Saturday, October 15, 2016 - Friday, October 21, 2016
San Francisco, California
A seven-day, 620-mile journey down the California coastline from San Francisco to San Diego. This epic experience is an exclusive and fully supported ride that includes stops in California’s most stunning coastal towns. CAF’s Mazda Foundation Million Dollar Challenge combines first-class cycling support with a heart-pounding route all while riding alongside the inspiring challenge athletes conquering the same miles as you.
The MDC is unique in the world of cycling; it builds a community of Team CAF riders with a deep and lasting appreciation for the tenacity of the human spirit. The 620 mile journey down the California coastline from San Francisco to San Diego is a week filled with iconic scenery, epic mileage, and friendship. Every year, this journey delivers a life-changing experience for all participants. This event is unique in the world of cycling; it builds a community of riders with a deep and lasting appreciation for life- and for those who overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges to live life to the fullest. Helping to raise $1 million dollars to help challenged athletes is deeply satisfying. But it is the journey that will change your life forever.
“It was one of the most rewarding weeks of cycling I have ever experienced. It was amazing to ride for a cause that helps change the lives of so many athletes, and gives them the chance to enjoy what we do every day. In the end, I think I left the most inspired of all.”
— Christian Vande Velde, Garmin-Transitions, Retired Pro
Truly living up to its motto of "More Than A Ride," Million Dollar Challenge riders not only change gears, but change lives along the roads of California, and around the world.