The famed backside of Palomar mountain will be having a #GravelParty come the 23rd as gravel participants will look to climb the amazingly fun yet challenging dirt climb in 30 second intervals. Showing their support in the gravel community Canyon is on board as they keep their involvement moving forward which was first seen when they came on board as title sponsor for the Carlsbad based Belgian Waffle Ride.
One thing worth noting is that this Gravel challenge is the day after Canyon will have their big grand opening of their Carlsbad show room. According to their Facebook event page Canyon doesn’t look as though they will have any of their Grade bikes available for demo, but they may be accessed the day prior at their showroom grand opening.
Press Release: Challenge yourself with a 20km uphill dirt time trial up the famous Nate Harrison grade on Mt. Palomar! This dirt road ascent is 9.5 miles long and gains about 4000 feet – from about 700′ to about 4700′ with the finish in a turn-out near Mother’s restaurant for a total of approx. 12.3 miles.
Starts will likely be in 30 second intervals starting at 8:00 am.
WHAT: This is a time trial style uphill gravel ride with minimum pavement at start and finish
WHEN: September 23, 2018 @ 8:00am LOCATION: Mt. Palomar via Nate Harrison Grade
STAGING AREA: Pauma School, 33158 Cole Grade Road, Pauma Valley, CA, 92061
REGISTER: Please visit https://www.bikereg.com/canyon-nate-harrison-challenge
PRE REGISTRATION: $40 with code NATEHARRISON20
DAY OF ENTRY FEE: $50
AWARDS: Cash Prizes top 5 -> $100, $80, $60, $40, $20