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2016 Central Coast Double Century

The Central Coast Double Century is one of the most beautiful bike rides on earth.  It starts out in the Central California wine country town of Paso Robles. The course takes us west of town for some amazing climbs and descents through wine country before descending to the Pacific coast at Cambria, Ca. just south of San Simeon. We then head North on PCH to the southern end of Big Sur before climbing over the Santa Lucia mountain range to the Salinas Valley and the return to Paso Robles. I have done this event 3 times before but I had never done it on a tandem bike before so when my friend Teresa said she would like to do it, I jumped at the chance. She had done it a couple times before on tandems but never on her single bike. This event has a highland and a lowland route. The high route takes you up to and around Lake Nacimiento before dropping to the town of Bradley along Highway 101. The high has close to 16,000 feet of elevation gain. The low route cuts out the