ONYX SUMMIT CHALLENGE
June 10, 2017 @ 7:30 am

Not sure what the difference is between a "Hilly" & "Rolly" ride ?
Meet BCI for a climb from the Thurman Flats Picnic Area toward Onyx Summit on Hwy 38
( elevation 8,443' ) !  

Hwy 38 @ Onyx Summit from the north side: Downhill truck signs says 6% for next 5 miles! What3Words: always.lazy.supernatural - how fitting is that!

Hwy 38 @ Onyx Summit from the north side: Downhill truck signs says 6% for next 5 miles!
What3Words: always.lazy.supernatural - how fitting is that!

Riding in our local mountains can be beautiful, and while the climbs can be long, they are typically not any steeper than our regular BCI routes.  Not sure?  Try Challenge I - you will get a taste of mountain riding and a non-stop downhill back to the start.  If you feel good when you get to Angelus Oaks, keep going for the Challenge II turnaround.  Still feeling good?  Go all the way to the top!  It's your choice and you can turn around anywhere along the route.

Three routes to choose from: 1/2 up, 1/2 down!
Challenge I:  Turn around at Angelus Oaks - 17 miles, 2,300'  Map/Profile 
Challenge II: Turn around at Greyback Amphitheater - 35 miles, 3,800'  Map/Profile 
Challenge III: To Onyx Summit & back - 55 miles, 6,400'  Map/Profile 

Picnic lunch after the ride.  SAG Volunteers needed - email ridecoord@bikeirvine.org.

Start/Finish at Thurman Flats Picnic Area: in San Bernardino National Forest above Mentone. What3Words:
speedily.spectacles.deafening - about 70 miles from Deerfield.
Carpools recommended  
$5 Adventure Pass required for parking.

Training Rides:  BCI members have working up to this challenge by working through progressive rides: