Arthritis Foundation Bike Ride on Central Coast

Today’s Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

District:            05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa

                         Cruz Counties

Contact:          Jim Shivers or Colin Jones

Phone:             (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189



CENTRAL COAST – The Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic Bicycle Tour will move through Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties beginning Saturday, Sept. 21 through Friday, Sept. 27 in the following locations:

Saturday, Sept. 21:  The cyclists will enter Santa Cruz County via Highway 1 and complete their day at Natural Bridges Elementary School in Santa Cruz.

Sunday, Sept. 22:  The cyclists will leave Santa Cruz and use portions of Highway 1 before arriving at the Veterans Memorial Campground in Monterey County. 

Monday, Sept. 23:  The cyclists will use State Route 1 from Monterey to Big Sur in Monterey County.

Tuesday, Sept. 24: The cyclists will use Highway 1 from Big Sur to Cambria Highway in San Luis Obispo County.

Wednesday, Sept. 25:  The cyclists will use portions of Highway 1 from Cambria ending their day at the Oceano Dunes Campground in San Luis Obispo County.

Thursday, Sept. 26: The cyclists will use portions of US 101, Hwy. 154 and Hwy. 246 from Oceano to Buellton in Santa Barbara County.

Friday, Sept. 27: The cyclists will use State Route 246 in Buellton and US 101 to travel from Santa Barbara to Ventura County.  Law enforcement will be located along the route to ensure the safety of motorists, participants and pedestrians.  Motorists are advised to ‘Share the Road’.

For traffic updates on other state highways in Santa Cruz County, travelers may contact Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at:  or the event website at:

FYI, the bicyclists will be camping at Pfeiffer State Park on the 23rd, so take that into consideration for any highway plans you have those two days in Big Sur.