A new 100 mile ride has just been added to the AERC ride
calendar. Scheduled for June 14, this ride will appeal to
many who are conditioning for the Tevis Ride in July.
Californios 100 will have significant altitude changes,
but is much less rocky than the Tevis. See below for
descriptions of the trail, entry fees, and ride manager
This information, along with the Entry Form itself, is
being mounted on the Endurance Web site
(www.endurance.net). Look for it under "What's New" and
sponsored by The Lakes Community Club
14 June 1997
Lake Hughes, California
(This ride evolved from the Precipitous Poppy and the
SANCTIONING: 100 mile ride is Sanctioned by AERC.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Base camp is at The Lakes Community Club in Lake
Hughes California. Elevation is approximately 3000 feet. There are
two gas stations available as well as a country store and a
restaurant within a mile of Base Camp. There are also
showers available for a small fee. Dinner will be
available for purchase Friday evening by the Community
Club. The Boy Scouts will offer Breakfast after the ride
Sunday morning. Riders will receive tickets with paid
entry. Breakfast will be $5.00 per ticket.
TRAIL: The trail will be one continuous loop. Vet checks will
be easily accessible but not all will be allowed for crews. We
will do everything possible to assist when crews are not allowed.
Over 60 miles will be totally on the Pacific Crest Trail. There
will be close to 20 miles on flat desert roads and 20 miles on
fire roads. It is fairly rock free with excellent footing on the
Pacific Crest Trail. Expect some significant elevation gain on
the PCT. The bulk of the day should be spent in the Mountains with
overhanging trees. Glow bars and chalk will mark the trail. The
desert in June will be warm but can be quite chilly in the evening.
AWARDS: There will be Top Ten awards, Best Condition and Completion
Awards. We even have a tail end award. We would also like
to award the Best Dressed Californio.
ENTRY FEES: $125/150
$10 Non Member Fee
ALL ENTRIES POSTMARKED BY 31 MAY 1997 USE THE FIRST FEE
ALL OTHERS USE THE SECOND. JUNIORS AND RIDE MANAGERS ARE
DIRECTIONS: Lake Hughes is located near Los Angeles. From
the North take I-5 south to 138. Take 138 towards Lancaster/
Palmdale. Continue approx. 12 miles to Three Points Road.
Turn right (south) and continue to Lake Hughes, approximately
15 miles. Base Camp will be on your right. From the South, take
Highway 14 North and exit Palmdale Boulevard. Go left (west)
and continue to Lake Hughes (approximately 17 miles). (The
road turns into Elizabeth Lake Road.) Base Camp will be on
left. Follow Signs to Parking.
Vern Biehl 805-724-1060
Chris Wall 805-724-1598
Make checks payable to:
Lakes Community Club
C/O Chris Wall
46215 Kings CanyonRd Lancaster CA 93536
For an entry form, please contact ride manager Chris Wall,
or go to the Endurance Web site at:
http://www.endurance.net. From the web site, please
print out the entry form and mail to Chris Wall along with
your fees. Sorry, but the entry form cannot be forwarded
to Chris via the internet.