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New for 2014, we are pleased to offer a 308-mile ultracycling extravaganza from Santa Clarita to Trona and back to Santa Clarita: an epic race from the Los Angeles basin through the Mojave Desert. The route is based upon the wildly successful abbreviated route used for the 2013 edition of The 508 which had to be shortened due to the U.S. government shutdown.
This route will leave, and return to, Santa Clarita via the traditional 508 route through the canyons north of Santa Clarita, for a total of 308 miles, which provides a nice symmetry with "The 508." There will be four stages on the outbound portion and four stages on the inbound portion of the race:
Stage 1 from Santa Clarita to Rosamond: 42.45 miles from Mile 0 to Mile 42.45
Stage 2 from Rosamond to California City: 40.14 miles from Mile 42.45 to Mile 82.59
Stage 3 from California City to Johannesburg: 35.58 miles from Mile 82.59 to Mile 118.17
Stage 4 from Johannesburg to Trona: 34.7 miles from Mile 118.17 to Mile 152.87
Stage 5 from Trona to Johannesburg: 34.7 miles from Mile 152.87 to Mile 187.57
Stage 6 from Johannesburg to California City: 35.58 miles from Mile 187.57 to Mile 223.15
Stage 7 from California City to Rosamond: 40.14 miles from Mile 223.15 to Mile 263.29
Stage 8 from Rosamond to Santa Clarita: 42.45 miles from Mile 263.29 to Mile 308
The time limit will be 30 Hours for Solo and 28 Hours for Teams.
As with "The 508," solo, two-person relay, and four-person relay divisions will be offered, with sub-categories for tandem, fixed gear, recumbent, and classic bikes, along with all age group and gender sub-divisions. Support vehicles will be required, except for the unsupported, Randonneur category.
All solo and team OFFICIAL FINISHERS will receive a finisher’s medal and an official finisher's jersey, produced by PACE Sportswear, at the finish line. All entrants will receive a goodie bag, Trona 308 t-shirt, Race Magazine, and more. All racers and crew members will be able to pick up free (paid by us) burritos and tacos at the turn-around location in Trona, made on the spot by Tony and Carlos from Esparza Family Restaurant in Trona.