Black Star Ugly Sweater Holiday Ride & 4th Annual Food Drive - Raffle| 12.9.18

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Added to Calendar: 12-09-18
  1. deocguy

    deocguy Member

    Location:
    Orange County
    Name:
    JB
    Current Bike:
    Specialized
    Calling All Mountain Bikers and Friends...All Levels Welcome!
    Please come join us, SHARE it and invite others!!!

    You’re invited to the Black Star Ugly Sweater and 4th Annual of Food Drive - Raffle! We know you’re going to get busy, so please mark your calendars now for Sunday, December 9th @ 7:30am.

    Please sign up to join the event here:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/278967299424846/

    You won’t want to miss this event! **Please be sure to read the whole invite for important information.**

    The event will be held at Blackstar Canyon (18.5 miles, with 2400 elevation gain. It's an 'out-and-back). Your food donations will benefit Pathways of Hope located in Fullerton! They will be on site to collect your donations!

    We’ll meet at 7:15 am, for FREE donuts and coffee and you can buy your raffles. We are raffling off 2 brand new bikes from Fullerton Bicycles, Rokform, and Oakley eyewear and other prizes. Lots of free goodies!!!

    RAFFLE TICKETS - 1 for $5 or 5 tickets for $20.

    Please wear your ugliest Christmas sweater. and come on out for a great morning of riding and community service! A 8:15 am the Executive Director of Pathways of Hope will welcome everyone and say a few words, we’ll take a group picture, and from there, you’re off to enjoy your ride!

    Donations: Please bring things that are easy to store: beans, rice, soup, pasta, canned goods, etc.! Every bit makes a difference. Even if you don’t donate, come out and ride with us anyway! We’d love to have your support!

    HOW TO GET THERE:

    If you're driving from North:
    Take I-5 SOUTH towards San Diego, exit at Jamboree.
    Take LEFT onto Jamboree then take R at Santiago Canyon pass Irvine Lake then LEFT onto Silverado (T Section) and immediate LEFT onto Black Star Canyon Road. After driving a couple miles you will reach a giant metal gate. That's the start of our adventure. Find yourself a parking spot. If all of the spots are taken there, go back a little ways. You'll find something.

    If you're driving from South:
    Take I-5 NORTH towards Los Angeles, take El Toro exit then take RIGHT onto El Toro. Go straight until you see Cook's Corner (keep straight) then El Toro become Santiago Canyon Rd. Turn RIGHT onto Silverado then immediate LEFT onto Black Star road. After driving a couple miles you will reach a giant metal gate. That's the start of our adventure. Find yourself a parking spot. If all of the spots are taken there, go back a little ways. You'll find something.

    If you coming from 55 Freeway:
    From the 55 freeway in Orange, take the Chapman Ave. exit. Head east on Chapman Ave for a total of 10.8 miles (on the way it becomes Santiago Canyon Road). After Irvine Lake (bridge), turn LEFT on Silverado and take an immediate LEFT onto Black Star Canyon Road. After driving a couple miles you will reach a giant metal gate. That's the start of our adventure. Find yourself a parking spot. If all of the spots are taken there, go back a little ways. You'll find something.


    * Park on the side. Make sure you don’t park in front of a No Parking sign.

    We are blessed to be a part of such an amazing community of cyclists! We look forward to seeing you there!

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    :stop: :) :thumbsup:
     
  2. Poofighter

    Poofighter Member

    Location:
    Cypress Hill
    Name:
    Noel
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Shortboy
    I'm guessing this is cancelled/postponed due to all the rain we received???
     
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  3. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
    Im sort of curious about this as well if the ride is going to be postponed or is it still going on
     
  4. Derek13

    Derek13 Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
    Reading the comments on their Facebook page it appears they are hopeful for riding conditions. The organizer is not postponing or moving ride. With two sunny days ahead of the ride will it be enough to dry BS out?
     
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  5. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Hero dirt!

    The only iffy part would be Hidden Ranch.
     
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  6. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    It actually might not be bad at all.
     
