2018 PAA August Supported Ride - Bear Divide

11075 Foothill Blvd
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342


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Event Description

PAA’s 2018 August supported ride takes riders through a part of the San Gabriels Mountains a little less traveled. The start location leaves Lake View Terrace Rec Center to Little Tujunga Canyon Road through the mountain peak known as Bear Divide. Riders have the option to climb to Camp 9 for an additional 1200 feet of climbing, adding about 8 miles roundtrip.  From Bear Divide, the ride traverses through Sand Canyon to Placerita Canyon making our way to Magic Mountain area. We won’t go on any of its rollers, the ride will make its way back through Foothill Blvd back to Lake View Terrace Rec Center.


Main group clips in at 7:30am.  Racer/Chaser group departs at 8:00am.

SAG stop1: Mile 12 at Bear Divide

SAG stop2:  Somewhere around mile 28 (TBD)

End/Lunch stop:  Lake View Terrace Rec Center

SAG Support:  Two SAG vehicles will be on hand to provide water, nutrition, and other goodies. Please note that the SAG vehicles have limited room to transport riders and cannot be everywhere! Riders should carry the tools and supplies necessary prepared to do minor repairs (e.g., changing a flat). 

Please Note

  • All riders should be prepared to do minor repairs on the road (e.g., change a flat)
  • Due to the challenging nature of most club supported rides, groups will invariably form and split up en route depending on riders levels of fitness, training goals, etc. 
  • For your safety, please wear a helmet while riding. 
  • Inclement weather may result in a change of the route or cancellation of event.
  • Guests donation is $10, but should also RSVP and sign a ride waiver.


  • Distance: 46 mi counterclockwise loop (+8 mi to/from Camp 9)
  • Elevation: 4,300' (5,500' including Camp 9)
  • Difficulty: 3 to 4
  • Route Map: https://www.strava.com/routes/14246165
  • Route description: Start Lake View Terrace Rec on Foothill Blvd - Little Tujunga Canyon - Placerita Canyon - Foothill Blvd
  • Departure TIme/Location: Meet 7:15am, Roll 7:30am for main group.  Racer/chaser group leaves at 8:00am


In consideration for participating in and by his or her participation in any events for, organized by, through, or in connection with Pasadena Athletic Association, a California non-profit corporation (“PAA”), or any other physical activity in connection therewith (collectively, “Events”), the undersigned (the “Participant”) freely agrees to the provisions of this Waiver and Release of Liability (the “Waiver”).

1. Participant understands and acknowledges that cycling is an inherently dangerous sport. Events and related activities, whether Participant participates as a rider, official, coach, mechanic, volunteer, spectator or otherwise, may involve the risk of serious injury, including death or property damage. Participant fully assumes all risks associated with participating in Events, including, but not limited to: dangers associated with man-made and natural jumps; the dangers of collision with pedestrians, vehicles, other participants, and fixed or moving objects; the dangers arising from surface hazards, including pot holes, equipment failure, inadequate safety equipment, use of equipment or materials provided by PAA, the Event organizer and others, Participant’s own negligence and weather conditions.  Participant forever releases, waives, covenants not to sue and discharges PAA and its directors, officers, employees, affiliates, successors, members, coaches, participants, volunteers, sponsors, instructors, representatives, agents and assigns (collectively, the “Releasees”), from all liability to Participant and/or Participant’s personal representatives and heirs, and agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Releasees against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, deficiencies, claims, actions, judgments, settlements, interest, awards, penalties, fines, costs, demands, expenses, and attorneys’ fees, including but not limited to those relating to or arising from any injury to the person or property of Participant, liability arising from the Participant’s death, deformity, personal injury, property damage, theft or actions of any kind that may hereafter occur, all to the maximum extent permitted by law (collectively, “Losses”), whether caused by the negligence or more culpable act or omission of Participant, the Releasees, other Event participants, or otherwise relating to, arising from, or occurring during Events (collectively, “Indemnified Claims”). Notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this Waiver, each Releasee may defend an Indemnified Claim with counsel of his or her own choosing and without the Participant’s involvement.  If a Releasee assumes control of the defense, the Participant shall reimburse the Releasee promptly and periodically for the costs incurred in defending against the Indemnified Claim (including attorneys’ fees and expenses), and shall remain responsible to such Releasees for any other Losses.  Participant shall give prompt written notice to Releasees of any proposed settlement of an Indemnified Claim. Participant may not, without Releasees’ prior written consent, settle or compromise any claim, or consent to the entry of any judgment regarding which indemnification is being sought this Waiver.  Participant acknowledges that this Waiver is a contract with legal and binding consequences and applies to all Events.

2. Participant agrees that he or she is personally financially responsible for any medical
attention, including first aid, needed or requested during Events or resulting from any injury during or in
connection with Events, and releases and forever discharges PAA from any Losses which arise or may
arise on account of any such medical attention.

3. Participant will comply with all stated terms and conditions for participation in the Events, including, without limitation, any rules provided by PAA, its coaches, volunteers, instructors and sponsors, and Events officials and sponsors. Participant will wear a helmet that protects against serious head injury and assumes all responsibility and liability for the selection of such a helmet and any maintenance, modifications or attachments thereto.  Participant agrees to continually ride and otherwise participate in the Events so as to avoid endangering oneself or others.

4. Participant consents to any pictures, videos, recordings or voice likeness to appear in any documentary or promotional materials of the Releasees and without any compensation to Participant.

5. Participant consents to the release by any third party to Releasees and their insurance carrier the name and medical information that may relate solely to any injury or death arising from participation in the Events.


7. Participant agrees that the above representations are contractually binding, are not mere recitals, that this Waiver is intended to be as broad and inclusive as is permitted by law and that if any portion of this Waiver is held invalid, it is agreed that the remaining provisions of this Waiver shall continue in full force and effect.

8. If Participant is under the age of 18 (a “Minor”), Participant’s parent or guardian represents that he/she is, in fact, acting in such capacity, consents to the Minor’s participation in the Events, and agrees individually and on behalf of the Minor to this Waiver.  Participant’s parent or guardian releases, waives, covenants not to sue, and discharges the Releasees from all liability to the Minor and his/her personal representatives and heirs, and agrees to indemnify, hold harmless, and defend Releasees against any and all Losses, including those Losses which may be imposed upon Releasees because of any defect in or lack of such capacity to so act on behalf of the Minor and parents or legal guardian.

Notice Address:  c/o Polsinelli LLP, 2049 Century Park East, Los Angeles, CA 90067

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