Saturday, June 1, 2013
Third event in the King of the Road Challenge!
Register for the Dirty Devil HERE.
The 3rd annual Dirty Devil needs volunteers for SAG stations for the 2013 edition. All volunteers receive a 10% discount off any US-based CCSD camp in 2013 (exlcuding the Near Death Experience at Kirkwood Mountain Resort), or a 5% discount off any European-based CCSD Tour in 2013, or 100% of any one-day event in 2014 (St Paddy’s Palomar Punishment or Dirty Devil). Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, if interested in volunteering.
The 3rd annual Dirty Devil is California’s premier (and most challenging) road bike ultra century, which includes up to 28 miles of packed dirt roads! Route options available: 84 miles, or tackle the whole 127 mile course. Dirt road riding clinic included in the cost of Dirty Devil registration, or available for a small cost to those not registering for the Dirty Devil.
All packed dirt roads are challenging, but road bike friendly!
Event day registration is available on site (cash, check, or credit) for a $5 surcharge.
Event host hotel is the Alpine Ayres Inn. Make your reservation today via phone.
The Dirty Devil Ultra Century is part 3 of the 3-part King Of The Road Challenge. Part 1 presented by AdventureCORPS, Inc. is the Mount Laguna Bicycle Classic, and Part 2 presented by Alpine Kiwanis is the Alpine Challenge.
See HERE for more details.
- SAG stations for all routes with energy drink, water, gels, and food; The full route features 6 SAG stations
- Pre-event dirt road riding skills clinic available (no charge for all entrants; May 31 at 3:30pm)
- CCSD roving on-the-bike support cycling the roads with you
- Light mechanical support enroute
- Unique finisher award
Choose Your Route
- Pick from 2 Dirt, or 3 Dirt route options:
- 2 Dirt: 84 mi, 7,500 ft ascent (17 miles of dirt road)
- 3 Dirt: 127 mi, 11,000 ft ascent (28 miles of dirt road)
All routes start and finish in Alpine, CA.
2 Dirt Option
7,500 Feet Ascent
17 miles of dirt (Viejas = 4; Boulder = 13)
Main towns: Alpine, Julian, Descanso
Elevation Chart for 2 Dirt Course
3 Dirt Option
11,000 feet ascent
28 miles of dirt (Viejas = 4; Boulder = 13; Black Canyon = 11)
Main Towns: Alpine, Santa Ysabel, Ramona, Julian, Descanso
Elevation Chart for 3 Dirt Course
Packed Dirt Road Information
All packed dirt road information is based on a combination of map analysis and data retrieved from riding the course. The information below and elevation charts for each dirt road only contain information for the dirt sections of the named roads. There may be more climbing and/or descending on pavement for each of the named roads.
Viejas Grade is ~4 miles of packed dirt that starts at mile 12.9 and finishes at mile 17. Starting elevation is 2498 feet and finishing elevation is 3662 feet. Total elevation gain is 1164 feet. Average grade is 5.7%. Steepest grade is 7%.
Section note: Short shallow descent on dirt after summit.
Elevation Chart for Dirt Section of Viejas Grade
Boulder Creek is ~13 miles of dirt that starts at mile 23.5 and finishes at mile 36.3. Starting elevation is 3576 feet and finishing elevation is 3673 feet. Total elevation ascent is 1456 feet. Average grade is 4.7%. Steepest grade is 11%.
Section notes: Descent is 1359 feet elevation loss on dirt. Some sections of loose dirt toward road edges, some washboard in the tire lanes, and some gravel towards the bottom of the descent.
Elevation Chart for Dirt Section of Boulder Creek
Black Canyon is ~11 miles of dirt that starts at mile 66.1 and finishes at mile 77.4. Starting elevation is 1731 feet and finishing elevation is 3297 feet. Total elevation ascent is 1926 feet. Average grade is 4.0%. Steepest grade is 7%.
Section notes: Descent is 360 feet elevation loss on dirt. Some sections of loose dirt toward road edges.
Elevation Chart for Dirt Section of Black Canyon
All information in this section is tentative. Further information will be made available to registered participants.
Registration sign-in on Saturday morning at the Alpine Ayres Inn in Alpine, CA.
Sunrise: 5:41am (civil twilight 5:13am)
Sunset: 7:52pm (civil twilight 8:20pm)
Phase of the Moon: waning with 40% of the Moon’s visible disk illuminated. New Moon on 8 June 2013 at 8:59 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.
Official Start Time for all routes (84-mile and 127-mile) is 7:00am
Official Finish Time for all routes is 7:00pm
SAG Time Cutoffs: Noted in event guide, you will receive after registration
Dirt Road Riding Clinics
By popular demand, CCSD is holding a dirt road riding clinic in the run-up to the Dirty Devil! If you are new to dirt road riding or need a refresher on how to ride dirt roads, then join us on Friday, May 31 at 3:30pm starting at the Alpine Ayres Inn parking lot. Clinic will be 2.5 hours in length, including riding and post-clinic seminar.
Enjoy on-the-road clinics as we ride out to Viejas Grade and back, plus after ride clinics on topics, which will improve your performance on the Dirty Devil or similar events.
For Dirty Devil participants, the clinic is included in your registration at no cost. For those not participating in the Dirty Devil, the clinic cost is US$25.00. Register here for the Dirty Devil or the dirt road riding clinic.
On-the-road and after-ride clinic topics covered include:
- Climbing, descending, and bike handling techniques for riding a road bike on dirt roads
- Proper gear selection (i.e., tires, wheels, cassettes, etc.) for riding a road bike on dirt roads
- Bike mechanical prep and bike maintenance before, during, and after riding on dirt roads
- Pacing techniques for better times on long distance rides
- Nutrition techniques for better performance on long distance rides
- Preview of the first dirt climb of the Dirty Double to familiarize yourself with what the course offers
- Q & A about other sections of the Dirty Double course, so you can be better prepared for what lies ahead on event day
If you have any questions, please contact Robert at email@example.com.