ROUTES: Double Metric Century (about 124 miles), Century (about 100 miles), and Metric Century (a little long at about 68 miles). The two shorter routes share the first 30 miles on Pacific Coast Hwy., along the ocean, and all rides share the 20 mile P.C.H. return.
The Double Metric route is the same route as the Century Challenge on the Grand Tour in June. It starts with a climb up Latigo Canyon, descends into Westlake to a rest and food stop. It then goes down Potrero to Moorpark for lunch. The route crosses the farm fields of Camarillo to Port Hueneme for a final rest and food stop before returning down the coast to the start.
The Century travels up the coast to Port Hueneme for the lunch stop. It loops through the Oxnard/Ventura area, returns to the Port Hueneme stop, and cruises back down the coast.
The Metric Century follows the century to lunch in Port Hueneme, but skips the loop in the Oxnard/Ventura area to return back down the coast.
The Double Metric contains a lot of climbing early in the ride and totals around 7,000 feet of elevation gain. All three rides do the rolling hills along PCH coming and going, which total only a little more than 2,000 feet of elevation gain.
START: Check-in and the ride start and finish will be at the Starbucks in Malibu (23755 West Malibu Road) which is located in the shopping center on the west side of PCH (near the Ralph’s Market). Please DO NOT PARK in the Shopping Center lot, except temporarily. There is parking available behind the shopping center on Malibu Road, which is between PCH and the ocean, or, if that fills, across to the inland side of PCH on Civic Center Way. Take PCH to Malibu, turn into the shopping center from Webb Way. Registration and Check-in open at 7:00 a.m. Rides start at 7:30 a.m. Please allow time to pick up registration materials or to late register so that you can be on the road no later than 8:00 a.m.
SUPPORT: Sag drivers, and rest and food stops, with a lunch (or two) on each route. Door Prizes will be awarded to some riders at the end, but you must check in at the finish to win.
FEES: The basic fee for the Grand Tour LITE is $30. There is a $5 discount for LAW members or for each member of a group of five or more who register together. To validate a group discount, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your list of names. There is late registration at the start, with a late fee of $5 for anyone registering after September 24th.
REGISTRATION: Sign up on line with Active.com and pay by credit card…
…or download a registration form and mail it in with your fee.
Mailed registrations must be postmarked by Saturday, September 24th, and Active closes then, too. For late registration at the ride start, bring $30 ride fee plus a $5 late fee (cash or check), and it will save time to bring a printed-out form from the website.
INFO: Kermit Ganier, 310-367-0458 or M.J. Grove, email@example.com