Update: Leah Thomas won with a time of 15:03 set on July 15, 2020. Congratulations to Leah on this incredible ride. Look for this commemorative marker near the finish of the climb.
Previous Updates: (July 16, 2020) Leah Thomas set a new best time of 15:03 just before setting off for the European racing season. Well done, Leah, and good luck.
(May 22, 2020): Kate Courtney (2018 world mountain bike champion) set a new best time of 16:11 (note: Kate later went even faster, 15:40), beating the Strava QOM of 16:58 held by Courtney Nelson and the pre-Strava record of 16:26 set by Dr. Christine Thorburn. Congratulations to Kate on this excellent record.
$5,000 prize to whomever holds the fastest verifiable time by a female cyclist on Old La Honda on April 15, December 31, 2020. The best Strava time at the start of this contest was 17:00, set by Courtney Nelson.
We’re offering a prize of $5,000 to whomever rides the fastest time on Old La Honda. The current best time verifiable time is 15:03. We will use the Old La Honda (Bridge to Mailboxes) segment on Strava as the start and end points.
Each effort must be reasonably verifiable – that is, the rider should be able to demonstrate a track record of high level performances, and the GPS file may be scrutinized for tampering. No e-bikes or drafting behind motorized pacers allowed. Gender qualifications will follow USA Cycling’s guidelines. We reserve the right to make the award in my sole discretion. Ties on Strava will be split evenly.