Santa Barbara Easy 200k

Description: This course is as flat as it gets for an out and back from Moorpark to Santa Barbara Harbor and back to Moorpark. The route is intended to be a good warm up for 2017 summer season or maybe those interested in London Edinburgh London.

The initial climb out of Moorpark will help warm the system up for the 8 mile gentle descent down Santa Rosa Road to Camarillo. The route crosses the northern flat, fertile Oxnard Plain to the coast and Harbor Blvd on its way to Ventura. You will then travel Route 1 or Old PCH and the new coastal bike path to Carpinteria. Carpinteria, a busy beach town only 12 miles from SB Harbor, is a great stop for coffee or late breakfast. The route then parallels the 101 Fwy to Summerland and over Ortega Hill to Montecito. Then navigate the roundabout to Santa Barbara’s majestic and popular Cabrillo Blvd, so keep your eyes alert to the road as it’s easy to be distracted. Sushi Go-Go and On the Alley are good places for bite to eat while looking over the Santa Barbara Harbor with your bike in view as well. The Harbor Market is steps away for those that want to grab and go for a quick turnaround.

Missed something on the way out? You get a chance to see all of it again on the way home, usually with a good tailwind.

Don’t munch too much on the way back as homemade pizzas are being prepped for you. We conducted significant pizza research while in Italy earlier this summer and will have the wood burning brick oven fired up. We will be making pizzas as close to those found in Italy as we can.

Lights and reflective gear are required for this ride.

SAG/Support: This is a typical Randonneur event where you are required to be self-sufficient while on course. However, SAG will be available on call to those who have a cell phone. Given the length of the course it may be some time before we can get to you, so be prepared with sufficient warm clothing/emergency blankets/food/water, etc. so you are comfortable and safe until we can reach you. As always in an emergency call 911.

Ride Organizer: Greg Jones (gsjco@pacbell.net)

 

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