Find a Solvang Spring Double Century interactive map, route profile, and ride description, as well as pictures, personal notes, and more about the Solvang Spring Double Century bike ride.
191 miles with 6,800 feet of climbing
191 miles 6,800 feet • Recorded with a CicloSport HAC 4
Solvang Spring Double Century • Description
Solvang, the "Danish Capital of America", is one of the most popular cycling regions in California. The Solvang Spring Double Century is one of two doubles in the area (the one with less climbing). The other event is held in fall.
On the way north to Morro Bay, the route passes through Foxen Canyon and visits some small towns and the city of San Luis Obispo. After a checkpoint in front of Morro Rock, it returns south to Los Alamos, visiting some more small towns along the way.
Drum Canyon, a narrow and winding road in poor condition presents the most significant climb of the day. After a bumpy descent, the route leads straight back into Solvang.
Foxen Canyon Wine Trail
Mural in Guadalupe
It was a perfect day and I had a great ride. After a relatively slow start, I rode some good pacelines (thanks to 500 riders) and was able to finish in personal record time.
The day after the event Sandra and I went wine tasting in Ballard Canyon.
By: Bernd Straehle
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