200k Brevet (Pope Valley)
A popular ACP brevet to the Pope Valley and back.
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Start Time: 07:00 (Check in begins: 06:00)
Time Limit: 13.5 hours
The 200k will be an out-and-back to Pope Valley (Napa County), starting from the Mace Blvd Park and Ride. You'll warm up on the flat countryside between Davis and Winters and then follow the Putah Creek up to Monticello Dam for your first climb. Then it's over 'Cardiac' and on to the Capell Valley. You'll climb up Priest Grade and into the vineyards of Chiles and Pope Valleys.
The turnaround is at the Pope Valley Farm Center, where you'll be greeted by DBC volunteers with snacks and re-hydration. There are very limited services on this route; plan accordingly. There is about 5,500' of climbing on this brevet.
The DBC's own Eric Norris compiled a nice video/photo montage of the 2011 200k.