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So oftentimes it happens
that we live our life in chains

And we never even know
that we have the key

"Already Gone" by The Eagles

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The California Triple Crown has announced a new Gold Five Thousand Mile Club Jersey!!

We're having a contest to design this new jersey. The winning design will be selected by the California Triple Crown Team. The cyclist who submits the winning design will get the honor of seeing his or her jersey fabricated and made available for all California Triple Crown cyclists who have completed 25 Double Centuries and have given back to our sport by volunteering with at least One Double Century. The winner will also receive a free jersey!!

Of course, the best riders will set a goal of volunteering at least 10% of the time ... so they will set a goal of volunteering 2-3 times along with completing 25 Double Centuries.

We understand that there is a BIG distance between completing 3 or 5 Double Centuries and completing 50 Double Centuries which are necessary to be in the California Triple Crown Hall of Fame. Life oftentimes gets in the way on the path to the Hall of Fame. This Jersey will provide a good sub-goal to cyclists on their way to their Hall of Fame dreams of completing 50 Double Centuries and volunteering at One or More Double Century.

All of the details can be found HERE

We look forward to seeing your designs!!

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The 2018 California Triple Crown is well underway. The results of the Camino Real, Joshua Tree, Solvang Spring, Southern Inyo, Mulholland, and Hemet Doubles have been posted HERE.

Major Congratulations to 110 Cyclists who have already earned their 2018 California Triple Crown by completing at least Three Double Centuries this year as shown HERE. Make your plans today to have some fun on the Double Centuries shown in the list below for the rest of the year.

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The California Triple Crown Stage Race was started in 1996 to add a competition to the top end of the California Triple Crown Double Century series. This is how the Stage Race works: Riders have to complete three of the most difficult Doubles in the California Triple Crown Double Century series. The Total Elapsed Time from each of these grueling Doubles is then added together and the rider with the fastest overall time for all Three Doubles wins the Stage Race.

The 2018 California Triple Crown Stage Race will consist of the following very challenging Stages:

Stage 1: Devil Mountain Double on 4/28/18 with 20,700 Feet of Climbing

The Devil Mountain Double continued to be an extremely tough and full day of cycling climbing two of the highest paved peaks in the Bay Area.

The results from this extremely tough day of cycling are HERE.

Ronald NG took some great photos while volunteering at the Morgan Territory Rest Stop HERE.

Chris Davies shared his experience with some good photos HERE.

Chris Davies made a really fast time lapsed video HERE.

Zach Kaplan shared his experience with some good photos HERE.

Ray Zambroski shared some good photos HERE.


Stage 2: Terrible Two on 6/16/18 with 18,500 Feet of Climbing

Stage 3: Mt. Tam Double on 8/04/18 with 15,000 Feet of Climbing

There will be over 54,200 Feet of Climbing for the 3 Doubles in the 2018 California Triple Crown Stage Race!!

You don't have to do anything special to sign up for the Stage Race: In 2018, all you have to do is to sign up for and ride your heart out on the 3 Doubles in the Stage Race!! Of course, that's much easier said than done!! Here are the Rules:

To be in the Tandem Division, the rider has to ride each of the 3 Double Centuries on a tandem with the same person.
To be in the Recumbent Division, the rider has to ride each of the 3 Double Centuries on a Recumbent bike.
To be in the Fixed Gear Division, the rider has to ride each of the 3 Double Centuries on a Fixed Gear bike.
The Overall Division Winners can include Women, Tandems, Recumbents, or Fixed Gear Bikes if they finish in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place overall in the 3 Double Centuries.
No motors of any kind are allowed on these bikes ridden in the California Triple Crown Stage Race ... each of those Double Centuries must be strictly human powered events.Any form of human-powered vehicle is acceptable but the vehicle must be powered solely by the rider.
The awards for the Winners in each Division will be determined by the Organizers of the Double Centuries in the Stage Race.

The California Triple Crown issues this challenge: Be among the select few who are able to finish the Stage Race!! Everyone who completes the 2018 Stage Race will be commended and will be able to wear the coveted California Triple Crown Stage Race Jersey. Just to complete these three Extremely Difficult Rides is a MAJOR accomplishment!!

California Triple Crown Stage Race Plaques will be presented to the Winners at the California Triple Crown Awards Breakfast on 9/30/18, the day following the Knoxville Fall Classic Double in Vacaville, CA.

The California Triple Crown lays down this challenge: Be among the select few who are able to finish the Stage Race!!

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LONG LOST PHOTOS FROM CALTRIPLECROWN AWARDS BREAKFAST FOUND!!

