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GRAND TOUR 2017

Los Angeles Wheelmen Bicycle Club

Double Metric     Double Century     Triple Century     Quadruple Century

     124 miles              200 miles                   300 miles                   400 miles    

This “Grand Dad” of all Double Centuries, now 59 years old, offers a rare opportunity to choose one of four fully-supported distances, from Double Metric up to a Quadruple Century. 

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.

DOUBLE METRIC CENTURY CHALLENGE:  This shortened version of the Double Century cuts the distance to 125 miles, but keeps the best scenery in a hilly, very challenging ride:  Latigo Cyn., Westlake, Lake Sherwood, Moorpark for lunch, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, then Pacific Coast Hwy. back to Malibu.

LOWLAND DOUBLE:  An ideal First Timer’s Double, with fewer hills but more urban riding.  Oxnard, Moorpark, Ventura, to Ojai for lunch.  Return to Malibu via Carpinteria, Port Hueneme, PCH.  

HIGHLAND DOUBLE:  A hillier route into and out of the Ojai lunch, but more scenery, lower traffic, sometimes more favorable winds between Ojai and Carpinteria, as you circle Lake Casitas.

TRIPLE:  A fully-supported triple century.  Follow Lowland or Highland double route, add an extra 100 mile loop north and back down the coast to the finish in Malibu.  

QUADRUPLE:   The ultimate 24-hour challenge for ultra-distance cyclists!  After finishing a Lowland or Highland Triple in Malibu, put that extra energy into a final 100-mile loop to Ventura.

SUPPORT, STOPS, LUNCH, STAFF:  Full support, frequent rest/food/water stops, sag vehicles, full lunch.  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.  Free Friday evening & Saturday all-day parking at Start/Finish location, but 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.

Double, Triple, & Quadruple are California Triple Crown events: California Triple Crown.

FEES:  Double Metric $50; Double Century $80; Triple Century $90; Quadruple Century $100.  Current members of the Los Angeles Wheelmen Bicycle Club get a $5 discount on the ride fee. 

Late Registration will be available at the Start.  Late Fee $20, after 6/11 (postmark, on-line, or in person).

On-Line Registration is available at Active.com (they add a small handling charge but also give Active members their own discount on rides): 

Click here for online registration

 

Or fill out and send in a registration form downloaded from this web site, and mail to: 

Grand Tour, 8549 Wilshire Blvd. #1073, Beverly Hills, CA 90211-3104 

Click here, print and fill out the form for mail-in registration.

Please don’t mail after 6/10; bring filled-out form, fee, & late fee to the start to save registration time.

START/CHECK-IN/FINISH LOCATION:  Juan Cabrillo Elementary School 30237 Morning View Dr, Malibu, CA 90265.   From Kanan Dume Road, turn North onto PCH for 1.7 miles.  Turn right onto Morning View Drive for 0.4 miles to the destination on the right.

Note:  This is a new Start/Finish location; our prior venue at Webster Elementary School is not available this year.

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

Start Times:  200, 300 milers, 4:30-6:30 a.m., 400 milers by 5:00 a.m. at the latest. 

Lights REQUIRED during darkness (sunrise 5:43 a.m., sunset 8:08 p.m. on 6/24, twilight adds 30 minutes before and after), 124 mile riders start between 6:30-7:30 a.m. 

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

QUESTIONS?  Contact m.j.grove@nulldslextreme.com