2018 3CR General Planning and Information

2018 3CR General Planning and Information


  • Come with a determined attitude to finish, and a reliable bicycle. The organizers will endeavor to provide roving sag support during the 3CR, but in general, you will be on your own much of the time. If you quit, you are responsible for getting yourself off the course.

Drop Bag Service:

  • Included in the price of the entry is transportation of riders' drop bags from the start to Morro Bay, Paso Robles and the finish in Santa Cruz. Drop bags cannot weigh more than 20 pounds; any bags that are heavier will not be accepted. Your bag(s)s will be weighed before they are accepted for loading. Up to three bags are allowed per rider, but most riders will probably just use one.
  • All bags must have a sturdy, large nametag or name directly inked on the bag so that the last name of the owner is easily recognized from a distance. (Riders should also put another nametag inside the bag in case the regular nametag gets torn off during transportation.) Be sure to pack light and don't bring any breakable glass containers with fluids inside. Any unclaimed bags after the event is completed will be returned to the owner at their expense.
  • Though we don't envision any problems with bag drop security, the organizers cannot be responsible for any loss or theft of drop bags or their contents; please don't bring anything that cannot be replaced, such as your treasured LEL or GRR finisher's jersey.

Start/Finish Location: Santa Cruz Elks Lodge #824, 150 Jewell Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

  • Participants should make their own reservations and room-sharing arrangements. Use the California Rando chat list if you are looking for a roommate.

  • Long term parking during the event is available at 24 River Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 The River Front Parking Garage is located between River and Front streets next to the Galleria Office Complex just one mile from the start/finish. We are able to store bike cases at the start/finish.

During the Event

Participants should make their own reservations and room-sharing arrangements.

After The Event:


  • There will be a 3CR celebration breakfast and cash bar on Thursday morning, August 30th, at the Santa Cruz Elks Club (start/finish) at 9 A.M..