Calendar

Welcome New riders! We have rides to accommodate most riding preferences. All groups will meet at the same starting place and time. Some rides will have options to the course.  If a rider has time constraints, hasn’t had much time on a bicycle, or isn’t “feeling it”, ask if the ride has options.

Tuesday rides are a little longer, a little steeper and at times, a little faster.

Thursday rides are very sociable. We ride together and chat. We do a little climbing if it feels right. The riders regroup frequently and occasionally find coffee and pastry along the route.

Saturday is a mix of the other 2 days. There will be some adventure, distance, climbing and speed. Saturday rides will have several optional meeting places along the way and several options for return.

All rides meet at Panera Bread  at 540 East Betteravia Road. Occasionally rides will begin at different locations. These will be obvious when starting at different locations.

Jan
28
Sat
Santa Maria Mesa
Jan 28 @ 9:00 am

This is a fun ride and one of my favorites. After leaving the Panera parking lot, riders get onto Betteravia and head East towards the hills. After passing the turn off to Garey, the left part of the wye will get us immediately on Santa Maria Mesa Rd. Riders will follow this road noting the Winter grape vines. Dropping (almost literally) onto Tepesquet Rd. Across the river bridge and connecting to Foxen Canyon Rd. From here it is an easy pedal to Sisquoc. There is always a decision making conference that happens here. Dominion, Clark, Telephone Rd, Foxen Cyn? The base route is 31 miles and 1,059 feet of easy climbing.

Jan
31
Tue
Rim Rock
Jan 31 @ 9:00 am

A delightful climb around some Nipomo roads. Of course, we will meet at Panera’s parking lot and leave at 9:00. Thompson to Hart Velo where we will regroup and psych up for some short, killer climbs. Bring your good set of thighs because you will be burning up the cheap ones. After getting back to Thompson riders get to cross under 101 to the frontage road and Willow. Willow Cafe is a good place for coffee and an overpriced pastry. Riders will get onto Pomeroy and head towards Orchard Rd and a regroup at 166. Some may opt for 166 and Bull Cyn. The normal route is 41 miles and you will climb 1,373 feet.

Feb
1
Wed
Climb Club February
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am

Trying something out here. Every Wednesday in February the crazy group will do a clockwise trek over Bishop and past Casmalia. This ride meets at the Loading Dock and leaves at 9:00. We will repeat this route every Wednesday in February. March will have a different route for the Wednesday challenge. Everyone is invited. Unlike other group rides, this ride does not guarantee a no drop situation. If you show up to ride but have little confidence, talk to the ride leader. The ride leader is a Bozo, but is compassionate.

Feb
2
Thu
Thursday Group Therapy @ Meet at Panera Bread parking lot
Feb 2 @ 9:00 am

Panera. 9:00 Departure.

Feb
4
Sat
Loop Through Nipomo
Feb 4 @ 9:00 am

Panera meeting at 9:00. This ride goes up to the Nipomo Mesa by way of Thompson. We’ll do a regroup at Hart Velo. Afterwards the group will ride up Teft to Orchard and use this loop to get back. If there is need for more mileage and a little more climbing, one could add on a run up 166 to Bull Cyn. It appears that this ride is 26.6 miles and 521 feet of climbing.

Feb
7
Tue
Vandenberg Main Gate
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am

Loading Dock Meeting. 9:00 departure. Ride to the main gate at Vandenberg. Ride back will offer options. Out and back is around 32 miles and 1,985 feet up.

Feb
8
Wed
Climb Club February
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am

Trying something out here. Every Wednesday in February the crazy group will do a clockwise trek over Bishop and past Casmalia. This ride meets at the Loading Dock and leaves at 9:00. We will repeat this route every Wednesday in February. March will have a different route for the Wednesday challenge. Everyone is invited. Unlike other group rides, this ride does not guarantee a no drop situation. If you show up to ride but have little confidence, talk to the ride leader. The ride leader is a Bozo, but is compassionate.

Feb
9
Thu
Thursday Group Therapy @ Meet at Panera Bread parking lot
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am

Panera. 9:00 Departure.

Feb
11
Sat
Pt. Sal and Coffee
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am

A favorite of mine with a stop in Guadalupe for coffee. Meet at Panera parking lot and make our way out of town by way of McCoy, A St and Betteravia. After climbing to the trail gate, we will descend to Highway 1. From that point we’ll make a left and head into Guadalupe for brown liquid and maybe a pastry.  After some story swapping, of which some will be partially true, we’ll depart Guadalupe and back to the origins of the ride. Maybe 32 miles with the only significant climb after crossing 1 and riding to the Pt Sal foot trail.

Willow Coffee Run
Feb 11 @ 9:00 am

Panera Meet Up with a 9:00 departure.   Across the bridge and up Orchard. Riders will end up taking Pomeroy to Willow and the cafe of the same name. After taking time for coffee, we will hitch up our horses and head across Willow to Thompson and head back to the barn…or Panera parking lot. About 33 miles with around 1,000 ft of climbing with your 2 wheel machines.