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DIRECTIONS


Coming from the south (Golden Gate Bridge)

Take Hwy 101 North for approximately 16 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. Exit from 101 at the North San Pedro Road (Civic Center) exit.  

Turn left on Civic Center Drive and proceed to Fairgrounds.

Coming from the north (Novato and north)

Take Hwy 101 South to Manuel T Freitas Parkway. Turn left off the exit on to MT Freitas, left Civic Center Drive and proceed to Fairgrounds.


Coming from the East (East Bay and I-580)

Take I-580 west over the Richmond Bridge.

Exit from 101 at the North San Pedro Road (Civic Center) exit.  

Turn left on Civic Center Drive and proceed to Fairgrounds.




Parking

Please follow the direction of our parking control volunteers.
It can be difficult to remember where you parked after a long day in the saddle.  We suggest that mark the location where park by dropping a pin on your mobile phone map app. 
Don't know how?  Look here:   https://goo.gl/LcF86u




SITE map



Check in And Registration


If you did not select Concierge mailing of your riders packet  please arrive with enough time to pick up your bike stickers, wristband, water bottle and route map.  Check in location is indicated on the site map above.  
 Wrap  the bike sticker around the seat post or top tube where it will be most visible.  
Place the helmet sticker on the front of your helmet.  Other stickers can be used on your seat pack etc.
Wristbands must be worn by all riders and  are your passport into the rest stops, Sag services,  post ride festivities and bike corral.  

Mass Starts


Please gather in the mass start location as indicated on the site map.  CHP will lead out the 5:00 am and 6:00 am groups through the first 3 miles from the Fairgrounds to  Miller Creek Rd. Please keep in mind this is NOT A RACE.  You must ride safely and in control at all times and obey all stop signs and traffic lights unless otherwise directed by the CHP.
Riding in a Mass Start is not for everyone.  If you don't want to ride in the mass start you may start your ride before or after the start times indicated for the route you are riding.    Double Century riders may not  start before 5:00 am and must finish by 10:00 pm.
All others must finish by 6:00 pm.


Mt Tam Double Century
5:00 AM Sharp
All riders must have working front and rear lights.  NO EXCEPTIONS.    All DC riders must start at this time.  You must check in at give your start ticket to the  volunteer.   Double Century riders may not  start before 5:00 am and must finish by 10:00 pm. 


100Tam and 220Km
6:00 AM
If  you do not want to ride in the Mass start you may start the route at anytime between 6:00  am and 6:30 am.  All  100Tam riders must make the turn at Nicasio Valley Rd  by 7:30 am.  All 220 Km riders must reach the Bay Hill/Coleman cut off by Noon.


100Mi Traditional and 100Km
6:45 AM
If  you do not want to ride in the Mass start you may start the route at anytime between 7:00am and 8:00 am.  


50Km
7:45 AM
MCBC group start.  50Km and any others wanting to participate in a group start. 


All riders must be on course no later than 8:00 AM  this ensures that you will be able to take advantage of the lane controls on the climbs up Big Rock and the "Alp du Fromage" aka Rocky Hill.  Lane controls are an important part of our ride and there for your safety.    No other rides that we know of offer this  amazing service.
Be sure to say thank you  to the CHP and volunteers when you ride by.

Bike Security 




Keep your bike with you when checking in at the registration /check in  area in the morning .  Do not leave your bike unattended.  
We will have a secure bike corral available POST RIDE.  All bikes must be parked in the corral and will be released only to the owner.  Your bike stickers and wristbands must match  to remove your bike from the corral.   
Bike thieves look just like you!   They wear spandex, helmets and cleats and target  bikes that are  unattended and even those that are locked to vehicles.    The bike corral is the safest place for your bike while you enjoy the post ride festivities.

Checklist


We strongly advise you to get your bike tuned up before the ride.  A list of local bike shops that support our ride is available here.

Our major sponsor Velofix   will come to your home or office .  Make and appointment with them today!

Minimally you should check the tires, brakes and lube your chain.

What to bring:  


Bike (don't laugh it has happened)
Shoes
Helmet
Glasses
Mirror (if used)
Lights (mandatory for DC riders)
Water bottle (we'll give you one too)
Spare tube 
Basic tools
Frame pump or CO2
Bike computer and heart rate monitor


Jersey
Shorts
Base Layer
Light jacket
Gloves

Registration materials (Bike stickers/wristband, map)
Registration confirmation  (if you did not get your packet in the mail)
ID
Credit card and emergency cash


Sunscreen
Lip balm
Medications
Any specialized food

Cycling legs!