The Gravel MOB:
First few miles are a neutral roll. Before we hit the 10 mile Sulphur Mountain fire road climb we will regroup to ensure equal Strava start times. After Sulphur Mountain, we're back on pavement for about 7 miles before transfering to the next section of dirt. The descent off the first climb is paved, narrow, tight and technical. Always stay far right and be prepared for oncoming traffic.
The second dirt climb, Sisar Canyon Road, is typically rutty and rocky for the first 3-4 miles. After the official 8 mile climb, the dirt continues along a rolling (sometimes steep) fire road until it meets Rose Valley Fire Road, a loose + exposed 2.5 mile dirt single track descent. This descent will be neutralized and a 10 MPH speed limit will be in effect. The final 15 miles is paved and includes a long, sweeping + rewarding 10 mile descent down Highway 33 back into Ojai.
The Mini MOB:
Two monster dirt climbs is a big ask so no one will dispute the desire to head back into Ojai for a coffee or some R&R a bit early. To skip the second climb on Sisar and complete the Mini Mob, simply turn left on Highway 150 and follow the signs back to Ojai.
Featured Climbs + Descents:
Sulphur Mountain Road (Dirt) Length: 10 miles (16 km) Elevation Gain: 2200 ft (670 meters) Notes: Groomed fire road with views of Ojai Valley + Nordhoff Ridge to the North, Ventura + the Channel Islands to the South
Sulphur Mountain Road (Paved) Length: 2.6 miles (4.2 km) Elevation Loss: 1200 ft (365 meters) Notes: Tight, technical + fast paved descent - please be careful!
Sisar Canyon Road (Dirt) Length: 8 miles (13 km) Elevation Gain: 3100 ft (945 meters) Notes: Rocky, rough + steep fire road with views of the Ojai Valley, Sulphur Mountain, the Oxnard Plain, Ventura + the Channel Islands to the South and the vast Sespe Wilderness to the North (from Nordhoff Ridge).
Rose Valley Fire Road (Dirt) Length: 2.25 miles (3.5 km) Elevation Loss: 1000 ft (305 meters) Notes: Loose, exposed single-track. Please be careful, do not pass unless you are invited + abide by the 10 MPH speed limit!
Highway 33 (Paved) Length: 10.4 miles (16.75 km) Elevation Loss: 2565 ft (780 meters) Notes: Fast + sweeping descent back to Ojai through Los Padres National Forest - your reward for all that hard work!