102 miles with 7,200 feet of climbing
Tour de Foothills • Climbs
Tour de Foothills • Description
The Tour de Foothills is a late fall season century in the Inland Empire, leading along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and up Glendora Mountain Road (GMR) and part of Mount Baldy Road. Most of the ride is urban, except for the two climbs.
The course starts in Upland and initially heads west, passing through Claremont, La Verne, San Dimas, and Covina. Then the route leads north, passing through Glendora and up GMR, which is timed. GMR continues on down to East Fork Road, which turns south into San Gabriel Canyon Road, passing San Gabriel Reservoir and Morris Reservoir on the way to Azusa.
From here the course heads east, passing through Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, Claremont, and up Mount Baldy Road. At the intersection with North Mountain Road, the route leads down through Antonio Heights and further east to Rancho Cucamonga. Eventually the ride heads back west to Upland.
Event Website: Tour de Foothills
Tour de Foothills • Interactive Map
Tour de Foothills • Pictures
Glendora Mountain Road
By: Bernd Straehle
See Also: Gran Fondos & Centuries