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GPX Angeles Crest Highway Tour

PCA - Grand Prix Region

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Angeles Crest Highway, La Canada, CA

Registration closed September 22, 2017 3:59 PM on September 22, 2017 3:59 PM PDT Registration ends September 22, 2017 3:59 PM on September 22, 2017 3:59 PM PDT Registration opens August 5, 2017 12:01 AM on August 5, 2017 12:01 AM PDT Registration runs from August 5, 2017 12:01 AM to September 22, 2017 3:59 PM


Driver's Delight - Angeles Crest Highway

Beloved by cyclists and sports car drivers, the Angeles Crest Highway in the San Gabriel Mountains is one of GPX's favorite playgrounds.  On September 23, 2017, GPX will use the route of the 2013 Escape to LA Tour for a day of driving the "Twisties".

The "Twisties"

We will start in La Canada, on the top deck of the parking structure behind Panera Bread,  990 Town Center Dr a, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011 across from the old "Sports Chalet" at the intersection of Angeles Crest Highway and the 210 Freeway.  See map and directions to follow.

We will meet at 8:00 AM and depart promptly at 9:00 AM.

Starting up Angeles Crest Highway, the speed limit is 40 MPH until we reach Red Box Ranger Station.  After that the speed limit is 55 MPH, in most sections.  We will observe all speed limits, as they allow ample opportunity for spirited driving.

Newcomb's Ranch

The first stop will be a coffee break at Newcomb's Ranch, the old hostelry in the area of the former ski lifts.  We will share the parking lot with a large number of motorcycles.  

Newcomb's Ranch Parking

After Newcomb's Ranch, we will head East, with a stop at Islip Saddle for a "Pit Stop", and to take in the beautiful view.

Islip Saddle

The destination of the morning drive will be the ski town of Wrightwood, where those of us who are so inclined, can have lunch at the Grizzly Cafe.

For menu :

The Grizzly Cafe

Grizzly Cafe

For the afternoon, we have three options:

1.  Continue on through Wrightwood on Highway 2 to Highway 138, and then on to the I-15 Freeway South

2.  Those who love the Angeles Crest Highway, can return to La Canada using our morning route in reverse.

3.  For the hard-core, we will have an alternate return route using mountain and desert roads on the North side of the San Gabriel Mountains.  While less scenic, this longer route offers good roads and is an interesting alternative, providing desert temperatures are not too high.

This is a “Rain or Shine” event.

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PCA - Grand Prix Region
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Angeles Crest Highway
Location La Canada, CA
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