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Old 04-20-15, 11:58 AM
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Riding on the 73 Toll Road - King of the Toll Event

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King of the Toll

This is the inaugural year for this incredible event. Never before has the 73 Toll Road been closed off for any event. This spectacular “closed” course winds its way through the heart of Orange County with breathtaking views of the ocean, the mountains and all that is Southern California. Come be a part of history in the making in what will be a yearly favorite in the OC. Also, be on the look out for our events on other Toll Road courses to complete the Triple Crown.
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Elvo, thanks for posting this.

When is the ride?

And how do you get 45 miles in, as that is the distance I am interested in?
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Old 04-20-15, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Jed19 View Post
Elvo, thanks for posting this.

When is the ride?

And how do you get 45 miles in, as that is the distance I am interested in?
It's the morning of 9/26. I signed up for the fondo but you can sign up for the 45 mile fun ride if you don't care about timing.
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Looks like a fun event, but wow a 6:00am start time is pretty early.
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Old 04-20-15, 03:36 PM
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Originally Posted by LGHT View Post
Looks like a fun event, but wow a 6:00am start time is pretty early.
They have to reopen it to cars by 11 am
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Old 04-20-15, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Elvo View Post
They have to reopen it to cars by 11 am
Yeah I read that and it makes since for runners, but the max distance for bikes is 45 miles. Who needs 5 hours to ride 45 miles? I'm going to find out if I can just show up at 8:00am and start riding then if I register ahead of time.
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Originally Posted by LGHT View Post
Looks like a fun event, but wow a 6:00am start time is pretty early.

That's brutal. It might be worth it for a chance to get in the fast lane and bomb those descents.

If you show up late, you may be wading through the riders who signed up for the 7 mile version.
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I'm interested as when I have driven it...I have thought about what it would be like on my bike
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I work for the tollroads and I haven't even heard of it until last week. Maybe they'll let me ride for free!
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who has already signed up? I'm going to sign up for the Gran Fondo also.
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Sounds like fun, every time I drive on the 73 I think what a cool road it would be to ride on. I'll just sign up for the fun ride, no need of being timed, I already know how slow I am.
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So I quickly mapped this out on Ride with GPS based on the event map. 45 miles would be 2 laps and RWGPS claims 3900 ft of climbing per lap. Does that sound correct on the climbing? I have not been on 73 in many years.
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73 has some pretty good hills, though 3900 ft might be a bit much.
I think people will be totally flying down the downhills, I'm guessing lots of people hitting lifetime max.
I'm thinking about it.
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Originally Posted by Rumpled View Post
73 has some pretty good hills, though 3900 ft might be a bit much.
I think people will be totally flying down the downhills, I'm guessing lots of people hitting lifetime max.
I'm thinking about it.
just do it!!!! BTW, code still works as of today.

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Originally Posted by StephenT View Post
So I quickly mapped this out on Ride with GPS based on the event map. 45 miles would be 2 laps and RWGPS claims 3900 ft of climbing per lap. Does that sound correct on the climbing? I have not been on 73 in many years.
That's a good question. It's been a LONG time since I drove that section of the 73 so not sure how much incline there is, but 3900 a lap would be a good challenge for sure!
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Old 04-28-15, 05:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Rumpled View Post
73 has some pretty good hills, though 3900 ft might be a bit much.
I think people will be totally flying down the downhills, I'm guessing lots of people hitting lifetime max.
I'm thinking about it.
Been a while since I've driven it but I would estimate ~2500 feet per lap
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We have about 5-6 signed up from our group of old guy mostly mountain bikers. 45 mile recreational. I would guess that the ~2,500' per lap is about right. It is going to be fast down and a grinder going up. Cars don't have to think about pacing, just hit the cruise control.....
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Registration is now closed! I have a feeling that they weren't able to get the permit. Hopefully I will get my refund if there's no event.
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Registration is now closed! I have a feeling that they weren't able to get the permit. Hopefully I will get my refund if there's no event.
Wow just when I was looking to sign up and secure a sitter. I did find something rather funny on the site in the FAQ section a few days ago that said "We will also have a Duathlon in which participants will cycle for 15 miles and run a 5K. The Duathlon is limited to the first 750 registrants.""?? I thought wow if they think 750 people are going to want to do the Duathlon they are going to be in trouble. I would think less than 1,000 TOTAL between bikes and runners would sign up. They probably just didn't get the number of sign ups they needed by now and are probably going to cancel the event.
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Wow just when I was looking to sign up and secure a sitter. I did find something rather funny on the site in the FAQ section a few days ago that said "We will also have a Duathlon in which participants will cycle for 15 miles and run a 5K. The Duathlon is limited to the first 750 registrants.""?? I thought wow if they think 750 people are going to want to do the Duathlon they are going to be in trouble. I would think less than 1,000 TOTAL between bikes and runners would sign up. They probably just didn't get the number of sign ups they needed by now and are probably going to cancel the event.
I gave them a call, and the lady told me that the organizer will make an announcement soon. I'll keep everyone updated.
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Looks like it's postponed til 2016:

