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Oceanside Double Century Tueaday, November 24, 2020
Oceanside Double Century is Nov 16, 2019  Start: Days Inn, Carmelo Dr./ Time: 4:30-5:30:am/ Cal Triple Crown credit
Date:Tueaday, November 24, 2020
Start Time: 5:00-5:30-6:00
Time Limit:20:00 Hours or 12:30 am
Start/Finish Location:Oceaside Days Inn
1501 Carmelo Drive
Oceanside, CA. 92054
Phone 760.722.7661
EMail oceansidedaysinn@yahoo.com
Total Mileage/Elevation:191 Miles 15100 Ft
Rest Stops:There will be 6 Rest Stops plus dinner
Time Limit:21:00 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.

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.  

Day Before
Oceaside Days Inn
1501 Carmelo Drive
Oceanside, CA. 92054
Phone 760.722.7661
EMail oceansidedaysinn@yahoo.com
Day of
Oceaside Days Inn
1501 Carmelo Drive
Oceanside, CA. 92054
Phone 760.722.7661
EMail oceansidedaysinn@yahoo.com
Ride Price:
Early Bird:$119.00 Ends on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 12:00 Midnight
Ends on 223 Days 2 Hours and 40 Minutes
Reg.Fee:$129.00 From Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 12:00 Midnight
to Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 6 PM
Ends in 287 Days 20 Hours and 40 Minutes
Late Fee:$149.00 Credit Card Only Starts in Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 6 PM
Starts in 287 Days 20 Hours and 40 Minutes
Registration Closes:Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 6 PM
306 Days 20 Hours and 40 Minutes
Day of Ride: CASH ONLY $164.00
Oceanside 150:$90.00 Oceanside -Julian Loop
Oceanside 125:$80.00 Oceanside-Julian Round Trip
Places to Stay and Eat:Click Here
Online Registration:Opens 3/15/2020 (Midnight 'End of Day')
Online Volunteer:Volunteer Here
Registered Rider List:Opens 3/15/2020 (Midnight 'End of Day')
Volunteer List:View Volunteer List
Volunteer Ride:10/19/2019 More Information
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, 190.0 miles,w 15,100 elevation, designed for ultra-distance cyclists want to enjoy a variety of scenery, with very
few signal lights and stop signs, on  good paved roads. This ride starts earlier in the morning, riding past the Oceanside  Light House,
and pier, to Carlsbad,then  turns inland at Encinitas..  Heading east, Ramona grade, is your first climb, five miles, of about 4-5%,   in quiet
morning hours, 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, town 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 desert on a flat road with two half mile
chocolate-chip type hills, then flats with a tailwind, usually,that eventually lead to the left –fork turn towards the town of Borrego. 
At this turn, there is a 2 mile climb, with about an 8 mile descent that overlooks another view of the Borrego desert, leading you to the
middle of Borrego, which again, you will ride through without a signal or stop sign. Here in the middle of town is a traffic circle with a park
in the middle of it; your lunch area, filled with beautiful palm trees, and a view of the mountains surrounding the area. From here, you
head west on the main road giving 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 4-5 miles picking up gradually. (When I rode it on the Staff/Worker ride Sat., 10/19/19, we had coolish weather
w mild tailwinds, so hope it's that way when you climb Montezuma, 10/26 also!)  I highly recommend you leave as early as you can,
gettting you on this mtn. early in the day!
On the other side is a long, ten mile sweeping, fun, downhill. Eventually you’ll make your way on over to Lake Henshaw, RS 4.
Then continuing west,  that road is flat along the base of Mt. Palomar, w a gentle 3 mile climb at the end, before a whopping 5 mile
descent..  Please take the entire lane (as tthe county sign reads, on this descent, as to the right of the white line/bike lane, has rumble strips in it.
      The  next climb, Valley Center Rd., is  3.5 miles of a 4% grade, which is the last major climb.
      Along Lilac Road,  are mild 1-3% grade back road gentle rollies leading to a descent for 10 miles, to Bonsol, Rest Stop 6.
The rest of the ocean is flat, 13 miles.  The last seven miles are on the bike path, ending at the ocean,  about a mile from the Finish.

190.0 miles is not quite 200, but the climbing makes up for the lack of miles, and the beauty on backroads 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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