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Mulholland Challenge 2017

Mulholland Challenge

April 14 2018
Agoura Hills, California, USA

This is Stage #1 of the Southern California King of the Mountains Century Challenge. It's one of the toughest centuries in California, with over 13,000' of climbing in 106 miles. Shorter options available.

Enjoy an epic challenge with tons of climbing in the incredibly beautiful Santa Monica Mountains. Ride the world famous Mulholland Highway, and much more. This event is geared toward the adventurous cyclist who loves to climb. Chip-Timed!

Lots of rides call themselves “the toughest century.” We’ll let you decide! 

Mulholland Challenge 2017

This epic route is as scenic as it is challenging. The course can be described as dramatic, epic, diverse, and beautiful. Ride up, over, and along mountain peaks and ridges, and through a multitude of canyons and country sides. Basically, this event is for the cyclist who loves to climb and to see a lot of diverse terrain in the process. Bring gears! Some of the roads have steep sustained climbs of 12-14% with pitches up to 18%. Unless you’re a super strong climber, we suggest a triple crank, or at least a 30 cog in the back.

Your day starts as you’ll head over to the coast via Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon then hang a left and head towards Topanga. Then the climbing really begins! First, there’s Topanga Canyon and Old Topanga Canyon. From there, you’ll spend the morning ascending and descending the Santa Monica Mountains on Mulholland Hwy, Yerba Buena and Cotharin, before hitting Ventura County and the beach via Deer Creek. After an easy, flat cruise back south on PCH, you’ll climb up Decker Canyon hang a right on Lechusa and climb Encinal Canyon back to Mulholland. Once again on Mulholland, you’ll keep on riding, all the way back to Stunt Road. You’ll definitely be feeling this last big climb of the day. Enjoy the winding descent down Piuma Road, as you have one more climb up Cold Canyon before you make your way to the finish line in Agoura Hills. 120 amazing miles with 13,900 feet of climbing. The 90 miler diverges from the route by staying on Decker and descending Westlake back to Agoura and to the finish.

Routes: 60, 90, 120 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: E - Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Start Times / Itinerary

106 Mile-: Between 7 and 8am.  Here are some guidelines based on your expected finishing time:
9-10 hours: 7:00am
8-9 hours: 7:00-7:30am
under 8 hours: 8am

73 Mile Riders may start between 7 and 8am.
52 Mile Riders will start together at 8:30am.


73 Miles or 106 Miles KOM Distance – Earlybird Until February 11: $105.  Standard Entry – February 12-March 25: $110. LATE ENTRY: March 26-April 4: $120.

52 Miles – Until February 11: $65.  February 12-April 4: $70.  

What's Included?

Fully stocked aid stations along the route
chip timing with results posted to the web
finisher award
post-ride lunch.

Packet Pickups

Please see website for more information

Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Finish Line Chute
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Hampton Inn, 30255 Agoura Rd, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
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