The Heartbreak Hundred is a beautiful and difficult century. It is held on the same day as the Heartbreak Double Century. The ride, which only has five turns, winds through high desert and alpine forest landscapes, passing through Los Padres National Forest and Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge.
The first ascent leads from Lebec to Frazier Park, followed by climbs to Mount Pinos and Apache Saddle. Then an awesome descent winds down a ridge dividing the huge Central Valley on the right and the Cuyama and Lockwood Valleys on the left.
A left turn on Highway 166 and another left turn on Highway 33 lead to Ventucopa. The route then continues through Cuyama Valley and starts climbing up Lockwood Valley, crossing the infamous «Heartbreak Hill». Eventually the course leads back to Frazier Park and down to Lebec.
99 miles with 8,500 feet of elevation gain!