The Mount Laguna Bicycle Race is on the 16th April, 2011 – and registration is open. Heed this comment from last year’s event…
“Wow – THAT was EPIC! From the pre-event communication, to the on-course support and to the course itself and lastly but not leastly to the post ride food and atmosphere – this event was fantastic. It will be a quick sell out for years to come. That last loop was one for the record books in its difficulty. I highly recommend every rider that is looking for a real challenge they give this a go!” – C. Clermont, 2nd place finisher 2010
This timed cycling challenge is the only century cycle race in the San Diego area. It is 101 miles with 10,000 feet of climbing and three different ascents of San Diego County’s Mount Laguna including the highest point via Sunrise Highway from the north. There are just three stop signs and NO traffic lights on this incredible route which starts and finishes in Pine Valley, CA.
3 different distances are on offer. The classic 101 mile with it’s 10,000 ft of climbing, a 77 mile race with 7,000 ft ascent and finally the 45 mile race which has a 3,800 ft gain.
There is, of course, a limit to the number of riders on the day and that limit is 400. It’s on a first come first serve basis so if you want to do it, you’d best hurry and sign up.
Here’s some more positive feedback: “I just wanted to thank you again for an epic and amazing day on Laguna. I think it might be the best event i have ever participated in. The aid stations were excellent, timing well done, atmosphere positive (competitive but friendly) and course challenging; It was an inspirational day! I am so thankful you let me do it and already have fond memories of it. Also thanks for the nice jersey. I hope to get out there again and ride with you guys.” D. Peterson
By all accounts it’s a wonderful day. If this is your sort of scene then you’d best hurry over to that link…