Canyon Classic Challenge

535 Peregrine Dr
Patterson, CA 95363

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Event Description

Pedal on over and enjoy this beautiful ride through orchards, vineyards, foothills, and canyons of Central California.  Challenge yourself with one of the toughest routes in California up Mt. Hamilton to the Lick Observatory! 


Event details and schedule

Half Century—approx. 53 miles
Journey approximately  53 miles on a very scenic and moderately strenuous ride through golden valley farmlands lush with springtime growth.  Climb into the Del Puerto Canyon to the Junction and then back down the canyon with a stop at Frank Raines Park for lunch.  After lunch continue back down through the canyon to the finish line in Patterson.

Canyon Classic Century—approx. 110  miles 
Travel through Stanislaus, Santa Clara, San Joaquin and Contra Costa Counties on a beautiful and challenging ride.  You will journey through valley farmlands and climb 5,500’ up Del Puerto Canyon.  The ride then proceeds along San Antonio Valley Road for lunch in picturesque Livermore Valley vineyards before beginning the Corral Hollow climb on the return to Patterson.

Mt. Hamilton/Lick Observatory Climb: 
Travel approximately 91 miles through valley farm lands and up Del Puerto Canyon.  The ride then proceeds down to San Antonio Valley Road and journeys south and up to the summit of Mt. Hamilton to the historic Lick Observatory.  Enjoy a great view of the valley and indulge in a wonderful lunch before proceeding back down to Patterson.

Topographical maps will be posted at the start and finish of the for your review.  You can also view the maps at our website at

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