's Forum Archives - Rides and Clubs

Archive Home >> Rides and Clubs

Century in Southern Calif.?????(6 posts)

Century in Southern Calif.?????spetsesjc
Jun 27, 2001 10:22 AM
I want to do a century somewhere in the Los Angeles area. I am from Santa Monica and have been doing Palisades to Palos Verdes daily, training for the big one. Does anyone have a favorite route (maybe out past Malibu?? or even up near Santa Barbara??) Does anyone want to join me that lives nearby Santa Monica???
all help is appreciated
The Amtrack is fun ...Humma Hah
Jun 28, 2001 10:16 PM
... That's Irvine to San Diego, return by train. Will be in September but you'd better enter NOW! It sells out well before the deadline. Log onto

There are several SoCal centuries. I did the Tour de Palm Springs this February. A bit to your north, Solvang is a hot-bed of cycling. I did a century there in March, but I think they hold more than one. Get the to thy LBS and grab a freebie schedule, or maybe look up the Western States Ride Calendar with a search engine.
Also Hemet ...Humma Hah
Jun 28, 2001 10:26 PM
There's some activity around the Hemet/Lake Elsinore area. The Hemet Double-Century has single-century options. There was a run in April, but there may be another later in the year (especially since the April run was trashed by rain). Worth checking.
re: Century in Southern Calif.?????spetsesjc
Jun 28, 2001 11:15 PM
thanks for the info guys......
re: Century in Southern Calif.?????Lardog
Jul 5, 2001 3:11 PM
There are tons of centuries all over the place. The Lighthouse is in San Luis Obispo, there's the Solvang as others mentioned, the Cool Breeze in the Port Hueneme area and the Amtrak. I'm doing the Amtrak this year. I believe there are less than 30 out of the 900 spaces available for that one.

If you run that ride, Pali/PV try riding with Lagrange. The place is 26th and San Vicente, 6:30am Friday mornings for the *Lite* ride. I'll be there tomorrow. If you show, intro yourself to me. I'll be riding the only Klein Quantum Pro, coral reef, Spinergy RevX.
re: Century in Southern Calif.?????mr_spin
Jul 6, 2001 5:32 PM
I did "Cruisin' the Conejo" this year. It's based out of Thousand Oaks and goes up into the Santa Monica Mountains, down into Camarillo, the back through Moorpark and Simi Valley. It's a decent ride if you get good weather. Riding through that part of TO where it starts and ends sucks, however, because of all the red lights.