The feature event of the Garrett County Gran Fondo, the Diabolical Double is a true, extreme epic on par with European climbing classics such as Etape du Tour, la Marmotte, and the classic Italian Gran Fondos.
At 200K (124.6 miles) and over 16,800 feet of climbing, the Diabolical Double is an extreme challenge for even the most fit rider. Virtually all who have completed the Diabolical Double have considered it the hardest single day ride they have ever experienced.
The new course and new climbs in 2016 only step up the challenge with even more climbing than the prior editions.
The Diabolical Double shares the first 68.3 and final 28.5 miles with the Savage Century.
Diabolical Double riders can choose at miles 30.0, 52.8, or 68.3 to downgrade to the Fabulous 44, Masochistic Metric, or Savage Century routes respectively, if desired.
All riders who do not reach the 68.3 mile Diabolical Double and Savage Century divergent point by 1:30pm must continue on the Savage Century route.
The Diabolical Double includes all seven of the Timed KOM Climbs. Diabolical Double riders are eligible for Overall GCGF KOM Champion Awards.