MT. LAGUNA CLASSIC
We’ve ridden the route and LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! It has all the makings of a Classic: Tough climbs, beautiful descents, unpaved roads, a section closed to traffic. WE’RE SO EXCITED for you to come out and join us!
Starting in Pine Valley (East San Diego County), you’ll climb Mt. Laguna three times, each from a different side, with increasing difficulty and more “interesting” terrain. All climbs return via Sunrise Highway, a non-technical descent with smooth pavement and a descent shoulder.
General Information and Ride Rules – Please Read!
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2022 Entry Fees*:
Until April 21st, or sold out: $139
Registration closes at midnight on Thursday, April 21st. This is event is held in a fairly remote location. Because there is no place close to purchase supplies, we must plan food/water in advance. NO REGISTRATION on site.
Entry includes a super fun and challenging cycling adventure; chip timing with results posted online; fully stocked checkpoints along the route with a large selection of snacks and drinks; roving SAG support (where possible); per rider donation our charity partner, Life Sports Foundation. Due to lead-times to create event swag we’re unable to provide participation awards/gifts for this event. Instead, we will make a greater donation to Life Sports Foundation.
*Due to permit requirements imposed by National Forest Service and San Diego County, entry fees are higher than our standard century event pricing. With a 150-rider limit, the per person cost to host is much, much greater. To make this event possible, we do have to charge a little more. We think it’s worth it!
* If you’re able to recruit an event volunteer, please email us before signing up and we’ll give you a coupon code for an instant 25% off.
Start / Finish (Parking) Location:
Pine Valley County Park 28810 Old Hwy 80, Pine Valley, CA 91962. Please carpool if possible.
Places To Stay:
Lots of options in Alpine and El Cajon, about 20-30 minutes away. There’s one tiny motel in Pine Valley which rarely has rooms, but you can try.
If the County Park fills up, overflow parking is available at Pine Valley Community Church 28944 Old Hwy 80 (just down the road). To the extent possible, please carpool with your riding buddies!
Rider Check-In: 6:00am-7:15am at Pine Valley Community Park
Start Times: There will be 3 “mass starts.” Please choose your time based on the guidelines below. Aid station opening/closing times will be based on riders leaving at appropriate times. Please, if you’re a fast rider, wait until 7:30am.
7am: Riders needing 8.5-9.5 hours
7:15am: 7.5-8.5 hours
7:30am: Under 7 hours
Mid-Course Cut Offs: You must leave Pine Valley Community Park no later than 2:15pm to start the final loop.
Time Limit: For an official finish and Stage 2 KOM credit you must complete loop 3 and cross the finish line up on Mt. Laguna by 4:30pm.