Region: Pacific South, California.
Name: Coso Junction I & II ( Intro/Fun Ride + 50/50 & 25/25)
Date: December 6-7-8, 2019
Directions: Ridecamp will be at Coso Junction, approximately 35 miles north of Ridgecrest on Hwy 395, behind the Chevron gas station. Click here to get directions via google.
Trail Description: This ride will be on jeep roads and single track trails with a moderate amount of elevation gain. Footing will be sandy with a few occasional rocky sections. Earlier this year we were forced to move the Eastern Mojave ride to this location due to the government shutdown. We found this to be a good move and decided to expand the ride to three days for the 2019 season. We expect to have some exciting new changes for the coming year which we will announce at the ride.
Ride Rules: AERC rules apply. The management, unlike the AERC Board of Directors, is able to differentiate between an endurance ride and an endurance race. If you are into endurance riding you will probably enjoy this ride. If you are a real competitor and are looking for a race you are likely to find the lack of structure here to be an abomination. This is an old time endurance ride like we used to have when you could print all the AERC rules on a single page. Back in the good old days we used to ride more and read less. Those were better times. Those who prefer even less structure and challenge than the minimal AERC format may find the fun trail rides more to their liking.