100 miles with 4,300 feet of climbing
Stagecoach Century • Climbs
Cat. 4: Mile 34 and 85
Stagecoach Century • Description
The Stagecoach Century is a scenic desert century. The out-and-back course starts in Ocotillo and follows the historic Great Southern Overland Stage Route of 1849 to Scissors Crossing, passing through Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The first half of the course ascends gradually from sea level to above 2,000 feet, which makes for a fast second half.
Event Website: Stagecoach Century
Stagecoach Century • Interactive Map
Stagecoach Century • Pictures
At the lunch stop I met Kenji F. from San Clemente, and we rode back together. It turned out that I knew his dad Ken, whose swim clinic I attended three years ago. Ken is the person who got me interested in an Ironman.
This year I rode with Bart B. from the Renegades. We ran into John U. and Susen S. on their tandem.
This year I rode with Sandra and Lisa. We ran into John U., Susen S., and Mike G. from the Renegades.
By: Bernd Straehle
See Also: Gran Fondos & Centuries