California Dream Ride

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

290 miles by bike

About the Ride Director


Debbie Brubaker, Ride Director

In addition to her work as the California Bicycle Coalition’s ride director, Debbie Brubaker owns and operates a bicycle touring company, Giro D’Oro Cycling, specializing in private tours in the Sierra Nevada — including wine-tasting bicycle tours as well as more athletic-focused rides. With decades of event-planning and cycling experience, Debbie knows how to select a great route and, just as importantly, how to create a fun and relaxed environment so that all riders enjoy themselves. With her attention to detail and her great eye for a quality experience, Debbie makes sure that tours go smoothly and that every detail—from food and drink to mechanic support—is taken care of.

Debbie is a native Californian; she loves the outdoors and is in her element on a bicycle. She has completed centuries, gran fondos and multi-day tours, including a two-month tour across the U.S. She has ridden extensively in California and through Europe. Debbie’s leadership experience at the national level includes coordinating rides for a national cycling tour company, and leadership training with Adventure Cycling. She is a personal cycling coach and certified League Cycling Instructor; she has extensive experience as a mentor and bicycle advocate, and has organized women-only cycling skills clinics.

The inaugural California Bicycle Coalition 5-day fully supported ride in 2014 (the “Surf and Turf,” now renamed the California Dream Ride) was a grand success, with many participants proclaiming it the best ride they had ever participated in. We are thrilled to have Debbie returning again for our fifth year to make the California Dream Ride even more fun!

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