EVENT:The 2013 15th annual Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge
DATE: 6:00 a.m. Saturday, August 3, 2013
NOTE: Unfortunately the High School is unavailable on July 27. (we will return to last Sat. in July next year)
LOCATION: Scotts Valley High School Google map
555 Glenwood Drive, Scotts Valley, CA. 95066
COST: $55 through March 31, $65 through July 13, $75 through August 1st
(on-line registration closes midnight August 1st),
$85 at event reg info (number pickup)
REG INFO: Friday 8/2 5:30pm - 7pm at Scotts Valley Hilton, 6002 La Madrona Dr. Google map
Saturday at Scotts Valley High School 6:00am - 8:00am
CONTACT: century @ santacruzcycling.org
Fill in the first line with "SCCCC". Bring it with you August 3rd.
Jerseys Order Now!
Our Jersey is available now for $72.36 (including sales tax).
Payment is made directly to Voler, and jerseys will be mailed directly to you.
Tee Shirts $16 each, tax included
Tee Shirts are yellow with Mountain Lion (like jersey on right).
Final art work will be posted when available.
T-Shirts must be ordered by June 30th to be available for pick-up at the event by the person named above.
Three Challenging Routes for 2013:
The Double Metric Challenge: Returning this year for those that want more miles and even more climbing is a double metric option. This is basically the century route with three spur/loops added. They include a descent to Lexington Reservoir and climb to Summit Road, the steep but short China Grade and a side trip via Smith Grade to Bonny Doon. About 124 miles (200 km).
The Century Challenge: From the redwoods to the ridge tops, come ride some of the most scenic and challenging roads in California while gaining over 11,000’ in elevation in 100 miles. Warm up with a Cat 2 climb on the famous Mt. Charley Road and then really get the heart rate elevated climbing Jamison Creek and Zayante Road. (This route is the same as last year.) Finishers will surely have earned major bragging rights. About 100 miles.
The Metric Century Challenge: While not quite as strenuous as the century ride, the 100K (65 mile) route is by no means a wimpy ride. The course will cover some of the same roads as the full century. With 6,500’ in elevation, this route is clearly a challenge for the most experienced riders. Sharp switchbacks on steep descents will require alert technical riding.
Jamison Hill Climb: All three routes include the infamous Jamison Creek Hill Climb which is a timed climb of about 1500 feet in just under 3 miles. We will report your time, provided you have registered before the event day. The following is one rider's commentary:
Jamison Creek is actually the road that leads to Brigadoon. People venture up into the mists of the San Lorenzo Valley, drawn in by the sounds of distant pipes and the laughter of villagers. Most are never seen again, and those that do return tell tales of dreadful sights. Corpses by the side of the road, mounds of Cliff Bar wrappers, writhing figures grinding ever upwards, mouths flecked with foam, muttering 'The end I tell ye, the end is nigh', only to have their hopes dashed on the next corner.
Once every 100 years the mists part and Brigadoon materializes at the summit, the villagers welcoming the adventurous and awarding them time trial prizes. Then the mists close in and the village is once again lost.