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Course Description

The 23th annual CCD begins and ends at the City Park in Paso Robles, California. The initial portion of the route takes you over the Santa Lucia Range to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) via Adelaida, York Mtn. and Santa Rosa Creek Road. Hope you've lubed your 39x26. Once on PCH you'll travel through the beautiful hamlets of Cambria, San Simeon, Ragged Point and Gorda as you prep for the next assault of the Santa Lucia's. Nacimiento/Ferguson Road takes you over the ridge, parallel to Mill Creek and the Nacimiento River, to your well-deserved lunch. After lunch you get to experience the best of the Salinas and Lockwood Valley's as you ride through Quinado, Espinosa, and Tule canyons on your relentless trek toward the two lakes of Nacimiento and San Antonio. After the rest stop at the Bradley school, enjoy the latter portions of the route as you gently climb through Hare Canyon, rocket down Indian Valley Road, and roll into the finish along River Road. This ride consist of 14,000 feet of climbing over the 211.4-mile route, making it one of the most difficult doubles on the Triple Crown schedule.

The CCD consist of two routes. A lowland and highland route. The lowland route is 197.2 miles at 12,600 ft of climbing.  The traditional route  (highland) is 211.4 miles and 14,000 ft of climbing.  Both routes are credited toward the Triple Crown.



Tour Support

There will be six rest stops, a water stop (more if the day is above normal temperature for this time of year), plus a full lunch stop and sag support. (Elevation Chart coming soon)  There will be an after ride meal.  Communications around the course will be provided by HAM radio operators. Ride patches will be given to all riders upon check-in at the completion of the ride.

There will be two light drop off points. The first drop off point will be Rest Stop 4 (150 miles),  and the second is Rest Stop 5 (179 miles).

There will be no over the counter medications available at the rest stops, you must supply your own.



Ride Difficulty

This is one of the more difficult double centuries in the California Triple Crown Series. The Central Coast Double should not be your first attempt at riding 200+ miles, due to the nature and extent of the climbs, which become more difficult if it is a very hot day. In contrast if you have completed events such as Climb to Kaiser, Terrible Two, Heartbreak, Devil Mountain  or the Markleeville Death Ride (all passes) then this ride can be completed well within the time limit.



Time Limit

The course will officially close at midnight, a cutoff time will be imposed at the Bradley rest stop (Rest stop 5) which is at the 179-mile point, 30 miles from the finish. All riders will be required to have left this rest stop by 9:45 P.M.  or you will be sagged in at that time.

There will also be a Highland route cutoff time at the Harden Square rest stop (Rest stop 4) 149.3 miles. All riders must leave there by 6:30 P.M. or will be required to take the Lowland route.



After The Ride

There will be an after ride dinner.



Tour Rules

1.  Helmets will be required and must be worn at all times during the ride.

2.  You are to ride safely and responsibly, obeying all regular vehicle traffic laws.

3.  Riders finishing after dark will be required to have legal lights. Leg lights not are acceptable.

4.  Riders will be required to check-in at each rest stop, in order to keep track of every rider on the course.

5.  If you leave the ride for any reason , you must notify one of the ride volunteers.


Start Time and Location

There will be a pre-ride meeting on May 13, 2017 at 5:00 A.M. with a mass start at 5:40 A.M. from the Paso Robles City Park between 11th and 12th Street (See map for location). This will be a timed ride.

 


Registration and Check-In

All entries must be received by May 12, 2017.  Check-in will be at Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2455 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446, (805-238-6500) Friday,  May 12, 2017 from 5:30 P.M. until 9:30 P.M. and 5:00 A.M. Saturday morning, May 13, 2017 at the Paso Robles City Park.

For further information about this event, contact; Brian Stark at: (805) 239-4397 or e-mail:
bms_cycling @ centralcoastdouble.com


Route Map (Highland only)
Download Jim Baker’s GPX (zipped) file for the Highland route here.



For further information about the California Triple Crown Series, contact; Chuck Bramwell (CTC Director) 4911 Tamarack Way Irvine, CA 92715 e-mail him at cbrams @ caltriplecrown.com You can also checkout the California Triple Crown Series web-site at; http://www.caltriplecrown.com


 Sorry... No private sag vehicles allowed.

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