112 miles with 11,500 feet of climbing
Breathless Agony • Climbs
Breathless Agony • Description
The Breathless Agony is a long and hard century. The route includes a dirt road, four passes, and a mountaintop finish at mile 75.
The ride starts in Redlands and leads through a semi-rural area before climbing Jack Rabbit Trail (pass #1, dirt road). After visiting Beaumont, the route leads up Oak Glen Road (pass #2), followed by a descent to Mill Creek Ranger Station.
Here the ride enters San Bernardino National Forest, climbing Mill Creek Road (pass #3), aka Damnation Alley. After visiting Angelus Oaks, Highway 38 continues to lead up to Onyx Summit (pass #4, 8,443 feet). From Onyx Summit it is 38 miles back to the start, most of it downhill.
Breathless Agony • Interactive Map
Breathless Agony • Pictures
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By: Bernd Straehle