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2017 Los Angeles Tour de Cure

Route and Event Info

All Tour de Cure route options are designed with your safety and enjoyment in mind. Choose your distance and know that every mile helps make a difference. Whether short or long, each route is fully supported with rest stops, SAG vehicles and morel.

Our Tour de Cure event has its own character and style—from a unique starting point to the gorgeous local scenery and so much more!  No matter what route you choose you'll enjoy a fun day at this event for such a great cause.  

Early Packet Pick-Up
For all your packet pick-up details click here and to download the 2017 waiver click here.

2017 Los Angeles Tour de Cure Route Descriptions

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12 Mile Route

This family friendly route uses Santa Fe Dam Recreation Center roadways inside the park and separated bike paths, with only very gradual climbing as you make your way north to the mouth of the San Gabriel Canyon. Includes the exciting opportunity to ride along the top of the dam itself and enjoy breathtaking views.  It is entirely out-and-back so you can shorten it as much as you like.  Total climbing: 270 feet (less than 2% grades).

23 Mile Route

This is a small foothill loop ideal for beginners that are up for some rolling terrain at the foot of Glendora Mountain.  The route exits the Santa Fe Dam Recreation Center following the San Gabriel River bike path north into the mouth of the San Gabriel Canyon, before turning east to traverses the foothills on Sierra Madre Ave.  The return leg features Route 66.  Total climbing: 780 feet (mostly less than 3% grades with one short pitch of 6%).

42 Mile Route

This is the shortest route to feature Glendora Mountain Road adding a 9 mile out-and-back climb to the 23 mile route.  Glendora Mountain Road (GMR) is locally renowned among intermediate and advanced cyclists for its minimal traffic and the breath-taking mountain views from its switch backs.  The climb was featured in Stage 7 of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California stage race.  Beginners looking for a challenge may find it convenient to turnaround early if the going feels too tough, but make sure your bike is in good working order and control your speed on the twisting, turning descent.  Total climbing: 3700 feet (sustained grades between 5 and 7% on the GMR climb).

51 Mile Route

This route is for intermediate to advanced riders who want a longer distance without climbing mountain switch backs.  It adds a large foothill loop to the smaller 23 mile route and features San Gabriel Valley towns of San Dimas, La Verne and Claremont before gradually climbing to its 2,500 foot peak in San Antonio Heights and enjoying a 6 mile descent back to Route 66 on your way home.  Total climbing:  2600 feet (mostly less than 4% grades with some short pitches in the 5 to 7% range).

66 Mile Route

This route is for advanced riders and intermediate riders looking for a challenge.  The route is identical to the 42 mile route except that riders continue from the top of the Glendora Mountain Road climb 12.5 miles out-and-back along Glendora Ridge Road to the Mt. Baldy Village turnaround.  Glendora Ridge Road offers minimal traffic and unparalleled 360 degree views as the road dances along the ridge top.  Total climbing:  6400 feet (sustained grades between 5 and 7% on the GMR climb and for 2 miles of Glendora Ridge as well).

100 Mile Route

This route is for advanced riders. The route is identical to the 66 Mile Route but adds the large foothill loop from the 51 mile route after completing the Glendora Ridge/Glendora Mountain Road out-and-back leg.  Total climbing:  8040 feet (sustained grades between 5 and 7% on the GMR climb and for 2 miles of Glendora Ridge as well; mostly less than 4% grades with some short pitches of 5 to 7% on the climb from Claremont to San Antonio Heights).

100 Mile and 66 Mile HC Routes

This route adds a 4.6 miles up-an-back from Mt. Baldy Village (elevation 4265’) to the Mt. Baldy Ski Lift parking lot (elevation 6360’). The Above Category (“Hors Categorie” or “HC” in French) was featured in Stage 7 of the 2012 and 2015 Amgen Tour of California stage races.  It adds 2100 feet of climbing and is only for the fittest riders who can tackle sustained grades of 10% and peak grades of 15%).  The climb is only available to riders on the 66 and 100 mile routes who reach Mt. Baldy Village by 10:30 AM.

5K and 10K Run

The 5K run progresses clockwise around the Santa Fe Dam Lake with a paved trail following the south side of the lake and a well-traversed trail on the north side. Portions of this north side trail are on gravel or dirt paths. We welcome runners and run/walkers, but please note: No strollers on the course due to the terrain north of the lake. For those wishing to do the 10K you are welcome to add a second lap to the 5K run. Both the 5K and 10K runs will be timed events.

5K Plus 23 Mile Ride – “The Brick”

Those looking for an extra challenge can run the 5K and then jump on their bike to enjoy the 23 mile route – see descriptions for both above. The 5K run will be timed, but the cycling portion is a ride not a race, so all normal rules of the road apply and you must ride safely.


Remember, all participants must raise a minimum of $200 to participate (in addition to a small registration fee), a waiver must be signed and turned in to an American Diabetes Association representative at Check-In. Bike helmets must be worn on all cycling routes and bib numbers must be worn and clearly displayed on all run and cycling routes.


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© 2017 American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit charity providing diabetes research, information and advocacy.

Tour de Cure is the premier cycling fundraising event of the American Diabetes Association and the nation’s largest diabetes cycling event. This event is a unique opportunity for businesses, clubs, friends and families to come together to form teams with the vision of a life free of diabetes and all its burdens

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