The Davis Double is one of the oldest double centuries in California. It is also the most popular double century in the California Triple Crown.
The Davis Double is considered an ideal first double century. There is no "death", "terrible", "monster", "devil", or "heartbreak" in this ride. What really sets the Davis Double apart from other rides, for first-time as well as more experienced long-distance riders, is the level of support we give our riders. There are nine rest stops in addition to a lunch stop, and multiple SAG vehicles patrol the entire course. As for difficulty, there is about 8,000 feet of climbing with a few longer climbs. Nearly all of the climbing is under 10%, primarily in the 6-8% range, and the climbing ends well before Mile 150. There is also a four-mile section of hard-pack dirt road around Mile 100 in Big Canyon. The hard-pack section of the ride is a gradual climb with a few gentle rollers.
The ride starts at the US Bicycling Hall of Fame (corner of 3rd and B Streets in downtown Davis). After leaving town, the first part of the ride runs through flat farmland in the Central Valley. The route then climbs over Lake Berryessa and runs north through the hills in east Napa County to Middletown and Lower Lake in Lake County for lunch. After a long climb up to Resurrection at the Lake/Yolo county border, the road descends through Cache Creek Canyon and Capay Valley back to the Central Valley farmland and the finish at the US Bicycling Hall of Fame in Davis.
All riders must be on the course by 5:15 am. The ride closes at 1:00 am, Sunday May 19th.
We have made some changes to the course and format of the Davis Double. Please take a moment to look over these changes before registering.
- There is a new Start/Finish location. The ride will start and finish at the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, 3rd and B Streets in Davis, CA.
- There is no parking adjacent to the Start/Finish. A map to nearby parking is included in the Rider Information available for download to all registered riders.
- A few sections of the route are different from past years.
- The route now has four miles of hard-packed dirt road through Big Canyon in Lake County.
- The location of some rest stops has changed.
- Some rest stops will have different hours.
- Complete information is available for download by registered riders.
- What is the cost?
- $100/person to ride the Davis Double.
- $15/person for the pre-ride pasta dinner (must be paid for at the time you register).
- What's included for the price of registration?
- The registration price includes (1) entry to the Davis Double, (2) a Davis Double T-shirt, and (3) a post-ride dinner Saturday night.
- What is the Pre-Ride Pasta Dinner?
- We serve a pasta dinner during Friday night pre-ride check-in.
- Dinner is served in the US Bicycling Hall of Fame, adjacent to the rider check in area.
- The cost is $15, and must be paid at the time you register for the Davis Double.
- Can I register the day of the ride?
- Registration is limited to 1,000 riders. If the ride is not full, you may register for this event during pre-ride check-in on Friday, May 17, or at Start/Finish between 4:15 and 5:00 am on Saturday, May 18, the day of the event.
- Cost for all registrations after 6:00 pm Sunday, May 12, 2013 is $200 per rider.
- We accept only cash of checks for all registrations after May 12.
- When do I get my rider number?
- Rider numbers will be assigned after online registration closes.
- You do not need your rider number to check in.
- Can I transfer my registration to another rider?
- Yes. All rider transfers need to be arranged through the DC Registration Coordinator, and must be requested by 6:00 pm Sunday, May 12, 2013.
- Are there any refunds?
- No. This ride goes rain or shine. There are no refunds given for any reason.
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