Introduction

 

  • New for 2017:
    • The Start / Finish location will be at:

      Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula (4590 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923)

    • A century ride option (Carmel to Greenfield out and back 103 miles) is added.
    • Due to Highway 1 road closure toward Big Sur the Carmel Valley Double route is modified for 2017:

      https://ridewithgps.com/routes/15540510

    • The route is tentative pending final permit approval from the counties. Feel free to upload this route to your navigation device with the caveat that road or weather conditions may force us to change the route at the last minute. You’ll receive the official cue sheet in your rider packet.

Ride Description

  • The course starts and ends at the Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula (4590 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923) – 11 miles northwest of Carmel Valley – a sublime pastoral river valley nestled into the towering Santa Lucia range, and is one of the finest wine growing regions in California.
  • For 2017 it will be an out-and-back course from Carmel to Bryson-Hesperia (lunch stop) and back to Carmel.  You will enjoy climbing both sides of Cahoon Summit on Carmel Valley Rd.  Total mileage will be 202 miles with ~12,000 ft. of elevation gain (slightly less than the original loop course with ~14,000 ft. elevation gain)

Time limit

  • The time limit will be 20 Hours.  The event has an open start window from 04:00 to 06:00.  All riders MUST be on the course by 06:00 Saturday.  Course closes at 00:00 Sunday.

 

  • Riders will be electronically timed using a RFID chip attached to a number plate which hangs on the handlebars. Riders must attach their number plate to their bike.  Any rider who doesn’t receive a chip start will be presumed to have missed the Start Window and will be listed as DQ in the results.  

 

  • This is a timed tour, not a race.

Support

  • The Carmel Valley Double is fully supported. Ride support includes 3 full rest stops and lunch, all stocked with signature cycling food / beverages and plenty of options for vegetarians.  We will also have 2 additional water stops at key locations on the course.

 

  • Full SAG support along the entire course.

 

  • Rest stops’ open and close times are based on 04:00 start:
    • Outbound:
      • Water Stop #1 (Mile 22) (05:00 – 07:00) Only outbound direction!!!
      • Rest Stop #1 (Mile 29) Cahoon Summit (06:00 – 09:00), portable toilets
      • Rest Stop #2 (Mile 52) Greenfield (08:00 – 11:00), portable toilets
      • Rest Stop #3 (Mile 68) King City (10:00 – 12:00), Valero gas station with restrooms
      • Water Stop #2 (Mile 91) Lockwood (11:00 – 14:00), convenience store with restrooms
    • Lunch (Mile 101) Hesperia Hall (12:00 – 15:00) – Turn Around Point, portable toilets
    • Inbound
      • Water Stop #2 (Mile 111) Lockwood (13:00 – 16:00), convenience store with restrooms
      • Rest Stop #3 (Mile 134) King City (14:00 – 17:00), Valero gas station with restrooms
      • Rest Stop #2 (Mile 150) Greenfield (15:00 – 20:00), portable toilets
      • Rest Stop #1 (Mile 173) Cahoon Summit (16:00 – 22:00), portable toilets

 

  • DROP BAGS – We provide drop bags at the start for delivering your light systems (or food or clothing) to the Lunch Stop at Hesperia Hall.  You may also start with your lights and drop them at Rest Stop #2 Greenfield or Rest Stop # 3 King City into a CVD-provided gear bag.  Since it is an out-and-back route you will pick up in King City or Greenfield on the inbound.  Unclaimed (or unused) drop bags will be returned to the Finish by the rest stop crew members, often very late in the evening.

Rules

  • BICYCLISTS MUST OBEY ALL LAWS!  Riders may be disqualified from the event, lose Triple Crown credit for violations, and will never be allowed to enter one of our rides again.  We reserve the right to pull riders for any violations or to protect their own safety and the safety of others.

 

  • Helmets are mandatory.

 

  • Light Requirements:  The Carmel Valley Double has open start window from 04:00 to 06:00 in the dark and could, depending on your speed, potentially end in the dark. Working lights are mandatory for the start of the Carmel Valley Double Century – NO EXCEPTIONS. Reflective ankle bands and reflective vest are also required before sunrise and after sunset.

 

  • Sunrise is at 06:35 and sunset is at 19:42 on Saturday, August 26th, 2017.

 

  • Riders who abandon must notify a course official ASAP.

 

  • All riders must check in at the lunch stop at Bryson – Hesperia Hall.

 

  • Private SAGs are not allowed.  Any rider with private SAG will be disqualified and will lose California Triple Crown credit.  We do, however, welcome Volunteers.

 

  • All riders and volunteers must sign the release form that will be available at check-in, or they will not be allowed to participate.

Volunteer

  • Carmel Valley Double (CVD) volunteer policy: If you (or a family member) contribute on the day of the ride, or help significantly just before or after the ride, then you or they may ride for half price on ride day, or join us at no charge at our fully supported Worker’s Ride.

 

  • The Worker’s Ride is a fully supported ride of the entire course, and counts as a double for purposes of the California Triple Crown. To qualify,you must work a minimum of one four-hour shift at one of the CVD rest stops on ride day.

 

  • We offer two Worker’s Ride dates:  Saturday, August 19th and Thursday, August 24th, 2017.

 

  • Please register for either Worker’s Ride date via email ‘agatsu@gmail.com’.

 

  • Please use the following California Triple Crown URL to register to volunteer for CVD:

http://caltriplecrown.org/Volunteer_aspx/Volunteer.aspx?RideID=158&Ride_Year=2017

Registration

 

 

  • Register early! REGISTRATION WILL BE CLOSED once we have received 200 entries for the double and 100 entries for the century, or at 17:00 on Friday, August the 18th, whichever occurs first. Please register early. NO DAY-OF-EVENT REGISTRATION.

 

  • Check in either on Friday evening or on early Saturday morning. If at all possible, please check in on Friday evening.
    • Friday 08/25/17 evening (18:00 – 21:00): Carmel Bicycles, 26543 Carmel Rancho Blvd., Carmel Rancho Shopping Center, Carmel, CA 93923
    • Saturday 08/26/17 morning (03:30 – 05:30): Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula, 4590 Carmel Valley Rd. Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

 

  • No rider exchanges, transfers, or refunds.

 

  • Cost:

$100  – Double Century (max. 200 entries)

$60  – Century (max. 100 entries)

The Carmel Valley Double Century & Century is a private event for XeDapViet members Only. Registration includes membership in the XeDapViet Cycling Club through December 31st, 2017.

 

  • Special thanks to everyone who makes this ride possible. This ride would not exist but for the support of countless individuals (and their families).

Event Sponsors & Partners

Event Location

Community Church of the Monterey Peninsula
4590 Carmel Valley Rd.
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923

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