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GRAND TOUR 2017

Los Angeles Wheelmen Bicycle Club

Double Century              200 miles    

 

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Registration for the 2017 Grand Tour is now closed.  Questions: Call Kermit Ganier (310) 367-0458

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*** NOTE *** Due to construction activity underway at Webster and Cabrillo Elementary Schools, we were just informed by the Santa Monica – Malibu Unified School District (SMMUSD) that it has declined an HQ permit for this year’s event for safety and logistical reasons.  As a consequence, the Start/Finish location has again been changed this year to registration tables in front of Starbuck’s in Malibu next to Ralph’s located at 23755 Malibu Rd, Malibu, CA 90263.  We can stage our event, but will have to make do with no real HQ facility.   Everyone registered for the Grand Tour has or will soon receive the same letter via email.  We sincerely apologize for this but are nevertheless determined to hold an event this year regardless of the difficulties that this presents.  Please open and read the link below to the Grand Tour Updates letter for further details on what has changed this year as a result. 

Grand Tour 2017 Updates Letter

 

START/CHECK-IN/FINISH LOCATION:  Shopping center in front of Starbuck’s at  23755 Malibu Rd, Malibu, CA 90263.   From Los Angeles or Santa Monica, take PCH North and turn left on Webb Way.  The shopping mall entrance will be on your right.  Proceed up the driveway until you reach Starbuck’s.  From the North, the entrance to the shopping center will be on your right down the hill from and South of the intersection with Malibu Canyon Road.  Starbuck’s is located down the driveway in front of you. 

Join us on Saturday, June 24, 2017

MALIBU TO POINTS NORTH: GRAND TOUR 2017  is a classic bicycle ride offering the best of everything in scenic Southern California: beaches, valleys, mountains, luxury homes, orange groves, ranches, and farms.

This year exceptionally there will be only one Double Century route; the traditional Lowland Double route as far as Ojai, and the Highland Double route thereafter which proceeds over Route 150 (Casitas Pass) to the Rincon checkpoint on the coast.  The traditional Double Metric, Lowland Double, Highland Double, Triple and Quad will NOT be run this year.  Please refer to the aforementioned link for details.  

Grand Tour 2017 Updates Letter

SUPPORT, STOPS, LUNCH, STAFF: We will provide water, Hammer products at the rest stops, and lunch will consist of sandwiches as opposed to the full buffet of years past

The Grand Tour is known for its great support . . . and for that we always need some GREAT VOLUNTEERS.  If you’re not riding, or if a non-riding family member or friend wants to share your Grand Tour experience, please consider volunteering.  INFO:  grandtourvol@nulllawheelmen.org.

LODGING:  Limited hotels/motels in Malibu, more in Santa Monica and West Los Angeles, 10 to 15 miles away, or Thousand Oaks and Agoura Hills, 20 miles away.  No camping overnight allowed in Malibu.

L.A. Wheelmen Saturday Training Rides begin April 1 and continue on Saturdays until June 17.  Get in shape with veterans of the Grand Tour, get acquainted, find riding companions, and advice.  See the Ride schedule on-line at 

Current Schedule.

The Grand Tour is a California Triple Crown event: California Triple Crown.

FEES:  Please check the Grand Tour Updates Letter link below regarding changes in fees and related policy changes for this year’s event.

Grand Tour 2017 Updates Letter

Registration for the 2017 Grand Tour is now closed.

Check In:  Friday, 6/23, 5:00-9:00 p.m.;  Saturday, 6/24, 3:30-7:30 a.m.

Start Times:  4:30-6:30 a.m.. 

Lights REQUIRED during darkness (sunrise 5:43 a.m., sunset 8:08 p.m. on 6/24, twilight adds 30 minutes before and after).

Helmets REQUIRED!  All riders should SIGN IN at start AND at finish with timers.

QUESTIONS? Contact grandtourinfo@nulllawheelmen.org