We tip our helmets to the following cyclists who were honored and inducted into the California Triple Crown Hall of Fame at the California Triple Crown Awards Breakfast on October 1, 2017.  Each of them has completed at least 50 Double Centuries or 10,000 Miles in Double Centuries in the California Triple Crown Series!!  Click on their name to see their impressive CalTripleCrown History Reports:

Bret Miller

Dzung Dang

Robert Esparza

Steve Peters

Larry Gitman

Randall Coleman

Ranay Franklin

Gregory Wong

Jeff Nickell

Isabelle Drake


We tip our helmets to the following cyclists who were honored and inducted into the California Triple Crown 100 Double Century Club.  Each of them has completed at least 100 Double Centuries or 20,000 Miles in Double Centuries in the California Triple Crown Series!!   Click on their name to see their impressive CalTripleCrown History Reports:

Robert Buntrock

Roehl Caragao

Russell Cammell


We tip our helmets to the following cyclists who were honored and inducted into the California Triple Crown 150 Double Century Club.  Each of them has completed at least 150 Double Centuries or 30,000 Miles in Double Centuries in the California Triple Crown Series!!   Click on their name to see their impressive CalTripleCrown History Reports:

Rick Jacobson

Steve Meichtry


Check out these Long Lost Photos:

    - Knoxville Finish by Lynn Katano
    - Awards Breakfast by Steve Meichtry
    - Awards Breakfast by Chuck Bramwell
    - Awards Breakfast by FoxThree JetWarBirds
    - Awards Breakfast by George Chung
    - Awards Breakfast by Lori Cherry
    - Awards Breakfast by Melinda Clare
    - Awards Breakfast by Melissa Ha
    - Awards Breakfast by Dee Mann
    - Stage Race Awards
    - Hall of Fame Awards
    - 100 & 150 Double Century Club Awards

Mark your calendar and join us for the California Triple Crown Awards Breakfast to be held September 30, 2018 at the Pena Adobe Park which is where the Knoxville Double will Start and Finish the day before.

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Thanks to the very good work of Charlie Irwin, the California Triple Crown Software Guy, everyone's History Reports have been greatly enhanced!!

For example, check out Charlie Griffice's extremely impressive History Report HERE

Note the following new information:
First CTC Double
First CTC Winner Double
First CTC Gold Winner Double
First CTC Double Volunteer
25th Double
50th Double
75th Double
100th Double
125th Double
150th Double
175th Double
# CTC Doubles Finished
# CTC Doubles Volunteered
# Years CTC Winner
# Years Gold CTC Winner
CTC Hall of Fame
CTC Gold Thousand Mile Club

In particular, please note that the 25th Double will now be highlighted giving everyone a little more motivation to make it to the half way point on the road to the Hall of Fame with 50 Doubles!!

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Congratulations to the 2017 California Triple Crown Winners shown HERE

And even more Congratulations to the 2017 California Triple Crown Gold Thousand Mile Club Winners
shown HERE
Be a Gold Thousand Mile Club Winner in 2018!!

2018 California Triple Crown Calendar
Ride
Date
RideOrganizerReg
Open
Early
Bird
Late
Fee
Reg
Close
Volunteer
Ride
Volunteer
6/2/18Eastern Sierra DoublePlanet Ultra01/01/1804/22/1805/13/1805/31/18UnkownVolunteer
6/9/18Tour of Two Forests DoublePlanet Ultra01/01/18NoneNone06/07/18UnkownVolunteer
6/16/18Terrible Two
Stage Race Event
Santa Rosa Cycling Club03/01/18None06/01/1806/11/18UnkownVolunteer
6/23/18Grand TourLA Wheelmen04/01/18None06/10/1806/23/1807/14/18Volunteer
6/30/18Alta Alpina 8 Pass ChallengeAlta Alpina Cycling Club12/01/1712/31/1705/01/1806/27/1807/28/18Volunteer
7/21/18Borrego Double CenturyMountain High Cycling12/01/1705/21/1807/01/1807/21/1807/20/18Volunteer
7/28/18Southern Inyo by Moonlight DoubleHugh Murphy -- Kermit Ganier and Friends11/22/17NoneNone07/28/18UnkownVolunteer
8/4/18Mt. Tam Double
Stage Race Event
Marin Cyclists Club02/10/18NoneNone07/25/1808/11/18Volunteer
8/25/18Carmel Valley DoubleXeDapViet Cycling Club 04/01/18NoneNone08/17/1809/08/18Volunteer
9/22/18Beach City DoubleNdZONE02/14/1807/07/1809/07/1809/22/1809/15/18Volunteer
9/29/18Knoxville Fall Classic DoubleQuackcyclists07/01/1808/31/1809/01/1809/24/1809/22/18Volunteer
9/30/18California Triple Crown Awards BreakfastCalTripleCrownNoneNoneNoneNoneUnkownVolunteer
10/6/18Best of the Bay Double CenturyCherry City Cyclists03/01/1803/31/1808/01/1810/01/1810/20/18Volunteer
10/13/18Bass Lake Powerhouse DoubleFresno Cycling Club03/01/1809/01/1810/01/1810/13/18UnkownVolunteer
10/20/18Solvang Autumn DoublePlanet Ultra04/15/1808/01/1810/01/1810/16/18UnkownVolunteer
10/27/18Oceanside Double CenturyMountain High Cycling01/01/1809/01/1810/01/1810/27/18UnkownVolunteer
12/1/18Dead of Winter DoubleLA Wheelmen08/01/18NoneNoneNone12/08/18Volunteer

2019 California Triple Crown Calendar
The Rides below are for the 2019 California Triple Crown
The California Triple Crown is awarded on a Calendar Year Basis
The Rides below can not be used to complete your 2018 California Triple Crown
Ride
Date
RideOrganizerReg
Open
Early
Bird
Late
Fee
Reg
Close
Volunteer
Ride
Volunteer
7/13/19Southern Inyo by Moonlight DoubleHugh Murphy -- Kermit Ganier and Friends11/21/18NoneNone07/13/19UnkownVolunteer
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