The Central Coast Double (CCD) in Paso Robles
The CENTRAL COAST DOUBLE (CCD) is a bicycle ride 212.8 miles and 14,000 feet of climbing elevation. We're an organization comprised of an all volunteer staff.
The CCD consist of two routes. A lowland and highland route. The lowland route is 198.5 miles at 12,600 ft of climbing. The traditional route (highland) is 212.8 miles and 14,000 ft of climbing. Both routes are credited toward the Triple Crown.
The 18th Annual CCD Stage Race begins and ends at City Park in Paso Robles, California. The initial portion of the route takes you over the Santa Lucia Range to Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) via Adelaida, York Mtn. and Santa Rosa Creek Road. Hope you've lubed your 39x26. Once on PCH you'll travel through the beautiful hamlets of Cambria, San Simeon, Ragged Point and Gorda as you prep for the next assault of the Santa Lucia's. Nacimiento/Ferguson Road takes you over the ridge, parallel to Mill Creek and the Nacimiento River, to your well-deserved lunch. After lunch you get to experience the best of the Salinas and Lockwood Valley's as you ride through Quinado, Espinosa, and Tule canyons on your relentless trek toward the two lakes of Nacimiento and San Antonio. After the rest stop at the Bradley school, enjoy the latter portions of the route as you gently climb through Hare Canyon, rocket down Indian Valley Road, and roll into the finish along River Road. This ride consist of 14,000 feet of climbing over the 212.8-mile route, making it one of the most difficult doubles on the Triple Crown schedule.
There will be six rest stops, a water stop (more if the day is above normal temperature for this time of year), plus a full lunch stop and sag support. There will be an after ride meal. Communications around the course will be provided by HAM radio operators. Ride patches will be given to all riders upon check-in at the completion of the ride.
This is one of the more difficult double centuries in the California Triple Crown Series. The Central Coast Double should not be your first attempt at riding 200+ miles, due to the nature and extent of the climbs, which become more difficult if it is a very hot day. In contrast if you have completed events such as Climb to Kaiser, Terrible Two, Heartbreak, Devil Mountain or the Markleeville Death Ride (all passes) then this ride can be completed well within the time limit.
After The Ride
Massage will be available after the ride. Dee Besse'e will provide after ride massages for a fee.
There will be an after ride dinner provided by Frank Milazzo.
1. Helmets will be required and must be worn at all times during the ride.
2. You are to ride safely and responsibly, obeying all regular vehicle traffic laws.
3. Riders finishing after dark will be required to have legal lights. Leg lights not are acceptable.
4. Riders will be required to check-in at each rest stop, in order to keep track of every rider on the course.
5. If you leave the ride for any reason , you must notify one of the ride volunteers.
The Central Coast Double Century ride partially passes through Fort Hunter Liggett military base. The base commander requires all participants to carry on their person a pictured ID such as a valid drivers license or a passport. Your ID will be checked upon entering the base by military personnel. Failure to comply will result in non-passage and failure to complete the ride.
Start Time and Location
There will be a pre-ride meeting on May 12, 2012 at 5:30 A.M. with a mass start at 5:40 A.M. from the Paso Robles City Park between 11th and 12th Street (See map for location). This will be a timed ride with up to an hour off for lunch.
Registration and Check-In
There will be no same day registration. All entries must be received by May 12, 2012. Check-in will be at Courtyard by Marriott, 120 S. Vine Street, Paso Robles, CA 93446 - (805) 239-9700 (See map for location) Friday, May 11, 2012 from 5:00 P.M. until 9:30 P.M. and from 5:00 A.M. Saturday morning May 12, 2012 at the Paso Robles City Park. For further information about this event, contact; Brian Stark at: (805) 239-4397 or e-mail: email@example.com
For further information about the California Triple Crown Series, contact; Chuck Bramwell (CTC Director) 4911 Tamarack Way Irvine, CA 92715 e-mail him at cbrams (at) caltriplecrown.com You can also checkout the California Triple Crown Series web-site at; http://www.caltriplecrown.com
Sorry... No private sag vehicles allowed!!!
To learn more and to register for the ride, visit us at http://www.centralcoastdouble.com.