This weekend the UCLA Road Race and Roger Millikan Memorial Criterium provide two great cycling events to compete in and an opportunity to cheer on your favorite riders.
This Saturday on February 11th, the UCLA Road Race takes place in the high desert of Pearblossom, near Lancaster. Riders will race along a 12.4 mile course with 1,500 feet of climbing per lap with a fast descent and will do it all over again on each lap. The UCLA Road Race is one of the harder road races in Southern California and becomes a race of attrition with top climbers finishing in the lead group.
This Sunday, the Roger Millikan Memorial Criterium takes place on a fun course in Brea. This is always an early season favorite for the racers and fans to attend and is held in memory of our old friend Roger Millikan who ran the Eldorado Crit Training Ride in the 90′s and the Valentine’s Day Massacre Crit in Brea.
Northern California has always had a great cycling scene and beautiful courses to ride and race on. On Saturday, February 11th, the Off The Front (OTF) Hensley Lake Road Race takes place in Madera. The 8.8 mile course is comprised of flat sections, some undulations and short climbs. Check out the video below for a course preview.
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