100-Mile Course – This new course for 2016 starts with the signature climb up Mt. Charlie Road upon reaching the summit and passing Mountain Charlie’s Cabin it winds north along Summit Road then along Skyline Boulevard with picturesque vistas of the Santa Cruz Mountains and down into Silicon Valley. Passing HWY 9 the 100 Mile course will continue heading north turning left onto Alpine Road. Arguably one of the most spectacular descents in the Santa Cruz mountains because of the exposed lush green hills, dappled redwood groves and ocean views in the distance. The riders will wind down Alpine Road along Pescadero Creek and into the La Honda area. Turning right onto Pescadero Road then left onto HWY 84 as you head out to the coast. At the historic San Gregorio Market riders will take a left onto Stage Road. This section is a beautiful throwback to old time coastal California with pastoral views, historic barns, peeks of the ocean and an absolutely majestic eucalyptus lined stretch into the town of Pescadero for a lunch stop. From Pescadero the ride will continue south along Cloverdale Road, then out to coastal HWY1 along Gazos Creek. From here riders will usually enjoy a gentle (or strong) tail wind pushing them south. A beautiful jaunt through Swanton Road then back into Santa Cruz and up Glen Canyon back to Scotts Valley where riders will enjoy a great post ride meal.