Course Information

25 Mile Challenge CourseTuff 12 Mile CourseTame 10 Mile RideFamily 5 Mile RideTrail Run / Walk

Ride in The Rocks 25 mile Challenge Course takes riders through some of Lucerne Valley’s finest features. Beginning at Lucerne Valley High School near the valley floor, riders will begin ascending towards the foothills by means of dirt roads. The first challenge arrives 3 miles in at the crossing of Highway 18. It is here that the course begins a half-mile ascent towards the entrance of our infamous “Hurl Hill”.

Hurl Hill is a short but grueling incline up to the best view of the valley at the top. It is steep and rocky often making for an interesting scenario. Surely the toughest section of the course, riders will be challenged to navigate not only the steep and rocky terrain but also other participants who have resolved to walk the remainder of the hill.

At the top of Hurl Hill is a rewarding and relieving loop around the peak of the hill that allows some much needed recovery time and beautiful scenery to ride through as well. Following this loop is a 1.5-mile descent that includes a brief technical single-track section, fast flowing double-track and ultimately an exhilarating last down hill before exiting the dirt on to the pavement at Meridian Rd.

After a little over a mile of riding on the pavement, riders will jump back onto the dirt and quickly be met by The Wash, one of Lucerne valley’s more popular meet up locations for riders throughout the year. The Wash offers a mile of opportunity for freestyle and creativity as riders are challenged to pick the best lines through rocks, sand, hard pack and sometimes mud.

Recovery Road begins at the exit of the wash and is an easy going pathway to the main single-track portion of Ride in the Rocks. Crossing Meridian Rd. leads you to the first single-track of the ride, leading you through beautiful desert landscape. Don’t be surprised to come across grazing wild burro here! What follows is 5 miles of single-track hand built by local riders. Beginning with the medium-technical climb of Ship Rock and ending in the flowing downhill trail, Revelation with several ascents and descents in between the two this portion of the course is sure to test your skills and provide a ton of fun in the process.

From here Riders will work their way up to the power line road and head east for 3.5 miles. Ending the power line section is Rocky Road, a double-track downhill with challenging, rocky lines to maneuver through in order to make your way to a dirt road which takes riders back towards the Wash. The Wash coming back down is even more fun than going up at the beginning of the course. Again, riders are given freedom to explore lines by dodging boulders and sandy sections to see who can get down the quickest!

Not before enjoying two fast single-track sections behind the quarry, riders will find themselves back at the bottom of Hurl Hill and on the three miles of dirt roads back to the Start/Finish line.

Ride in The Rocks Tuff 12 Course is the little brother of the 25-mile Challenge course. Beginning at Lucerne Valley High School near the valley floor, riders will begin ascending towards the foothills by means of dirt roads. The first challenge arrives three miles in at the crossing of Highway 18. It is here that the course begins a half-mile ascent towards the entrance of our infamous “Hurl Hill”.

Hurl Hill is a short but grueling incline up to the best view of the valley at the top. It is steep and rocky often making for an interesting scenario. Surely the toughest section of the course, riders will be challenged to navigate not only the steep and rocky terrain but also other participants who have resolved to walk the remainder of the hill.

At the top of Hurl Hill is a rewarding and relieving loop around the peak of the hill that allows some much needed recovery time and beautiful scenery to ride through as well. Following this loop is a 1.5-mile descent that includes a brief technical single-track section, fast flowing double-track and ultimately an exhilarating last down hill before exiting the dirt on to the pavement at Meridian Rd.

After a little over a mile of riding on the pavement, riders will jump back onto the dirt and quickly be met by The Wash, one of Lucerne valley’s more popular meet up locations for riders throughout the year. The shortened Wash section offers a half mile of opportunity for freestyle and creativity as riders are challenged to pick the best lines through rocks, sand, hard pack and sometimes mud.

The course turns around half way through and catches a trail at the base of the mountain that overshadows the wash. Not before enjoying two fast single-track sections behind the quarry, riders will find themselves back at the bottom of Hurl Hill and on the three miles of dirt roads back to the Start/Finish line.

This event will take you on graded dirt roads and winding trails through some very pretty desert landscape. Joshua trees, creosote bushes and some cactus. You may see Jackrabbit and cottontail rabbits, Roadrunners and if you’re lucky you may encounter a tortoise. Look but don’t touch is the best way to enjoy desert animals.

