Note, the challenges apply to the double century only

18 Hour Time Cut for Triple Crown

The Terrible Two is a NOT a race, it is a ride where the challenge is personal performance. You can earn California Triple Crown credit by finishing within the allotted time.

In order to receive Triple Crown credit for participating in the Terrible Two you must complete the 200 mile route in under 18 hours.

Competition and Awards

Fun ways to be challenge yourself and to provide the recognition you deserve for tackling one of the country's toughest events.


The real competition is against yourself and the clock. We're improving our recognition of individual riders this year by allowing them to compete as individuals against their own stated goal of finishing within a specific number of hours. This works by specifying how many hours you think it will take you, then challenge yourself to beat that time.

Terrible Me recognitions is given to anyone who beats their stated finishing time goal. You must specify a value under 18 hours.

This is different than in years past where we recognized you for finishing in a set number of hours. The objective for us here is to empower you with a goal that will make preparing for the Terrible Two purposeful and rewarding no matter your riding capacity. Of course, you need to be a seasoned cyclists in order to participate in and finish the Terrible Two.


Honoring tradition, if you finish the Terrible Two in under 17 hours, you will be given a commemorative item (TBD) for your achievement.