Directions to parking at UC Davis:
• The closest parking to the Davis Double Start/Finish are the UC Davis parking lots near Aand First Streets.
• The easiest way to reach these lots from both directions on I-80 is to take the UC Davis exit(just east of Highway 113), turn north onto Old Davis Road, and follow the road past the HyattPlace UC Davis to the parking lots.
• Note: This is a new road from the Mondavi Center to the intersection of A Street and Arboretum Drive.
Alternate Parking (only if UCD is full): Save Mart - 1900 Anderson Rd Davis, CA 95616 (corner of W. Covell and Anderson).
Meet at UCD Parking Lot: 4:30 a.m., then a short ride to the start
Elevation gain: 8K
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.