The Double Metric ride is the crown jewel of the SCMC. Route includes a loop through Big Basin Park with magnificent redwoods, twisty rollers and the best road surfaces in the county. With 127 miles (204 kilometers) and 12,550′ 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 should 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 127M route. Due to the amount of mileage and elevation gain,
Not quite tuned up for the Double Metric? The Century route is the ticket. At 10,300′ of climbing, it offers excellent bragging rights at 100 FPM. Riders should start by 7:30 am and clear the Lunch Stop by 1:30 pm or take the 75M route back as there may not be sufficient time to complete the 102M route. This route is suitable for experienced cyclists. Course Map
This route offers many of the scenic roads from the Double Metric and Century rides. This 75 mile route is no slouch of a ride, with 6,700′ of climbing or 90 FPM. Riders must start by 8:00 am. This route is suitable for experienced cyclists. Course Map
This route offers some of the best ocean views Santa Cruz has to offer. At 45 miles with 2,900′ 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. Course Map
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 a post-ride meal with Marianne’s ice cream.
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.