Event Date:March 3, 2018

Mulholland Prelude

Ramp up your training for the King of the Mountains Century Challenge!
Held in conjunction with our King of the Mountains Camp.

Get your sneak peak of the toughest stage of the KOM!
*This is a fun training weekend – not a race or timed event.  No finish line hoopla.*


General Information and Ride Rules – Please Read!

2018 Entry Fees: $60. You may pay online until February 28th. Thereafter, until 8pm March 2nd you may make an online reservation and pay the entry fee in cash at the door. Use the SignUp bottom below. Please read our registration and cancellation policies.

Entry includes a supported club-style ride with at last 2 aid stations along the route. We’ll offer two distances, each with plenty of climbing. We’ll have a group start, but no formal finish line or post-ride activities. Come for the day, or join us for all three days of the King of the Mountains Training Camp.
** If you’re planning to ride this event and know you can bring along someone to help out, you may email us in advance of signing up and we’ll give you a coupon code to use during registration for an instant 20% off.  By helping at the event, the volunteer you bring earns an entry to a future single day event for only $25.  If the volunteer is a non-rider then YOU can have the entry. So you get two nice deals: An instant discount for promising to bring a volunteer, and a $25 entry fee for your next event.

Sign UpUse the SignUp button and choose Saturday Only option to register online and pay by credit card (which includes a small service fee). You may also use that button to view the registered rider list. To pay by check, download and mail in this form. Your mail-in form and check must be received no later than January 31st.

Start / Finish Location and Host Hotel:
Hampton Inn located at 30255 Agoura Rd in Agoura Hills, (818) 707-1220. Please ask for the “Planet Ultra Embassy” group rate of $145 or click here to reserve online with group code PUE.  The Hampton inn as very nice hotel with comfortable, quiet, lovely rooms and breakfast is included. There’s a swimming pool and jacuzzi as well. 

Check-in Friday night from 8-8:30pm and Saturday morning check-in: 7:30-8am in the Hampton Inn lobby.
Ride Start: 8:30am-ish

If you start riding before 8:30am, you’ll may reach the first, and maybe the second checkpoint before it opens – and you may not receive support. This is a FUN RIDE, NOT A RACE! So let’s relax and enjoy the day!

Routing and Navigation:
Planet Ultra route sheets include lots of information to help riders navigate the course. For example, we tell you if a turn is at a stop sign (SS), traffic light (TL) or T-intersection (T-int). We know that riders prefer course markings; however, many of the towns/cities/counties specifically forbid it. Further, your Planet Ultra staff  travels to the event destination the day before to make everything happen; so we can’t mark the course in advance. If we have the manpower, we’ll do our best to mark the course (unless it’s forbidden by our permits, otherwise illegal, somewhere that locals would be really upset about it, or the turn is at a place that’s very obvious, like a big green highway sign). Our experience is that riders get lost whether the course is marked or not; and fewer riders get lost when they’re mindful of where they are on the route sheet. Please understand and take responsibility for navigation.

Personal SAG Vehicles:
Not allowed! The definition of a personal SAG is any vehicle (motor or otherwise), anywhere on the route, operated by someone other than Planet Ultra staff, that is providing any type of aid, assistance, or motivation, or taking photographs, or simply out cheering. Please understand that our permits simply don’t allow dozens of extra vehicles on the roads or at the checkpoint locations. Imagine the traffic from all those cars! If you’re bringing someone with you who wants to be out on the course, please have them contact us and join our volunteer staff.

Ride Description:

This epic route previews the Mulholland Challenge course – and is super tough! Bring gears! Some of the roads have steep sustained climbs of 12-14%. Unless you’re a super strong climber, we suggest a triple crank, or at least a 30 cog in the back. Actual route is TBD.

Route Sheets and GPS Files:
Please note that advance route sheets and gps files are provided as a courtesy and you use them at your own risk. Planet Ultra doesn’t guarantee accuracy. Please further note the following very important caveats:

  1. The ROUTE SHEET is gospel. Whenever the route sheet and the GPS unit disagree, the route sheet is correct.
  2. A GPS can (and will) route a rider over a cliff. There’s really no substitute for the human brain, so please use yours.
  3. Never depend solely on a GPS. Bring your route sheet, and know how to follow it.
  4. GPS batteries on many “bicycle” GPS units may not last for a century. Make sure you’ve arranged for additional power.
  5. Possible routes here: Will announce actual course soon! Click here for Mulholland Prelude 89 mile route. Click here for the 75 miles route (about 8,000′ climbing). Click here for the 60 mile route (about 6300′ climbing). 

We always need volunteers! Click here for info about available positions.