Borrego Springs 400k03-25-2023 05:002 Registered

11-01-2022 00:01
03-19-2023 12:00
ACP 400
Sunrise at 6:49:33 AM Sunset at 7:10:44 PM

Willie Hunt
Email Willie(714)309-2192

Get me there
Willie's House
21 Espalier Drive
Foothill Ranch, ca 92610

Park on opposite side of Espalier Drive from houses.

SAG Service Available
Overnight Ride

Registration for 2023 brevets will open on 11/1/2022.

Note: You must register in advance for the ride- there is no late or day-of-event registration.  Registration closes at noon on Sunday, 3/19- this is 6 days in advance due to the complicated logistics of this ride.  You must be a member of PCH Randonneurs and RUSA to register.

This 400k covers a huge diversity of territory from beach views along the PCH, to 50 miles of grade isolated bike paths, to views of the highest peaks in Southern California (San Jacinto and San Gorgonio), huge wind turbines, and vast desert landscapes.  The 400k has only 6800 feet of climbing, mostly in a slow gradual climb toward Beaumont.  It’s scheduled early in the year to avoid the possible high temperatures in Palm Springs desert area.  The weather at this time of year is generally exceptionally pleasant, but you never know about the wind.

The route  makes a giant  loop from Foothill Ranch to Laguna Beach and the PCH, Santa Ana River Trail (SART), Corona, Norco, Upper SART, San Bernardino / Redlands, Beaumont Banning, through the pass of San Jacinto and San Gorgonio, around Palm Springs and Palm Desert, a stretch along the Salton Sea, then back East to Borrego Springs for the finish in Borrego Springs.   There will be a shuttle back to Foothill Ranch on Sunday morning.  There is also drop bag service to the finish.  More details about overnight sleeping options coming soon.

You must sign up at least 6 days prior, so shuttle service seating space and other logistics can be properly handled. 

 At the start there is plenty of street parking in Willie's neighborhood.

All participants are required to have working front and rear lights on their bicycles and meet the reflectivity guidelines as required by Article 10 of the RUSA Rules for Riders.  An inspection will be conducted to ensure compliance for your safety during the ride.