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. THIS YEAR WE ARE NOT OFFERING SHORTER RIDE OPTIONS.
The Davis Double is the most popular double century in California. It 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-timers as well as more experienced long-distance riders, is the level of support we give our riders. There are seven rest stops in addition to a lunch stop, and multiple SAG vehicles patrol the entire course. As for difficulty, there is about 8,400 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.
We hold the ride every year on the third Saturday in May. Registration opens on March 1st. The 51th Davis Double Century will be held on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Registration opens no later than March 1, 2020. We will post details here as the registration date approaches.
For those intending stay overnight in the area, riders may receive a discounted rate at the Best Western in Dixon, 15 minute drive from the start. Please telephone to receive the preferred rate. Be aware that the Davis Double occurs the same weekend as UC Davis Law School commencement and the local accommodations fill up very quickly for that weekend.
If you have any questions before then, and cannot find the answer in the links below please contact us.
The ride starts at the original location, the Davis Veterans Memorial Center on 14th Street and “B” Street in Davis. After leaving town, the first part of the ride runs through flat farmland in the Central Valley toward Esparto. The route then turns south to Winters before climbing over the Berryessa Gap and running 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 to the finish at the Veterans Memorial Center in Davis. You can see an overview of the course here.
All Double Century riders must be on the course by 5:00 am Saturday. The ride closes at 12:00 am Sunday.
The 2020 Route Description will be posted before May 1, 2020 and will be Garmin loadable.
Rider check in is between 5-8 pm Friday May 15 and 4:00 -5:00 am Saturday May 16, at the at the Davis Veterans Memorial Center 203 E 14th St, Davis, CA 95616
REGISTRATION OPENS ON OR BEFORE MARCH 1, 2020.