San Dimas Stage Races
29 - 31 Mar 2019
World class professional, talented amateur, and Junior cyclists from around the world are signing up to compete in this highly regarded race which is hosted by the SC Velo Cycling Club. Three exciting stages of racing are scheduled as well as Kids Races on the last day. 800+ professional and amateur cyclists are expected to compete for cash prizes and medals.
Stage 1The San Gabriel Mountains feature many picturesque and challenging climbs. Glendora Mountain Road (GMR to locals) in the Angeles National Forest ranks among the most popular climbs in Southern California. GMR poses a varying pitch between 4.5 - 6.5 percent with a dizzying array of corners, as it twists and turns up the mountainside. The course is 4.25 Miles long wiht a total elevation gain of 1257 ft.Stage 2The race course terrain makes this course a challenge for all riders. The course, slightly changed from last year, is a rolling and twisting approximately 7 mile circuit which includes short climbs. The riders will make from 4 to 12 loops around the course depending upon category. The first group starts at 7:50 AM and the last (Pro men) at 1:15 PM. A special viewing area for the race is located on Heckler Hill. Free shuttle service from the registration area to Heckler Hill throughout all stage 2 races. Please see video below for view of Heclker Hill.Stage 3The City of San Dimas has welcomed racers into their town for one of the hardest criteriums in Southern California. The Grand Prix course starts on the streets of historic Old Town San Dimas with its western themes before a right turn into the downtown neighborhood. The course careens racers through six corners and three long three long straight-aways. The long slightly downhill section enables incredible speeds into the righthand corner and onto the finish straightaway. Racers and spectators alike will enjoy one of the highest speed races in Southern California
There are no fees for spectators, just pick a spot along the race route and be prepared to see some exciting racing. For the photographically inclined, the photo-ops will be unparalleled, with lots of up-close action, so bring your cameras.