California Dream Ride
Dream Ride Logo

October 7th to 12th, 2018
Santa Barbara to
San Diego

290 miles by bike

Dream Ride Logo (Large)

Ride with CalBike Toward a Better California

-Laura Barnes, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Rider [more testimonials...]

2018 video coming soon.

For CalBike's 5th annual California Dream Ride, we'll return to Southern California. You'll pedal 290 miles, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, over five days, while enjoying the scenic canyons, skyline ridge roads and quiet beach bike paths of this route, which is a favorite of our riders.

Participants are a diverse group of riders—men and women of a wide range of ages and cycling abilities. Some of us spend every weekend riding many miles; for others, this is our first multi-day tour. Some of us care passionately about bike advocacy; others are new to the idea of bike advocacy. All are valued, fully supported, learn a lot, and have a fantastic time.

Proceeds benefit the California Bicycle Coalition, enabling more people to bicycle, for the health, safety, and prosperity of all. This is the only ride in California that specifically raises money to support the dream of a more bikeable California.

The Route

  • 10/7 - Check-In Day: Santa Barbara
  • 10/8 - Day 1: Santa Paula
  • 10/9 - Day 2: Santa Monica
  • 10/10 - Day 3: Long Beach
  • 10/11 - Day 4: San Clemente
  • 10/12 - Day 5: San Diego
group shot
Jeanie riding