Issaqueena’s Last Ride is a challenging, mountain ride through the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and Foothills of South Carolina.
The three longer rides are highlighted by the climb to Wigington Overlook where one is rewarded with expansive views of Lake Jocassee and the surrounding Carolina Piedmont. The 30 and 52 mile rides stay in the flatter areas of Salem and Tamassee where the roads are gently rolling with no difficult climbs. All routes feature scenic rural roads with little traffic.
Location: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway Salinas, CA
Known as a sprawling and energetic “celebration of cycling,” Sea Otter Classic is cycling’s North American season opener. Professional and amateur athletes alike make the annual pilgrimage to Sea Otter to participate in some of the sport’s most competitive and enduring events. Hundreds of pro cyclists, including national, world, and Olympic champions, attend Sea Otter to race and meet with fans.
Most of cycling’s racing disciplines are represented including mountain bike cross country, downhill, dual slalom, and short track racing. Road cyclists compete in circuit, criterium, and road racing. Also offered are a number of non-competitive recreational events for riders of all ages.
The Sea Otter Classic also hosts the world’s largest consumer bike exposition in North America. The Expo holds hundreds of vendors who display new products, distribute free samples, and offer great bargains. The four-day, action-packed festival includes an international food court, entertainment, bike demos, stunt shows, and activities for children.
Location: Motel 6, at 3885 W. Florida Avenue Hemet, CA
The double century is a giant figure eight type route composed of two 100-mile loops (centuries). The start/finish and lunch are at the center of the figure eight at MOTEL 6. The 100-mile option is available for either loop. However, the first loop is a Great Beginners Century. The first loop has 3506 feet of total accumulated elevation gain spread over the entire 107-mile loop. The second loop has about 3431 feet of total accumulated elevation gain, in which 1100 feet of climbing occurs in the first 13 miles of the 97 mile loop.
The double century has a eighteen-hour soft time limit. The double century riders can start between 3:30 AM and 6:00 AM. The double century closes at 10:00 PM soft limit, but completion is key and riders are allowed to get credit after 10 pm. No double century rider is allowed to attempt or start the second loop after 2:30 PM.
Single Century riders can start the first loop between 3:30 AM and 6:00 AM or they can start the second loop between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM.
The San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club invites you to join us for the Wildflower Century as it returns to the last weekend of April. We offer five routes on rural roads through vineyards, ranches, and oak woodlands. Register now to ensure your place in this classic ride.