Arthritis Foundation Bicycle Ride comes to Big Sur

The days and dates of the Big Sur portion of the ride are next Monday and Tuesday.

ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION BICYCLE RIDE MOVES THROUGH CENTRAL COAST
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. 22 through Friday, Sept. 28 in the following locations:
 
Saturday, Sept. 22:  The cyclists will use State Route 1 from San Mateo County to the City of Santa Cruz.
 
Sunday, Sept. 23:  The cyclists will use State Route 1 from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in to Carmel in Monterey County.
 
Monday, Sept. 24:  The cyclists will use State Route 1 from Carmel to Big Sur in Monterey County.
 
Tuesday, Sept. 25: The cyclists will use State Route 1 from Big Sur to Cambria in San Luis Obispo County
 
Wednesday, Sept. 26:  The cyclists will use Highway 1 south from Cambria to Oceano in San Luis Obispo County.
 
Thursday, Sept. 27:  The cyclists will use State Route 1 from Oceano, State Route 166  from Guadalupe and State Route 1 towards Orcutt before crossing State Route 154 west of Los Olivos before arriving in Buellton in Santa Barbara County.                                                                                
 
Friday, Sept. 28: The cyclists will use State Route 246 from Buellton and US 101 through Santa Barbara to Ventura County.
 
In addition, the southbound #2 (right) lane of US Highway 101 at the Arroyo Quemada Bridge in Santa Barbara County will be closed on Friday, Sept. 28 between the hours of 8 am and 12 noon to allow the cyclists to safely proceed where the shoulder width is narrow.
 
Law enforcement and ride officials will be located along the route to ensure the safety of motorists, participants and pedestrians.  Motorists are advised to be aware of the riders as they move through the area and to ‘Share the Road’.
 
For traffic updates on other state highways on the Central Coast, motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at 805-549-3318 or can visit the District 5 website at: http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist05/maint/road/upslo.htm

CA Classic Coast Bicycle Ride

Today’s Date: Friday, September 23, 2016
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
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CALIFORNIA CLASSIC COAST BICYCLE RIDE MOVES THROUGH THE CENTRAL COAST BEGINNING THIS WEEKEND

CENTRAL COAST – The California Classic Coast bicycle ride will arrive in Santa Cruz County using portions of Highway 1 on Saturday Sept. 24. The approximately 250 riders will continue south next week in the following locations:

Local roads in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties on Sunday, Sept. 25
Hwy. 1 from Carmel to Big Sur in Monterey County on Monday, Sept. 26.
Hwy. 1 from Big Sur to Cambria in Monterey/San Luis Obispo Counties on Tuesday, Sept. 27.
Portions of Hwy. 1 between Cambria and Oceano in San Luis Obispo County on Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Hwy. 1 from Oceano to Buellton on State Routes 166, 154 and 246 in San Luis Obispo/Santa Barbara Counties on Thursday, Sept. 29.
Portions of State Route 246 and US Highway 101 between Buellton and Santa Barbara in Santa Barbara County on Friday, Sept. 30.

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) will be present to ensure a safe environment for everyone. Electronic Message Boards will be posted alerting motorists to ‘Share the Road’ with cyclists. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 15 minutes.

Yet ANOTHER Bike Event on Highway One thru Big Sur

Another bicycle group on the highway. As the stress in the urban areas increases from population increases, we can expect a reciprocal stress on our lovely strip of coast between TWO large urban areas!

Ride 2 Recovery (R2R) is a non-profit organization that helps improve the health and wellness of injured veterans by providing rehabilitation through cycling. We organize out-door non-competitive cycling events to enable injured veterans the ability to rehabilitate, both physically and mentally, from the agonies of war. Some of our combat wounded veterans have specialized bikes made for them to deal with their particular injury (many are amputees). The continued support from the schools not only keep our riders motivated on the challenge, it is also a great boost of morale to have the support of the students cheering them on as they make their journey to recovering.

We are currently planning and wrapping up this year’s California Challenge for 180 active and inactive military personnel October 5 – 11, 2014.
CALIFORNIA CHALLENGE

OCT. 5TH PALO ALTO TO GILROY
OCT. 6TH GILROY TO CARMEL
OCT. 7TH CARMEL TO SAN SIMEON
OCT. 8TH SAN SIMEON TO PISMO BEACH
OCT. 9TH PISMO BEACH TO SOLVANG
OCT. 10TH SOLVANG TO VENTURA
OCT. 11TH VENTURA TO SANTA MONICA

We want to notify you of our presence and see if you and the students of PACIFIC VALLEY SCHOOL would be interested in supporting our troops as they ride by on
Tuesday, October 07 at approximately 12:22pm. Other schools along the route in the past usually have the students make signs, wear red white and blue, and hold American Flags to show their support as the riders pass by the school.

We have 5 challenges a year throughout the US. Let’s put California on the map as the state with the most school support.
The veterans are looking forward to seeing the students out cheering them on.

For more information please visit our website at www.ride2recovery.com
Sincerely,

Michelle Langley
Challenge Community Relations
Ride 2 Recovery
931.802.0779 Phone
931.443.0080 Fax
michellel@ride2recovery.com
www.ride2recovery.com

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Amgen

For those of you who missed it, Amgen has announced the route for the 2014 race, and it comes back to the coast.

The race will be May 11-18th. The Fourth leg of the race begins in Monterey, and ends in Cambria.

I’m guessing the fourth stage will be May 14th, just before I need to leave for SFO. I’m hoping, anyway.