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The Rock Cobbler

The BMC Rock Cobbler

February 08 2025
Bakersfield California USA
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Distances: 50, 95 miles
Difficulty: Extreme terrain with frequent steep hills and long sustained climb
Limited to: 500 or less Participants

The Rock Cobbler is a stupidly hard ride bordering on a race. It was conceived by Mad Men…on barstools in the dark hours of the night…passionate and driven to showcase roads, trails and a VERY challenging route not yet ridden, not yet tamed. It is 85-100ish miles consisting of county asphalt roads, trails, private land, a river, a creek and a brewery.

The Pebbler will be 50ish miles and roughly 4000ft+ - of elevation. As is tradition the final routes are announced the week of the event. Both will be very hard but will be very fun, in a very Bakersfield Way.

It is very hard but will be sickeningly fun. Some fun details will be posted and shared as we go, but you will NOT find a profile and stats. The final route, stats and profile will be revealed to those who have registered. This “secret route” is now tradition and adds to the excitement.

This thing is designed for a cross bike…with a file tread tire such as the Specialized Trigger Pro Tubeless. Great tire and a generous sponsor. A mountain bike will work. Some of us on the planning team have been stupid enough to try a road bike…don’t. If you wanna try a road bike, good luck and you will suffer 1000 deaths. That’s all we’re gonna say. It is NOT a cyclocross race, a road race or a MTB race. When you finish (if you finish) you will know WHY it’s called the Rock Cobbler.

The Rock Cobbler


Start Located At: Lengthwise Brewing Co. 7700 District Blvd Bakersfield, CA 93313
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Entry includes a glorious and very hard ride, T shirt, swag bag, 2 meals, sag stop support, special prize, raffle prizes, live music, a brewery, beer and shenanigans for all!

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Number, route map and packet pickup Friday Feb 8th 2019. Location TBD. 

Changing Rooms
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
First Aid
Emergency Contact No
Course Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
Feed / Aid Stations
Pre Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry