francis, the recent Giro d'Barkada held at Stockton last July, & Tour de Poway Fun Ride earlier this month with MMCC, &, this ride must happen! And now we are inviting kapwa siklista from all over & not just from California, to have another unique gathering. We are proud to invite members from Luzvimin (USA) Racing Team of Stockton, Fil-Am Cycling Team (F.A.C.T.) from Fresno, Siclista California & MyTropa from San Francisco Bay Area, Siklista Cycling Team from Houston, & once again, Mira Mesa
Cycling Club. Plus a loud shout-out to Phil. Executive Cycling Association (PECA), PinoyRoadies. org, and CebuCycling. com members for another fantastic ride through the scenic back roads of north Los Angeles. Accomplished Pinoy cyclists were also invited so have your autograph pens ready!
If lodging is needed, accommodations are available at Castaic Lake Inn on Parker Road, 1.5 miles from Castaic Lake. There are other hotels in the Castaic area also, you can find them and make reservations on-line…. Or sweet-talk your friends or relatives in the area! Please make your reservations & plans early to guarantee a great weekend!
See you early at Castaic Lake & let's start the fun!
PS. This stage is dedicated to members affected by the ongoing brush fires surrounding Southern California. A fundraiser will be setup specifically for those affected. Your monetary help will be greatly appreciated by all.
ADOBO Velo FACC Yahoo Group Moderator
In behalf of ADOBO Velo Fil-Am Cycling Club