|Thu, 2 Aug 2018||Our Favorite Kids|
|9:30 AM||28-42 mi, 6 M, 2300-5600 ft|
|Billy Goat||China Grade,China Grade Upper,Hwy 236,Hwy 236 Upper,Jamison Creek|
*** IMPROMPTU RIDE FOR CREDIT *** OFK has wrapped up Saturday rides at the more distant commuter impacted locals. Now let's ride Thursdays at closer locations. Today, let's do lunch at Big Basin Park while it's open for the summer. We start on Upper 236 to do trips down and up and down again on the steep Lower China Grade. Next we'll challenge Jamison Creek Road, which is even steeper. Then cruise gentler Lower 236 to the park for lunch. Escape Road begins your climb back; it's a car free back road (trail). When half way back, try Upper China Grade. You can add or delete miles from the route. Drive to the start/finish via Hwy 9 from Saratoga; cross the summit and descend almost to Highway 236. Park at the wide spot in the road near the intersection. A porta potty may be available, but play it safe - enjoy the memorable facilities at the Hwy 9 vista point about five miles up the hill.