PRESS RELEASE from AdventureCORPS
OAK PARK, CA – AdventureCORPS, Inc., an athlete-run firm producing and promoting ultra-endurance and extreme sports events, lifestyle products, and media, will host the third Mount Laguna Bicycle Classic on Saturday, April 21, 2012, featuring 101 miles with over 10,000 feet of climbing and three different ascents of San Diego County’s Mount Laguna and breath-taking views of the Anza-Borrego Desert far below. With a start/finish line just 44 miles east of downtown San Diego, the route for this timed cycling event features just three stop signs and NO traffic lights.
Mount Laguna Bicycle Classic
This incredible event features three loops that all begin and end in or near Pine Valley, CA. Each of the three loops ascends Mount Laguna on a different route: via Sunrise Hwy from the north, via the fabled and car-free Kitchen Creek from the south-east, and via the little-known and truly epic Pine Creek drainage from the west. (known as Noble Canyon to mountain bikers, but our paved route features grades as steep as 20 percent). All three loops descend Mount Laguna south-bound on Sunrise Highway. The total distance for all three loops is 101 miles with over 10,000 feet of elevation gain. A one loop, 45 mile option, and two loop, 77 mile option, are also offered.
3-D view of the Mount Laguna Bicycle Classic route
The entry fee is just $89, registration is limited to 300, and the event is filling quickly. Entry includes six well-stocked checkpoints featuring Hammer Nutrition, roving SAG support, and finish line meal.
Basketball legend, television sportscaster, cycling author, and life-long cyclist Bill Walton, a San Diego native and resident, will once again participate in the Mount Laguna Bicycle Classic and serve as the Chairman of Good Times, Social Affairs, Customer Relations and All Things Fun. He had this to say about the event: “Chris Kostman designed a tough, challenging 100 miler that incorporates three ever-more-difficult ascents to the Promised Land, including the car-less Kitchen Creek fantasy. With unbelievable diversity of every aspect of life, this day will surely stand out as a monument to all we could ever hope for in any one 24 hour period.
“Terrific scenery, unparalleled beauty, endless vistas, great roads, a clean and safe environment, crystal clear and fresh air, extensive support, and all our best friends getting together for a day of celebration, camaraderie, exercise, spiritual fulfillment, Mount Laguna and the sprawling San Diego backcountry. If there is anything else out there please let me know – quickly. Chris Kostman has put it all together here and we couldn’t be happier or luckier.”
Feedback about the second edition of the Mount Laguna Bicycle Classic on April 16, 2011:
“Awesome event – not a single mile of wasted riding. Fast, challenging, always beautiful and remote. Wonderful volunteers.” – Adam and Kristina, Tandem Team, Denver CO
“Nice job on the Mt Laguna Classic. Great start to go up the 79 that early and the rest of the day was grand. The staff on Pine Creek were a grand site to see. I cannot wait to see their photos of me.. then again maybe not. Based on this being my first event with adventurecorps I will certainly will look in to your other cycling events and work them in. Many thanks to your aid station staff.” – Matt Laurence
“Thanks for the great ride. The volunteers were more pleasant and helpful than any other ride I’ve been on.” – Paul Duddles
“Many, many thanks for the great Mt. Laguna ride. My friends and I had a wonderful time and your organization and crew were tops.” – Skip Nevell
“First I want to thank you and all of your volunteers for another awesome day of riding. I’m stoked to say that I was able to complete the entire course this year! It wasn’t easy, bike choice made it even more difficult, but I can now wear my MLBC jersey with pride! I plan to come back next year, but I think I’ve learned my lesson. Lighter is better! I’ll have to borrow a lightweight bike next time around. Here’s a link to my blog with some pics. Huge thanks!” – Errin Vasquez
“Hi Chris, another great ride on Saturday. I wanted to thank the person in charge of the rest stop at the oak tree on the Pine Creek loop. I, for the first time, was cramping something fierce and thought I was toast. He was great, gave me wise advice, lots of water, shade, a place to rest my weary legs and most important a good push. That was the end of my cramping and I didn’t have to get back off the bike until the Finish! Even with the delay I was still able to take a chunk of time off the prior year. Again thanks, and look forward to the 3rd annual Mt. Laguna Classic!” – Julie Tiede.
What are you waiting for? With all those recommendations – sign up now!
Click here for all the Mount Laguna Bicycle Classic information and the Link to Registration: