Davis Double Century
Ride 200 miles in one day through Yolo, Napa, and Lake counties on the most popular and one of the best supported double centuries in California. Always the 3rd Saturday in May.
Join us on Saturday May 17, 2014 for the Davis Double, one of the oldest double centuries in California and the most popular double century in the California Triple Crown.
Registration opens March 1, 2014. All registration is online at https://timeyourrace.com/DDC/RegMain.asp
2014 marks the 45th anniversary of the Davis Double. This is also a jersey year. Get more info about the jersey here.
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 5:15am Saturday. The ride closes at 1:00am Sunday.
For those who volunteer, we offer a Worker's Ride on May 10. This is a full, supported ride of the course that counts as a double for purposes of the California Triple Crown. To qualify, you must work a minimum four hours shift at one of the Davis Double rest stops on May 17. If you're interested, or want more information, send us an email.
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Route Description
- Online Registration
- Jersey information
- Volunteer sign up form
- Double Century Director email
- Registration Coordinator email