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Tour of Two Forests Double Century

Tour of Two Forests Double Century

June 09 2018
Santa Clarita, California, USA

The Tour of Two Forests has been such a classic since its first edition in 1980. It starts and ends in Santa Clarita and traverses parts of L.A., Ventura, and Kern Counties, plus the name-giving Angeles National Forest and Los Padres National Forest. It begins with an easy cruise through Piru and down South Mountain to Santa Paula and then the easy climb up into Ventura County’s sleepy hideaway of Ojai. Next you’ll ascend 30 mile Pine Mountain and enter the heart of the ride: rugged and beautiful mountain country where a lone cyclist feels very small. Next comes Lockwood Valley (home of the “Heartbreak Hill”) to Gorman and then a rolling finish through Pine Canyon, Three Points, Elizabeth Lake, Leona Valley, and down, down, down Bouquet Canyon to the finish back in Santa Clarita.

This is a big ride in more ways than one: It has at least 13,220 feet of elevation gain and is 193.5 miles long.

It’s one of the most scenic courses in Southern California and is almost free of traffic lights. The logistics are easy since it starts just 30 miles north of Los Angeles.

This is a great event with a whole lot of history in the California cycling scene. We really encourage you to ride this classic event!

Tour of Two Forests Double Century
 

 
Routes: 200 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: F - Ultra Distance and Climbing for events well over 100 miles
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
 
Start Times / Itinerary

LEAP FROG SUPPORT

Start time: 5:15am or after if you’re really fast!

Come Prepared:
Please be in shape for this event. Riders will be expected to be primarily self-supporting/self-sufficient. There will be minimal support and no roving SAG.

Time Limit:
17 hours. All riders must be off course by 10:15pm. Since this is leap-frog support, it’s more challenging to support everyone if the spread is too great. This is why we ask that only riders who think they’ll complete the course in 15 hours or less sign up.  If you’re too far back, especially in the second half of the ride, you will be required to SAG forward.

How Leap Frog Support Will Work:
At least three vehicles will rotate between roving SAG and being parked in a set location to provide water/snacks and your drop bags; with one “leaping” ahead of the faster groups, one staying behind for the slower groups, and one in the middle. Vehicles will move up the course and follow along making sure everyone is taken care of. 

Costs

Until December 31st: $55.  January 1-May 26: $65. May 27-June 8: $75.

What's Included?

This event is hosted with 3 (or more) leap-frog support vehicles instead of fixed aid stations, and a small entry fee to cover insurance, permits, and fuel/expenses for the support vehicles which will carry snacks, water and drop bags along the route. Riders may bring several lunch-size bags with their special-needs foods, which will be delivered up the course to at least 4 locations.

Packet Pickups

Saturday morning from 4:45am to 5:15am in the lobby of the Hampton Inn. Please bring your lunch-bag size drop bags with your name and address on each bag. We won’tt take bags that don’t have your address on it. We do this to make sure you pick up the back at the designated drop location and not leave it on the ground as illegal litter.

Facilities
Adequate Car Parking
Free Parking
 
Support for Participants
Route Card
SAG Wagon
 
Features
Results Within 24 Hours
Downloadable GPS files
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
 
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
 
Start Address: Hampton Inn, 25259 The Old Road, Santa Clarita, California 91381
 
 
 
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