2005 BIG SUR RIDE (Sep 24/25 '05)
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
September 24-25, 2005
11,000 vertical feet of climbing
The Big Sur Ride is a spectacular two-day, 170-mile ride that includes
11,100 feet of climbing. The ride begins and finishes in the quaint
village of Carmel Valley. The route runs along the rugged Big Sur
coastline, through the beautiful Salinas Valley, and into the dramatic
rolling hills of Carmel Valley.
Big Sur Riders
Big Sur Riders
Proceeds from the Big Sur Ride go to support Trips for Kids. TFK is a
non-profit organization that brings at risk youth, ages 10 to 17, on
day-long cycling trips. These young riders are taught bike skills,
cycling etiquette, and environmental education/stewardship. Your
participation in the Big Sur Ride will benefit Trips for Kids and help
introduce young people to the wonderful sport of cycling.
On the first day, you値l view some of the most spectacular scenery in
the world as you ride 92 miles and climb 7,700 feet. From the lovely
village of Carmel Valley, you値l travel down Cabrillo Highway past the
pounding surf of Point Lobos, along the famous cliffs of Big Sur, and
through the majestic redwoods of Pfeiffer Big Sur. As you climb the
challenging and scenic Nacimiento Road, you値l enjoy views of the
coastline you値l never forget. The ride descends into Fort Hunter
Liggett for a night of camping. Dinner will be held in the historic
Your day starts with a hearty Buffet Breakfast in the Ranch House.
Following breakfast you値l ride 78 miles and climb 3,400 feet. The
ride commences at the Ranch House and proceeds to King City and the
famous agricultural region of the Salinas Valley. At Greenfield you値l
turn west into the beautiful wine country and rolling hills of Carmel
Valley. Rushing creeks and the Carmel River parallel the route. As you
ride through the valley, you値l marvel at the rustic scenery and enjoy
the backdrop of the high, rugged Santa Lucia mountains. Your adventure
ends with a post-ride Lunch at Community Park in Carmel Valley
What You Get!
Big Sur RidersYour Big Sur Ride registration fee includes a full
complement of services designed to make your ride safe and enjoyable.
During the ride - eight rest stops (including lunch both days),
medical support, SAG wagons, bike repair technicians, toilet
facilities, clothing drops, and a well-marked course.
At the campsite - camping space, hot showers, bike repair technicians,
toilet facilities, and shuttle service to dinner. Also camping
equipment transportation to and from the campsite.
Full-course meals - a Hearty Dinner with complimentary wine Saturday
night, Full Breakfast Buffet Sunday morning, and a Full Lunch on
Goodies - Special items in your goodie bag and a free drawing Saturday
night for terrific prizes from our sponsors and supporters.
Photo Memories - Order photos taken of yourself and friends during the
Registration Information - You can register Online or by Fax/Mail. You
can go to the appropriate registration form by clicking the link on
the left, or below.
The ride will be limited to approximately 350 riders. Registration
deadline is September 9, 2005.
"For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them."
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