The trail starts at the Lucerne Valley high school sharing the same course as the Run / Walkers along dirt roads almost a mile before reaching Highway 247. After leaving the start line, please be careful of those on foot, calling out before you pass them on the left. You will follow multi-colored flags tied to the bushes. Your color is blue which will be the only flag you follow after all the other courses have peeled off. Crossing over the highway onto Ladera Road you will pass the Fire Station and Pioneer Park on the right and then Lucerne Valley Community Church on the left where you will encounter your first Aid station filled with goodies, water and electrolytes and the church is gracious enough to let us use their bathrooms.

Then the course veers left off of the dirt road and onto a dirt trail which is believed to be one of the first old wagon roads headed up to Big Bear during the gold rush. This trail is sandy and does provide a gentle climb. Follow this trail about a mile and a half before reaching Foothill Road where you will find your second aid station. From there you will go about 30 yards east before reaching Post Office Road where you will turn left onto a broad graded road. You will now be following only green and blue flags. At this point you will still share the road with the Family 5 riders and the Runner / Walkers. You need to keep a sharp eye at this point as you are going downhill and will peel off to the right at Clark Road. Your flags are blue. If you see only green flags you have passed your turn.

Then you will only be following blue flags. You will stay on Clark Road for just under two miles, then turn right on Lincoln Road for less than a mile when you will turn right on Foothill Road once again for less than 2 miles before you cross over Post Office Road again and pass the aid station going back the way you came to the wagon road where you will follow the multi-colored flags back to Ladera Road where you will join up with the other bike and Run / Walk participants. You will pass by the Church aid station for one more water refill and energy bar before crossing the Highway and heading back to the school the way you came. The finish line awaits!

This event starts at the Lucerne Valley high school following the same course as the other bike riders as well as the Run / Walkers along dirt roads almost a mile before reaching Highway 247. You will follow multi-colored flags tied to the bushes. Your color is green which will be the only flag you follow after all the other courses have peeled off. Crossing over the highway onto Ladera Road you will pass the Fire Station and Pioneer Park on the right and then Lucerne Valley Community Church on the left where you will encounter your first Aid station filled with goodies, water and electrolytes. Then the course veers left off of the dirt road and onto a dirt trail which is believed to be one of the first old wagon roads headed up to Big Bear during the gold rush. Follow this trail about a mile and a half before reaching Foothill Road where you will find your second aid station. From there you will go about 30 yards east before reaching Post Office Road where you will turn left onto a broad graded road. You will now be following only green and blue flags. At this point you will still share the road with the Runner / Walkers and Tame 10 riders. The Tame 10 riders will peel off at Clark Road. You will share the rest of the course with Runner / Walkers, and you will only be following green flags. You will then go for a short jaunt before turning left onto Mojave Road where in about a 100 yards in you will find your third aid station. After the aid station in less than half a mile the road will make a jog to the right and put you on First Street. This will lead you back to the wagon road where you will follow the multi-colored flags as you join the other course riders back to Ladera Road. You will pass by the Church aid station for one more water refill and energy bar before crossing the Highway and heading back to the school the way you came. The finish line awaits!

This event will take you on graded dirt roads and winding trails through some very pretty desert landscape. Joshua trees, creosote bushes and some cactus. You may see Jackrabbits and cottontail rabbits, Roadrunners and if you’re lucky you may encounter a tortoise. Look but don’t touch is the best way to enjoy desert animals.

The trail starts at the Lucerne Valley high school sharing the same course as the bike riders along dirt roads almost a mile before reaching Highway 247. After leaving the start line, please keep to the right to allow riders to pass you. You will follow multi-colored flags tied to the bushes. Your color is green which will be the only flag you follow after all the other courses have peeled off. Crossing over the highway onto Ladera Road you will pass the Fire Station and Pioneer Park on the right and then Lucerne Valley Community Church on the left where you will encounter your first Aid station filled with goodies, water and electrolytes.

Then the course veers left off of the dirt road and onto a dirt trail which is believed to be one of the first old wagon roads headed up to Big Bear during the gold rush. This trail is sandy and does provide a gentle climb. Follow this trail about a mile and a half before reaching Foothill Road where you will find your second aid station. From there you will go about 30 yards east before reaching Post Office Road where you will turn left onto a broad graded road. You will now be following only green and blue flags. At this point you will still share the road with the Family 5 and Tame 10 riders. They will peel off at Clark Road.

Then you will only be following green flags. You will then share the course with the Family 5 riders and go for a short jaunt before turning left onto Mojave Road where in about a 100 yards in you will find your third aid station. After the aid station in less than half a mile the road will make a jog to the right and put you on First Street. This portion has a couple of very small hills. This will lead you back to the wagon road where you will follow the multi-colored flags back to Ladera Road where you will join up with the other bike course participants. You will pass by the Church aid station for one more water refill and energy bar before crossing the Highway and heading back to the school the way you came. The finish line awaits!