Palm Desert Century Route Maps
Palm Desert Century Course Strip Map: Download PDF Course Strip Map, click here.
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IMPORTANT ROUTE NOTE: All routes are subject to change without notice, due to road construction, permitting agency requirements, Police support, weather, etc. Posted below is the Palm Century Strip Map and Strava download for the full century route. The course is designed as out-and-back. Shorter course turnaround points will be marked with signs, however, riders may safely turn around at any point along the course--just use extra care when making u-turns! The Strip Map below is included in your rider packet. Final Cue Sheets for various routes will be available at Packet Pick up on Friday & Saturday in Palm Desert. Be flexible! Last minute route changes are an unavoidable part of the landscape for century rides.
"Super Century" Option: Full Course riders may extend the Full Century to a "Super Century". After reaching the 50-mile turnaround, riders may spin 15 miles back down to the start of the Box Cyn/Chiriaco Summit Time Trial and do a 2nd Time Trial back up to Chiriaco Summit. This additional segment adds 30 miles to the century, making it 130 miles. Participation is optional, but is subject a Noon time cutoff for starting the 2nd climb, meaning riders need to be at mile 65 before Noon. The Super Century Option is included with all Full Century registrations.
Strava/Garmin 705 Century Course: Download of Co-Founder Jim's Pre-ride on Sep 25, '12. Direct link, click here.
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Elevation Profile: Click on Strava Map above (on date) and scroll down to Elevation Profile, or Click here
Map showing Start/Finish at University Park in Palm Desert
Course is out-n-back (50 miles + 50 miles), from Palm Desert, to Chiriaco Summit, and back
Driving to Palm Desert, CA: From most locations, it's Interstate Freeways all the way to Palm Desert.
Arrival & Venue Map: For downloadable and printable version, click here