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  7. moto knight

    moto knight Member

    Location:
    Riverside
    Name:
    kyle
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Bronson
    :thumbsup: sounds good I'll be seeing you guys they're going to start on the Corona side coming over Skyline early in the morning to meet up with the group on the Black Star side.
     
  8. Grego

    Grego iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Fullerton
    Name:
    joe
    Current Bike:
    WFO9
    I don't know but my sweater is ready just in case.

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  9. JordanHMay

    JordanHMay Member

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Jordan May
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon
    prepare for muuuuuuuuuuuddddddd
     
  10. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    It can get a little muddy up there.. :gag:

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    But Sunday shouldn’t be ^that^ bad. :thumbsup:
     
  11. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
  12. Cornholio

    Cornholio iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Salton Sea
    Name:
    Carol
    Fixed, I’m trying to work and slack off at the same time.. cut me some slack!
     
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  13. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    Maybe this year we will have wind AND mud. Flying mudballs! Yes!

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  14. Earn Your View

    Earn Your View Member

    Name:
    Bryan
    Current Bike:
    2013 Charge Cooker Hi
    That wind last year was nuts. I almost got blown off my bike a couple of times.
     
  15. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I think I'll be there, sans sweater but with some stuff to donate.
     
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  16. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Hmmm... I've never done this one...
     
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  17. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Neither have I...no time like the present. Bike is prepped, water bottles are in the fridge. And after today I pretty much have a hall pass. After B*, Motorway may be in the cards. :cool:
     
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  18. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    7:30 start?
     
  19. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I think the ride doesn't start until 8:30....but I do plan to be there at 7:30. However, I haven't officially cleared this with the boss, so stay tuned.
     
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  20. -ROCKY-

    -ROCKY- Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Lakewood, CA
    Name:
    Rocky
    Aw, I wanted to make this one. Have fun y'all! :thumbsup:
     
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  21. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    I need to get a decent sized ride either way, so I'll most likely be out there. Chipping away at the 16,000 feet I still need... :thumbsup:
     
  22. Faust29

    Faust29 iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Rancho Santa Margarita
    Name:
    Steve Macko
    Current Bike:
    3 SC is now 2 SC.
    Come on, Rocky... Black Star is a great training climb. And it's easier in a crowd!
     
  23. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Yeah, drag your posterior out there. Use whatever excuse you have to. It's only a 1:30 climb, after all, and coming back down is always memorable. :p
     
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  24. BonsaiNut

    BonsaiNut iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Laguna Hills
    Name:
    Greg P
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower CC XX1
    7:30 is when people start to gather. Don't get there too early or you'll be standing around a lot. Last year I got there about 7:30 and because I had a couple of cases of canned goods I drove all the way down to the gate. I dropped off my food, then drove way back up the road to park, rode back, helped myself to a cup of coffee, drank it, helped myself to a second cup, drank that one, and I STILL was getting cold standing around.

    At 8:15 the spokesperson for the charity came out and gave a quick speech thanking everyone for coming, and we had a group pic for the newspaper. THEN we left on the ride. The web site says the same time - 7:30 meetup and 8:15 start.

    I don't know what percentage of people bailed on the ride, but it was substantial. Hidden Valley people were turning around left and right. When I got up to Beek's there were only perhaps five other riders there.

    By the way I think the photo I posted earlier is @Grego 's. I liked it so much I saved it from last year because the ones I took didn't capture the wind as well :) See you all there!
     
  25. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Ride clearance obtained. See y'all out there. :thumbsup:
     
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  26. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J M
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS, SC Hightower
    We are heading out for the Warrior's Society Xmas Tree ride at 9:00 i think. At least that is what Suz told me.
     
  27. Derek13

    Derek13 Member

    Location:
    Costa Mesa
    Name:
    Derek Smith
    Current Bike:
    SC Hightower and Chameleon
    I’ll be there for my weekend ride. I’ll try and look for ya, but sounds like a big crowd. Neon yellow helmet on my white HT. Have a good one.
     
  28. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    Bike ready, engine sputtering. I'll be out there but not by 7:30. :unsure:
     
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