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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.

New Riders: PLEASE RSVP to biketailwinds@gmail.com.

Group A riders:
Speed: 12-15 mph, Distance: 25 – 50 depending on the ride calendar

Group B riders:
Speed: 8-12 mph, Distance: 15 – 30 depending on riders

Ride Start Times
All rides start at 8:30 am.
All rides meet at Panera Bread  at 540 East Betteravia Road Suites, A, B and C, Santa Maria, CA 93454
Out of town rides have their own start times.

Dec
2
Thu
Thursday’s Santa Maria Loop @ Meet at Panera Bread parking lot
Dec 2 @ 8:30 am

The  ride is about 20 miles, relatively flat and tours around Santa Maria.

See Thursday Ride Route Map

Dec
4
Sat
Nipomo Meander
Dec 4 @ 8:30 am

A delightful way to see the back roads of Nipomo. We’ll throw in some hard climbs and some screaming downhills. Afterwards we will hunt down some coffee at the Willow Cafe to recount the joy of our meanderings. This ride will help us get into Bitterwater training. There are several options for returning to Panera.

Leave Panera parking lot and head for 101 bridge and Thompson

Regroup at Hart Velo (also a good place to meet the group)

Thompson to right turn on Sheehy Rd

Left turn on N Dana Hill

Left turn on Rim Rock Rd

Return to right turn on Sheehy

Right turn on Los Berros

Option Return to Thompson and back to start

Under 101 to Summit Station Rd

Left on Hetrick Rd to Pomeroy

Pomeroy to Teft

Teft to Orchard

Orchard to 166

Cross bridge and head for the barn

Option Ride 166 to Bull Cyn and best way home

 

 

Dec
7
Tue
Los Alamos the long way
Dec 7 @ 8:30 am

A Ride That Will Live In Infamy. This ride will take you through the back roads of North Santa Barbara County. This is wine country and several vineyards can be seen. There is some climbing, some descending and scenery all the way. There is history to see and all of that with a stop in Los Alamos.

Leave Panera parking lot onto Betteravia and head East. Betteravia will become Foxen Cyn. At Garey make a Right turn and continue following Foxen Cyn to Sisquoc. At the Palmer/FoxenCyn intersection go left and remain on Foxen Cyn for quite a while until reaching the twin qwindmill intersection with Alisos Canyon Rd. Makle a right on Alisos and head West until intersecting Hwy 101. Right on the freeway and exit the freeway a mile or so into Los Alamos. Los Alamos is a break in the action. After break head out on Hwy 135 to Graciosa. Continue to the old Loading Dock. From there to home.

Option 1   At Garey make a left and take Santa Maria Mesa Rd to Tepesquet Rd. Make a right and continue across dry river and intersect Foxen Cyn Rd. Return to Panera by way of Foxen, Betteravia.

Option 2   After leaving Los Alamos take Bell St to Hwy 101. Cross 101 and continue to Clark exit.

 

 

 

Dec
9
Thu
Thursday’s Santa Maria Loop @ Meet at Panera Bread parking lot
Dec 9 @ 8:30 am

The  ride is about 20 miles, relatively flat and tours around Santa Maria.

See Thursday Ride Route Map

Dec
11
Sat
Willow Coffee Run
Dec 11 @ 8:30 am

This is a medium length ride that centers around the Willow Cafe. From Santa Maria we will ride across the 101 bike path and up Thompson onto the Nipomo Mesa. These ancient sand dunes will be evident everywhere we ride. And they are responsible for any rollers, and some plain old climbs. Enjoy the views and obvious geologic features.

 

Panera to South College. Best way to 101 Bridge. 166 to left turn on Thompson. Regroup at Hart VeloLeft. From Hart Velo continue on Thompson to left on Willow. After stop at Willow Cafe make a left on Via Concha. Via Concha and left at Dawn Rd. Right onto Pomery and then right turn on Teft. Left at library stoplight onto Orchard. Orchard to 166. 101 Bridge and best route to Panera.

Option    After returning to 166, take a run up to Bull Cyn and then back to Panera parking lot.

 

Dec
14
Tue
San Antonio Triangle
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am

During the busy December season this ride will be a good, brief mind clearing ride. Most people are familiar with the route and this often times turns into a very long “chat” ride. The roads are mostly empty but are rough going at times. Lots of wildlife on this route.

Leave from Panera parking lot and head for McCoy and the bike path (actually it is a MUT, Multi Use Trail). Follow the bike path to Foster,  cross Foster and then a right on Union Valley Rd. Make a Left on Blosser. This would be a good place to join the group. Continue on Blosser and make a left on Clark then a Right on Rice Ranch Rd. Make another Right on Graciosa to the intersection of 135. Cross the road and continue down 135 to San Antonio. Follow San Antonio past the very rough road (3/4 mile). San Antonio meets Hwy 1. Make a right and start a gradual to increasing steepness climb. Make a right at Graciosa and back track to Panera.

Dec
16
Thu
Thursday’s Santa Maria Loop @ Meet at Panera Bread parking lot
Dec 16 @ 8:30 am

The  ride is about 20 miles, relatively flat and tours around Santa Maria.

See Thursday Ride Route Map

Dec
18
Sat
Santa Maria Mesa
Dec 18 @ 8:30 am

Leave Panera parking lot directly onto Betteravia

Betteravia turns into Foxen Cyn

Foxen Cyn left at  Garey Y

Santa Maria Mesa to right on Telephone Rd

Across bridge to Foxen Cyn Rd

Foxen Cyn left on Palmer at Sisquoc

Palmer to right on Dominion

Dominion to Clark

Clark to right on Telephone

Left on Prell

Prell turns into Nicholson

Left on Betteravia with return to Panera

 

Dec
21
Tue
Foxen Cyn
Dec 21 @ 8:30 am

Foxen Cyn from Santa Maria (North Approach)

Betteravia to Nicholson and Prell

Right on Telephone

Left on Clark

Right on Dominion

Left on Palmer

Right on Foxen Cyn and cruise until

Right on Alisos then Left on 101

Exit Los Alamos

Return on 135

Option 1

After turning onto Foxen Cyn

Make a Left onto Tepesquet

Left on Santa Maria Mesa (Sharp turn and quick, steep climb)

Return to town after intersecting Foxen/Betteravia at Garey

Dec
23
Thu
Thursday’s Santa Maria Loop @ Meet at Panera Bread parking lot
Dec 23 @ 8:30 am

The  ride is about 20 miles, relatively flat and tours around Santa Maria.

See Thursday Ride Route Map