OCW in alliance with Kahler Cycling Academy are proud to present the 2017 Breathless Agony Ride. It is still part of the King of the Mountains (KOM) series. So don't despair. We are working closely with Robert and Chuck to maintain the level of excellence you have experienced for many years.
Mike Lee, Ride Director
Kahler Cycling Academy in alliance with the Orange County Wheelmen presents the Twenty First Annual
Breathless Agony Ride
Saturday, May 6, 2017 6:30 A.M.
Update 5/23/16 7:40pm Chuck Bramwell was all over the course and took 67 photos HERE
Update 5/18/16 12:10pm Mike Satterlee was on the climb up to Oak Glen on Pass #4 and took 102 Photos from the 2016 Breathless Agony HERE
Update 5/18/16 11:20am Mike Satterlee was on the climb up to Angelus Oaks and took 222 Photos from the 2016 Breathless Agony HERE
Update 5/17/16 1:20pm Tony Musorafite was all over the course on the 2016 Breathless Agony and took 326 excellent photos of lots of fun HERE
Update 5/14/16 10:50pm Pat Yee moved to a new strategic location on the descent of the other side of Oak Glen on Pass 4 of the 2016 Breathless Agony. He captured the fun with 508 photos which you can see HERE
Update 5/14/16 6:30am Pat Yee was strategically located at the bottom of the big sweeping switchbacks on the descent of Oak Glen on Pass 2. He captured the fun with 325 photos in the second part which you can see HERE
Update 5/13/16 11:08pm The 4 Pass Finishers Results have been updated HERE If you have a penalty, be sure to read the Results and Penalties section above the Results
Update 5/10/16 11:40pm The 4 Pass Finishers Results are posted HERE If you have a penalty, be sure to read the Results and Penalties section above the Results
Update 5/10/16 11:55am Pat Yee was strategically located at the bottom of the big sweeping switchbacks on the descent of Oak Glen on Pass 2. He captured the fun with 319 photos in the first part which you can see HERE
Update 5/09/16 7:50am Ben Cluff shot 140 Photos from the Oak Glen Climb on Pass 4 which you can check out HERE
Update 5/08/16 10:50pm The 2016 Breathless Agony turned out to be a magnificent day for some amazing mountain climbs ... even though it was mighty cold and plenty challenging descending from Rest Stop 3 at Angelus Oaks!! Ben Cluff shot 437 Photos from the Oak Glen Climb on Pass 2 which you can check out HERE
Update 5/05/16 11:15am The 2016 Breathless Agony will be a tough day of cycling with an adventure on Jack Rabbit Trail, the brutal climb of Oak Glen, the Grim Reaper on Damnation Alley, and memories to last a lifetime!! Due to projected extremely cold weather and possible snow at Onyx Summit, we have a new route for this year which will be plenty challenging. A complete Weather Forecast Analysis, Route Analysis with Map and Elevation Chart, and Gameplan is all described in great detail in the 2016 Rider Instructions HERE
This option heads out of Redlands to some great country roads. You will be treated to Food Stop #1 in Beaumont before the beautiful climb up the second pass to the apple orchards of Oak Glen!! This climb is one of the toughest on the Redlands Bicycle Classic, an event that attracts teams from around the world. You will climb 1,690 Feet in 4.8 Miles for an Average Grade of 6.7%!! There are some pieces that are over 11.4% which will leave you Breathless for sure so bring your climbing gears!! The reward is an incredible 7 mile downhill to Food Stop #2 at the Mill Creek Ranger Station followed by another 7 mile downhill back to the park!!
· 3 Pass Option: 75 Miles with 7,800 Feet of Climbing
After completing the 2 Pass Option, fuel up at Food Stop #2 at the Mill Creek Ranger Station and then for some more challenge and beauty, climb up towards Onyx Summit to Angelus Oaks where there will be a Food Stop #3 waiting for you!! And don’t forget about the well deserved, long, smooth, and fast 18 miles of pure downhill!!
· 4 Pass Option: 107 Miles with 12,000 Feet of Climbing
After fueling up at Food Stop #3 in Angelus Oaks, continue up and up until you get to Onyx Summit, 8,443 Feet Above Sea Level. The clock stops at the top of the mountain in the Breathless Agony ... just like in a Mountain Stage in the Tour de France. It will be a great party with the Grim Reaper at Onyx Summit at 8,443 Feet. All 4 Pass Finishers will also receive a well deserved medal at the top. However, the riding doesn’t finish at the top: since the clock has stopped, you can take your time enjoying a fantastic and well deserved 42 mile downhill back to the Start / Finish at Sylvan Park in Redlands where you’ll have another party including a Burrito Fiesta Lunch all of which is included in the ride fee. Since this ride is comparable in difficulty to the Markleeville Death Ride, this is a Major Adventure for Supermen and Superwomen only!! NOTE: All 4 Pass Finishers are expected to ride their bicycles the 42 miles downhill back to the Start / Finish at Sylvan Park.
Directions: All of the ride options begin and end at Sylvan Park in Redlands. Take the 91 East to I-10 and Exit at University St. Turn Left onto University St. then drive .2 Miles. Turn left onto Park Ave. and the Start / Finish Area will be in the Southwest corner of Sylvan Park.