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Wildflower Century

Wildflower Century

April 25 2020
Creston, California, USA

All three routes leave Creston on O'Donovan Road that ascends very gradually for 5 miles. At the intersection of O'Donovan Road and Highway 58, the 50 Mile Route turns left and the 70 Mile and Century routes turn right. The 70 Mile and Century routes proceed West on Highway 58 and turn South on Huer Huero for a lovely climb. At the top of the climb, the 70 Mile route descends Parkfield while the Century route descends Las Pilitas. Both are great descents. The two routes join up again at the rest stop at the Parkhill Fire Station.

Leaving the Parkhill Fire Station, the 70 Mile and Century routes travel East along the rolling hills of Highway 58 to join with the 50 Mile riders at the Shell Creek rest stop. If we are lucky, the weather and rain has resulted in a blanket of wildflowers along Shell Creek Road as everyone descends toward the lunch stop in Shandon.

After lunch, you face the challenge of a long gradual ascent up Highway 41 to the next rest stop. Shortly after this stop, you will reach the top of the hills and have wide-open views before you descend and pass many horse ranches as you turn toward Creston. The 70 and 50 Mile routes will continue into Creston while Century riders enjoy a beautiful loop along La Panza with a rest stop at Shadow Run Vineyard before continuing on Highway 58 and O'Donovan Road on their way to Creston. At the end of the day, everyone will enjoy a well earned BBQ at Creston Elementary School.

Wildflower Century


Routes: 50, 75, 100
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)


What's Included?

Great food
Beautiful scenery
Colorful ride patch
BBQ after the ride for all registered riders
Enthusiastic support
Event Photography by
Opportunity to purchase Wildflower Clothing

Start Address: Creston Elementary School, Creston, California
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