Los Angeles Triathlon Club
Ojai Valley Century Ride
Description Half and full metric, full century, double metric and hammerhead. Full support and sags, patches, rest/food stops, post-ride BBQ Half Metric Century (Approx 30 Miles) Exiting the Bike Trail, SAG at Patagonia. Then follow back to the Mob Shop. Total ascents are 778 feet. Metric Century (62 Miles) 100 kilometers~62 miles day of ride BLUE Route Arrows The Metric century, like the Century, leaves the Mob Shop in Ojai heading west over Casitas Pass, which is the one major climb on the metric route. This climb is about 4.5 miles long and is mostly about a 5% grade with a few steeper sections. There are several shoulder turnouts to take a break if needed. From there the route heads out to Carpinteria and then down the coast back to Ventura. From Ventura the route heads up a very gradual grade back into Ojai. Below is the anticipated elevation profile for the metric. The total elevation gain is approx. 2100 ft. The metric, century, and double metric REST STOP has been changed since this map was created from Carpinteria Canalino Grade School to the new location of Carpinteria High School. They are only separated by several blocks. The Metric century leaves the MOB Shop heading west over Casitas Pass, which is the one major climb on the metric route. From there the route heads out to Carpinteria and then down the coast to Ventura. From Ventura the route heads up a very gradual grade back into Ojai. The estimated maximum elevation is approximately 1,200 feet with a total elevation gain of about 2,100 ft. Full Century (100 Miles) Approximately 100 miles ~101.31 miles day of ride YELLOW Route Arrows The Century leaves the Mob Shop in Ojai, heading west over Casitas Pass over many of the same roads used by the Amgen Tour of California, only in reverse. The ride continues on through Carpinteria, Montecito and Summerland before heading south along the coast. Enjoy ocean views (and hopefully a cool ocean breeze) back down to Ventura before heading inland. The route will bypass busier parts of Ventura in favor of a more pastoral course to the south. The course then travels through citrus groves to Santa Paula where you will connect with highway 150 to upper Ojai and down the Denison Grade back into town. There are two main climbs: Casitas Pass and Route 150 from Santa Paula to upper Ojai. Both are a few miles long and have typical grades of approx. 5% with some steeper sections. Other parts of the route have rolling hills and flat sections. Below is the elevation profile. The total elevation gain is approx. 3543 ft. Maximum elevation 1581 ft. Total elevation gain 3543 ft The metric, century, and double metric REST STOP has been changed since this map was created from Carpinteria Canalino Grade School to the new location of Carpinteria High School. They are only separated by several blocks. The Century heads west over Casitas Pass over many of the same roads used by the Amgen Tour of California. The ride continues on through Carpinteria, Montecito and Summerland before heading south along the coast to Ventura and eventually Santa Paula where you will connect with highway 150 to upper Ojai and down the twisty Dennison Grade back into town. The max elev is approx 1600 ft with a total elevation gain of approx 3500 ft. Hammerhead Century (100 Miles) 101.33 miles day of ride ORANGE Route Arrows Includes run up to Rose Valley w/ long KOM climb, rapid descent back down to meet up with the rest of the routes cruzing past Casitas Lake, climbing over Casitas Pass #1 and Casitas Pass #2 before a fast descent down Hwy 150 to take the Gobernador Cyn turn off to the rigth. Exiting Gobernador Cyn right onto Hwy 192, to follow up over Toro Cyn climb and into Montecito. A quick tour through Montecito will bring you back to Ortega Hill and the new bike by-pass. Follow that to Padaro Lane and then back to head towards Carpenteria. Turning up on Santa Monica you rejoin Hwy 192 and reverse your previous route to Hwy 150. A right turn on Hwy 150 will take you up a short climb to Rincon Hill road. A left there will reward you with a rapid descent to connect with Bates Road and eventually to Hwy 101. Take the Hwy 101 south on ramp, follow that ~4 miles to Seacliff exit. Turn right onto Hwy 1 (PCH). Follow that until just past Emma Wood Camp, where you will find the Pacific Coast Bike Trail exit just before the on ramp back onto Hwy 101. Exiting the Bike Trail, turn right onto Main Street. Lunch at Patagonia. Then follow back to the Mob Shop. maximum elevation 3599 ft. Total Ascents 5374 ft We are including the popular Hammerhead Century again this year. This route is a challenging century option that will accompany the double metric riders into Los Padres National Forest. The Hammerhead route has approx 5,300 total elevation gain and a maximum elevation of 3,600 feet. Double Metric Century (134 Miles) 200 kilometers~127 miles day of ride PINK Route Arrows The Double Metric route repeats the Century route (see above) except for a short detour near the beginning of the ride. The detour is a beautiful climb up Hwy 33 into the Los Padres National Forest to the Rose Valley Rd. turnoff and then back down to continue the remainder of the century route. The Rose Valley leg is uphill virtually the whole way through some of the most beautiful scenery in the area and is not for the faint of heart. The elevation of the spur adds an additional 3000 ft. making the approx. gain for the Double Metric 8000 ft. Temperatures in the back country can be hot so we have moved this leg to the beginning of the ride. The metric, century, and double metric REST STOP has been changed since this map was created from Carpinteria Canalino Grade School to the new location of Carpinteria High School. They are only separated by several blocks. The Double Metric route repeats the Century route except for a nice run at the beginning of the ride up Hwy 33 into the Los Padres National Forest to a turn-around at Rose Valley Rd. The Rose Valley leg is uphill virtually the whole way through some of the most beautiful scenery in the area and is not for the faint of heart. The elevation of the spur adds an additional 3500 ft. making the approx. gain for the Double Metric 6200 ft.
Type Race - Bike
Date(s) June 01, 2013 - Jun 01, 2013
Frequency 1-time event (non-weekly)
Start Time 7:00 AM
Level Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Where Other
Website http://www.ojaivalleycentury.org/index.html
Comments The MOB Shop 110 West Ojai Ave Ojai, CA
Members Only? Everyone
Contact Information
Who Race Director
Email RideDirector@OjaiValleyCentury.org
Phone 805-256-4833
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