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What training climbs do you recommend? Post by February 19, 2014

San Diego Century May 31

San Diego Century May 31: What training climbs do you recommend?

What climbs should we add to the training list for the San Diego Century?  

Tell us what climbs you’d like us to add to the training list for your fellow riders. Post a link to the GPS track for your recommended climb here or on our Facebook page.

Share your recommendations, and we’ll select 5 to win one of our giveaway items that will be awarded the week after February 19, 2014.  (See below for promotion rules.)

Here are some examples of suggestions from riders in previous years:

If you opt for the century route of 103 miles at the San Diego Century you will experience the Purple Monster Climb on the way up to Ramona.  The official climb section on Strava.com starts at around mile 48 with 1.8 miles of climbing and a 6% grade.  However, this section is part of nearly 10 miles of continuous climbing.


If you aren’t able to train on the Purple Monster, here are a few worthy climbs in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles to help get your legs ready, and provide fantastic views for the effort:

Purple Monster:  1.8 miles, 6% grade
San Diego – Mt Soledad: 3.4 miles, 4.3% grade
Orange County – Vista Ridge Road: 1.4 miles, 5.5% grade
Los Angeles – Mt. Hollywood, 2.5 miles, 5% grade

Tell us what climbs you’d like us to add to the training list for your fellow riders.  Post a link to the GPS track for your recommended climb on our Facebook page, or comment here on the website.

You’ll be eligible to win one of our 5 giveaway items that will be awarded to the 5 climbs selected by our judges.  We’ll select based on safety, fun, views, challenge and public accessibility.

Giveaways include the following 5 items, with one item per selected winner:

– 2 free  Ride entries for any distance: 103,66 or 37 miles

– 2 San Diego Century 2014 jerseys designed by BettyDesigns.com

–  1 Rudy Project gift certificate (value $100+) valid for eyewear and cycling gear.

More details on the giveaway items:

No purchase necessary.  One prize item per selected winner, previous giveaway prize winners are not eligible.  A minimum of 5 winners will be selected in this promotion. Items will be awarded based on comments on this post, or on the San Diego Century Facebook page between February 4, 2014 and February 19 at 11:59 AM, with winners & prizes selected by San Diego Century judges. All winners ride will be selected from the group of participants who post links to GPS tracks.

NOTE: Deadline for comments & posts extended from Feb 17 to Feb 19.

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