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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 2021 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

Registration Day: Friday, September 17 – SAN FRANCISCO

Registration: 1:00 pm - 6:30 p.m.
Hyatt Centric Fisherman’s Wharf
555 North Point Street, San Francisco, CA 94133 | Phone: 415-563-1234

Important notes for your stay in San Francisco

BIKE MECHANICS: The bike mechanics will be available at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf on Friday from 12 noon to assemble and/or fix bikes. Bike assembly is $40 payable to mechanics (cash).

BIKE STORAGE: The Hyatt will provide secure, indoor overnight parking for bikes. Alternatively, you can keep your bike in your hotel room. We strongly recommend staying at the Hyatt since this is where Rider Registration, Bike Mechanics, Support Staff and Bike Tour leaders and amenities are located, plus we have a great rate.

There is general travel information about San Francisco at the end of this travel planner.

Our kick-off breakfast will be held the morning of the ride. SF is such a great city, explore and enjoy during your free time on Friday!

Event Location

Start Line:

Boudin Bakery
160 Jefferson Street
San Francisco, CA 94133

Finish Line

17300 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

Event Schedule

  • Day 1 - Saturday, September 18: 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 19: 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 20: 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 21: 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 22: 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 23: 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 24: 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 25: 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.

Offline Donations

Checks or Money Orders can be mailed to:
Arthritis Foundation, Inc.
Attn: 2021 CCC - Los Angeles, CA
C/o: {Participant Name or Team Name}
1355 Peachtree Street, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309

Please include the Fundraising Donation Submission Form with all mailed in donations.

For help or more information about the California Coast Classic, contact Shannon Marang Cox at [email protected], or call 213-634-3772 or Debbie Daugherty at [email protected] or call 213-631-7528.