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The California Coast Classic

September 21 – September 28, 2018 • San Francisco, CA – Los Angeles, CA

Join us for the Ride of a Lifetime! The 19th annual California Coast Classic (CCC) is a fully-supported boutique tour limited to 250 riders to raise funds for the Arthritis Foundation. Ride the iconic Highway 1—from San Francisco to Los Angeles among waves, woods, and wineries—fully supported at your own pace. We ride along coastal roads and camp or hotel in areas not open to larger groups. The CCC covers 530 miles over 8 days during the best time of year in California. Click here  for full details.

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

ONE can make a difference

For 70 years, in ONE community after another across the country, The Arthritis Foundation has taken colossal steps to conquer this crippling disease. Our Arthritis Bike Classic events celebrate our warriors, raising funds for research, resources and a cure. Much more than just a bike event, it’s something even bigger than arthritis itself.

Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans, including 300,000 children. They are warriors. They face relentless pain, a frustrating search for a diagnosis, multiple doctor’s visits and treatment, missed work and school, limited mobility, a maze of medical and insurance paperwork, and the desire to live a full life without the limitations that arthritis can create.

Whether you’re an arthritis warrior yourself or care about someone who is, sign up and Ride to CURE Arthritis.

Rider Package

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

-Official 2018 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

California Coast Classic

California Coast Classic Bike Tour

Event Location
Start Line:

Hard Rock Café – San Francisco
39 Pier #256
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: Carmel to Big Sur
    Say goodbye to Monterey and head south. A short 46 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 73 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 53 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 69 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 86 miles and 3400 feet.
  • Day 8 – Saturday September 28: Venture to LA 
    Congratulations! After the final 56 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 Arthritis Bike California Coast Classic, contact Shannon Marang Cox at smarangcox@arthritis.org | 909-489-2217.