California Dream Ride

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Route & Itinerary



The California Dream Ride route is carefully planned to provide riders with the most gorgeous vistas and, wherever possible, separated bike paths or quiet neighborhood streets with great pavement and little traffic.  Our support staff are experienced and attentive to your every need, along the route and with all details of dining and lodging.

2020 California Dream Ride  

The Dream Ride returns to Southern California in 2020 with a substantially updated route, starting in Santa Barbara and ending in Oceanside. As always, whenever the Dream Ride visits Southern California, there are many miles of scenic riding along the Pacific Ocean. With the new route, the 295-mile, five-day tour will also visit the upcountry behind Santa Barbara, Montecito and Carpinteria, with a rest stop at the famous Santa Barbara Mission.

After a day of riding on Pacific Coast Highway through Malibu and Santa Monica, the Dream Ride will also add a new segment through Downtown Los Angeles (past City Hall, Olvera Street and Union Station) on the way to the first visit to Pasadena (including a lap around the Rose Bowl), Monrovia and Azusa on parts of historic Route 66.  Following an overnight stay at the eastern edge of Los Angeles County, the route will continue south through the Chino Hills, onto the Santa Ana River Trail (for over 25 miles of vehicle-free cycling), and then along the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve to the fourth night’s hotel in the University of California Irvine area.

On the final day, Dream Ride will stop at Mission San Juan Capistrano, have lunch at San Onofre State Beach, and finish with a post-ride celebration in the beachside town of Oceanside.

While the daily mileage and climbing feet are still to be determined, here's a preliminary look at what to expect from the 2020 Dream Ride.  

Sunday, 10/4:  Check-in day, Santa Barbara

Monday 10/5:  Santa Barbara to Ventura

Tuesday, 10/6:  Ventura to Marina del Rey 

Wednesday, 10/7:  Marina del Rey to West Covina

Thursday, 10/8:  West Covina to Irvine

Friday, 10/9:  Irvine to Oceanside



PLEASE NOTE:  The Dream Ride itinerary, including overnight destinations, restaurants and daily mileage, is subject to change at the ride director's discretion.  Please direct your questions to [email protected]


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