We have a ride for all levels: Alpine (25), Descanso (50), Pine Valley (62) and Mount Laguna (100) 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.
Entry Fee includes
SAG stops with porta-a-potties, refreshments (fruit, sandwiches, energy bars), energy drinks, and lots of water, plus roving patrols, medical support by AMR vans, roving repair van, CHP monitors, goodie bag, T-shirt, Beer Garden drink ticket, and a Post Ride meal of spaghetti or hamburgers and beverages.
Teams, Clubs, Students and Military receive a 10% discount. Please present verification during check-in
Non-Rider Meals are available. $5 each, adult or child.
Visit our web site for route descriptions and directions plus download a route map for your preferred ride
There are 7 SAG stops along the courses. The Mount Laguna and the Pine Valley Rides pass SAG stops 9 times, the Descanso Ride passes 6 times, and the Alpine Ride passes them 3 times.
Post Ride Festivities
Micro Brewery Beer Garden, silent auction, massage, music and more
Motels or Bed and Breakfast are available in Alpine, Pine Valley and nearby El Cajon. See our web site for details.
50% of the proceeds are for the Alpine Challenge Scholarship Fund - support of local teens to continue their formal education in college. The other 50% is provided to Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego.
From Interstate 8, exit at the Harbison Canyon / Dunbar Lane exit (it is the exit just before the Alpine/Tavern Road exit) and turn left at the stop sign (North) to cross under the freeway. Turn left at the first road (Olde Highway 80). In one mile, Summers Past Farms is on the right at Hawley Road. Personnel and signs will lead you to the registration area.
Our goal for the participants is to provide fun and, for those seeking a challenge, to provide one. We have had many requests so last year we added a ride of 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 have 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 1,000 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.
Individual Registration $45; $60 after 4/12
Tandem: $55; $70 after 4/12
Team/Military: $40.50; $54 after 4/12