Sat, Apr 15, 2023

GPX Tour to the Poppy Reserve

Angeles Crest Highway

About this event

WITH ALL THE RAIN THE POPPIES WILL HOPEFULLY BE IN FULL BLOOM IN THE NEXT MONTH.

AS IT IS VERY CROWDED ON THE WEEKENDS. WE ARE WATCHING THE WEATHER AND THE CA STATE POPPY RESEVE WEBSITE FOR BLOOM INFORMATION. 

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IF YOU CAN'T MAKE THE DATE, REQUEST A ROUTE SHEET TO DRIVE IT YOURSELF.

Driver's Delight - Angeles Crest Highway with a new twist (or twists) to CA Poppy Reserve

Beloved by cyclists and sports car drivers, the Angeles Crest Highway in the San Gabriel Mountains is one of GPX's favorite playgrounds. The route will be up Angeles Crest Hwy then left down Angeles Forest Road for a day of driving the "Twisties". It continues on Sierra Hwy, Lake Elizabeth Road and end at the CA State Poppy Reserve. Visit the Jane S. Pineiro Interpretive Center to learn about our State Flower, the California Poppy then hike the trails to see the flowers up close. Parking is $10 per car or $9 for seniors.

CA State Poppy Reserve information: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=627

Pack food and a cooler for a picnic lunch at the Reserve.

The "Twisties"

We will start in La Canada, on the top deck of the parking structure across behind Panera Bread, 990 Town Center Drive, La Canada, CA 91011 near the intersection of Angeles Crest Highway and the 210 Freeway. . See map and directions to follow later.

We will meet at 9:00 AM and depart promptly at 10:00 AM.

Starting up Angeles Crest Highway, the speed limit is 40 MPH.  We will observe all speed limits, as they allow ample opportunity for spirited driving. Final route information will be sent 3 days before the event.

***Safety, Road Conditions, Route and General Information will be broadcast on GMRS (Walkie-Talkie) radio, Monitor Channel 7, Sub-Channel 20

 

This is a “Rain or Shine” event.
 

Event requirements

Meet at the parking lot across from the old Sports Chalet, 990 Town Center Drive, La Canada 91011

Meeting time: 9:00 A.M.

Departure time: 10:00 A.M. Sharp

Map to Sports Chalet

 

Directions to the Parking Lot

From the West:

Take the 210 Fwy. East  towards Pasadena

Exit at Angeles Crest Hwy.  Right turn at Angeles Crest Hwy.  Immediate left at Town Center to rooftop parking lot at the first right.

 

From the East:

Take the 210 Fwy. West towards Glendale

Exit at Angeles Crest Hwy.  Left turn at Angeles Crest Hwy.  Left at Town Center to rooftop parking lot at the first right.

Sports Chalet Parking

 

Suggested Donation at event meeting place - $10.00 - for the benefit of Children's Dental Health Clinic

For Questions please contact Alan Johnson alantheinspector@verizon.net or call 562-305-8002

Entries (64)

PT
Paul Tordella
RC
Rodrigo Cunille Blando
dl
djun leflang
EJ
Erwin Jeong
EH
Eric Hanson
TM
Ted Mumm
RM
Rick Mortimer
MB
Michael Ball

Angeles Crest Highway

La Canada, CA

Organizer

Fun Run/Tour organized by

PCA - Grand Prix Region

Event over!