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GRAND TOUR 2019

Los Angeles Wheelmen Bicycle Club

Double Metric   Double Century   Triple Century   Quadruple Century
124 miles   200 miles    300 miles    400 miles

 

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This year’s 61st Anniversary of the Grand Tour will be held on Saturday, June 22nd 2019.

We’re always looking for staff for the event and if you, a friend, or family member are available to volunteer, click or tap here – http://www.lawheelmen.org/volunteer/ 

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QUESTIONS? Contact grandtourinfo@nulllawheelmen.org

Registration is now open.  Below are the hotel arrangements we have made so that you have a chance to book your room(s) before all are taken. Following that are event and registration details.

 

HOTEL

Hotel rooms block is closed.  Some rooms are available at prevailing rates, please book online or call the hotel at 805-986-5353.

Here’s the link to reserve your room…Hotel reservations

Map of the Grand Tour start location (Holiday Inn Express)…

 

 

RIDER CHECK-IN.

Check-in will be at the Holiday Inn on Friday June 21st from 5 – 9pm.   The following will be available there:

  • Routeslips
  • Waivers for signing
  • Parking permits, if needed.   Note, if you’re staying at the Holiday Inn you do not need a parking permit.   While it may seem obvious, please do not park at the Holiday Inn (for the event) if you do not have a room at the Holiday Inn.   Parking will be available in the city beach lots as we did last year.

 

START TIME AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS.

Riders who have checked in on Friday night can start as early as 04:00.  There is no need to check-in with us on Saturday, if you have checked in on Friday night and signed the waiver.

For those who have not checked in on Friday night, check-in will be open at 03:45 on Saturday.  

Start, Finish and Checkpoints along the course will be done by RFID tags that you affix to the RIGHT side of your helmet (remove any old tags).  Watch for RFID readers along the course and ride single file, near the curb when you encounter the readers.  Readers are marked with a bright, green LED (visible from 200 feet) and a PhotoCrazy sign.

Route slips – our Route Maker is finalizing each of the courses.   When completed, (probably by June 15th), they will be emailed to all registered riders.   We know a number of you have asked for RWGPS files.   Unfortunately, we don’t have them.

 

LAST MINUTE REGISTRATION

Registration closes on June 17th.   We do this to allow us to stuff the packets and have ready for check-in.   We understand that some of you have schedule challenges, last minute things, etc.  To accommodate that, we’re extending registration up to and including the day of the event.   In order to make that happen, you will need to fill out the forms online and bring cash or check to check-in on Friday night or Saturday morning.  The registration website  registration   will be updated on/after June 18th to accommodate this.  

 

EVENT INFORMATION

The Grand Tour start has moved from Malibu to Port Hueneme in 2018.  The new route begins at the Holiday Inn Express in Port Hueneme with a loop into Camarillo and back to Port Hueneme.  The route (Highland and Lowland) then follows the original route to Moorpark, Ojai, Carpinteria, and back down the coast to finish in Port Hueneme at the Holiday Inn Express.

The Triple, Quad, and Double Double riders will pick up a new route slip when they reach the northern most point of the double course.  They will then head north to Gaviota and back for an additional 100 miles to make 300miles at the finish in Port Hueneme.

Quad and Double Double riders will be given a final route slip for the last century to complete the 400 miles.

The Double Double credit will be given to those riders completing the Highland Quad in 36 hours or less.

The Grand Tour Quad, Highland or Lowland, will remain a 24 hour event.

Clarification of the Double Double credit

The double double is the same route as the quad.  The difference is you have 36 hours to finish.  It begins with the Grand Tour Triple then the final hundred after that.  You will get credit for the distance covered.  Two hundred, three hundred, or four hundred miles.

Double credit (24 hours)

Triple credit (24 hours)

Quad credit (24 hours) also gets Double Double credit.

Double Double credit (36 hours).

Attention Change

The lowland Quad route will also count for the Double Double credit (36 hours or less).

 

PARKING

If you are staying at the host hotel or one of the other nearby hotels you do not need a parking permit.   As such during registration, please decline the parking permit. 

 

IN CLOSING

We appreciate everyone’s support of the Grand Tour, now in its 61st year.   Thank you to the volunteers, riders, and municipalities that support the event.   It takes a village to put on these events

If you have additional questions, please email –  ikucheck@nullgmail.com or call Kermit at 310.367.0458.