Distance: 66 miles and 2400 feet of elevation gain (mapping software)
We start in Pasadena from Victory Park (which is a slightly different location than we used in the past) and immediately head south a couple of miles to Huntington Drive where the route joins the full century on its trip east through the San Gabriel Valley all the way out to Upland. The trip out rides long stretches on Arrow Hwy and Bonita Ave. In Upland we turn north and ride a long grade up to lunch near the 210 Freeway. After lunch we turn back west for our return. The return parallels the trip out, but along a slightly more northerly route which generally follows or rides on Foothill Blvd. In Sierra Madre, the metric leaves the full century route and returns to Victory Park. As you can see by the profile, the route is a gentle up-grade to lunch (and a little beyond). The final 2 – 3 miles up to lunch (at mile 31) is a noticeable climb, but not too steep. Most of the return is a gentle downgrade with a little climbing near the end as we climb through Sierra Madre.
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