I was able to make time and do a ride with the Newhall Bicycle Company. This was a Monday evening ride leaving from the Newhall Bicycle Company shop at 6pm. Lights were required on this ride.

Ride had approx. 10 riders, myself included and it started with a short warm up and then it picked up speed from Calgrove to Wiley onto the bicycle trail. The hills on this ride were Newhall Ranch followed by Golden Valley and then Placerita.

I personally got dropped by the main group and was riding with another rider who got dropped, Mary. Once we got to Sand Canyon the lights needed to be turned on. Then up and down the roller coaster of Placerita in the dark. We did finish back at the shop.

Riding at night is a different type of riding. I had a blast and plan on doing that ride as many times as possible.

We had no encounters with four-legged animals but Mary said she has had a coyote run along side of her before!

If you are up for a fast 30-35 mile Monday ride then you just might like this. The group does stop at one location to meet up with everyone also. I must say Roger, the owner of Newhall Bicycle Company, who is a mtn bike racer himself and has won numerous awards, offers his support willingly to people.

So…get on your bike and ride!

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