The obstacles along the route look daunting on the map.
Over the course of a three-day ride, Erin Sutton will bike 220 miles along the coastline of southern California. She’ll face climbs of more than 5,000 feet.
Hugging the Pacific Ocean coast, the road will twist and turn through mountains and urban centers, often in the same day.
The 39-year-old mother of four has been preparing for the trek, even through she’s a cycling novice.Considering what she’s already overcome, she’s not concerned.