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San Diego Century

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*PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE OF SEPTEMBER 26 2020* The San Diego Century offers a cycling experience for riders of all abilities looking for a new challenge, serious climbs and epic views.

How to enter the San Diego Century

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    102.5 Miles

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    67 Miles

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    33 Miles

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San Diego Century routes


All three courses will begin at MiraCosta College. Riders in the 33 mile race will complete a loop that passes through San Marcos and Escondido, one of the oldest cities in San Diego. Riders will climb up the Rancho Santa Fe Hill Climb, approximately 5 miles from the start line. The hill is about 2 miles long with a 4% grade. Riders will then enjoy some rest from the downhill and the opportunity to experience incredible views in the second half of the course.

Riders in the 67 mile race will complete this same loop, but continue on to complete a second loop through Poway and up the second big hill on this course, the Three Witches Hill Climb. Landing about 32.5 miles from the start, this climb is about a mile long and 4% grade.

Those taking on the incredible 102.5 miles have to complete a third grueling hill, The Purple Monster Hill Climb. This iconic hill is about 1.7 miles long with a 7% grade, and riders will be chip-timed to log their time up the hill. Riders should be aware though, that this hill is just one section of approximately 7 miles of climbing, so riders should manage their pace and make sure to stay appropriately hydrated.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Aid stations
  • Finish reunion - all riders will receive a Baja Fresh Lunch at the finish line
Raceday Logistics

6:00am – First 102.5 mile wave released
6:45am – Last 102.5 mile wave
6:45am – First 67 mile wave
7:15am – Last 67 mile wave
7:15am – First 33 mile wave
7:30am – Last 33 mile wave

CLOSING TIMES – The finish is CLOSED AT 5:30PM.
Aid SAG stations along the course will close earlier:
16 mile @ 10:30am
29 mile @ 11:30am
42 mile @ 12:30pm
66 mile @ 3:30pm
80 mile @ 4:30pm
Riders unable to maintain pace on the course should make personal provisions for aid and SAG to be available past these times.

Packet Pickup - Friday 15 May - Pre-Registered Packet Pick-up and Late Registration
When: 3:00pm until 6:00pm

In person registration will be available on a first come, first served basis for available spots.

Where: Revolution Bike Shop, 235 S. Coast Highway 101, Solana Beach from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. Parking is available at CVS Pharmacy, one block south of Revolution.

Packet Pickup - Saturday 18 May - Pre-Registered Packet Pick-up and Day Of Registration
When: 6:00am until 8:00am – Riders for all courses may pick-up packet at this time. If you have not yet registered, in person registration will be available on a first come, first served basis for available registration spots.

Where: The Start/Finish Line at MiraCosta College – 3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea CA 92007

Please note this is a OPEN ROAD event, and riders will need to follow the rules of the road carefully in this race.

Kit List
  • An approved bike helmet is mandatory
  • At least two full water bottles of water/fluid
  • Cellphone

Spectators are welcome to watch the race at any point but must be aware that this is an open road event. Therefore we recommend that spectators come to the start or finish to watch participants.

Friday May 17 and Saturday May 18, 2018
Help needed for Packet Pick-up, Merchandise, Registration, SAG Stops, Parking and Finish Awards
Multiple 4 hour shifts available throughout

Friday 10:00am-8:00pm at Revolution Bike Shop, Solana Beach
Saturday 5:30am-5:00pm at Mira Costa College, Cardiff-by-the-Sea and 7:00am-4:00pm at Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Poway, Ramona SAGs
All volunteer receive a crew T-shirt, food and beverage

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I wear headphones during the race?
Riders may wear earbuds or headphones in one ear, however, wearing headphones in both ears is prohibited so it is encouraged to not wear any at all as it is an open road race.
Will there be toilets?
Yes, toilets will be provided at SAG stops. Please only use these toilets along the route.
Is there support for riders on route?
Yes, there are on-course mechanical and SAG aids. For serious emergencies please contact 911, and for mechanical breakdowns call the event dispatcher at (909) 670-9344. Please bring a cellphone on the ride with you for these services.

San Diego Century weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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