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This is a great 50 miler featuring 10 miles on a dirt road up the back side of Gibraltar.
Roll from the Mission, out Foothill/Cathedral Oaks to Old San Marcos, up and over, (Goletanos like me can meet at OSM at 8:50), briefly on the 154 to Stagecoach Rd (newly resurfaced!), all the way down to Paradise Rd. Ten miles to Red Rock where the road ends and the dirt begins. Mostly uphill, it is possible to ride this on a road bike with 28 mm tires, but better on a gravel or cross bike. Nothing technical here as you descend a bit then climb up past Gibraltar Dam, up out of the upper Santa Ynez Valley to the ridge. Some will ride across back to PC/OSM, others will take Gib back down. The weather should be good; bring layers and plenty of water.
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