California By Bike 2014 Bike Tour • “Surf N Turf” • Oct. 31-Nov. 5
Five days, 241 miles, fully-supported fun tour from Santa Barbara to San Diego
The most fun you’ll have raising money for better bikeways in California
Come tour southern California’s beautiful coastline with fantastic new friends. Enjoy great accommodations and food and connections with fellow bicyclists committed to bettering every Californian’s cycling experience.
See itinerary below.
If you can’t make it on the whole ride, join us for a one-day bike ride and dinner, or just for our special banquet dinner on the historic Queen Mary, a luxury ocean liner docked in Long Beach. Meet bike luminaries and win amazing prizes. Get your tickets now!
Our unique position as leaders of California’s bike movement will give us special access to community leaders and superstars in the bike world whom you’ll get to meet. Proceeds benefit the Better Bikeways campaign, advocating for more funding and improved design for bikeways in California, and the Give Me 3 campaign, created to promote awareness of the Three Feet for Safety Act going into effect in September 2014.
Lodging, full rest stops, most meals, SAG and mechanic support, jersey, and entertainment included in the tour price of $2,150. You can fundraise to support your ride — we’ll make easy with a personal fundraising page — or pay the full $2150 yourself. Registration fees are $100.00.
The California by Bike Surf ’N Turf Tour is your opportunity to make a difference for every person who desires to live, breathe and maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle in our state – while having a great deal of fun.
Registration fee: $100. Total fundraising commitment: $2150. We can help you raise the funds.
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When: October 31, 2014 – November 5, 2014
Where: Santa Barbara to San Diego
Friday, October 31st – Check-In Santa Barbara
Your tour starts at the lovely ocean front Fess Parker Hilton Resort. This dramatic 24-acre, mission-style Santa Barbara resort is just a few blocks from downtown Santa Barbara and is the perfect setting to launch our trip. After checking in on Friday afternoon or evening at your hotel, enjoy exploring State Street or relaxing at one of the many restaurants located near the beach or on the pier.
Saturday, November 1st – RIDE DAY 1: 46 miles – Santa Barbara to Ventura
On Saturday morning, your day starts with a hearty Welcome Breakfast and pre-ride orientation. Immediately after breakfast, you head down the coastline of Santa Barbara through Montecito and Carpinteria, then turn inland towards Lake Casitas. After a picnic lunch, you follow back roads and bike paths towards the beach in Ventura, your overnight stop. Your first day of the tour is the only day with any significant climbing, and follows the route frequented by the Amgen Tour of California. Your overnight destination is the Four Points Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort.
Sunday, November 2nd – RIDE DAY 2: 60 miles – Ventura to Santa Monica
Sunday takes you along Harbor Blvd. from Ventura, past the Point Mugu Naval Air Station and through the Oxnard plain, a vast agricultural area full of ripe strawberries. Your route then picks up Highway 1, heading towards Malibu, with a lunch stop at Nicholas Canyon Beach Park. You ride past numerous beautiful beaches and into Santa Monica, where we stop for the night. Tonight is a unique lodging experience at the Hostelling International L.A./Santa Monica one block from the Santa Monica pier, and an opportunity to explore and dine on your own.
Monday, November 3rd – RIDE DAY 3: 50 miles – Santa Monica to Long Beach
Join us for a day ride and dinner, or just for our special gala dinner on the historic Queen Mary ocean liner! BUY TICKETS NOW. After breakfast at the hostel, you continue riding south along highway 1, utilizing the bike paths and surface streets towards Long Beach. You ride through Venice and Manhattan Beach. Lunch on your own is another opportunity to sample the local beach shacks and diners along the route. After regrouping at the last SAG stop, you make your way into Long Beach along more bike paths towards the Queen Mary, your destination for the evening. Today is a relatively short ride so you will have time to fully experience the Queen Mary. Once the grandest ocean liner in the world, the Queen Mary is now a full-service Long Beach hotel, historical landmark and entertainment venue. Your evening on the Queen Mary will be an experience to remember. A dinner banquet will be held in the world-renowned Verandah Grill, originally used to accommodate royalty when on board. Tonight features some very special guests, including John Howard, a three-time Olympian, 1981 Ironman World Champion and author, and others TBA.
Tuesday, November 4th – RIDE DAY 4: 58 miles – Long Beach to San Clemente
On Tuesday morning, you have breakfast aboard the ship and then continue south on the Huntington Beach bike trail, inland through Irvine, and back again towards the beaches of San Clemente, your evening’s destination. The Casablanca Inn in San Clemente offers elegant accommodations just minutes from the beach.
Wednesday, November 5th – RIDE DAY 5: 62 miles – San Clemente to San Diego
After a breakfast in San Clemente, you pedal south through Camp Pendleton Marine Corps base on your way to Oceanside. Your last rest stop will be on the cliffs of the Carlsbad State Beach Campground before heading south into the San Diego area for your final goodbyes.
The California Bicycle Coalition strongly encourages the use of Amtrak and other means of public transportation when planning your trip. There are Amtrak stations in both Santa Barbara and near your final destination in San Diego. For any questions or inquiries email the tour organizer, Debbie Brubaker at firstname.lastname@example.org. Frequently asked questions and refund policy can be found here. Thank you for supporting the California Bicycle Coalition’s work to enable more people to bicycle for the health, safety, and prosperity of all Californians.
The California Bicycle Coalition is hugely thankful for this ride’s sponsors:
The California Bicycle Coalition is working with Pedego Electric Bikes to ensure that everyone can experience the simple joy of riding a bicycle.
PeopleForBikes is a national movement to make riding better for everyone. They are uniting one million people who ride with the goal of improving bicycling in America. Add your name for free today at PeopleForBikes.org