Palm Desert Century

Nov. 10, 2018

Palm Desert Century

Palm Desert Century


Location: University Park
Palm Desert,CA


IMPORTANT ROUTE NOTE: All routes are subject to change without notice, due to road construction, permitting agency requirements, Police support, weather, etc. Posted below is the Palm Century Strip Map and Strava download for the full century route. The course is designed as out-and-back. Shorter course turnaround points will be marked with signs, however, riders may safely turn around at any point along the course–just use extra care when making u-turns! The Strip Map below is included in your rider packet. Final Cue Sheets for various routes will be available at Packet Pick up on Friday & Saturday in Palm Desert. Be flexible! Last minute route changes are an unavoidable part of the landscape for century rides.

“Super Century” Option: Full Course riders may extend the Full Century to a “Super Century”. After reaching the 50-mile turnaround, riders may spin 15 miles back down to the start of the Box Cyn/Chiriaco Summit Time Trial and do a 2nd Time Trial back up to Chiriaco Summit. This additional segment adds 30 miles to the century, making it 130 miles. Participation is optional, but is subject a Noon time cutoff for starting the 2nd climb, meaning riders need to be at mile 65 before Noon. The Super Century Option is included with all Full Century registrations.

Palm Desert Map


  • Super Century 130 miles
  • Century 100 miles
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