13th Annual Alpine Challenge
Start: Saturday, April 27, 2013 @ 6:00 AM (PDT)
El Cajon , CA 92021
Registration Closing Date
Thursday, April 25, 2013 @ 11:59 PM (PDT)
NEW THIS YEAR: THE 100 MILE MOUNT LAGUNA RIDE We still have a ride for all levels: Alpine (25), Descanso (50) and Pine Valley (62) Mile Rides. Challenging vertical gain.The Alpine Challenge is an opportunity to explore East San Diego County's mountain scenery. This is a charity ride benefiting Rady Children's Hospital in San Diego and the Alpine Challenge Scholarship Fund for at-risk kids. Visit our web site for ride details. Check-in begins at 6am.
WE ARE RETURNING TO SUMMERS PAST FARMS - just west of Alpine. Our goal for the participants is to provide fun and, for those seeking a challenge, to provide one. We ve had many requests so WE'VE ADDED A 4TH RIDE - 100 MILES INTO THE LAGUNA MOUNTAINS. We call it the Mount Laguna Ride. The ride continues east of Pine Valley to Sunrise Highway and north into the Cleveland National Forest before returning to Pine Valley. Total elevation gain is 10,150 feet.
We ve retained the Pine Valley Ride and the Descanso Ride for our serious rider. Our Pine Valley Ride (62 mile/6,400 ft elevation gain) was designed for strong riders who felt our Descanso Ride (50 mile/5,300 ft elevation gain) was so enjoyable that they just want a little extra riding time. It also adds some beautiful mountain scenery through the town of Pine Valley.
For the seasoned rider, we offer the Alpine Ride, a 25 mile ride with 2,150 feet of climbing. If you're a "weekend warrior" looking to go to the next level, this challenge is also for you. Like the other two rides, it includes our signature climb, Dehesa Road: a 5 mile grade with 2,100 feet of vertical gain. All rides have well deserved, excellent downhills. The Alpine Ride will surely promote camaraderie and significant accomplishment for the weekend rider as well as for newer members of our riding community.
6:00 am Registration Opens
6:00-8:30 am Ride Start Time for Mount Laguna, Pine Valley and Descanso Rides
7:15 am Registration closes for Mount Laguna Ride
8:15 am Registration closes for Pine Valley and Descanso Rides
8:30-9:30 am Ride Start Time for Alpine Ride
9:15 am Registration closes for Alpine Ride
11:30-4:00 pm Post-Ride Meal
11:00-4:30 Beer Garden & Massage available
HELMETS ARE REQUIRED
RAIN OR SHINE EVENT
All proceeds from this event will benefit the Alpine Challenge Scholarship Fund and Rady Children's Hospital.