Ride the official 1984 Olympic Road Race course in Mission Viejo, CA. This route offers plenty of climbing and vistas for a great group or training ride. We rode this route and documented the specifics in Issue #135.
On the morning of Sunday July 29 1984, 45 cyclists, from 16 different nations, lined up on Marguerite Parkway in Mission Viejo for the 50-mile Individual Women’s Road Race competition during the 1984 Summer Olympic Games.
This summer has gifted fans of bike racing with the 2016 Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The Tour de France couldn’t compete with the lure of Olympic gold, with some athletes leaving the TdF early to begin their Olympic preparations. Most notably Mark Cavendish, a world champion sprinter from the UK who won four stages of this year’s race, called it quits after the 16th stage. Though Cavendish was a favorite for the final stage of the tour and a sprint finish down the Champs-Élysées (a stage he previously won 4 times) Cav elected to bow out and prepare for Rio. Such is the draw of Olympic glory, second only to the over-all TdF winner in terms of prestige.