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Are you ready to test yourself on the Toughest Century in Southern California?
If you can complete all 4 Passes with114 Miles and 12,000 Feet of Climbing, you will qualify to purchase the special Breathless Agony Century Jersey shown above.
More Ride Information
Lots of ride information including Frequently Asked Questions are available at www.BreathlessAgony.org You can see 3 Hi-Def Recap Videos of over 600 Photos from Oak Glen, a fun Hi-Def video of the guys in the paceline on Redlands Blvd. along with a Recap Video of 300 Photos from the Rock Party in 2009 at http://www.cyclingpros.com/onyxriders14.htm
Breathlesss Agony Testimonials can be found at www.cyclingpros.com/onyxtestimonials.htm
This year we will be limiting the number of riders to 600. There is no day-of-ride registration. This ride is becoming more popular and we are forecasting that it will sell out quickly. Register early to assure yourself a place.
Breathless Agony Fees:
January 13 - March 15: $85
March 16 - April 15: $95
April 16-28: $105 then registration is closed.
Refunds and Rollovers
We realize that lots of biomechanical, training, energy, power, and life problems can make preparation for the Breathless Agony difficult or impossible.
If you find that you are not going to be able to ride this year with us, you can do a Refund or Rollover easily. All of the details are at www.cyclingpros.com/BreathlessAgonyRefundOrRollover.pdf
All of the ride options begin and end at Sylvan Park in Redlands, only 45 minutes from the Santiago Cycling Bike Shop in Tustin. Take the 91 East to I-10 and Exit at University St. Turn Left and Sylvan Park is 2 blocks north at 600 N. University Street, Redlands, California.
King of the Mountains Century Challenge
If you can complete the 4 Pass Option of the Breathless Agony Century, you may then go on to qualify for the King of the Mountains Century Challenge at http://planetultra.com/portfolio/king-of-the-mountains/
The Breathless Agony Century is honored to be Stage 2 of the 3 Stages in the King of the Mountains Century Challenge.
Will this ride be held if it rains or snows?
Yes, the Breathless Agony Ride will be held whether it rains or shines. There are NO REFUNDS. It might even be snowing between Angelus Oaks and Onyx Summit -- the ride will be continue anyway (but we would not recommend you continuing unless you are extremely well prepared).
What are the Start Times?
Please arrive early and be prepared to start between 6:30 A.M. and 7:00 A.M. You can start earlier than 6:30 A.M. as long as you checkout with the timekeeper but this may result in you arriving at the First Rest Stop before it is open.
Will the Course be closed to traffic?
This course will not be closed to traffic and will not have police patrolling the roads and intersections. The road surface conditions will be "terrible to excellent" depending on weather conditions prior to the ride. Traffic regulations must be adhered to at all times: Safety is our most important issue.
You choose the distance and climbing -- this course has something for everyone:
2 Pass Option: 51 Miles with 4,400 Feet of Climbing
This option heads out of Redlands to some great country roads. The first pass is Jack Rabbit Trail - one of Robert Kahler's favorite climbs that reminds him of climbing on the backroads of France. You will be treated to Food Stop #1 in Beaumont before the beautiful climb up the second pass to the apple orchards of Oak Glen!! This climb is one of the toughest on the Redlands Bicycle Classic, an event that attracts teams from around the world. You will climb 1,690 Feet in 4.8 Miles for an Average Grade of 6.7%!! There are some pieces that are over 11.4% which will leave you Breathless for sure so bring your climbing gears!! The reward is an incredible 7 mile downhill to Food Stop #2 at the Mill Creek Ranger Station followed by another 7 mile downhill back to the park!! A 3 GU Ride.
3 Pass Option: 75 Miles with 7,800 Feet of Climbing
After completing the 2 Pass Option, fuel up at Food Stop #2 at the Mill Creek Ranger Station and then for some more challenge and beauty, climb up towards Onyx Summit to Angelus Oaks where there will be a Food Stop #3 waiting for you!! And don't forget about the well deserved, long, smooth, and fast 18 miles of pure downhill!! This is a 4 GU Ride for sure!!
4 Pass Option: 114 Miles with 12,000 Feet of Climbing
After fueling up at Food Stop #3 in Angelus Oaks, continue up and up until you get to Onyx Summit, 8,443 Feet Above Sea Level. The clock stops at the top of the mountain in the Breathless Agony ... just like in a Mountain Stage in the Tour de France. It will be a great party with the Grim Reaper at Onyx Summit at 8,443 Feet. All 4 Pass Finishers will also receive a well deserved medal at the top. However, the riding doesn't finish at the top: since the clock has stopped, you can take your time enjoying a fantastic and well deserved 42 mile downhill back to the Start / Finish at Sylvan Park in Redlands where you'll have another party including a Burrito Fiesta Lunch all of which is included in the ride fee. Since this ride is comparable in difficulty to the Markleeville Death Ride, this is a 5 GU Major Adventure for Supermen and Superwomen only!! NOTE: All 4 Pass Finishers are required to ride their bicycles the 42 miles downhill back to the Start / Finish at Sylvan Park.