The 450 mile Julian Bikepacking Challenge is a three loop bikepacking adventure highlighting the incredibly diverse terrain and scenery in San Diego County…
Each of the three loops are based on a specific geography. The Beach, Desert and Mountain loops are all a mix of pavement, two track and singletrack trails with varying technical levels. This is a tough challenge with a lot of miles and elevation gain in remote areas at times. There are rewards though. All the loops start and end at the Julian Pie Company in Julian, a perfect place to reward yourself with the famous Julian Apple Pie and ice cream after completing a loop!
Total distance for all three loops is around 450 miles with over 45,000 feet of elevation gain. Total time to do the entire route will be 4-9 days. Each loop has unique character and challenges and can be done individually.
The group start on October 15th is timed to coincide with the full moon. You can also stay up to date with the event on the Facebook page.