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Santa Barbara: Fabulous Fall Fling!! 🍂🍁🚴‍♂️

  • Stearn's Wharf (Dolphin Fountain) 217 Stearns Wharf Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 United States (map)

JOIN your Fellow FRCC Members* for a Weekend of Riding & FUN in fantastic Santa Barbara!!

Ride GPS & Fling Schedule Below—Please Scroll Down

This FREE** 3-Day (FRI-SUN) FRCC get-together will offer exciting rides, spectacular scenery, and FUN times “on” and “off” the bike! Santa Barbara , often called the “American Rivera” is Famous for its exhilarating outdoor adventures, its fascinating arts and culture, and its incredible variety of local food and wine. A perfect setting for creating lifetime memories!

*All Rides are "MEMBERS ONLY" and Start/Finish at STEARNS WHARF (meet at the Dolphin Fountain on Cabrillo & State). Rides will be on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday Mornings at 0830 hrs.  Ride ANY or ALL of the rides! Ride GPS info is listed below (scroll down). FREE unrestricted parking is available on Cabrillo Blvd. if you drive to the start.

There will also be a FRCC "social" early Saturday evening (local restaurant / own expense) for Members and their Family (you wouldn't be riding these rides without their support!).

So Don't Delay!  Book a Room Now!!  (be sure to check the FRCC Facebook Group Announcements and your EMAIL for updates!!).

**No Charge to participate. Transportation, Lodging, & Meals are at own expense.  There is NO SAG SUPPORT or Staffed "rest stops" on the rides.  You may attend any or all of the rides. Each Rider must be self-sufficient regarding roadside repairs, nutrition, and hydration.

All rides will be conducted at a Recreational / Fitness pace and are NO DROP. Rides, however, are appropriate for Experienced Riders Only! Finish Times are Estimated!

Day 1 / Friday / 8:30 AM - 1 PM

Stearns Wharf

“Carpinteria Coastal Cruise” - 44 mi / 1400’

An Easy Ride to Faria Beach (Ventura) and back. Includes the “World’s Prettiest Bike Path”! 😃

Day 2 / Saturday / 8:30 AM - 3PM

Stearns Wharf

“Tour de Santa Barbara”

61 mi / 5200’ (with Gibraltar)

48 mi / 2500’ (No Gibraltar)

You’ll see MOST of Santa Barbara on this Grand Loop! Included are Shoreline Park, Hope Ranch, Goleta Beach (Pier), scenic Mountain Drive (look for the “book house”) and also some riding thru quaint neighborhoods.

For those interested in climbing one of the “Top 10 Climbs in the USA” you will have the OPTION of riding up the famed Gibraltar Road (6.2 miles / 2500’)—and then enjoy the thrilling descent back down to the route (please note the separate routes below—both are identical except for Gibraltar). The route also includes a quick visit to FRCC Sponsor Fastrack Bicycles—meet Dave Lettieri, 8- Time National Champion & Olympic Team Member! A GREAT DAY of Riding!!

Day 3 / Sunday / 8:30 AM - 1 PM

Stearns Wharf

“Mission Possible!” - 40 mi / 1350’

A ride thru Downtown SB with a quick stop at the Santa Barbara Mission. We take a "stroll thru campus" (UCSB) to see the “tough” conditions Students must endure! 😉 We head Back into town with a fly-by of Fastrack Bicycles. We arrive back at the start—but wait—still a bit more to go! (Unless you are “running late”). We end the “Fling” with a scenic (but short) ride thru Montecito then back to the Wharf—a GREAT place to “critique” the ride!

The FRCC rides in a safe and predictable manner.

All Riders Shall:
- wear helmets with proper fit & adjustment.
- follow all laws specific to the areas in which we ride.
- stop and wait at traffic lights & stop signs.
- yield to pedestrians.
- scan for obstacles/risks, warning those behind by visual/verbal cues.
- when turning right, take a position behind vehicles turning right.
- when going straight, line up left (clear) of the right turn lane
- when turning left, each rider is responsible for scanning and the last rider scans and signals the merge left.
- when safe, allow vehicles to pass.
- ensure that riders with physical or equipment issues are safe.

Riders shall also conduct themselves in a reasonable and proper manner, specifically:
. refrain from the usage of inappropriate or vulgar language;
. treat others with courtesy and respect--including vehicle operators;
. maintain ride Safety as the #1 priority;
. maintain their bicycles and equipment in proper working order
. do their best effort to enhance the image of cycling and cyclists.