Windmill Century Ride 2013
NEW ROUTE THIS YEAR
(See map for route and elevations)
Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Location: Pioneer Park, 1150 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria, CA
Windmill proceeds are used to support our
Bike Giveaway and Safety Program in local elementary schools.
“Sometimes it's the unbeaten path that leads to the best discoveries. Such is the case in the Santa Maria Valley, where fine wine, world-famous barbecue and open roads make for a uniquely memorable and flavorful wine country experience.” …..The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Now you can ride the cool scenic 2013 Windmill Century
on roads used by the Amgen Tour of CA.
We have Century, Half Century, or Quarter Century routes.
Register Now at www.active.com
$55 Early Bird Registration (includes a T-shirt) - Register on-line by May 20.
$65 Registration (includes a T-shirt) - Register on-line by July 11.
$75 Late or On-Site Registration (T-shirts not available) - Late registration is available on-line after July 11th but T-shirts will no longer be available. On-line registration closes July 17.
Additional BBQ lunch available for $7.00 each.
Sign-In/On-Site Registration: Saturday July 20 2013, from 6:00 to 8:30 A.M. No Friday Night Sign-Ins. Course and BBQ close at 4 pm. Late starters will not be guaranteed ride services. Course and BBQ close at 4 PM.
Registration fee includes:
- a commemorative T-shirt (if registered by July 11th, 2013)
- SAG vehicles patrolling and on-call
- frequent rest stops with snacks/water
- well-marked routes and maps
- a nice re-energizing lunch (Century route only)
- a goody bag
- a raffle drawing for some fun prizes
- a delicious Santa Maria Style BBQ, featuring top sirloin, chicken or veggie, for everyone at the end of the ride.
Where to Meet: The ride start and finish is at Pioneer Park, 1150 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria, California, off Hwy 101. From Hwy 101, take the Clark Avenue exit west. Turn North/right on Broadway (Hwy.135). Turn West/left on Foster and continue 0.4 mile to the park. Plenty of parking is available.
6:30am - Full Century
7:30am - Half Century
8:30am - Quarter Century
The Quarter Century is approximately 28 miles (Elevation +1512 ft). It starts out flat as you head toward the country roads. There are some hill climbs that may be challenging for beginners but the effort is well worth it to see some of the back country. Quarter Century Route Map
The Half Century is approximately 50 miles (Elevation +2549 ft). It is an out and back trip through the beautiful back roads of Foxen Canyon where you pass vineyards along the famous Wine Trail route. Half Century Route Map
The Full Century is approximately 102 miles (Elevation +6186 ft). This loop heads out towards the hills of Casmalia, climbs again passing by Vandenberg AFB. You'll travel the back roads of Lompoc and head to the authentic Danish village of Solvang where you'll enjoy a nourishing lunch. Then it's on through the picturesque backroads of Ballard and Santa Ynez. You'll enjoy the winding country roads and the rolling hills along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail. Finally, you'll head back through the tiny towns of Sisquoc and Garey and through Orcutt where you'll complete your journey back at Pioneer Park. Now it's time to enjoy a delicious Santa Maria Style BBQ. Full Century Route Map
Additional Information: This scenic ride begins at Pioneer Park in Santa Maria, CA. Santa Maria is located off of U.S. Highway 101, in northern Santa Barbara County, in the heart of one of the nation’s premier wine regions. It is about 190 miles north of Los Angeles and approx. 260 miles south of San Francisco. We are just 30 minutes from Pismo Beach and 12 minutes north of the historic community of Los Alamos. On your ride you'll see lush valleys, vineyards and ranches while cycling on quiet country roads.
Delicious goodies abound at our rest stops and a generous lunch stop is provided for the 100 milers. The Santa Maria Style BBQ is for everyone at the end of their ride. Support and Gear (SAG) is provided for those who have mechanical problems or need assistance. The course is well marked. Detailed maps and instructions are given to each rider. We ride rain or shine. No refunds. Helmets are required. Please be careful and obey all traffic laws. Remember even if you have the right of way, always give way to the automobile.
Windmill jerseys will be available for purchase at the ride.
Hotels and Lodging
3455 Skyway Drive
This hotel is very close to the ride’s start and finish.
We have a block of rooms, with breakfast buffet included. The rate is $120/$130 depending on one or two adults in the room. Choose 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds. Ask for the "Tailwinds" rate.
Best Western PLUS Big America Hotel
1725 North Broadway
The Best Western PLUS Big America Hotel will block 10 rooms for Friday & Saturday night, July 19 and 20. The block will be held until July 6 and is under Tailwinds Bicycle Club. The rates for one King bed, $115, two queen beds $120. 10% tax is added to the room rates. The rates include our deluxe continental breakfast.
2100 North Broadway
A block of rooms has been held for Windmill Riders at the rate of $99.00+10% occupancy. Cutoff date will be June 20th 2013
Additional lodging information is available at The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce
Wine and Dine
California’s Central Coast,is recognized as one of the world’s most dynamic wine-growing regions. Enjoy a tour of the local wineries or choose a restaurant from our dining guide. For info, visit Santa Maria Valley California
Santa Maria Campgrounds & RV Parks
Santa Maria RV Park
1355 N Broadway
Located off Highway 101 off the Broadway exit. This park has 30 RV sites with complete hookups. RV limit:34 feet. Conveniently located near stores and restaurants.
Santa Maria Pines
2210 Preisker Lane
(Dump Station: Approx.$15 fee)
Located west of Highway 101, exit Broadway to Preisker Lane. This private park has 40 RV sites with complete hookups. Small pets allowed with an extra charge, pull-thru sites, some shade, tent sites, dump station, flush toilets. Pool open April 15-Oct. 15, playground, pool table. Services include groceries, propane and coin laundry.