Solvang Double Century

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Solvang Double Century
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Explore southern California in style with this 200 mile or 200k bike ride. You'll be out on the roads all day, riding through some of the best landscapes in the state. If you're looking for your next cycling challenge and love gorgeous landscapes, this is the event for you.
200 mile and 200k
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Sat, Mar 19, 2022
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Buellton, United States
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Where and when
Hampton Inn & Suites Buellton/Santa Ynez Valley, 600 McMurray Rd, Buellton, CA 93427, USA
Start times
Saturday, Mar 19, 2022
200 mile:
4:30 AM |
4:30 AM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Solvang Double Century
200 mile
Route information
Both routes will start and finish just outside of Solvang, a picturesque town in Southern California featuring horse-drawn carriages, people in costume, wine-tasting and vineyards (perfect to keep spectators entertained whilst you're out on the ride).
You'll make your way through the easter Santa Ynez Valley before riding up to the famous Foxen Canyon. You'll bypass Santa Maria on your way north to San Luis Obispo where you'll stop for lunch. After lunch you'll head back south through Pismo Beach to Guadalupe, along Highway 1 then 135 and back to Solvang.
What's included
  • Solvang souvenir
  • Fully stocked aid stations
  • Revolving SAG support
How to get there
Hampton Inn & Suites Buellton/Santa Ynez Valley, 600 McMurray Rd, Buellton, CA 93427, USA
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Solvang is in Southern California's Santa Ynez Valley and is just off route 101 - 40 minutes south of Santa Maria.
Event day logistics
4:30 - 5am Riders needing 16+ hours to complete course
5 - 5:30am Riders needing 15 to 16 hours to complete course
6 - 6:30am Riders needing 13 to 15 hours to complete course
6:30 - 6:45am Riders needing 11 to 14 hours to complete course
7am Riders needing under 11 hours to complete course
Start Waves
You'll head out on the course in waves dependent on your predicted time to finish.
Cut-off Times
The overall cut-off time will be 17 hours to complete the course. The 17 hours will be based on the 4:30am start, meaning that all riders must finish by 9:30pm.
The aid stations will have rolling closures to keep on pace with a 9:30pm finish.
It is likely that you will start before sunrise and finish after sunset, this means you must have lights and reflective bands on both ankles.
Will I need to wear a helmet for the Solvang Double Century?
Yes. You won't be able to ride without a helmet. Do not forget it!
Will there be a chance to stop for food and water on the Solvang Double Century route?
Yes, there'll be aid stations on this route, with a longer stop for lunch in San Luis Obispo.
Will it be dark during the Solvang Double Century ride?
Yes, you'll most likely be starting before sunrise and after sunset so it will be dark. You will need to have lights on your bike as well as reflective bands on both your ankles.
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