898 De Luz, Rice and Couser. 73 mi, 8200 ft el, 112 ft/mi


0.0 R Mission
0.8 R unmarked street
1.0 L unmarked T-intersection
1.2 R La Canada
1.4 L La Canada
2.2 L S Via Monserate
2.4 R Alta Vista
4.5 R Winterwarm
4.8 L Winter Haven
5.1 R Green Canyon
6.8 = Via Green Canyon Norte
7.0 thru chain gate
7.7 L Alvarado
9.7 R Vine
9.8 L Ivy
9.8 R Main
10.0 L View
10.1 R De Luz
11.2 L De Luz
19.2 R De Luz Murrieta
22.3 = De Luz
28.6 R Rancho California
33.3 R Vincent Moraga
33.4 L Felix Valdez
33.8 L Pujol
34.2 L 1st
34.5 = Santiago
34.9 R Ynez
35.1 R Vallejo
35.8 R La Paz
35.9 L Temecula
37.0 R Subway -
Break Subway shop
38.0 R Redhawk
38.8 R Via Cordoba
39.8 R Via Del Coronado
40.0 L Loma Linda
40.5 R Co 16/Pechanga
41.2 L Rainbow Canyon
43.7 R frontage road
44.3 L Rainbow Valley (cross Old 395)
46.0 L 8th
46.2 R Rice Canyon
46.3 L Rainbow Heights
47.5 L Rainbow Heights
48.1 R Rainbow Crest
49.6 R Rainbow Crest
50.4 R Mordigan
50.7 L Rainbrook
51.3 = Huntley
52.3 L Rice Canyon
53.6 L CA-76 E
53.7 R Couser Canyon
56.9 L Pala Loma
57.0 R San Gabriel
57.8 R Keep at the fork
58.7 L Couser Canyon
59.5 R Lilac
61.5 R W Lilac
63.4 R W Lilac
71.8 R Camino Del Rey
72.1 R Camino Del Rey
72.4 R CA-76 E/Mission
72.9 L Mission
73.1 R Apple Market

This very hilly ride of 73 miles and about 7,500 feet of climbing visits many favorite roads. Going the length of De Luz Road, water stop at the fire house after mile 18, and lunch at a Subway in Temecula at mile 37. After a little toodle in Redhawk take the usual and only route to Rainbow.

From here, one of the steepest climbs up Rainbow Heights can be skipped by those inclined. Continuing down Rice and up Couser, another stiff climb going up to the Swedish Castle on San Gabriel Way can be by-passed. This is followed by a scenic run on Lilac to Bonsall.