The award-winning California Coast Classic Bike Tour, presented by Amgen, is an 8-day, 525-mile ride that raises funds for the Arthritis Foundation. This boutique 23rd annual tour
The award-winning California Coast Classic Bike Tour, presented by Amgen, is an 8-day, 525-mile ride that raises funds for the Arthritis Foundation. This boutique 23rd annual tour along California’s iconic Highway 1 is fully supported, open to beginners as well as experienced riders, and e-bike friendly. Join 250 cyclists who are helping people with arthritis as they ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles, enjoying ideal weather and exploring the spectacular scenery of Monterey, Big Sur, Morro Bay, Solvang, and Ventura. Register today at Learn more and register at https://arthritis.org/CaliforniaCoastClassic
- Mechanical support
- SAG vehicles and shuttles
- 5-star catered breakfasts and dinners
- Nightly entertainment and social hour
- Kick-off breakfast in San Francisco
- Closing ceremony celebration in Los Angeles
- Daily luggage transfers
- An unforgettable adventure, breathtaking views, friendships and fond memories to last a lifetime!
September 30 (Saturday) - October 7 (Saturday)
San Francisco, CA to Los Angeles, CA
160 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Event Schedule & Distances:
Day 1 – Saturday, September 30: San Francisco to Santa Cruz
READY…SET…PEDAL! Cyclists begin in San Francisco, into the tiny town of Davenport (stop for a sandwich or pie!) and catch a tailwind into Santa Cruz, completing a total of 85 miles and 5100 feet of elevation.
Day 2 – Sunday, October 1: Santa Cruz to Monterey
This leg of the tour measures 51 miles/2000 feet and takes you through the dramatic landscape of the California countryside, into Cannery Row before resting for the night in picturesque Monterey.
Day 3 – Monday, October 2: Monterey to Big Sur
Say goodbye to Monterey and head south. A short 47 miles/2800 feet will bring you into a spectacular landscape of Big Sur forest and incredible vistas. Stick your feet in the river at the River Inn just two miles before camp!
Day 4 – Tuesday, October 3: Big Sur to Cambria
As you wind your way through the scented forests of Big Sur, you will continue into the bike friendly community of Cambria after passing the world-renowned Hearst Castle. Make sure to stop and taste the olallieberry pie. At this point, you’ve cycled a total of 68 miles and nearly 6100 feet over the Twin Sisters!
Day 5 – Wednesday, October 4: Cambria to Oceano
Absolutely beautiful! If the pedaling doesn’t take your breath away, the scenery will! At 58 miles/1700 feet, this stage takes us along world famous shoreline through Cayucos, Morro Bay and into Pismo Beach.
Day 6 – Thursday, October 5: Oceano to Buellton
As you make your way through the wine country made famous by the movie Sideways, you will enjoy quiet roads and beautiful vineyards. After 66 miles and 3600 feet of incredible riding, enjoy local tastings during social hour and a fantastic dinner to celebrate your journey to date.
Day 7 – Friday, October 6: Buellton to Ventura
This spectacular day winds through Solvang, into Santa Barbara through Hope Ranch, then along the coast on the bike path and finishing at the beach in Ventura after 87 miles and 3400 feet.
Day 8 – Saturday, October 7: Ventura to LA
Congratulations! After the final 63 miles and 1800 feet of rolling hills along the gorgeous coast into Malibu, you cross the finish line as a group in Los Angeles to fanfare and an emotional welcome. A victory party will help you celebrate this unique trip and reflect on your outstanding achievement.