First Annual Bear Claw Classic (8 Canyon Climb)

April 02 2016
Los Angeles, California, USA
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Distances: 115 Miles
Difficulty: Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Limited to: 2,000 or less Participants
Nicknamed the Circle of Death, the Bear Claw will see the riders travel up and down 115 miles clockwise through the beautiful, scenic Santa Monica Mountains. By the time the riders finish, they will have ascended 13,250 ft. over some of the toughest, steepest, and most infamous climbs. The 8 devils include the Rock Store, Decker PCH, Little Sycamore, Deer Creek, Potrero, Hidden Valley, Westlake Decker, and Latigo. 

The first annual Bear Claw Classic is a one day event held to raise money and promote awareness for the Ride 2 Recovery program. Ride 2 Recovery is produced by the Fitness Challenge, a (501C3) in partnership with the Military and VA Volunteer Service Office to benefit mental and physical rehabilitation programs for our country’s wounded veterans and healing heroes that features cycling as the core activity. Held in partnership with the Fitness Challenge Foundation, R2R raises money to support cycling programs at military and VA locations around the U.S. to help healing heroes overcome obstacles they face. Cycling is important part of the recovery process because it’s an activity that everyone can do, no matter the disability and cycling helps speed up the recovery process.

Start Located At: Business Park, 2815 Townsgate Road, Westlake Village 91361
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818-888-7091 ext 106
March 28, 2015 
Bear Claw leaves at 7:30 am
Honor Ride Los Angeles leaves at 8:00 am
Registration Fees
Century Ride:
Bear Claw – (8 Canyons) 
$85 Through 2/1
$95 Through 2/28
$115 Through 3/27
$125 Day of Race



Registration includes: Cool goodie bag including event shirt, finishing medal, fully stocked rest stops, SAG support, lunch and more!!!

Prize / Race Categories

Prizes will be awarded for finishers completing the courses before designated times (8 and 10 hours respectively).

Adequate Car Parking
Changing Rooms
Registration On the Day
Pre-Packet Pickups
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
First Aid
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Category / Race Prizes
Finishing Medals
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
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