An unforgettable experience—from saddle to table
The 2018 California Dream Ride is designed to maximize your enjoyment of nature and your fellow cyclists, and provide an experience where your every need is taken care of.
You ride five days, October 7-12, cycling along ridges, canyons and beach bike paths from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Whether you distance-ride every weekend, or just ride for fun, the California Dream Ride is a perfect way to have a very good time. Our sponsor Gazelle has provided a limited number of electric bikes, available for part or all of the ride.
Evenings mean great food and drinks, and the opportunity to connect with fellow riders who are sharing this grand adventure. Nights are comfortable, semi-luxurious hotel accommodations.
Proceeds support the California Bicycle Coalition, your statewide bicycle advocacy group, funding our work to make connected networks of great bicycle infrastructure available for everyone, ages 8 to 80. We provide support for those who want to fundraise to cover some or all of your costs.
Who: You, and 50 other 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 whole idea. All are valued, fully supported, learn a lot, and have a fantastic time.
What: A fully-supported, 5-day, semi-luxurious, and very fun fundraising ride, with an inspiring route, great food, comfortable accommodations, and a chance to peek behind the scenes into the world of bike advocacy. Pace and difficulty: moderate.
Where: Santa Barbara to San Diego
Why: To meet a great group of people, have fun riding your bike, and support the California Bicycle Coalition's work to make California a better place to ride! With our support & fundraising tips, you'll raise $2500 to support CalBike's work.
When: The ride starts the evening of October 7th and ends October 12th, 2018.
This website has detailed information about the tour -- the Itinerary, Frequently Asked Questions, Registration Policies, Training and Safety, information about the California Bicycle Coalition, and a Fundraising Tool Box that makes it easy to raise funds.