FREEKS Mountain Biking Ride Through Fremont Canyon On June 11

By:OCI Staff

Join the Irvine Ranch Conservancy the morning of June 11 for a challenging docent-led mountain bike ride for very experienced off-road riders in excellent cardio shape. Climb challenging State Spur to Cathedral Rock, and then descend into Fremont Canyon while passing some of Orange County’s most spectacular geological formations. The ride continues out to Mini-Moab and then over to Sierra Peak, passing the Tecate Cypress forest, then past Sierra Peak, and over to the last descent down through historic Black Star Canyon.

The 25-mile ride is from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and begins at the Red Rocks staging area in the Fremont Canyon Nature Preserve.

Click here for more info on how to register.

Change for the June 11th route: Due to a significant washout between Cathedral Rock and Lizard Rock the FREEKS ride will have to take a detour around the road closure that adds 4 miles and 300ft total elevation gain to the regular program. Please bring extra water and energy to be prepared for an additional hour of amazing views vs the regular route.

Reviewing the 1-through-5 Difficulty Ratings will help you evaluate your readiness to participate in this level-5 activity on the land.

Please visit the FAQ page for answers to activity specific questions prior to registering. Motorized recreation vehicles of any class or type are not permitted for recreational use. The direction of travel on the loop is subject to change at the docent’s discretion.

Please note that you will be asked to adhere to the following protective measures during the activity in order to participate:

Each individual adult must bring with them a signed liability waiver. Minors may be added to the waiver of their respective parent or legal guardian. The form will not be available on site.

The waiver can be accessed and downloaded for print at home use here: IRC Liability Waiver

Be registered in advance, no walk-up registration is permitted.

Arrive with all necessary equipment to keep you safe on the trail, including water, proper attire, and closed-toe footwear, first aid, health needs etc.

Restrooms will be available, but facilities will not be sanitized for each individual.

You may be prevented from participating if you do not adhere to the above protocols.

Additionally, in an effort to respect and protect all employees, volunteers, and participants, please do not sign up or attend if you are not feeling well, exhibiting any symptoms of illness or have been in recent contact with someone who was ill.


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