California Dream Ride

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

290 miles by bike

Media Room

For Immediate Release - Sept 29, 2016



Melissa Balmer - Media Director for the California Bicycle Coalition

Cell (562) 221-9672 Email:


Re: Starting Tues Oct 4th from SLO the California Dream Ride Tours the Central Coast Offering a Unique, Intimate Learning Vacation for Bicyclists


Media contact during tour: Tour Coordinator Debbie Brubaker Cell (916) 802-5303


Sacramento CA – Starting from downtown San Luis Obispo on Tues Oct. 4th, the 3rd annual California Dream Ride gives bicyclists a unique vacation and engaging educational experience on a five day tour through Lompoc, Santa Barbara, Santa Paula, Woodland Hills and ending in Downtown Los Angeles. Organized by the California Bicycle Coalition, the fundraising and awareness raising ride covers 280 miles. It offers a combination of scenic riding (including visits to several of California’s historic missions and inns), excellent food, comfortable accommodations, and a behind-the-scenes look at how talented, passionate people are creating safer, more convenient and connected  bicycle infrastructure so that people across all ages and demographics can easily ride bicycles for transportation, exercise, and fun. Media are invited to catch up with the ride at various stops along the way:


Day 1 - Tues Oct 4th

7-8 am briefing, 8:30 am departure

Quality Suites, 1631 Monterey Street San Luis Obispo, CA 93401


Noon  to 1 pm lunch stop (estimated  time of arrival)

Leroy Park,  4689 11th St Guadalupe, CA 93434


3:30 pm (estimated  time of arrival)

Vandenberg Air Force Base Visitors Center

747 Nebraska Ave, CA 93437


4:30 - 5:00 pm (estimated time of arrival)

O’Cairns, 940 E. Ocean Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436


Day 2 - Wed Oct 5th

8:30 am departure

O’Cairns, 940 E. Ocean Ave., Lompoc, CA 93436


Noon to 1:15 pm Lunch (estimated time of arrival)

Refugio State Beach, 10 Refugio Beach Rd Goleta, CA 93117


4:00 pm Mission Santa Barbara (estimated time of arrival)

2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara CA 93105


4:30 - 4:45 pm Fess Parker Inn (estimated time of arrival)

633 E. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93103


6:00 pm

Bicycle Dreamer Award Ceremony + Fundraising Event

Santa Barbara Bici Centro, 434 Olive Street, Santa Barbara 93101

Private party - limited media passes available


Day 3 - Thurs Oct 6th

8:30 departure

On The Alley, 117 Harbor Way, Santa Barbara, CA 93109


11:45 am lunch (estimate time of arrival)

Beach House Tacos, 668 Harbor Blvd Ventura, CA 93001 (Ventura Pier)


12:45 pm (estimated time of arrival)

Mission San Buenaventura, 211 E. Main St., Ventura CA 93001


4:30 pm (estimated time of arrival)

Glen Tavern Inn, 134 N. Mill Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060


Day 4 - Fri Oct 7th

8:30 am departure

Flight 126, 824 E. Santa Maria St., Santa Paula, CA 93060


12:15 pm lunch (estimated time of arrival)

Conejo Creek North Park – Willow Bend picnic area

1379 E. Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362


2:30 pm rest stop (estimated time of arrival)

Paramount Ranch, 2813 Cornell Road, Agoura, CA


4-4:30 pm (estimated time of arrival)

Western Woodland Hills, 21830 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364


Day 5 - Sat Oct 8th

9:30 am departure

Cable’s, 20929 Ventura Bl., Woodland Hills, CA 91364


2:30 pm rest stop (estimated time of arrival)

Spoke Bicycle Café, 3050 N. Coolidge Los Angeles, CA


Debbie Brubaker returns as Tour Director for the California Dream Ride for the third time. For Brubaker, riding a bike isn’t about attaining a certain level of athletic accomplishment; it’s about personal empowerment and enjoyment. With that in mind, she designs tours that mix scenic riding, fun history, great food and comfortable accommodations so that each day riders enjoy new discoveries, not only about the world of bike advocacy, but this beautiful state we live in - all by bike.


“The California Dream Ride is the only fundraising ride in California where 100% of the proceeds benefit bicycling,” says Dave Snyder, Executive Director at the California Bicycle Coalition, or CalBike, who will lead the ride’s educational programming. “It’s all about our vision for connecting our communities with ‘bikeways to everywhere,’ so that your 12-year-old, your elderly mother, or your friend who's just getting comfortable on a bike, can all easily ride bicycles to get where they want and need to go.”


Riders on the California Dream Ride will help change that by raising funds and awareness for the California Bicycle Coalition’s Bikeways to Everywhere Project, which advocates for safe, comfortable, connected “bikeway networks” for all of California’s communities. Through their Bikeways to Everywhere Project, the California Bicycle Coalition advocates for more state funding for bikeway networks, and helps local communities access those funds.


About the California Bicycle Coalition

The California Bicycle Coalition (CalBike) enables more people to bicycle for healthier, safer, and more prosperous communities for all. We envision millions of people riding bikes every day in California with networks of safe streets and paths conveniently connecting every destination. Our goal is to triple the amount of bicycling in California.

CalBike’s advocate member organizations across the state include: Bike Bakersfield, Bikeable Communities, Bike East Bay, Chico Velo Cycling, Inland Empire Bicycle Alliance, Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition, Marin County Bicycle Coalition, Napa County Bicycle Coalition, People Power of Santa Cruz County, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition, Shasta Living Streets, Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition, and Walk & Bike Mendocino. Learn more at



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