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CCSD presents the Dirty Double

Posted by on April 26, 2012

THE DIRTY DEVIL
CENTURY AND DOUBLE CENTURY
San Diego County, CA

June 2, 2012

California's premier and toughest double century featuring over 35 miles of packed dirt roads including a packed dirt climb up Mount Palomar. Shorter options available covering 102 miles and 144 miles, or you can tackle the entire double at 201 miles. This is a great challenge for endurance mountain bikers. The course is set up so that mountain bikers can out duel rode bikers.

All packed dirt roads are challenging,
but road bike friendly!

Registration Information

Century US$75.00 + registration fee*
Super Century US$85.00 + registration fee*
Double Century US$95.00 + registration fee*
*Registration fee increases by $15 after May 15, 2012.

Register HERE

Choose Your Route

Pick from 2 Dirt, 3 Dirt, or 4 Dirt route options.

2 Dirt: 102 mi, >8,500 ft ascent (17 miles of dirt road)
3 Dirt: 144 mi, >13,000 ft ascent (28 miles of dirt road)
4 Dirt: 201 mi, >18,000 ft ascent (35 miles of dirt road)

Features

SAG stations for all routes with energy drink, water, gels, and food; The full route features 8 SAG stations
Pre-event dirt road riding skills clinic available (no charge for all entrants; June 1 at 3:30pm)
CCSD roving on-the-bike support cycling the roads with you
Light mechanical support enroute
Unique finisher award
Route Information

All routes start and finish in Alpine, CA.

2 Dirt Option
102 miles
>8,500 Feet Ascent
17 miles of dirt (Viejas = 4; Boulder = 13)
Main towns: Alpine, Julian, Descanso
Elevation Chart for 2 Dirt Course

3 Dirt Option
144 miles
>13,000 feet ascent
28 miles of dirt (Viejas = 4; Boulder = 13; Black Canyon = 11)
Main Towns: Alpine, Santa Ysabel, Ramona, Julian, Descanso
Elevation Chart for 3 Dirt Course

4 Dirt Option
201 miles
>18,000 feet ascent
35 miles of dirt (Viejas = 4; Boulder = 13; Black Canyon = 11; Nate Harrison = 7)
Main Towns: Alpine, Santa Ysabel, Ramona, Lake Henshaw, Palomar Mountain, Julian, Descano
Elevation Chart for 4 Dirt Course

Packed Dirt Road Information

All packed dirt road information is based on a combination of map analysis and data retrieved from riding the course. The information below and elevation charts for each dirt road only contain information for the dirt sections of the named roads. There may be more climbing and/or descending on pavement for each of the named roads.

Viejas Grade is ~4 miles of packed dirt that starts at mile 3.7 and finishes at mile 8.1. Starting elevation is 2498 feet and finishing elevation is 3662 feet. Total elevation gain is 1164 feet. Average grade is 5.7%. Steepest grade is 7%.
Section note: Short shallow descent on dirt after summit.
Elevation Chart for Dirt Section of Viejas Grade

Boulder Creek is ~13 miles of dirt that starts at mile 13.3 and finishes at mile 27.5. Starting elevation is 3576 feet and finishing elevation is 3673 feet. Total elevation ascent is 1456 feet. Average grade is 4.7%. Steepest grade is 11%.
Section notes: Descent is 1359 feet elevation loss on dirt. Some sections of loose dirt toward road edges, some washboard in the tire lanes, and some gravel towards the bottom of the descent.
Elevation Chart for Dirt Section of Boulder Creek

Black Canyon is ~11 miles of dirt that starts at mile 58.8 and finishes at mile 68.8. Starting elevation is 1731 feet and finishing elevation is 3297 feet. Total elevation ascent is 1926 feet. Average grade is 4.0%. Steepest grade is 7%.
Section notes: Descent is 360 feet elevation loss on dirt. Some sections of loose dirt toward road edges.
Elevation Chart for Dirt Section of Black Canyon

Nate Harrison is ~7 miles of dirt that starts at mile 95.3 and finishes at mile 102.4. Starting elevation is 1342 feet and finishing elevation is 4791 feet. Total elevation ascent is 3449 feet. Average grade is 9.4%. Steepest grade is 13%.
Section notes: No descent on dirt. Road climbs on pavement before dirt section and for quite a few miles after dirt section. Loose dirt sections on the climb, which may require remaining seated. Low gear selection is important for tackling this climb.
Elevation Chart for Dirt Section of Nate Harrison

Event Information

All information in this section is tentative. Further information will be made available to registered participants.

Registration packet pick-up on Friday night before the event and Saturday morning pre-event at the Alpine Ayres Inn in Alpine, CA.

Sunrise: 5:41am
Sunset: 7:52pm

Official Start Time: 5:00am
Official Finish Time: 10:00pm

SAG Time Cutoffs: TBD
Head and Rear Light Bag Dropoff and Pickup: SAG location TBD

Dirt Road Riding Clinic

By popular demand, CCSD is holding a dirt road riding clinic in the run-up to the Dirty Double! If you are new to dirt road riding or need a refresher on how to ride dirt roads, then join us on June 1 at 3:30pm starting at the Alpine Ayres Inn parking lot. Clinic will be 3 hours in length, including riding.

Enjoy on-the-road clinics as we ride out to Viejas Grade and back, plus after ride clinics on topics, which will improve your performance on the Dirty Devil or similar events.

For Dirty Devil participants, the clinic is included in your registration at no cost. For those not participating in the Dirty Devil, the clinic cost is US$25.00. Register here for the Dirty Devil or the dirt road riding clinic.

On-the-road and after-ride clinic topics covered include:

Climbing, descending, and bike handling techniques for riding a road bike on dirt roads
Proper gear selection (i.e., tires, wheels, casettes, etc.) for riding a road bike on dirt roads
Bike mechanical prep and bike maintenance before, during, and after riding on dirt roads
Pacing techniques for better times on long distance rides
Nutrition techniques for better performance on long distance rides
Preview of the first dirt climb of the Dirty Double to familiarize yourself with what the course offers
Q & A about other sections of the Dirty Double course, so you can be better prepared for what lies ahead on event day
Need More Information on the Dirty Devil?

Contact Robert at 917.543.2670 or robert [at] ccsd [dot] com

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