Preliminaries and Summaries
Pedal The Peaks is a Bicycle Touring Company run by Dennis Beltram in Soquel, CA. People on the ride are friends of Dennis or friends of his friends. He provides two large sag vehicles - one to carry the luggage and one to carry lunch supplies, etc. Both vehicles can pick up riders and carry their bicycles. The tours are designed for small groups and are focused on hilly, scenic routes. For this tour, there were 17 people. All of them were strong riders. The general daily routine is to get up, have breakfast and be ready to ride around 9:00. (Some riders leave earlier to get more miles in). Lunch is supplied along the route sometime between 12:00 and 1:00 at a designated spot. Then it's on to the finish. At the finish, there are refreshments waiting. The sag driving is shared by the riders. You are expected to drive once each day. Dinner is on your own but the group usually goes somewhere together. Because the rides are tiring, bedtime is before 10:00. Rooms are arranged by Dennis and they are shared.
Below are links to lodging, Garmin GPS files, Google Earth files, Google Map files and elevation profiles. If you have Garmin's Mapsource software installed on your computer, you can open the Garmin GPS files with it. If you have Google Earth installed on your computer, you can open the Google Earth files with it. If you click on a mileage, a new window will open showing the route in Google Map format. If you click on the feet, a new window will open showing the route's elevation profile.
Google Earth will give you a better view of the topography, etc. If you have the latest Google Earth, you can use your mouse to highlight the day's track and play the tour (Tools/Play Tour).
Please be aware that all routes and maps shown on this web site are not 100% accurate. The mileage and the elevation are educated guesses because I did not ride the entire length of each day's route.
Itinerary and Lodging Garmin GPS * Google Earth ** Map / Miles Profile October 18 - Arrive at the Bakersfield Best Western Crystal Palace October 19 - Bakersfield to the Kernville Inn in Kernville Download Run
October 20 Fairview to the Econo Lodge in Ridgecrest Download Run
October 21 - Ridgecrest to the Kernville Inn in Kernville Download Run
October 22 - Bodfish to Bakersfield Best Western Crystal Palace Download Run
* You must have Garmin's MapSource installed on your computer to download and use this file.
** You must have Google Earth installed on your computer to download and use this file.