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"The best thing you can do is to keep going. Rust never sleeps."
Pete Penseyres


The 2018 California Triple Crown is well underway. The results of all of the 2018 Double Centuries held before 6/23/18 have been posted HERE. We are awaiting the results of the Grand Tour and the Alta Alpina 8 Pass Challenge so those can be posted.

As the Calendar below shows, 7/21/18 is the Borrego Double Century where you can appreciate beautiful climbs up Montezuma and Mesa Grande as well as an awesome 4,000 Foot descent down Banner Grade to the finish.

7/28/18 is the Southern Inyo by Moonlight Double Century where you can ride between Mount Whitney and Death Valley and the scenic beauty is second to none under the moonlight. Until 7/20/18, you can take 10% off your registration by mentioning Discount Code Chuck Bramwell.

8/04/18 is the Mt. Tam Double Century where you can tackle breathtaking climbs & technical descents in the redwoods, grasslands & lakes with stunning ocean views. Use coupon code rider18 for a discount when you register HERE.

8/25/18 is the Carmel Valley Double where you'll appreciate a scenic loop route that traverses California's rugged coastline and the Coast Range Mountains of Monterey County.

9/22/18 is the Beach City Double where you'll see many scenic vista points in Orange County and ride the 1984 Olympic Road Race course. The route has just an estimated 7,500 feet of climbing with 80% of it being in the first 100 out of 190 miles. The staff ride has been moved to 9/08/18.

9/29/18 is the Knoxville Fall Classic Double where you'll ride some incredibly beautiful Northern California roads on a friendly, social ride with no recorded times. And don't forget the California Triple Crown Awards Breakfast the following day where the Stage Race Winners will receive awards and we'll see who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame!!

Major Congratulations to 175 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.


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

The design contest deadline is July 31, 2018.

We look forward to seeing your designs!!


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!!

After completing the first two brutally tough stages of the 2018 California Triple Crown Stage Race, the following riders are on the podiums:

2018 Overall Division:
1-Caleb Carl
2-Rich Thurman
3-Steve Smead

2018 Women's Division:
1-Corinne Warren
2-Tara Kurihara
3-Sadie Joy

2018 Tandem Division:
No Finishers

2018 Recumbent Division:
No Finishers

2018 Fixed Gear Division:
1-Jeffrey Sparks

Congratulations to everyone.

141 cyclists completed the Devil Mountain Double on April 28, 2018 under difficult windy conditions.
Even though an alternative course had to be ridden due to road closures, the signature climbs of Mt. Diablo and Mt. Hamilton were still included making for an extremely tough day on the bike.

150 cyclists registered for the Terrible Two, 139 started and 109 completed this extremely difficult course. Ride Organizer Bill Oetinger wrote: "A user-friendly Terrible Two for 2018: That user-friendly header may seem like a sick joke to some of the participants in the Terrible Two on June 16. No Terrible Two is easy or friendly. But it's meant as a relative term: compared to some of the nastier editions of the event, this one was fairly benign. Most significantly, the weather was nice. Official temperatures for Saturday around the course ranged from below 60 degrees on the coast to above 80 degrees in Cloverdale, the mid-point of the long ride. If there was anything to complain about, it might be that it was a little too chilly after twilight. A fair bit of shivering was seen among the riders at the finish, once their engines started to cool down after their big efforts."

The third and final stage of the 2018 California Triple Crown Stage Race will be the Mt. Tam Double on August 4, 2018.

We tip our helmets to all of those who have completed these first two stages of this most difficult 2018 Stage Race. Everyone who completes all three stages will be recognized at the 2018 California Triple Crown Awards Breakfast to be held on 9/30/18, the day after the Knoxville Fall Classic Double. The 3 winners in each division will be awarded the coveted California Triple Crown Stage Race Plaques.

We are looking for photos from these Double Centuries. Please e-mail links to them to Chuck Bramwell at CBrams at CalTripleCrown.com

To complete the California Triple Crown Stage Race is a HUGE Accomplishment in cycling!!

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!!


Congratulations to the 2018 California Triple Crown Winners shown HERE

And even more Congratulations to the 2018 California Triple Crown Gold Thousand Mile Club Winners
shown HERE
Be a Gold Thousand Mile Club Winner in 2019!!

2019 California Triple Crown Calendar
5/4/19Borrego Double CenturyMountain High Cycling12/01/18NoneNone05/04/1905/03/19Volunteer
5/11/19Central Coast Double
Stage Race Event
BMS Cycling02/01/19None04/30/1905/09/19UnkownVolunteer
5/18/19Davis DoubleDavis Bike Club03/01/19None05/01/1905/12/1905/04/19Volunteer
5/18/19Heartbreak DoublePlanet Ultra01/01/1903/24/1905/12/1905/16/19UnkownVolunteer
6/1/19Eastern Sierra DoublePlanet Ultra01/01/1904/21/1905/26/1905/30/19UnkownVolunteer
6/8/19Tour of Two Forests DoublePlanet Ultra01/01/19NoneNone06/06/19UnkownVolunteer
6/15/19Terrible Two
Stage Race Event
Santa Rosa Cycling Club03/01/19None06/01/1906/10/19UnkownVolunteer
6/22/19Grand TourLA Wheelmen04/01/19None06/09/1906/22/1907/13/19Volunteer
6/22/19Grand Tour Double-DoubleLA Wheelmen04/01/19None06/09/1906/22/1907/13/19Volunteer
6/29/19Alta Alpina 8 Pass Challenge
Stage Race Event
Alta Alpina Cycling Club12/01/1812/31/1805/01/1906/26/1907/27/19Volunteer
8/3/19Mt. Tam Double Cancelled Due To Permitting ProblemMarin Cyclists Club02/09/19NoneNone07/24/1908/10/18Volunteer
8/17/19Southern Inyo by Moonlight DoubleHugh Murphy -- Kermit Ganier and Friends11/21/18NoneNone08/17/19UnkownVolunteer
9/7/19Carmel Valley DoubleXeDapViet Cycling Club 04/01/19NoneNone08/30/1909/14/19Volunteer
9/21/19Beach City DoubleNdZONE02/01/1907/06/1909/06/1909/21/1909/07/19Volunteer
9/28/19Knoxville Fall Classic DoubleQuackcyclists07/01/1908/31/1909/01/1909/23/1909/21/19Volunteer
10/5/19Best of the Bay Double CenturyCherry City Cyclists03/01/1903/31/1908/01/1909/30/1910/19/19Volunteer
10/12/19Bass Lake Powerhouse DoubleFresno Cycling Club03/01/1909/01/1910/01/1910/12/19UnkownVolunteer
10/19/19Solvang Autumn DoublePlanet Ultra04/15/1908/01/1910/01/1910/15/19UnkownVolunteer
10/26/19Oceanside Double CenturyMountain High Cycling01/01/1909/01/1910/01/1910/26/19UnkownVolunteer
12/7/19Dead of Winter DoubleLA Wheelmen08/01/19NoneNoneNone12/14/19Volunteer
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