25 Mile Route

Saturday April 27, 2019

The Route Map


All Riders: Staging and post-ride party at Applied Medical (formerly Cox Communications) in Rancho Santa Margarita, 29947 Avenida De Las Banderas, RSM CA 92688



This route shares the same beginning and ending as the 50 miler – but it skips the entire Caspers Park section. After exiting the Applied Medical parking lot at Comercio and Empresa, riders will travel along Empresa a short distance to Aventura, where they will turn left and continue to the end of Aventura to access the Tijeras Creek and Arroyo Trabuco trails. Riders travel north into O’Neill Park, up the Live Oak trail to the cell tower, then down Vista trail, back through the base of the park and then up Twisty Tire to the upper Mesa section of the park. The route then travels along Plano Trabuco road to the Dove Canyon waterfall (site of a major aid station). After refueling, riders follow the Tijeras Creek Trail past SMCHS, across Coto de Caza, down and alongside Antonio Pkwy, then dropping down Waterworks onto the Arroyo Trabuco Trail, making their way back to the start/finish at Applied Medical in RSM.

**25 Mile route actual mileage is 25.4, with 2400 feet of climbing. Typical 3-4 hours ride time, suitable for strong intermediate riders and above.

Aid Station and Rider Cut-Off Plan

(This information applies to both 25 and 50 milers): For rider safety, and to ensure all riders and volunteers arrive back at the course start in time for our post-ride party and raffle, rider cut-off times will be enforced.

Turn by turn directions on strava

Why… & other fun details


Team Africa Rising’s mission is to unify African countries through the sport of cycling. Team Africa Rising is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, tax ID # 27-3113955.

We also partner with Qhubeka to provide bicycles to school children in Africa. We envision a world where distance is no longer a barrier to education, healthcare and economic opportunity.

Alternate Rain Date

It hasn’t rained on our party yet. But the weather has been kind of unpredictable this year. So not wanting to take any chances, we have an alternate “rain date” of Saturday May 4, 2019 – to be used ONLY if the park trails are closed on our scheduled date. We’ll keep you posted as the date gets near.

Post-Ride Party

After the ride join us for our famous post-ride PARTY. We’ll have a HUGE raffle with tons of cool prizes donated by our generous sponsors. Plus, we’ll have massage therapists, games, bike shop expo, cold drinks and hot music. Bring your friends and family to share in the fun!

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