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Oceanside Virtual Double Century Saturday, October 24, 2020

Oceanside Double Century highland 15,000 & lowland 7,500 is Oct 24, 2020  A Virtual Double Century is understood as a ride that can
start and finish anywhere in the State of California and requires you to send in your strava for verification. Price is a scant 45.00 for checks,
and 50. paypal. Therefore Oceanside Virtual D.C.  will NOT start at: Days Inn, Carmelo Dr.. in Oceanside.  You may start any time, on any
day starting 9/25/2020  through Dec. 31, 2020.  This will give those of you who have been experiencing smog related to the over 600 fires
burning in California, to either clear out, or you can travel to where there is cleaner air to ride your Oceanside Double Century.  Although
you can start any time, with 24 hours to finish, the usual time for this ride to start is 4:30-6:30 am.  This double does count as Cal Triple
Crown credit.  If you would like a jersey, you will need to let me know, as I need to get enough requests.  It will say :Oceanside Virtual
Double Century on front and back, and will have a check next to highland or lowland noting the one you accomplished.

Reading the "Rules" in the website, also help clarify questions, with some suggestions, regarding Virtutal Double requirements and expectations; i.e. ins., acts of God, etc.

Oceanside Double Century is technically 192 miles, so you need to plan to ride 192 miles; it needs to show that on your strava. I would
also appreciate a start, finish, and midway picture; not mandatory, but I surely would appreciate it, as your Ride Director/Producer.  I would
also appreciate hearing about your ride via phone, Facebook, text, or email howhighwillyouclimb@verizon.net/ 562.964.8041.  

To clarify again, the San Diego County did not give a Permit to produce this double as it usually is produced, therefore it is NOT gong to happen in the usual ways.  You will need to either ride it on your own, or make up a ride route with the same mileage and elevation, from your home or the place you choose, and ride it.  Therefore, if you live in any State of the USA, and ride 192 miles with elevation of 15,000 or as low as 7,500 on or before Dec.31, 2020, you will receive Oceanside Double Century credit, California Triple Crown Credit, and, if you ride it outside of Calif. I will give you credit in the U.S.A. Triple Crown Double Century category too, but it will  be under the State of which you rode it, in that category.  So if you live in Mass. and you ride a double in that State, you will get Mass. U.S.A. Triple Crown ride credit, but not Calif. ride credit for U.S.A. Triple Crown. That said, you would get Calif. Triple Crown credit for riding the DC "virtually" in your State.

Anny Beck, O.D.C. Ride Dir., U.S.A. Triple Crown Dir.



Date:Saturday, October 24, 2020
Start Time: 4:30-5:00-5:30-6:00
Time Limit:24:00 hours
Total Mileage/Elevation:192 Miles 15000 Ft
Rest Stops:There will be 6 Rest Stops plus dinner
Time Limit:24:00 Hours

Good weather, often foggy along coast early in am.  After lunch, climbing Montezuma it can go from breezy to windy, then after summit,
there's a long down hill, and could get chilly up in the mountain area.  On the way back in the Oceanside area along the bike path, it
could become foggy again.

The following paragraph doe not apply for Oceanside Virtual Double Century: 

Drop bag service helps you to be prepared for weather, and anything you may need, that you don't want to carry all day. It works like this:
 At the Ride Start, and or Rest Stop 1, you can pick up a brown paper sack, to put your lights, warm gear, spokes, etc. in,
and it will be forwarded to the last rest stop where you can pick up your bag, which has your lights and warm clothes. You can have a bag
sent to one or both RS 5, and RS 6.  You will write on your bag your name and the number Rest Stop you want it sent to.  Always bring
more warm clothes, batteries, and lights than you think you will need.  They just stay in your bag if you don't need them.  Bags left can be
picked up at Finish Sun, am. or  very late Sat. night.  

