Event Information

The California Coast Classic is the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide signature event that unites communities across the country to put an end to arthritis. We aren't just helping the millions of people with arthritis to live better; we're charting the course to a cure.

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Rider Package

Riders pay $55-$125 registration fee and raise a minimum of $3,300-$3,500 to join the tour, which includes:

-Official 2019 CCC apparel package
-Camping Fees (Hotels available at rider’s expense)
-Fully supported Rest Stops on the route 
-Mechanical Support and SAG/Shuttles
-Daily Luggage Transfers
-Catered Breakfasts and Dinners
-Nightly Entertainment and Social Hour
-Kickoff Breakfast in San Francisco
-Closing Ceremony Celebration in Los Angeles
-An unforgettable experience
 

Event Location

Start Line:

Boudin Bakery
160 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Finish Line

Palisades Charter High School
15777 Bowdoin St.
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272



Event Schedule

  • Day 1 - Saturday, September 21: San Francisco to  Santa Cruz
    READY...SET...PEDAL! Cyclists begin in San Francisco, into the tiny town of Davenport (stop for a sandwich or pie!) and catch a tailwind into Santa Cruz, completing a total of 85 miles and 5100 feet of elevation.
  • Day 2 - Sunday, September 22: Santa Cruz to Monterey
    This leg of the tour measures 51 miles/2000 feet and takes you through the dramatic landscape of the California countryside, into Cannery Row before resting for the night in picturesque Monterey. 
  • Day 3 - Monday, September 23: Monterey to Big Sur
    Say goodbye to Monterey and head south. A short 47 miles/2800 feet will bring you into a spectacular landscape of Big Sur forest and incredible vistas.  Stick your feet in the river at the River Inn just two miles before camp! 
  • Day 4 - Tuesday, September 24: Big Sur to Cambria
    As you wind your way through the scented forests of Big Sur, you will continue into the bike friendly community of Cambria after passing the world-renowned Hearst Castle. Make sure to stop and taste the olallieberry pie. At this point, you've cycled a total of 68 miles and nearly 6100 feet over the Twin Sisters! 
  • Day 5 - Wednesday, September 25: Cambria to Oceano 
    Absolutely beautiful! If the pedaling doesn't take your breath away, the scenery will! At 58 miles/1700 feet, this stage takes us along world famous shoreline through Cayucos, Morro Bay and into Pismo Beach.
  • Day 6 - Thursday, September 26: Oceano to Buellton
    As you make your way through the wine country made famous by the movie Sideways, you will enjoy quiet roads and beautiful vineyards. After 66 miles and 3600 feet of incredible riding, enjoy local tastings during social hour and a fantastic dinner to celebrate your journey to date.
  • Day 7 - Friday, September 27: Buellton to Ventura
    This spectacular day winds through Solvang, into Santa Barbara through Hope Ranch, then along the coast on the bike path and finishing at the beach in Ventura after 87 miles and 3400 feet.
  • Day 8 - Saturday September 28: Ventura to LA 
    Congratulations! After the final 63 miles and 1800 feet of rolling hills along the gorgeous coast into Malibu, you cross the finish line as a group in Los Angeles to fanfare and an emotional welcome.  A victory party will help you celebrate this unique trip and reflect on your outstanding achievement.

 For help or more information about the California Coast Classic,
contact: Shannon Marang Cox at smarangcox@arthritis.org | 909-489-2217 

Amanda Casalengo at acasalegno@arthritis org |  818-419-5047

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