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Oceanside Double Century Saturday, October 27, 2018
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Oceanside Double Century is 10/27/18/ Start: Days Inn, Carmelo Dr./ Time: 4:30-5:30:am/ Cal Triple Crown credit
Date:Saturday, October 27, 2018
Start Time:4:00- 4:30-5:00-5:30-5:57 am
Time Limit:20 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:194 Miles 15400 Ft
Rest Stops:There will be 6 Rest Stops plus dinner
Time Limit:21:00 Hours
Sunrise:5:57AM
Sunset:7:34PM
Weather:

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
Registration/Checkin:
6:00-8:00PM
Oceaside Days Inn
1501 Carmelo Drive
Oceanside, CA. 92054
Phone 760.722.7661
EMail oceansidedaysinn@yahoo.com
Day of
Registration/Checkin:
3:45AM-4:30AM
Oceaside Days Inn
1501 Carmelo Drive
Oceanside, CA. 92054
Phone 760.722.7661
EMail oceansidedaysinn@yahoo.com
Ride Price:
Early Bird:$110.00 Ends on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 12:00 Midnight
Passed
Reg.Fee:$125.00 From Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 12:00 Midnight
to Monday, October 22, 2018 at 12:00 Midnight
Ends in 0 Hours and 32 Minutes
Late Fee:$145.00 Credit Card Only Starts in Monday, October 22, 2018 at 12:00 Midnight
Starts in 0 Hours and 32 Minutes
Ends in Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 6 PM
Ends in 4 Days 18 Hours and 32 Minutes
Day of Ride: CASH ONLY $155.00
Oceanside 150:$90.00 Oceanside -Julian Loop
Oceanside 125:$80.00 Oceanside-Julian Round Trip
Places to Stay and Eat:Click Here
Online Registration:Register Here
Online Volunteer:Volunteer Here
Registered Rider List:View Registered Rider List
Volunteer List:View Volunteer List
Volunteer Ride:11/10/2018 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
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General Rules
Route GPS Map
Jersey   

   

Oceanside Double Century, 194 miles, 14, 600 ft.,  was designed for ultra-distance cyclists want to enjoy a variety of scenery, with very few
signal lights, stop signs, traffic, on  good paved roads. This ride starts earlier in the morning, riding past the Light House, and pier, to
Carlsbad,then turns inland at Encinitas,  thus avoiding  beach crowds.  Heading east to climb the five mile Ramona grade, still in quiet
morning hours, it then connects to  Old Julian (back) Rd., another five mile climb, and on over to  Santa Ysabel for Apple Pie. There is one
more seven mile 4-6%mountain type climb to the summit, Julian, where you may pass the one-horse buggy walking along the one 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 warm, but not as hot as they could be, and with the winds on the
last 4-5 miles picking up gradually from breezes to  possibly very windy, but nothing you probably haven’t ridden in before, as a
distance rider. On the other side is a long, ten mile sweeping, fun, downhill, that you earned. Eventually you’ll make your way on
over to Lake Henshaw for a Rest Stop, then continue riding that same flat road that’s along the base of Mt. Palomar, over to another
five mile descent, on the way to Cold Grade Rd  Fruit Smoothie Rest Stop.
      This next climb, right after the Rest Stop, is bowl shaped, keeping the last part of this climb hidden…but once you see it, you will now
know to expect it and are psychologically prepared for this 9%, grade that is less than a mile, but seems longer. This is the steepest part
on the entire route, and now behind you, as you make your way on over to Lilac Road,  a 1-3% grade back road, to a ten mile descent.
The rest of the terrain is flat, 15 miles, all the way back to Oceanside; with the last seven miles on the bike path, ending at the ocean. 

194 miles are 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 approx. 20:30 and is a timed event; not a race.   

If coming from out of the area you may want to consider taking the train, whereby you can hang up your bike, keeping your eye on it,  and,
the 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.

 

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