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  • Preliminaries and Summaries
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    The following is the description of the ride on the BAC website.

    California Coast - Santa Barbara to San Diego

    SUMMARY: We meet on Monday, April 19, in Santa Barbara. This tour is the second section of the tour being led by Roy Glickman, which meets one day earlier on April 18. The route, all accommodations and group meals will be the same. Please refer to his tour description for complete details.

    This is Roy's tour description. Please add one day to his calendar.

    Summary: April 18-25, 2010. Enjoy the variety of the Southern California coast from Santa Barbara to San Diego. This ride includes rugged shoreline, surfing beaches, quiet oceanfront communities and laid back beach towns. The cycling terrain includes frontage roads, beach bike paths and well paved highway with good shoulder, but also five miles of US 101, short stretches of Pacific Coast Highway with no shoulder and some urban areas. This is a repeat of a trip previously done in 2007. Meet in Santa Barbara on Sunday, April 18. Monday we head for Port Hueneme (Wa-nee-mee) via Ventura. The day combines frontage roads and five miles of bike lane or shoulder on US 101. Leaving Port Hueneme, we pass miles of crops before reaching the rugged Santa Monica Mountains and riding the shoulder of Pacific Coast Highway (and a short stretch of no shoulder) through Malibu to Santa Monica. Wednesday we ride the South Bay beach bike path to the end where we climb into the Palos Verdes Peninsula for spectacular coastline views before crossing the Los Angeles harbor by boat. Thursday is the ultimate SoCal beachfront bike path ride through Huntington Beach (s’up dude?), the Balboa Peninsula (including one of the world’s shortest ferry rides), Newport Beach and artsy Laguna Beach to the quiet and secluded harbor at Dana Point. Friday takes us past the San Onofre nuclear plant and through the beach frontage at Camp Pendleton to the north San Diego county beach town of Carlsbad. Saturday we head down the coastal road into San Diego, past the historic Del Mar race track (where the surf meets the turf), Torrey Pines with its famous golf course, La Jolla and beautiful Mission Bay. The ride is 2B. The longest day is 50 miles and the average about 40. There are some modest hills, but no serious climbs. Although much of the ride is on bike paths or roads with bike lanes, some stretches have no shoulder and there are some areas with fast traffic. Riders should be comfortable riding with traffic in urban areas.

    ADMINISTRATION: Participants: Max 20; Min 12. The estimated cost of the tour is $1,200 per person, assuming double occupancy rooming, for 7 nights lodging (some with continental breakfasts), daily social gathering, van rental and its operating costs, maps/cue sheets and the non-refundable $50 BAC fee. Acceptance occurs upon receipt of deposit and signed forms. Single riders are encouraged to find compatible roommates and/or riding partners. We will introduce single applicants who must make their final rooming decisions. Return transportation to Santa Barbara is not provided, but information on arrival/departure options and bike box handling will provided in response to needs of the group. Refunds from cancellation will be determined at time of withdrawal and/or during final accounting, at RD’s sole discretion, based on these factors: date we receive notice, availability of replacement rider(s) from waiting list, and unrecoverable lodging or other costs.

    Below are links to lodging and route details. When you look at the route details, you will get a better view of the route if you click on "Hybrid".

    Please be aware that all routes and maps shown on this web site are not 100% accurate. The GPS software used to create them could not recognize bicycle trails or some of the waypoints described on the route sheets.

    The table below is for pre-ride planning. The actual maps, profiles etc. will be supplied by the ride leaders.

    Itinerary and Lodging Route
    April 19, Monday Franciscan Inn in Santa Barbara
    April 20, Tuesday - Santa Barbara to Country Inn and Suites in Port Hueneme
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    April 21, Wednesday - Port Hueneme to Ocean View Hotel in Santa Monica     Click on me
    April 22, Thursday - Santa Monica to Pacific Inn in Seal Beach     Click on me
    April 23, Friday - Seal Beach to Dana Point Marina Inn in Dana Point     Click on me
    April 24, Saturday - Dana Point to Carlsbad Inn Beach Resort in Carlsbad     Click on me
    April 25, Sunday - Carlsbad to Best Western Hacienda Hotel Old Town in San Diego     Click on me