110 miles with 11,500 feet of climbing
Mulholland Challenge • Climbs
Mulholland Challenge • Description
The Mulholland Challenge is a difficult century with stunning views in the Santa Monica Mountains. Most of the course overlaps with the Mulholland Double Century, which is held on the same day.
The ride starts in Agoura Hills and descends via Las Virgenes/Malibu Canyon into Malibu. After a few miles south along the ocean, the first climb winds up Topanga Canyon and Old Topanga Canyon. The course then continues on Mulholland Highway, Little Sycamore Canyon, and Cotharin Road.
The descent on Deer Creek Road offers an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. After a few miles south on Pacific Coast Highway, the most difficult climb of the day leads up Decker Canyon, which eventually turns into Mulholland Highway. The last big climb winds up Stunt Road, followed by a descent down Piuma Road. The course then climbs Cold Canyon and leads back to Agoura Hills.
Event Website: Mulholland Challenge
Mulholland Challenge • Interactive Map
Mulholland Challenge • Pictures
Deer Creek Road
By: Bernd Straehle