Missions 600k04-22-2023 06:00None Registered

01-01-2023 09:00
04-17-2023 12:00
ACP 600
Sunrise at 6:09:25 AM Sunset at 7:25:00 PM

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Doyle Community Park
8175 Regents Rd
San Diego, California 92122

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Start location details will be provided once route is finalized. For now, the plan is to start in Santa Maria. The RWGPS map is provided to interested participants as a preview of the route linking up the 9 California missions that this 600k will pass by.

Highlights of this route:

  • Between Lompoc and Solvang is "Sideways" country (though we ask that you to remain upright throughout this brevet), as the wineries and restaurants in the area were filming locations for the movie. The ride will climb Harris Grade Rd into Lompoc and then the bucolic road and scenic wineries along Santa Rosa Rd to Solvang.
  • Note that Mission Santa Ynez is in Solvang, not in Santa Ynez, as Mission San Jose is in Fremont, not in San Jose. 
  • From Solvang to Gaviota on the coast the route guides you onto the rural countryside which Alisal Rd runs through to Nojoqui Summit on Hwy 101. As a heads-up, the route will require you to cross the highway at the summit to ride southbound to Gaviota.
  • The route will be on Hwy 101 until Goleta where it will traverse inland through Santa Barbara before returning to the coast toward Ventura.
  • After Venture, the route will turn inland and pass through Saticoy, Santa Paula and Bardsdale before jumping onto Hwy 125 at Piru to Valencia (known as the Heritage Valley), passing Six Flags Magic Mountain before continuing on the South Fork bike trail to Santa Clarita. 
  • After Mission San Fernando, the route will follow along the Angeles National Forest through Tujunga Canyon to Flintridge-Canada and then to the Mission San Gabriel, passing the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech campus and Huntington Library. Expect urban riding through this part of LA County.
  • In Pasadena, the route will pass through "Bungalow Heaven" landmark district, named for the more than 800 small craftsman homes built there from 1900 to 1930.
  • After the overnight control in Rosemead (to be finalized), the route will continue on the Rio Hondo/San Gabriel River Trails to Seal Beach.
  • From Seal Beach, the final stretch to San Diego will follow along the usual coastal route, except for a couple of inland diversions on river trails to reach a couple of missions.
  • The planned finish will be in Mission Valley. Final hotel/motel location to be determined.
  • The finish hotel will be near the Fashion Valley trolly station. You can catch the trolley to the Old Town Station to Santa Fe Station in Downtown to board the Amtrak Surfliner. 
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