United States · July 29 2023
Prestige San Francisco
Prestige San Francisco is an unsupported and unmarshalled event where teams of four take on a beautiful and challenging route through Marin.SOLD OUT
The Rapha Prestige finds it's way back to Rapha San Francisco, our first permanent Clubhouse and home to some of the first Prestiges. This route challenges teams to an 80+ mile course exploring the best roads and trails Marin has to offer. Expect a minimum of 10k feet of elevation with the majority of the route being on dirt. We recommend a minimum of 38mm gravel tires. San Francisco is known for it's incredible road and dirt riding that's accessible with quick spin over the bridge. There is stunning scenery, challenging climbs, and ripping descents. Prestiges are ridden in teams of four, with riders sticking together to pull each other through the ups and downs. With a little bit of teamwork you'll make it to the finish line together. We'll cover a lot of ground, so expect a varied route with remote dirt stretches and some Bay Area classic climbs. The deadline to book is July 15th.
Ride in beautiful Marin County. San Francisco is known for its steep cliimbs and challenging dirt trails, which translates into stunning scenery and some savage climbing
A team is no faster than its slowest member. Enter a team of four and start together, work together and stay together in order to finish.
The key ingredient needed to last the course. Rapha Prestiges are unsupported and unmarshalled, so you'll need to find your limit, then push past it. You’ll never forget it, and you’ll never regret it.
The shape of the day
2198 Filbert Street
Arrival and check in will begin at 7:00 am on July 29th.
Complimentary coffee and an assortment of pastries will be available for riders, followed by a safety briefing for all riders. Teams will set off one at a time.
Once you roll out from Rapha San Francisco, you'll head north over the Golden Gate Bridge for Marin County. Expect climbs and beautiful views aplenty, with the Rapha tent waiting half way round as with snacks and hydration for you to refresh.
We'll welcome you back at Rapha San Francisco after your ride with some food and drink. You'll be free to hang out, enjoy the atmosphere and celebrate a challenge conquered.
Pre-ride pastries and coffee
Hydration and on-bike fuel at halfway point
Post-ride food and drink
What's Not Included
Can I ride solo or in a larger team?
The ride is designed for teams of four. This sets the Rapha Prestige apart from other ride formats. The fun is choosing your teammates and the challenge is to work together and cross the finish line together.
Are the start and finish point the same?
Yes, both the starting and finishing in the same location.
When will we receive route information?
All registered riders will recieve their route guidance, GPX files and other pertinent information one month before the event date.
What's the terrain like? What sort of bike should I bring?
The route will feature sustained climbs on road as well as dirt. Marin gravel tends to be loose, steep, and rocky. You should also be prepared for double digit gradients.
Comfort is a king so you choose you should ride something which you will feel comfortable on all day.
We recommend 35-42 mm tires for this.
I need to swap my place or the pace of a team member with another rider, how should i do this?
Please contact customer service who will be able to put you in touch with the event organiser to update their records and send an event participation waiver, which all team members are required to complete.Tickets are non-refundable so please organise reimbursement directly with your teammates.
Will there be parking?
There is some street parking around Rapha San Francisco, but it can be tough to come by. We recommend riding your bike from wherever you are staying.
What time will we start?
Check in will begin at 7 am.
How long will the ride take?
This will depend on your team, where you stop and your average speed. We would ask you to be prepared for up to 8 to 10 hours on the bike.