California Coasting 400k

The California Coasting 400k ACP brevet starts in San Luis Obispo and wanders around the rolling hills of the Santa Ynez wine country until it reaches Gaviota. From there it sticks to the coast until Port Hueneme and the final dash inland to the finish in Moorpark. For the first 220+ miles we will be riding on the same route as the 600k riders. There will be food and a floor at the end for us. As the route is mainly South bound, we should have a tailwind for most of the ride. The climbing on this ride is about average with no tough hills. The 100 mile section from Lompoc to Port Hueneme has no controls but there are many options to refuel once we reach Gaviota state beach. Be sure to plan your fuel stops for this section ahead of time.

I will provide a drop bag service. I will transport a single, small drop bag for each rider to the end of the ride arriving by Saturday evening. Please make sure you clearly mark your bag with your name and RUSA number. There will be a single roving SAG vehicle on the route with the contact information on your brevet card.

The nearest train station to the end control is Moorpark, but the train to the start of the ride in SLO does not stop there. However, it is easy to catch the Ventura County line train from Moorpark to Simi Valley or Camarillo, and then the Pacific Surfliner to SLO. The Pacific Surfliner leaves Simi Valley at 10:07 and 16:02 and arrives in SLO about 4 hours later. You do not need to box your bike on these trains. Moorpark station is about three miles from the end of the ride.

Ride Organizer: Terry Hutt (terryhutt1959@hotmail.com)