The King Of The Road Challenge is presented by AdventureCORPS, Inc. in collaboration with Cycling Camp San Diego and Alpine Kiwanis
The King Of The Road Challenge includes San Diego County’s three toughest and most inspired one-day cycling events: Mount Laguna Bicycle Classic on April 20, Alpine Challenge on April 27, and The Dirty Devil on June 1. Riders who complete all three events in the same calendar year will be featured on the King Of The Road website, will be eligible to wear the King Of The Road jersey, will enjoy three truly epic and memorable cycling events, and will have serious bragging rights!
All event results will be posted on the epicrides.org website and every rider who accomplishes this magnificent feat will go down in history.
Will you be among the first to tackle this formidable cycling challenge?
The first stage in the King Of The Road Challenge, hosted annually by AdventureCORPS since 2009, is the Mount Laguna Bicycle Classic. It features features 101 miles with 10,000 feet of climbing and three different ascents of San Diego County’s Mount Laguna! You will climb San Diego’s highest point via Sunrise Hwy from the north, via the fabled and car-free Kitchen Creek from the south-east, and via the little-known and truly epic Pine Creek drainage from the west. There are just three stop signs and NO traffic lights on this incredible route which starts and finishes just 44 miles east of San Diego in Pine Valley, CA! Fabulous 75- and 45-mile routes are offered, too! (But, of course, the latter do not count towards the KRC.) More Info. / Register for Mount Laguna!
Stage Two of The King Of The Road Challenge is the venerable Alpine Challenge, hosted by Kiwanis Alpine since 2001. The Alpine Challenge is an opportunity to explore East San Diego County’s mountain scenery. Not only will you enjoy this beautiful and challenging ride, but you’ll also be helping local teens in their quest to continue their education. New for 2013, this classic event now offers a 97-mile route with 10,200 feet of elevation gain, along with shorter routes of 25, 50, or 62 miles. (Only the 97-mile route counts for the KRC.) More info. / Register for Alpine Challenge!
The third, final, and toughest stage of the King Of The Road Challenge is the Dirty Devil, hosted by Cycling Camp San Diego on June 1. Held since 2011 and based in Alpine, it is, quite simply, California’s premier – and most challenging – road bike ultra century. It features a 125-mile route with 11,000 feet of elevation gain that includes 28 miles of hard packed dirt roads – all of them road bike friendly. Your entry includes a dirt road riding skills clinic, as well as six aid stations and roving support. An 85-mile option with 7500 feet of gain and 17 miles of dirt roads is also offered, though, of course, that route does not count towards the KRC. More Info. / Register for Dirty Devil!