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July 03, 2007

Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge 2007

The following has been sent to me from Barton T. Coddington, President of the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club:

EVENT: The Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge DATE: Saturday, 4 August 2007 START: 6:30 – 8:30 AM

REGISTRATION: $45 early registration, $55 after 15 July 2007 Registration closes on 31 July or when event is full – whichever comes first NO day of event registration Pre-registration the evening before the ride at the Scotts Valley Hilton – 6:00 to 8:00 PM

LOCATION: Scotts Valley High School, 555 Glenwood Drive, Scotts Valley, CA

WEBSITE: 2007 Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge.

CONTACT: century@santacruzcycling.org


The Century Challenge: Ride some of the most scenic and challenging roads in the Western US while gaining over 10,000 feet in elevation (100+ feet per mile). We start out with a Cat 2 climb on the famous Mt. Charley Road (roadbed was laid out in 1851) and moving on to other roads like Jamison Creek and E. Zayante. Number of Category 1 climbs = 1; Cat 2 = 3; Cat 4 = 4. Finishers surely have earned major bragging rights.

The Metric Century Challenge: The 60 mile route is by no means a wimp ride. The course will cover many of the same roads as the full century. With over 6,000 feet in elevation gain, clearly a challenge for the most experienced riders. Sharp switchbacks on steep descents will require alert technical riding.

FUEL: Fantastic rest stops loaded with plenty of food and drink to keep you going. Replenish your body at the end of the ride with a great gourmet meal and ice cream.

EQUIPMENT: Both routes require that riders have bikes and bodies in excellent shape, especially brakes and tires for a day on our mountain roads. Layered clothes are a must with Santa Cruz's (usually) cool weather in the mornings and warmer daytime temps.

BUZZ: The event sold out in 2006 – register early to ensure a spot in this year’s challenge. CLOTHING: This year we are offering a fabulous jersey along with an event T-shirt.

The Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge is put on by The Santa Cruz County Cycling Club. Proceeds from this annual event primarily go to support the club’s bicycling educational activities.

Happy Cycling! ;-D

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Hi! My friend and I are going to be coming up from San Diego to do the metric century SCMC and was wondering where we could stay that would be clean and not too expensive??

We've never been up that way before....any suggestions!


Posted by: sherrie | Jul 15, 2007 9:58:55 PM

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