California Coast Classic
September 4 – October 1, San Francisco to Los Angeles
Looking for new and fresh ideas to add to the bucket list? The Arthritis Foundation’s 16th Annual California Coast Classic Bike Tour is calling! The California Coast Classic is one of the Arthritis Foundation’s top fundraising events, as funds raised go to supporting extensive research and advocacy for arthritis, America’s leading cause of disability. Arthritis affects over 50 million adults, or one out of five, including over 300,000 children.
The ride itself is a fully supported bike tour of Highway One from San Francisco to Los Angeles, equipped with fun-filled stops along the way. Beginner and experienced riders alike are invited to enjoy the California’s famous wineries, lighthouses and beaches. The ride will cover 525 miles of the country’s most famous coastline from September 24 through October 1.
Each day’s sights, sounds, and scents are local and different. After a catered, hot breakfast, riders set off at their own pace following a clearly marked route. Rest stops are available every 20 to 25 miles to refuel and relax. Roving SAG wagons and mechanical support ensure rider safety.
After each leg of the ride, riders camp for free in their own tents or stay in hotels at their own expense. Massages, mobile chargers, WiFi, hot showers, restrooms, and laundry are offered at campsites. Wine and beer tastings, sumptuous dinners, raffles, events and honoree presentations are also held nightly.
“I was so excited about this adventure to cycle 525 miles of the most scenic coastal roads on this tiny planet of ours, raising money for a wonderful cause and the hope of making some new friends,” said Gavin Hough, a first year rider in 2015 for Team Carter. “I feel truly blessed with the adventures I have experienced, the new friends I have made, the generosity and support of the CCC family. My heart must have at least doubled in size.”
Register to take part in the 16th year of helping people living with arthritis and see why the California Coast Classic Bike Tour was voted one of the Top 30 Best Outdoor Vacations in the World. Space is limited to 250 riders, so sign up today!