2017 California Triple Crown Calendar
The First Stage of the 2017 Caifornia Triple Crown Stage Race was an extremely difficult challenge as riders climbed over 18,000 Feet of Climbing on the Mulholland Double Century. See the results on the Planet Ultra Web Site HERE. Congratulations to the following on the podiums of the California Triple Crown Stage Race:
Fixed Gear Division:
The Second Stage is the Oceanside Double Century and the Third Stage is the Terrible Two.
The Hemet D.C. was rescheduled to 9/16/17 as shown below because long time ride organizer Jim Watrous didn't have enough volunteers on 4/15/17 which was Easter Weekend. Please help Jim by clicking Volunteer on the Hemet D.C. below.
Scott Halversen, the ride organizer of the Devil Mountain Double wrote: "Monday, April 24th is the last day to sign up for this year's edition of the Devil Mountain Double. Due to 4 major road closures, we've had to make many changes, but I believe it is an excellent course that still preserves the spirit of the ride. With approximately 3,000 feet less climbing than the traditional course, this may be the year to ride :) Route details can be seen HERE
We are also offering a discount of $20/room/night on your ride registration if you stay at the San Ramon Marriott. Rooms can be reserved HERE Hope you can come".
Anny Beck, the ride organizer of the Oceanside Double Century wrote: "Are you looking for a wonderful Double that is also a Stage Race event? You’ve got one on May 6. As a rider you get excellent support all day long. That includes fresh, hot apple pie at Rest Stop 2, custom made sandwiches at lunch, Fruit Smoothies at RS 5, and Adobo chicken dinner at the Finish. You’ll do 197 miles and 14,000 feet. Of that, the climbing is moderate (4-8%) except for a 1 mile stretch of 9% on Cole Grade Rd. The ride Start/Finish is at the Days Inn at 1201 Carmelo Dr., Oceanside, CA and the parking for locals is ¼ mile south, a huge free parking lot.
You’ll have plenty of time, the limit is 20 hours. However there is also a 130 & 150 mile option, which leaves out the Borrego desert loop. Please check out ride profile and you’ll find that this course has an awesome lay out with flats, climbing, descending, & flats to the finish. The Oceanside is the only D.C. that covers all three of California’s terrains in one day; ocean, mountains, & desert! Route details can be seen HERE and you can see some pictures by Andrew May HERE. Register HERE Looking forward to seeing YOU in Oceanside, May 6th!"
Michael Bayer, the ride organizer of the Alta Alpina 8 Pass Challenge wrote: "Here in Alta Alpina territory the snow is slowly starting to recede, creeks and streams are swollen with melt water, and we're finally getting back on our bikes. The Sierra really needed these winter storms but they've had a tremendous impact on our infrastructure.
The key roads making up the the 8 passes of the Alta Alpina Challenge routes have been hammered. Kingsbury has been closed twice due to mud slides and sinkholes. Highway 88 has been damaged by snow plows and avalanches. Blue Lakes Rd. is unlikely to be free of snow until some time in July. Last but not least, Caltrans may not be able to open Ebbetts by the end of June. Reports indicate that many bridges have been damaged, the roadbase may be washed away in places, and the road surface is likely to be in very bad shape whenever the road is finally cleared.
Based on the feedback we received after the fire in 2015, we know that fans of the Alta Alpina Challenge don't want us to look at alternate routes--they want their favorite passes and that is what our unique format is all about. For this reason, we've concluded that it is unlikely we can deliver the experience that our participants expect in 2017 and that we should cancel the event now so that people can make alternate plans.
We'll be refunding registration fees for everyone who is already registered and we hope to see everyone again June 30, 2018."
Congratulations to the 2017 California Triple Crown Winners shown HERE
And even more Congratulations to the 2017 California Triple Crown Gold Thousand Mile Club Winners
Be a Gold Thousand Mile Club Winner in 2017!!
2018 California Triple Crown Calendar
The Rides below are for the 2018 California Triple Crown
The California Triple Crown is awarded on a Calendar Year Basis
The Rides below can not be used to complete your 2017 California Triple Crown