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Big Dipper cue sheet (revised 7/19/2013)
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Distance
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DirectionNotesGo for
(mi)
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0.0STARTControl #1: Safeway, 6255 Graham Hill Rd, Felton
Open +0:00 Close +1:00
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0.0STRAIGHTHead towards Graham Hill Rd0.1
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0.1LEFTTurn left onto Graham Hill Rd0.2
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0.3LEFTTurn left onto E Zayante Rd7.2
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7.5STRAIGHTContinue straight onto Upper Zayante Rd3.6
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11.1LEFTTop of climb. Turn left onto Summit Rd0.2
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11.3RIGHTTurn right onto Bear Creek Rd
Caution: steep, twisting descent
Expect heavy, aggressive traffic during weekday commute hours
3.0
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14.3LEFTTurn left onto the California 17 N
Caution: fast traffic
Watch for drainage grates in shoulder
0.5
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14.8RIGHTExit California 17 N and turn right onto Alma Bridge Rd0.5
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15.3LEFTTurn left onto Los Gatos Creek Trail and descend across the face of the dam0.3
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15.6LEFTTurn left and take bridge over dam spillway0.1
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15.7RIGHTTurn right after bridge; path becomes dirt. Use caution0.1
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15.8RIGHTBear right to stay on Los Gatos Creek Trail
Caution: steep downhill, walk your bike if unsure of traction
1.3
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17.1RIGHTBear right (uphill) to exit Los Gatos Creek Trail0.0
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17.1LEFTTurn left onto Maple Pl0.0
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17.1LEFTTurn left onto E Main St0.2
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17.3RIGHTTurn right onto N Santa Cruz Ave0.5
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17.8LEFTTurn left onto Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd3.6
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21.3LEFTTurn left onto CA-9/Big Basin Way0.1
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21.4STOPControl #2 – Open
Big Basin Cafe, 14471 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, or other business on Big Basin Way between Saratoga Los Gatos Rd and 6th St
Open +1:08 Close +2:16
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21.4STRAIGHTContinue south on CA-9/Big Basin Way7.2
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28.6RIGHTTurn right onto CA-35 N/Skyline Blvd6.4
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35.0LEFTTurn left onto Alpine Rd3.5
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38.5RIGHTTurn right to stay on Alpine Rd
Caution: steep, twisting descent; narrow road
4.0
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42.5STRAIGHTContinue straight onto Pescadero Rd1.1
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43.6RIGHTTurn right onto CA-84/La Honda Rd0.6
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44.2STOPControl #3 – La Honda Country Market, 8865 La Honda Rd, La Honda
Open +2:22 Close +4:44
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44.2U-TURNMake a U-turn and return west on CA-84/La Honda Rd0.6
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44.8LEFTTurn left onto Pescadero Rd1.1
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45.9STRAIGHTContinue straight onto Alpine Rd
Caution: watch for oncoming traffic from the right
4.0
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49.9LEFTTurn left to stay on Alpine Rd3.5
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53.4RIGHTTurn right onto CA-35/Skyline Blvd6.4
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59.8RIGHTTurn right onto CA-9 (signs for State 9/Big Basin/Boulder Creek/Santa Cruz)6.1
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65.9STRAIGHTContinue straight onto CA-236/Big Basin Way8.2
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74.1STOPInformation Control: Big Basin Redwoods State Park,
21600 Big Basin Way, Boulder Creek
Answer question on brevet card
Water, food, restrooms available
0.0
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74.1STRAIGHTContinue straight on CA-236/Big Basin Way6.5
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80.6RIGHTTurn right onto Jamison Creek Rd
Don't miss this turn!!
3.0
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83.6LEFTTurn left onto Empire Grade7.8
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91.4LEFTTurn left onto Felton Empire Rd0.0
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91.4STOPInformation control on right – Bonny Doon Volunteer Fire & Rescue,
7276 Empire Grade, Santa Cruz
Answer question on brevet card
0.0
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91.4STRAIGHTContinue straight on Felton Empire Rd
Caution: steep, twisting descent
3.6
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95.1STRAIGHTContinue onto Graham Hill Rd0.2
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95.2LEFTTurn left into Felton Fair Shopping Center0.1
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95.3STOPControl #4: Safeway, 6255 Graham Hill Rd, Felton
Open +5:06 Close +10:12
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