Sports & Recreation

Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge

About Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge

The Santa Cruz County Cycling Club presents the 21stannual Santa Cruz Mountains Challenge road cycling event on Saturday July 20th, 2019. The start and end of the ride will be held at the University of California, Santa Cruz Baskin School of Engineering courtyard. There are 4 different routes to choose from, the 45 miler with 2,900’ of climbing, the 75 Miler with 6,700’ of climbing, the Century route with 10,300’ of climbing and the Double Century featuring 12,550’ of climbing. Each ride will feature challenging climbs, coastal views and gorgeous scenery. Delicious food and hydration will be setup throughout all of the routes. There will also be support vehicles and SAG wagons to assist the riders. For more information reference the event website:

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Proceeds from the event go towards the grants program which supports local cycling initiatives.
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