Tour de Tent is a celebration of the outdoors, sustainable bicycle transportation, and the cycling community. Join a large group of fellow riders for a social-paced, no-drop bicycle tour. This year’s route is a two-day, 62 mile ride from downtown Santa Barbara, CA to the pristine Arroyo Hondo Preserve and back to Santa Barbara.
Saturday, May 27:
Riders will meet in the morning at the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition for 10:00am briefing of the route and ride. We will lunch in Isla Vista at the Coal Oil Point Reserve between 12:00 and 1:00 p.m. After lunch we’ll mount our bicycles and finish the remaining 19 miles to Arroyo Hondo Preserve.
The Arroyo Hondo Preserve, managed by The Land Trust of Santa Barbara, will graciously host riders for camping Saturday night. We’ll provide a barbecue dinner and beverages and share stories and laughs before settling in to our tents.
Sunday, May 28:
There will be breakfast and coffee Sunday morning before a leisurely 10:00a.m. departure back towards Santa Barbara. There will be a side route option for those riders interested in making the 3 mile climb up Refugio Pass.
Cost and Registration
There is a $40 fee which includes Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, and a donation to the Arroyo Hondo Preserve.
Space is limited. Pre-register online or bring a check/cash to Bici Centro to save a spot. Registration is not complete without payment.
1) REGISTER BY THURSDAY MAY 25! Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free? Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions. RSVP to Matthew Hendren, firstname.lastname@example.org (grocery shopping happens Thursday evening).
3) All riders will complete & sign a SBBIKE waiver. Please make sure that your bike is in good working condition before leaving for your overnight adventure.
Photos from previous Tour de Tent are HERE
434 Olive St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
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