2014 California Triple Crown Series Announced
California Triple Crown announce details and dates of their Double Century series of events for 2014.
Not a single one of these rides is easy. Each will provide you with a "Personal Growth Experience". Don't make the mistake of moving into the tougher Doubles until you're ready - mechanically, biomechanically, and mentally!! Once you're well prepared, the California Triple Crown Double Century series has plenty of challenges for you. Each of the California Triple Crown Double Centuries is a Major Adventure in itself!!
You become part of a group of select Bicyclists and have the tremendous satisfaction of completing one of the most difficult Bicycling events anywhere!! The California Triple Crown is a small, completely volunteer organization established to publish the schedule and the results of these rides.
Registration has opened or open's in the next few days - some of these events sell out in under a day!
02/15/14 Camino Real Double, Irvine - Registration Open 1st Dec 2013
03/01/14 Death Valley Spring Double (see Death Valley Park note below) - Registration Open 1st Dec 2013
03/15/14 Joshua Tree Double Century, Twenty Nine Palms - Registration Open 15th Jan 2014
03/22/14 Solvang Spring Double, Solvang - Registration Open 1st Dec 2014
04/12/14 Mulholland Double, Los Angeles - Registration Open 1st Dec 2013
04/12/14 Hemet Double Century, Hemet - Registration Open 1st Jan 2014
04/26/14 Devil Mountain Double, San Ramon - Registration Open 1st Dec 2013
05/10/14 Central Coast Double, Paso Robles - Registration Open 1st Feb 2014
05/17/14 Davis Double, Davis - Registration Open 1st March 2014
05/17/14 Heartbreak Double, Palm Dale - Registration Open 1st Feb 2014
05/24/14 Borrego Double Century, Borrego Springs - Registration Open 24 Dec 2013
05/31/14 Eastern Sierra Double, Bishop - Registration Open 1st Feb 2014
06/07/14 Classic Tour of Two Forests Double, Santa Clarita - Registration Open 1st Feb 2014
06/21/14 Terrible Two, Sebastopol - Registration Open 1st March 2014
06/28/14 Grand Tour, Mailbu - Registration Open 1st April 2014
06/28/14 Alta Alpina 8 Pass Challenge, Markleville - Registration Open 31st Dec 2013
08/02/14 Mt. Tam Double, San Rafael - Registration Open 1st March 2014
09/13/14 White Mountain Double, Bishop - Registration Open 1st Feb 2014
09/27/14 Knoxville Fall Classic Double, Vacaville - Registration Open 15th June 2014
09/28/14 California Triple Crown Awards Breakfast
10/11/14 Bass Lake Powerhouse Double, Clovis - Registration Open 1st March 2014
10/18/14 Solvang Autumn Double - Registration Open 15th April 2014
10/25/14 Death Valley Fall Double, Furnace Creek (see Death Valley Park note below)
11/01/14 Oceanside Double Century - Registration Open 1st June 2014
12/06/14 Dead of Winter Double, Malibu - Registration Open 1st August 2014
You can find the latest detailed version of the Ride Calendar by going to http://www.caltriplecrown.org/CTC_Calendar_aspx/Default.aspx , this shows you the detailed version of the calendar complete with Registration Open Date, Early Bird Discount Date, Late Fee Date, Registration Close Date, Volunteer Ride Date and a link to easily Volunteer for each of the Doubles.
Death Valley Park
The Death Valley Spring Double and the Death Valley Fall Double may not be held due to government intervention. AdventureCORPS still hope to host the Death Valley Fall Double and there's even a small chance that the Death Valley Spring Double will happen. We are hopeful that with your help, the Death Valley National Park will get a lot of political and media pressure and that they'll accelerate their "safety review." Therefore, the Death Valley Spring Double and Death Valley Fall Double are on the 2014 California Triple Crown Schedule with a disclaimer on both listings that says "May not be held due to government intervention. Stay tuned to the AdventureCORPS website for updates."
The Hemet Double Century will be celebrating it's 50th anniversary in 2014 so this will be a special year for that event.
The Central Coast Double will be celebrating it's 20th anniversary in 2014 so this will be a special year for that event.
New in 2014, Anny Beck will be organizing the Oceanside Double Century on 11/01/14 which will be a Fall Version of the Borrego Double Century route but will start and finish in Oceanside instead of Borrego.
The Triple Crown Series do their best to not have any Double Centuries in the series on the same day. They are fully aware that date conflicts are not good for either event reducing the number of riders and the number of volunteers available for both events.
The Mulholland Double and the Hemet DC will both be on 4/12/14 but these two Doubles are vastly different in difficulty so their we’re hoping this conflict won’t be too detrimental to either event. The Davis Double and the Heartbreak Double will both be on 5/17/14 but an examination of the two rosters for the past few years showed that there is pretty much no overlap between these two vastly different events..
There was much discussion among the ride organizers of the Grand Tour and the Alta Alpina 8 Pass Challenge about the conflicting date of 6/28/14. Many options were discussed at great length but it was determined that the date conflict was unavoidable. These two Doubles are vastly different in difficulty so we’re hoping this conflict won’t be too detrimental to either event.
In 2013, the Bass Lake Powerhouse Double was on the same date as the Solvang Autumn Double. We have some good news: In 2014, those Doubles will be on different dates.
Each of the California Triple Crown Double Centuries is a Major Adventure in itself!!
A BIG Thanks to the Ride Organizers of each of these Double Centuries. Please thank them for the many hours they work to organize these incredibly complicated events.
Over the years, we have spoken to many cyclists who picked a difficult Double Century as their first. In many cases, they weren't able to complete it because of mechanical, biomechanical, or mental challenges. We are convinced that these cyclists could have completed one of the flatter Doubles with a great sense of accomplishment. They could have found that riding Doubles is challenging but also fun!!
Not a single one of these rides is easy. Each will provide you with a "Personal Growth Experience". Don't make the mistake of moving into the tougher Doubles until you're ready - mechanically, biomechanically, and mentally!! Once you're well prepared, the California Triple Crown Double Century series has plenty of challenges for you.
When you have successfully complete three of the above Doubles, you are a Triple Crown Winner. You have earned the right to have those ride names included on a custom printed Jersey or T-Shirt as well as buy lots of cool products as shown at http://www.caltriplecrown.com/products.htm
Bicycling publications and club newsletter editors receive your name for print. Your name is included on the California Triple Crown web sites at http://www.CalTripleCrown.com
You become part of a group of select Bicyclists and have the tremendous satisfaction of completing one of the most difficult Bicycling events anywhere!!
The California Triple Crown is a small, completely volunteer organization established to publish the schedule and the results of these rides.
In order to receive California Triple Crown Credit for completing one of these Double Centuries, you must be on the Official Finisher's list for the 200 Miles as published by the Ride Organizer.
If you want these rides to continue, please bring your friends and families along and ask the ride organizer how they can help make the ride a success!!
If you want these rides to improve, volunteer and do your part to make them better!!
Those who say it can't be done are usually interrupted by others doing it!!
Accept The Challenge: Be A California Triple Crown Winner!!