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Where are your hill climbs for training? Post by 5/19/2013

Where are you training for the hills?
Let us know between now and May 19 for a chance to win some great giveaways!

Where are you training for the hills?
Let us know between now and May 19 for a chance to win some great giveaways!

Post a link to a GPS track or an answer below or on our Facebook page between May 6, 2013 and May 19, 2013, and let us know how and where you’re training. And do you feel ready for the Three Witches and the Purple Monster climbs at the San Diego Century?

HILL CLIMBS WITH DIGIGOEVENTS.COM: If you want even more opportunities to win century/gran fondo entries with your hill training check out the $19.95 DigiRide digital cycling events with  With 10 climbs (including Torrey Pines, Mt. Soledad, Newport Coast and Mt. Hollywood) spread over San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles you can ride & earn century entries between now and May 12.

Whether it’s a GPS track or a brief note, share your rides with us and you’ll be eligible to win one of our giveaway items on May 13 and May 20.

Giveaways include:
- Revolution Bike Shop gear & specials:  water bottles and t-shirts.
- San Diego Century 2013 jerseys designed at
- free ride entry for any distance: 103,66, 37 or 25 miles (free ride entries selected from participants who post GPS tracks)
- official San Diego Century t-shirts and hats


More details on the giveaway items:

No purchase necessary.  One prize item per selected winner, previous giveaway prize winners are not eligible.  A minimum of 8 winners will be selected in this promotion per week, 8 on May 13 and 8 on May 20. Items will be awarded based on comments on this post, or on the San Diego Century Facebook page between May 6 and May 19 at 11:59 AM, with winners selected by San Diego Century judges. Comments/posts between May 6 and May 12, 11:59pm Pacific are eligible for the May 13 giveaways.  Comments/posts between May 13 and May 19, 11:59pm Pacific are eligible for the May 20 giveaways.  Free ride entries will be selected from the group of participants who post GPS tracks.

There are 9 comments for this Post

  1. Trishia Ascenzi -

    Training in RPV. Climbing The Switchbacks, The 7 C’s, Silver Spur, and any other hill that gets in my way!

  2. Christina Dalforno -

    I rode the 38 mile loop today. I have been following the John Howard training plan for the last 16 weeks! It keeps me dedicated and focused! I really appreciate the suggested mileage because this will be my first century. Hill repeats on twin oaks valley road to san elijo has been my main training hill, but I have done Mt. Soledad and the purple monster throughout the last few months. I’m ready! Bring it!

  3. Gerard Stanton -

    Create Maps or search from 80 million at MapMyRide

  4. Gerard Stanton -

    Hi,I think my comment is a mess. sorry.

    Create Maps or search from 80 million at MapMyRide

  5. hector maytorena -

    1. Bachman St. from Fashion Valley to Hillcrest 240ft elev gain. 3.7% 1.24 miles. Category 5
    2. Soledad Mountain west side Nautilus St 606ft elev gain. 4.4% 2.58 miles. Category 3
    3. Soledad mountain road south side 657ft elev gain. 3.6% 3.50 miles. Category 3
    4. Zoo drive 101ft elev gain 2% 0.98mile. Category 5
    5. Ulric St. from Fashion Valley 262 ft elev gain. 3.2% 1.55 miles. Category 5
    6. Texas St., Presidio St., Juan St, Linda Vista Rd. are all Category 5.

  6. Johnny S -

    From Rancho Santa Fe road, head up San Elijo continue straight to Twin Oaks Valley and down the other side. Turn around at Starbucks and head back up. If you are feeling good, go into Double Peak park.
    I love this ride — straight line, smooth steady hills (except the park of course).
    Over 5,000′ in 25 miles

  7. Ray Mounts -

    Wednesday did my 48 miler around La Mesa, Rancho San Diego and Spring Valley; I make sure there are lots of hills 4800′ altogether and that is doing Mt. Helix twice(once at the start and at the end)! I capped off the week climbing Palomar south Grade Rd. for the first time about 6500″ of climbing Starting in San Marcos. Looking out at the valley below was beautiful as I suffered to the top non-stop in 100 degree temps on Saturday.

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