Ride Price:
Reg.Fee:$45.00 From Sunday, March 15, 2020 at
to Monday, January 1, 1900 at
Ends in Passed
Registration Closes:Thursday, December 31, 2020 at
91 Days 2 Hours and 11 Minutes
Oceanside 150:$40.00 Oceanside -Julian Loop
Oceanside 125:$40.00 Oceanside-Julian Round Trip
Places to Stay and Eat:Click Here
Online Registration:Register Here
Online Volunteer:Volunteer Here
Registered Rider List:View Registered Rider List
Volunteer List:View Volunteer List
Riders Only Area: Riders Only Area
Volunteers Only Area: Volunteers Only Area
Sponsors:Click Here
Contact Us:Mountain High Cycling
10525 Somerset Bl.
Bellflower, CA 90706-1152
General Rules
Route GPS Map


Oceanside Double Century, 192.0 miles,w 15,000 elevation, was designed for ultra-distance cyclists who want to enjoy a variety of
scenery, with very few signal lights and stop signs, on  good paved roads. Riding heads south towards the Oceanside Light House and
Harbor, passing the infamous pier, to to Carlsbad riding along side the ocean, then  turns inland at Encinitas..  Heading east, Ramona
grade, is your first climb, five miles, of about 4-5%,   in quiet morning hours, avoiding traffic on Ramona grade. It then connects to  Old
Julian (back) Rd., a six mile moderate climb, and on over to  Santa Ysabel for Apple Pie. There is one more seven mile 4-6%mountain
type climb to the summit, in old the historic country western town of Julian, where you may pass the one-horse buggy walking along the
one country block.

Next, comes an awesome 17 mile descent down Banner Grade into the beautiful  California  Borrego desert on a flat road with two/ half
mile chocolate-chip type hills, then flats with short fun dips and a usual tailwind, usually,that eventually lead to the left –fork turn towards
Borrego Springs..
At this turn, there is a two mile 4-6% climb, with an eight mile descent that overlooks another view of the Borrego desert, leading you to
lunch  at the Park in the center of the road, Lunch. ( Your last signal light was at 50.7 in Ramona, and your next signal will not be until
155.5, Valley Center). From lunch, continue around the Park circle heading west with a three mile warm-up before you begin your climb
out, on Montezuma grade. This eleven mile mountain climb is your major climb of the ride, with temperatures cooler if you left very early, to
  warm, but not as hot as they could be, and. with the winds on the last 5-6 miles picking up gradually. I highly recommend you leave as
early as you can, ascending this mtn. earlier in the day, because the winds may kick up.  There is a water stop half way up.   From the
Summit at Ranchita, a ten mile sweeping,  downhill is your payback,  leading  to Lake Henshaw, RS 4.  From here, you'll ride a flat twenty
mile stretch along the base of Palomar Mountain, then descend five miles to Valley Center Road, RS 6.
       The  next climb, Valley Center Rd., is  3.5 miles of a 4% grade, which is the last major climb. That said, along Lilac Road,  are
mild 1-3% grade back road, short, gentle rollies leading to a descent for 10 miles, to Bonsol, Rest Stop 6.
From Bonsol to the ocean is virtually flat for 13 miles.  The last seven miles are on the bike path, ending at the ocean, a mile from the Finish.

     192 miles is not quite 200, but the climbing makes up for the lack of miles, and the beauty on back roads is worth it.   This ride has
full support,  along with 6 Rest Stops plus dinner at the Finish.   Time limit is 21 hours. There are NO long steep pitches!

If coming from out of the area you may want to consider taking the Metrolink or Amtrack train whereby you can hang up your bike, keep your
eye on it.  The train station is just a mile from the ride Start/Finish.   

If driving, the host hotel is a half mile from the first Oceanside exit, if coming from the north.  There is a large parking lot, a half mile south,
if driving in that morning. 

This is a California Triple Crown approved Double Century.

Looking forward to seeing you for a beautiful Oceanside Double Century!


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