SLO to Moorpark 300k02-17-2024 06:00None Registered

12-01-2023 05:00
02-15-2024 12:00
ACP 300
Sunrise at 6:35:31 AM Sunset at 5:40:50 PM

Terri Boykins
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Motel 6 South SLO
1625 Calle Joaquin
San Luis Obispo , United States 93401

Registration is not open

Registration will open on December 1st

Note: You must register in advance.  Registration closes at noon on Thursday before the ride - there is no day-of-event registration.  You must be a member of RUSA and PCH Randonneurs to register.

This is a point-to-point 300km ride from San Luis Obispo to Moorpark.  The route leaves SLO along the coastal route, then works it's way inland to a photo control in Sisquoc.  From there riders will travel west to Orcutt, head south on highway 135, and climb the Harris Grade to a control in Lompoc where there are many lunch options.  Be sure to fill up and stock up in Lompoc. From Lompoc, riders will travel on old Highway 1, which cuts through beautiful, empty countryside to rejoin the 101.  Now there is a thrilling descent to the coast at Gaviota, where you will begin a stretch on the 101 freeway to Goleta.  The freeway is busy, but there is a big shoulder and the views of the Pacific Ocean are fabulous.  You will continue following the standard California Coastal bike route through Santa Barbara, Carpinteria and Ventura.  Riders will turn away from the coast at mile 163 and work their way east through Oxnard, Camarillo, and the Santa Rosa Valley to the finish in Moorpark.

The ride finishes in Moorpark at the new Fairfield Inn and Suites.  From there it is a 1.5 mile ride to the Moorpark train station.

The total amount of climbing on the ride is a modest 7,000 feet, much of it in the first half of the ride.  The winds are typically favorable heading south down the coast, but you never know.  

Riders can take the Amtrak to San Luis Obispo on the Friday before the ride.  There are two Pacific Surfliner trains per day that allow you to wheel your bike in and store in a special bike area.  The bike is free, but you must add a bicycle reservation to your ticket and there is a limit to the number of bikes on one train.  The Coast Starlight also allows bikes, but for this train you wheel your bike to the baggage car and the conductor will load it into a bike area.  Another option to get to the start is to join with some friends and use a one-way rental car.  Terri will be able to transport a small drop bag (no more than 15 pounds) from the start to the finish.

Full lights and reflective gear are required.  Please see Article 10 of the RUSA Rules for Riders.

Riders are responsible for obtaining their own food and water on the course.  There is no SAG vehicle.  There will be food provided at the finish.



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