Yes, it is difficult to announce... the Idyllwild Spring Challenge will take a break for 2014 while the May Valley area is recovering from the July 2013 Mountain Fire. The Forest will remained closed for a good portion of this area until late 2014. The event should be back on track for 2015 so mark your calendars in advance for May 2-3, 2015. We plan on going all out to welcome back the race and celebrate its 10th anniversary!!!
In it's place, join us for the Idyllwild Spring Break fun ride (see details, RSVP, 75 max only).
What is the Idyllwild Spring Challenge...?
Cycling Illustrated labels The Idyllwid Spring Challenge one of the top 5 mountain bike 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 has it all 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!
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