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How to Win a Bike Jersey on 3/9

2012 Bike Jersey - San Diego Century

The San Diego Century has some climbing that ranges from novice level on the 37 mile route to moderate on the 66 mile route (including the 3 Witches Climb) and challenging on the 103 mile route (with 11 miles of climbing to Ramona that includes the Purple Monster Climb segment).   With your training plans this week and with group rides this weekend you’ll have hill workouts and climbing to start getting ready for May.  With climbing in mind this week’s contest question is all about the hills.

If you haven’t participated yet, we will be giving away San Diego Century bike jerseys this week (and every week until 5/19) with some fun website contest questions.  We gave away one jersey this past Sunday, so there will be one winner on Friday from those who participate this week.  The winner will receive a free 2012 San Diego Century bike jersey.

Whether or not you want to participate, be sure to check out our 2012 merchandise, including the jersey, t-shirts and caps.

This week’s question is “What is your favorite climb, or favorite hill workout?”  If you have a GPS track (from your phone, Garmin or manual entry) for a great climb, share it with your fellow riders!  Post a comment below with your answer to get in on the Jersey contest.

Need a suggestion on how to record your rides with your phone, or draw a map of your ride route online?  Here’s a list of online services where you can start for free and upload ride tracks from your phone, import your Garmin files (or Polar, Timex, etc) or draw your route.


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The best comments between Monday and 5:00 pm  Friday 3/9  are eligible.  The judging team from San Diego Century will select the winning comments on 3/10 and 3/11, with the winners posted the week of 3/12.

More details on the giveaway:

San Diego Century "3 Witches" Climb

The 3/9 promotion will include one San Diego Century 2012 Bike Jersey.  No purchase necessary.  Entries limited to one per person.  One prize per person.  Previous 2012 winners are not eligible.   Items will be awarded based on best comments on this post between March 5 and Friday March 9, 2012 at 5 pm, with winners selected by San Diego Century judges.

There are 19 comments for this Post

  1. Inh Ling -

    Great Western Loop!

  2. Chase Barrett -

    Hidden Valley – Via Capri Rd in La Jolla. Roughly 1.5miles w/ 900ft of vertical, 16% grade. Get some 🙂

  3. kim potter -

    That’s easy! Torrey Pines repeats!! Six times up the inside is my record so far

  4. Rick Garcia -

    For hill training, nothing beats being able to wake up, put my gear on, and ride to a nice hill for some repeats – especially if the hill is right behind my house! Now two repeats is only about 500 feet of climbing, but it’s just too easy to get in, get my work done, and move on with the rest of my busy day. My 4 kids don’t even realize that I’ve been gone climbing hills by the time they wake up for breakfast….

  5. Eric Dill -

    Easy one for me: Palomar South and East Grades. Leave from the casino, go up the South, descend the East, climb the East, then descend the South. It’s our own backyard Alpe d’Huez and the route I used to train for Mt Ventoux last year.

  6. Tammy Cobb -

    In Palos Verdes California (PV East), The Climb starts from the base of Palos Verdes Drive East to the top of Crest Rd. It is aproximately 1440 ft in elevation. The elevation gain is about 1,000 ft in 3.5 miles. On Your way down you get to see the breath taking views of the Pacific Ocean. Nothing beats an early morning workout like PV East.

  7. Psyclevermin1 -

    Angeles Crest Highway!!!

  8. Victoria -

    I recently did a portion of the Great Western Loop out through Dehesa. Difficult, but absolutely beautiful! Quiet and lots of nature to take in. It was probably the most climbing in the shortest amount of miles.

    • Greg (SDC & BTC Marketing) -

      Thanks, Victoria, you definitely got in your climbing on that route! If you haven’t ridden with the Saturday Trek group, check it out. They’ll hit the GWL on the Saturday series if you want a repeat:)

  9. Frank -

    There are so many but the only climb in SD that immediately comes to mind is Kitchen Creek. The most intense climb I know, with the benefit of the Laguna mountains and Sunrise highway as the icing on the cake.

  10. Mike Reinboth -

    Want a taste of a European HC? Climb the Nate Harrison Grade up Palomar mountain. 8.3 Miles at a 9.5% grade through beautiful pine forrest. You can feel the weather change as you climb the almost 4,200 feet!

  11. Richard Marubayashi -

    No one said it had to be recent or nearby…
    Years ago, I used to go to Humboldt State University, in extreme Northern California (“behind the redwood curtain”, as we put it). While there, I did a lot of biking, including a beautiful 18-mile climb up Fickle Hill Road and Kneeland Road, to the tiny Kneeland Airport airstrip on top of a mountain at about 2800 feet. The scenery on the way up was a mix of dense redwood forest and golden fields of grass, with occasional views of the Pacific Ocean. So gorgeous, If there was no wind, and you stopped to admire the view, the feeling was positively spiritual.
    And, of course, 18 miles of downhill is a nice reward!
    No GPS track (this was before GPS), but the route is here: .

  12. Evan Nishimura -

    I wouldn’t call it my favorite ever, but definitely most memorable was climbing Marys Peak just outside Corvallis, OR. There were three of us that attempted this in early June with minimal training. This was just before graduating from OSU so we thought it would be a great little send off.

    Marys Peak is known for being the highest peak in the Oregon Coastal Range and it was definitely a leg burner. We did not bring enough nutrition and hydration for this HOT day and there were mountain streams that we were able to sneak some ice cold water. We were unable to reach the top due to a copious amount of snow still covering the peak. I have not done a ride in 85 degree weather on a clear day with the cooling beauty of snow as the reward. If anyone is looking for a terrific climb in the Willamette Valley I’d definitely have to recommend Marys Peak.

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