The 135 Mile ride is the crown jewel of the SCMC. With 135.0 miles and 13,215′ of climbing, this route comes close to the Death Ride in elevation. More climbing bang for your buck at 98 Feet Per Mile (FPM)! Riders must start by 7:00 am and clear the Lunch Stop by 1:00 pm, or return via the 100M route, as there will not be sufficient time to complete the 135M route. Due to the amount of mileage and elevation gain, this course is only suitable for experienced cyclists with a very strong fitness foundation
Not quite tuned up for the 135M? The 101.6 mile route is the ticket. At 10,130′ of climbing, it offers excellent bragging rights at 100 FPM. Riders must start by 7:30 am and clear the Lunch Stop by 1:30 pm or take the 75M route back as there will not be sufficient time to complete the 101M route. This route is suitable for experienced cyclists.
This route offers many of the scenic roads from the 135M and 101M rides. This 75.7 mile route is no slouch of a ride, with 6,794′ of climbing or 90 FPM. Riders must start by 8:00 am. This route is suitable for experienced cyclists.
This route offers some of the best ocean views Santa Cruz has to offer. At 45.3 miles with 2,959′ of climbing, it works out to a leisurely 46 FPM. Riders should start between 9:00 – 10:00 am. This route is suitable for most levels of cyclists who enjoy hills.
We pride ourselves on the quality and variety of snacks and meals during and after the ride. You’ll find home made banana bread, salty snacks, great sandwiches for lunch, and our famous build-it-yourself burrito and Marianne’s ice cream at the post ride meal.
This ride has it all. Shady redwoods, challenging climbs with glorious views, ocean breeze, smooth descents. Enjoy every moment.
The ride is organized by the Santa Cruz County Cycling Club, and is staffed entirely by club members and other volunteers. This enables the club to provide grants local non profits that support cycling and health.