Dear,
We regret to inform you that we are postponing the inaugural date for The King of the Toll event until 2016. Due to the immense popularity of the event, the Toll Road Authority has asked that we postpone the event. We are currently working with the San Juan Hills Transportation Corridor Authority, the six cities geographically affected by the Toll Road closure, and CalTrans to pinpoint and secure a date that will better suit our event, expo and festival.

We have issued refunds to all purchasers of registrations for the entire amount paid including processing fees. This process will take 5-10 business days to appear on your credit card statement. We truly apologize for any inconvenience this has caused you.

As a bonus to you, when we secure a new date and registration reopens, we will send you not only a discount code, but also, one free registration with your special discounted registration.

This "bump in the road" has slowed down our progress but not our enthusiasm. We are looking forward to announcing the new date as soon as possible and taking over the Toll Road!!


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I was really looking forward to the event.
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I got this info a few days ago. Looks like they cancelled the event due to lack of participation. Apparently they are just a marketing company that didn't get the level of interest expected so apparently the answer is to add more "activities" to try and get more riders to attend the event. Looks like plans are to turn it into a full on festival with a village?? I was really hopping for a big top and a circus atmosphere myself. Not sure if there plans will bring out the thousands of riders they are probably looking to sign up, but best of look to them.

KING OF THE TOLL 2015 RACES POSTPONED UNTIL 2016
Inaugural Event Postponed To Expand Event Site and Races ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May XX, 2015 –King of the Toll Race Director Todd Wallin
announced today that the inaugural King of the Toll cycle and run races, initially scheduled for Sept. 26, 2015, will be postponed until 2016 in order to expand the total number of events, participants, race village and festival. New dates and permits are currently under review with the San Joaquin Hills Transportation Corridor Agency (SJHTCA) Board.

“The Orange County running and cycling community, along with friends and family, have responded so favorably to the concept of closing part of the CA 73 Toll Road and allowing cyclists, runners and families to bike, hike or run, that we are working with the SJHTCA Board to expand the venue to offer more events and a larger expo and festival,” said Todd Wallin, King of the Toll Race Director. “Much like iconic annual events, such as San Francisco’s Bay to Breakers or the Navy Bridge run over San Diego’s Coronado Bridge, the demand for a race on such a scenic highway is high and has resulted in an expanded vision. It was therefore jointly determined to postpone the race until 2016 in
order to accommodate the escalating demand.”

The initial plans for the King of the Toll included a 5K, 13K and half-marathon run and 7-, 15- and 45-mile bike route. The event is hoping to expand to more than a dozen competitive and non-competitive options, including a duathlon, which combines both running and cycling, as well as additional shorter-distance family-oriented hike, bike or “fun” run options. Scheduled to take place on a 13-mile section of CA 73 from Glenwood/Pacific Park Drive in Aliso Viejo over the panoramic Catalina View Mainline toll plaza and back to Greenfield Dr. in Laguna Niguel, the races would finish at an expo, village and festival site to include music, activities, vendors and food and beverages.
Charitable proceeds will benefit several charities including the Folds of Honor - Southern California, which provides scholarships to children of fallen or wounded soldiers.
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