Weekend Warriors Running Group
Last update July 1, 2020

Robert and Maria The Weekend Warriors is an informal running, hiking and biking sub-group within the Foothill Flyers conducted by Robert and Maria Vangilder. They know the trails in the San Gabriel Mountains of Southern California and welcome company. As an alternative they may also do bike rides and other special events.

If you have a trail you would like to check out, get with Robert on a Wednesday night Foothill Flyers Club run and plan it out. Robert would love to introduce you to his bear friends in Monrovia Canyon and talk you into running the Catalina Island Marathon with him - he has finished it over 20 times. Talk to Maria about biking opportunities.

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Above is Roberts AC100 trail marking crew just before taking off from the Chantry Flat aid station to mark up toward Newcomb Saddle Saturday evening in August - Lori, Dan, Elsie, Robert and Juan .

A couple of Robert's friends he see's from time to time on the Monrovia Canyon trails. Robert has over 80 bear sightings and they have gotten quite used to each other.

Cool Breeze 2015 BIKE
Roger, Leslie and Maria in front of actor Steve Martins mail box on the Cool Breeze Bike ride course near Montecito.

The best way to train is to start with Ride On Cycling's Sunday 8am group doing an easy 20-25 miles. Rides start at VONS parking lot NE corner, 1309 W Foothill, Monrovia. You can work up to the Saturday group doing 40+ miles which start at 7:30am. They also ride on Tuesday and Friday mornings. So plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the start times. Remember to wear your helmet have enough water and carry all the supplies needed for changing a tire.

Temple City Bike Shop - On the first Sunday of every month the guys from the Temple City Bike Shop do an easy 25 mile ride from the Temple City Park starting at 8:00am. The address for the Temple City Park is 9751 Las Tunas Dr., Temple City, 91780 - map.

Favorite bike rides: Solvang Century - Cool Breeze - Ride for the Buns - Great Western Bicycle Rally

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