California Triple Crown Schedule is Posted

Finally, now I can schedule my triple crown schedule.

California Triple Crown Doubles Calendar
Date Ride Name Polar
Elevation
Gain*
Highlights
02/19/11 Camino Real Double 8,800 Ride the best of Orange, Riverside,
and San Diego Counties. Kick off the New Year!!
02/26/11 Death Valley Spring Double 9,000 Classic southern route past Badwater and
over the passes to Shoshone and back.
03/26/11 Solvang Spring Double 7,200 Lush green rolling country roads
Good first Double on a beautiful course!!
04/09/11 Mulholland Double 16,470 Climb the Canyons in the Santa Monica Mountains
A dramatic, epic, diverse, and beautiful course!!
04/16/11 Hemet D.C. 7,800 1st 100 mile loop is fast – 2nd 100 is more challenging
Includes Wine country and several lakes
04/30/11 Devil Mountain Double 18,600 Extremely tough Northern California Double
Climb two highest paved peaks in Bay Area!!
2011 California Triple Crown Stage Race Double
05/14/11 Central Coast Double 14,000 Climb through scenic back roads!!
Explore the superb Central Coast
05/21/11 Davis Double 8,400 Beautiful Rivers and Lakes
Most popular Double in California
05/28/11 Heartbreak Double 15,300 From Palmdale, ride on roads less traveled
Climb Apache Saddle and Heartbreak
06/04/11 Eastern Sierra Double 10,100 Ride road bike heaven! Bishop, Mammoth Lakes, and
more with the pristine Sierra Nevada as your inspiration.
06/11/11 Alta Alpina 8 Pass Challenge 20,300 Extremely tough Northern California Double
Stunning scenery, smooth pavement, just a dozen stop signs
06/11/11 Classic Tour of Two Forests Double 13,300 Traverses the Angeles and Los Padres National Forest
Beautiful climbs up Matilija & Heartbreak
06/18/11 Terrible Two 16,480 Extremely tough Northern California Double
Steep Climbs and lots of heat!!
2011 California Triple Crown Stage Race Double
06/25/11 Grand Tour 5,200
– 8,500
200, 300, 400 Mile Options
The original Double in the U.S.!!
08/06/11 Mt. Tam Double 14,500 Great climbs & technical descents
Redwoods, grasslands & lakes with stunning ocean views
2011 California Triple Crown Stage Race Double
09/10/11 White Mountain Double 11,500 If cycling on smooth roads with very low traffic to the highest
summit in the CTC is important, then this is an important ride
09/24/11 Knoxville Fall Classic Double 12,600 Ride some very special Northern California roads
Friendly, social ride with no recorded times
09/25/11 California Triple Crown
Awards Breakfast
ZERO!! Stage Race Winners will receive awards
See who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame
10/08/11 Bass Lake Powerhouse Double 9,400 Enjoy the Western Sierra Scenery including
Pine Flat Lake and Bass Lake.
10/15/11 Solvang Autumn Double 10,300 Spectacular route in popular cycling region
Significantly more challenging than Solvang Spring Double
10/29/11 Death Valley Fall Double 9,100 Northern route in Mother Nature’s greatest sports arena
Visit Scotty’s Castle, Ubehebe Crater, and Hell’s Gate
11/05/11 Borrego Double Ordeal 14,900 Beautiful climbs up Montezuma and Mesa Grande
Awesome 4,000 Foot descent down Banner Grade to finish

So I am planning on the following:

2/19 – Camino Real Double
3/26 – Solvang Spring Double
4/30 – Volunteer for Devil Mountain’s Double (is the volunteer ride the week before or the week after)?
5/21 – Davis Double
6/25 – Grand Tour
9/24 – Knoxville Fall Classic

Maybe’s include Bass Lake and Autumn Solvang Double, but not sure yet.  I’m even contemplating Central Coast Double, instead of Davis.  That’s about 4,000 extra feet of climbing.  Am I insane for even thinking about doing that?

For the next two years, they are going to do a northern cal stage race for 2011, and a southern cal stage race for 2012.  I like this idea, giving everyone an opportunity to do local rides, instead of driving clear across the other end of the state, just to do the next ride in the stage race.  Kudos to Chuck Bramwell and the CTC team for doing this.

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One Response to California Triple Crown Schedule is Posted

  1. Jarrod Lyman says:

    If you would like to arrange a Bass Lake event, please get in touch with me. The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau would love to help.

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