Southern Inyo Double Century by Moonlight

Southern Inyo Double Century by Moonlight
Saturday July 28, 2018
Lone Pine Comfort Inn
(760) 876-8700
For Rooms please say your with the Inyo Ultra Bike Ride.

Check in at Comfort Inn

Saturday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Staggered Start

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Southern Inyo By Moonlight Double is scheduled for 7/28/18 and for most will be an all night adventure. You need to bring batteries for your lights that will last the entire night. There will be a full moon the prior night on 7/27/18. The Southern Inyo Double course is the perfect setting and reminiscent of the Death Valleyi and Mojave by Moonlight rides Hugh and Kermit organized many moons ago.

Under the July full moon you will be able to see up to 100 or more miles. The views of the Sierra, Inyo Mountain Range, and the Coso Range along with the reflections from the Owens Lake will give you a life time of memories from a really special and uniquely beautiful place.

Our rest stops will feature Hammer Products. We will also have some snacks and fruit. If this does not meet your nutritional needs you need to supply your own essential calories.

We will have a traditional lunch stop it will be at mile 122 the finish of the Double Metric.

Entry Fee

$120.00 plus $10.00 for Eastern Sierra dog rescue

All entries MUST include a separate check made out to Eastern Sierra Dog Rescue for $10.00

Double Century $120.00

Double Metric $100.00

Dog Rescue Donation $10.00

Entries Postmarked after 7/20/2018 up to and including day of event.

Double Century $150.00

Double Metric $150.00

Dog Rescue Donation $10.00


Day of event bring cash $150.00 for your registration and a $25.00 check for “Eastern Sierra Dog Rescue”
We Ride Rain, Shine, Sleet, Snow, wind, or Sunshine. No refunds, Ride or Rider Substitutes.

To register email your name, address, emergency contact name and a phone number they can be reached at during the event. Then,
Make the check payable to and mail to:
Hugh Murphy
PO Box 87
Olancha, CA 93549

Eastern Sierra Dog Rescue secured the permit from Caltrans for this event. Caltrans required us to partner with an in county non-profit. Without Eastern Sierra Dog Rescue this event would not happen. Eastern Sierra Dog Rescue works with the Inyo County Animal Control and fosters and finds homes for animals that would otherwise be put down.

Difficulty is rated moderate.

Expect and prepare for a warm (in the 90’s) start and expect and be prepared for night time temperatures from 50 to 80 degrees. The early morning hours will cool down.

We are not doing bag drops. You will return to the start/finish at mile 123 and again at mile 145. You must carry enough battery power to ride the first 123 miles  we highley recomend you have a back up light of some type

We recomend and ask everyone to wear lots of reflective gear

Keep in mind we are featuring Hammer Products, snacks, and fruit at the rest stops. If this doesn’t fit your needs you need to carry and provide your own essential calories Double Century riders will pass the start/finish area twice. Parking at the start/finish will give you a safe place to store your needs

Lee’s Chevron, across from the Comfort Inn is open 24 hours They have a full service Deli. They make great breakfast burritos and made to order deli sandwiches. Lee also has free coffee. The deli closes at 5:00 pm. The do have hot chilly and soup available 24-7. There is a Carls and Mc Donalds in Lone Pine They are open until 10 pm. There are several restaurants in Lone Pine, they usually close when business slows down. Plan ahead if your looking for a hot meal after the ride.

All riders must be able to perform all their own roadside repairs with a good attitude. Our support vehicles do not have mechanics or repair tools

Private SAG Private SAG vehicles are allowed, leap frog support only, no direct follow or vehicle to rider handoffs. All private sag members must sign a waiver and offer the same quality support that you are getting to other riders riding in yor vacinity.

Places to stay.

The Comfort Inn is the start/finish location and located two miles south of Lone Pine at the Junction of State Routes 395 and 136.

Comfort Inn (760) 876-8700 There is a large lot on the north side of the Comfort Inn. This is the parking area for the event. It is ok to car and RV camp there. The Comfort Inn is located one mile south of Lone Pine at the junction of Hwy 395 and State Hwy 136 across from Lee’s Chevron.

If the Comfort Inn is full the closest motel to the Start/finish is the Best Western. The Best Western is one mile north of the start/finish and the other listed motels are two miles north of the start/finish.

Best Western. (760) 876-5571

Dow Villa. (760) 876-5521

Trails Motel. (800) 862-7020

Budget Inn. (760) 876-5655

Portal Motel. (760) 876-5930

California Vehicle Code:
All riders must comply with the California Vehicle Code. All riders must have and use legal lighting systems during hours of twilight and darkness.

no pack riding

Bike Shops. We do not have a bicycle shop in Lone Pine if you need a last minute tube, tire, or new bike we recomend Aerohead Cycles in Bishop,Ca 760 873-4151 or T.J. Frisbee in Ridgecrest Ca. 760 375-4202. Or Action Sports in Bakersfield, Ca 661 833-4000 or SierraBicycle Werks in Visalia, Ca 559-741-0700

Follow this link for route and course map

Ride description, ride reports, and more.

Ride between Mount Whitney and Death Valley. The scenic beauty is second to none.

Like all desert rides in the California Triple Crown wind can be a concern we scheduled this ride in early March instead of April to avoid the seasonal winds..

The Southern Inyo Double is a beautiful course with many miles that resemble Death Valley. All riding is on well-maintained bicycle friendly state and county highways and byways. The course is set between Mount Whitney and Death Valley National Park. The scenic beauty is second to none. The film and automobile industry spend millions of dollars every year filming commercials and movies on these roads. You will be riding between the Sierra, the Inyo’s and Coso Range. You will ride around the Owens Dry Lake (Badwater’s Mother) past places like Dirty Socks, Keeler, the Alabama Hills the Olancha Sand Dunes. This area hasn’t changed in the last 150 years, other than well paved roads. It is the wild west as it was.

This ride is produced by Hugh Murphy — Kermit Ganier and friends. Visit HERE for all the information. E-Mail Hugh at: InyoUltra <at> gmail <dot> com

Hugh is no stranger to Double Centuries as shown by his California Triple Crown History Report HERE

He has ridden 32 Double Centuries but more importantly he is a real pioneer in organizing Double Centuries in California. He is the original designer and organizer of the Death Valley Spring Double, the Death Valley Fall Double, the Solvang Spring Double, and the Eastern Sierra Double. He was inducted into the California Triple Crown Hall of Fame in 2000 after completing 32 Doubles and organizing 31 Double Centuries in California.

From 1994 to 2000, the California Triple Crown wouldn’t have survived without Hugh making hundreds of Custom Jerseys, T-Shirts, and Plaques in his garage. He spent endless hours building these custom items which hundreds of cyclists throughout California and the Western United States still value greatly nearly 20 years later.

Under the July full moon you will be able to see up to 100 or more miles. The views of the Sierra, Inyo Mountain Range, and the Coso Range along with the reflections from the Owens Lake will give you a life time of memories from a really special and uniquely beautiful place.