Senorita Century & Rico Suave Challenge 2015 - San Diego

Event Date

Sun, Mar 8, 2015


San Marcos, CA

About This Activity

The 4th annual Senorita Century & Rico Suave Challenge is an upscale cycling event for women and takes place on a scenic, challenging 100k/62mi and 45mi loop course during early spring in north San Diego County. It starts on the shores of Lake San Marcos, traveling down the hills along Lake Hodges, then opens up onto the famous Pacific Coast Highway at Solana Beach. After several miles of beautiful coastline and chic-chic beach towns, riders turn inland to face progressive rolling hills back to San Marcos and Lakehouse Resort. There are two major downhills and a few curves as the course follows Lake Hodges and passes Bing Crosby Country Club to the Pacific Ocean on Del Dios Highway. You finish the last half mile riding into quaint San Marcos in view of the lake with fellow riders motivating you to cross the finish line. The event also includes Saturday's pre-ride evening campfire with chocolate s' mores, canoeing, Glamping (glamorous camping), the "Best Rico" contest for the men, and post-race festival complete with Spanish music and a pinata contest.
The Senorita Century is the first of 4 Rides for Women in the California Girl Series. And it’s the first event to qualify for the California Girl Series Medal and Ladies Triple Crown award.
The Senorita Century is one of California's most beautiful rides. The 2014 event sold out, and this year there is a 750-participant limit, so register early to ensure a spot.
We started with our first event for women in 2007 - it was a bike ride called the Princess Promenade. The goal was to get women out of their cars and on to their bikes for fun, fitness and a fantastic weekend getaway with like-minded women. We added the Beach Babe Classic  & Beach Babe Half Marathon in Long Beach, Senorita Century in San Diego, Princess Challenge Ride & 10/5Mi Run, and the Women's Gran Fondo in Calistoga (Napa Valley). We now offer 4 cycling events and 2 running events under the California Girl Series banner. Yep, just for you.

Event details and schedule

What’s included with Registration?
In addition to putting on one of the most unique and beautiful women’s rides in the country, you’ll enjoy:

• Single-file red carpet start for each rider
• Fully supported course
• Catered rest stops
• Locally sourced organic food
• Mobile tech support
• Custom finisher’s medal
* Lunch included at the finish
• Women’s specific boutique
• Senorita brand merchandise is available for pre-order (Allow 6 weeks) 
• Unique " Rico Suave Challenge" - men start behind the ladies and work up the course winning "votes" for the Best Rico and $100 cash prize!
$69 - Ends Aug 30
$79 - Ends Sep 2
$89 - Ends Oct 29
$99 - Ends Jan 14
$109 Ends Feb 18
$119 Ends Mar 7
$140 Event Day

Event Schedule

7:00AM Gates Open
7:30AM Welcome Ceremonies begin
8:00AM Senorita Century Riders depart (single file start)
8:15AM Rico Suave Riders depart (Gentlemen riders)
8:30AM Rest Stop #1 Opens
9:30AM Rest Stop #2 Opens
10:00AM Rest Stop #3 Opens
12:00PM Finish Line Activities Begin
12:00PM Rest Stops Begin Closure
1:00PM Course Sweep Begins
3:00PM Finish Line Activities End

Registration Check-In & FAQ

Early Registration Check-in - Saturday, March 7, 2015
Location:  Lakehouse Community Clubhouse (Adjacent to Lakehouse Hotel), San Marcos
Rider Check-In: 3:00-5:00pm

Ride Day Pick-Up - Sunday, March 8, 2015
Start/Finish Area: Lakehouse Community Clubhouse (Adjacent to Lakehouse Hotel)
Rider Check-In: 7:00 -7:30am

What Do I Need For Registration Pick-Up?
Photo ID required for check-in.You will need to sign a specific waiver for SAN DIEGO COUNTY. You will then receive a wristband and special identifier which will get you on the course, rest stops, and into the Senorita Century expotique at the finish.

Can I Pick Up Registration Materials for Someone Else?
If picking up registration materials for someone else bring a the signed SAN DIEGO COUNTY waiver (will be emailed to sign and print to all participants) and present an email copy of their registration confirmation with you as proof for pick-up.

Helmets are Mandatory
Carry a spare tube, patch kit, tire pump, cell phone, and identification on your ride. We also recommend a small personal first aid kit. Odometers strongly recommended so you know your exact mileage and location on the course for emergency and pacing purposes.

San Diego weather is usually lovely in March (66 to 80 degrees), but weather can be changeable so be prepared for fog to sun in the morning and possible breezes along the coast. In case of rain, we will still ride, so have the proper gear with you the morning of the ride so you can decide what to carry.

Refunds & Transfers
If unable to participate, you may donate your entry to the Virtual Rider Program to help someone in need (via our charity partners). Just email us and let us know. Or, you may Transfer your registration with $10 processing fee. To transfer registration to another person, go to and login. Click on the event you wish to transfer. Enter the email of the person you want to transfer to. Once the new registrant receives the email and follows the instructions to register, will charge the new registrant the current registration fee (less any coupon codes you used if you used them) and process a refund to you, with a $10 processing fee. Your refund will appear on your credit card in 5-7 business days.  Sorry, no refunds or credits. Ride Rain or Shine. Tandem riders register for two people.

Event Insurance
If you purchased event participant insurance and need to make a claim for your registration refund, please contact the insurance carrier Allianz at (888) 491-6987. Or you may view the policy information at

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