THANK YOU EVERYONE: THE RACERS, THE SPONSORS & THE VOLUNTEERS, FOR A GREAT 2013 RACE! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU NEXT YEAR FOR OUR 10TH ANNIVERSARY.
Cycling Illustrated labels The Idyllwid Spring Challenge one of the top 5 races in So Cal. This elite group includes the likes of the Sea Otter Classic!
"The Idyllwild Spring Challenge is held each May in the small town of Idyllwild, in the San Jacinto Mountains. It's a very popular race due to the beautiful scenery and sublimely flowing singletrack. The race includes a 1 mile 13% gradient climb, followed by technically challenging singletrack. If you only do one race in So Cal, make it this one."
The course will remain the same as 2012. Which, from the comments we received from the 2012 race, was not a problem and the adjusted course was just as fun and challenging! We still have it all... superb single track (some of the best anywhere and miles of it!), challenging climbs, flowing trails, ripping downhills, streams, meadows, woods, rocks and loads of dirt. This is real mountain biking!
Look forward to seeing you there!
Every year we try to better the event. Comments and suggestions are always welcome. We love to hear if you enjoyed your time up in Idyllwild. It helps confirm we are on the right track! This race is for all of you and we want it to be the best it can be (but please, not 'perfect'. Who really wants to be perfect?!)
For all race inquireries please contact Katie