The Sequoia is my favorite century on the peninsula. It is quite a bit tougher than the Tierra Bella. I think the full century has almost 10,000 feet of climbing and the 200K is a little more. This year's routes are similar to last year: Palo Alto to Santa Cruz and back.stinkfoot said:Try the Sequoia ride out of Palo Alto - well supported, scenic route, and great climbs.
This is the best source for rides on the west coast: http://www.bbcnet.com/ridecalendar/RideListDateUnder150.asptmanley said:I just finished riding the Tierra Bella Century this past weekend and had a blast. Since I'm relatively new to riding in centuries, what other rides are out there worth doing? I like routes that have at least 5,000 feet of climbing.
The Primavera is a nice century. The 100k route is a classic bay area route; you should do it on your own if can't do the century. The route is rolling with a few small hills and lots of nice scenery.mecam said: