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Tour de Poway

104 miles with 4,600 feet of climbing
Tour de Poway • Route Profile
Route Profile

Tour de Poway • Climbs

Cat. 3: Mile 1
Cat. 4: Mile 39

Tour de Poway • Description

The Tour de Poway is a scenic back country century in North County San Diego. The ride is laid out as a big loop, initially heading east, then north, west, south, and east again.
The ride starts with the biggest climb, Poway Road. After a short descent on Highway 67, the route visits Ramona, soon followed by a longer descent down Bandy Canyon. Highway 78 passes San Diego Wild Animal Park and leads up a short climb. The course then continues through the towns of Escondido and San Marcos, and passes Legoland on the way to Carlsbad.
For a while, the ride follows the Ocean, before heading inland again and eventually passing through Rancho Santa Fe. The bike path along Highway 56 gradually gains some elevation, and a few rolling hills lead back down to Poway.

Tour de Poway • Interactive Map

Tour de Poway • Pictures

Tour de Poway • In Poway
In Poway
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Tour de Poway • Personal Notes

2007
Several riders of the Renegades participated in the event: Barbara B., Claude I., Ryan P., Tom R., and myself. It was Ryan's first century, what a ride.
2009
This year I rode with Tom R. and a few other riders. The route was slightly different; in Ramona it continued down Highway 78 (instead of Bandy Canyon), and towards the end it followed Del Mar Heights Road and Camino Del Sur (instead of Highway 56 bike path).
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