Alpine Challenge.




Bike Ride

5639 ft

Begins in:
Alpine, CA, United States
Created By:
rwsuelzle Best Time: 4:30:00
Update 2009: Starting Apr. 2009, Event ride start/finishes at Viejas Outlet Center. Still approx. 72 miles in length. This is an organized event (but is also just a great route for solo or group). An excellent combination of climbing and descents. \n\nStarts out of Apline and heads east along I-8 frontage roads (past Viejas Casino). Climbs about 900 feet in 4 miles. This is followed by the first great downhill run of about 12 miles (approx 2200 feet total descent) to the bottom of Harbison Canyon.\n\nNow starts the serious climbing! First up Dehesa grade - approx 1200 feet in 4 miles. Average about 6% gradiant. This is followed by a 1.5 mile descent to Loveland Resv. (back end, usually dry). \n\nSecond long big climb approx. 2100 feet over 9 miles. From the bottom of Loveland Resv to Lyons Valley Rd avg gradient avg. 6-8% (there is one section over a couple hundred meters at 11%). \n\nLevels off at I-8 (cross underneath and turns into Highway 79 north of I-8) for the next several miles around Descanso.\n\nTurn right on Old Highway 80, climbs about 500 feet to Guatay over 2 miles, then descends into Pine Valley. Loops around Pine Valley and returns over same Old Highway 80 route to junction of Old Highway 80 and Highway 79.\n\nTurn right onto Highway 79 then immediate left onto Viejas road, loop through Descanso (there\'s a store for refreshments).\n\nNow comes a really great downhill run, this time going down Japatual Valley Rd/Japatual Rd to Loveland Resv. Climb out at top of Dehesa Rd keep right and climb Taveren Rd back into Alpine.
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Rating Start/End Points Length Start/End Elevation Avg Grade
Cat 3 0.06 mi/5.54 mi 5.47 mi 1,876 ft/2,688 ft 2.8%
Cat 3 17.67 mi/23.08 mi 5.41 mi 579 ft/1,594 ft 3.6%
Cat 1 24.51 mi/40.43 mi 15.92 mi 1,385 ft/4,007 ft 3.1%
Cat 5 45.91 mi/47.59 mi 1.68 mi 3,633 ft/4,009 ft 4.2%
Cat 3 64.75 mi/69.54 mi 4.79 mi 1,388 ft/2,068 ft 2.7%

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