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The 2017 Alpine Challenge

The Alpine Challenge

April 20 2019
Alpine, California, USA
Alpine is located in the rural foothills just 30 miles East of San Diego where it's always "A Good Day for Japatul". In our scenic mountain town where crowds are non-existent, our hills will surely bring pleasure and satisfaction in just completing the ride. The entire route will be very well supported with SAG stops and roving support vehicles.
Our goal for the participants is to provide fun, and for those seeking a challenge, to provide one. The 50 mile Descanso Ride is designed for serious bicycle enthusiasts. It is well known for its 5,318 feet of vertical gain. Our 62 mile Pine Valley Ride was designed for even stronger riders who felt our Descanso Ride was so enjoyable that they just wanted a little extra riding time. It follows the same route as the Descanso Ride but it adds an additional 1,080 feet of climbing. It also adds some beautiful mountain scenery through the town of Pine Valley.
Then there is the 100 mile Mount Laguna Ride. When you enter the town of Pine Valley on Old Hwy 80 and the Pine Valley riders turn into town, you continue on Old Hwy 80 to Sunrise Highway. You will go into the Cleveland National Forest and ride for 13 miles until you reach the Penny Pines Turnout. At that point you turn around and retrace your route down to Old Hwy 80 and into Pine Valley. This extension adds 35 miles to the ride with a total elevation gain of 10,150 feet.
Finally, we offer the 25 Mile Alpine Ride for the seasoned rider. This ride has 2,013 feet of climbing. If you're a "weekend warrior" looking to go to the next level, this challenge is for you. Like the other three rides, it includes our signature climb, Dehesa Road, a 5 mile grade with just over 1,000 feet of vertical gain. It will surely promote camaraderie and significant accomplishment for the weekend rider and for newer members of our riding community.
The 2017 Alpine Challenge
Routes: 25, 50, 62, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
What's Included?
*SAG stations for all routes with energy drink, water, gels, and real food; The full route features 6 SAG stations
*Fully marked routes
*Finish line BBQ and beer
*Roving support cars
*Light mechanical support enroute
*Light massage available
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Registration/Entry On the Day
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Neutral Support Vehicles
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Downloadable GPS files
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
500 - 1999 Riders
Start Address: Summers Past Farms
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Apr 20 2019 - EVENT: The Alpine Challenge