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.

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

View Coastal Map Here

Event Schedule

  • Day 1, Saturday, October 3: 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, October 4: Santa Cruz to Monterey
    This leg of the tour measures 51 miles/2000 feet and takes you through the dramatic landscape of the California 
  • Day 3, Monday, October 5: Monterey to Big Sur 
    Say goodbye to Monterey and head south. A short 46 miles/2800 feet will bring you through famed 17 Mile Drive and Pebble beach across the Bixby Bridge into the spectacular landscape of the Big Sur forest. Stick your feet in the river at the River Inn just two miles before camp!
  • Day 4, Tuesday, October 6: 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 73 miles and nearly 6100 feet over the Twin Sisters! 
  • Day 5, Wednesday, October 7: Cambria to Oceano
    Absolutely beautiful. If the pedaling doesn't take your breath away, the scenery will! At 53 miles/1700 feet, this stage takes us along world famous shoreline through Cayucos, Morro Bay and into Pismo Beach.  
  • Day 6, Thursday, October 8: 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 69 miles and 3,600 feet of incredible riding, enjoy local tastings during social hour and a fantastic dinner to celebrate your journey to date. 
  • Day 7, Friday, October 9: 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 86 miles and 3400 feet. 
  • Day 8, Saturday, October 10: Ventura to Los Angeles
    Congratulations! After the final 56 miles and 2,000 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: Amanda Casalengo at [email protected]
 or 818-419-5047