Times and Time Limits
Rider check-in is 6:30 am to 8:30 am at Campolindo (7:30 am to 10:00 am if you use the alternative car-free start). We urge slower riders to get an early morning start.
Hot food is available at the finish (Campolindo) from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.
Overall Closing Time
Overall closing time is 6:00 pm. We won't try to haul you off the course at 6:00 pm (these are public roads, you can ride all night if you want!) but at 6:00 pm our volunteers will be packing up to go home.
Rest Stop Opening and Closing Times
|Rest Stop||Opening Time||Closing Time|
|Island Picnic Area||7:30 am||10:30 am|
|Crockett||8:45 am||1:00 pm|
|Briones||9:45 am||2:30 pm|
|Proctor School||12:30 pm||5:00 pm|
SAG support on each course segment ends correspondingly.
50 Milers, Don't Start Too Early
For our 50 mile route, please do not leave too early. If you start before 7:00 am, or hammer around the route, you might arrive at our Briones rest stop before it opens at 9:45 am, and possibly at lunch before it opens at 11:00 am. This route is truly very scenic and should be enjoyed! Slow down, be safe, and enjoy the ride!
100 Milers, Start Early
Start early if you want to complete the entire 100 mile route . . . especially if you want food at the end! Briones and Proctor stay open late to support people who ride only the North Loop or ride home directly from Proctor. Their closing times are too late for people attempting the full century route.
Suggested Timetable for 100 mi Route
It is a challenge! Slower riders need to start early and keep moving. Here is a suggested timetable if you want to finish the full century route before the 6:00 pm food cutoff. A rider who starts early and averages 11 mph rolling speed between rest stops (which is midpoint of GPC's T pace) and spends 15 minutes at check-in and each rest stop should finish around 5:00 pm.
|Assumes 11 mph speed and 15 min rest stops.|