The Windmill Century

Ride the Century, the Metric Century, or the Quarter Century

This scenic ride begins at Pioneer Park in Santa Maria, CA, located off U.S. Hwy 101, in northern Santa Barbara County, in the heart of one of the nation's premier wine regions. It's about 190 miles north of Los Angeles and approximately 260 miles south of San Francisco.

On your ride you'll see lush valleys, vineyards, and ranches while cycling on quiet country roads.

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Check-In will be open at 5:30 AM and remain open through 9:00 AM for the shorter events.

WINDMILL CENTURY ROUTE

With a Start Time of 6:40 AM, the 101.5 mile Windmill Century Route will have five (5) rest stops along the course.
They will be located as follows:
- Rest Stop #1 at 13.2 miles from the Start
- Rest Stop #2 at 28.8 miles from the Start (15.6 miles from RS#1)
- Rest Stop #3 at 53.4 miles from the Start (24.6 miles from RS#2)
- Rest Stop #4 at 71.3 miles from the Start (17.9 miles from RS#3)
- Rest Stop #5 at 87.8 miles from the Start (16.5 miles from RS#4)
- Finish & BBQ Dinner at 101.5 miles and returns to the Start (13.7 miles from RS#5)

WINDMILL METRIC CENTURY ROUTE

With a Start Time of 7:30 AM, the 62.2 mile Windmill Metric Century Route will use three (3) of our rest stops along the course.
They will be located as follows:
- Rest Stop #1 at 13.2 miles from the Start
- Rest Stop #4 at 37.1 miles from the Start (23.9 miles from RS#1)
- Rest Stop #5 at 48.6 miles from the Start (16.5 miles from RS#4)
- Finish & BBQ Dinner at 62.2 miles and returns to the Start (13.7 miles from RS#5)

WINDMILL QUARTER CENTURY ROUTE

With a Start Time of 8:30 AM, the 27.8 mile Windmill Quarter Century Route will use one (1) rest stop along the course.
It will be located as follows:
- Rest Stop #5 at 14.1 miles from the Start
- Finish & BBQ Dinner at 27.8 miles and return of the Start (13.7 miles from RS#5)

Additionally, all three routes utilize Rest Stop #5 and then follow the same final course segment as they return to the finish and BBQ dinner at Pioneer Park.

While carrying small amounts of your own food is never a bad idea, each of the five (5) Rest Stop will have the following foods available:

  • Bagels, plain
  • Bagels, raisin
  • Bananas
  • Cantaloupe, cut in wedges
  • Energy chews
  • Coffee
  • Cookies, chocolate chip
  • Fig Newtons
  • Gatorade
  • Power Bars
  • Jelly, strawberry
  • Oranges
  • Peanut butter
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Trail mix
  • Water

E-bikes welcome.

Proceeds from the Windmill are used to support the Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition's local education programs and our do-it-yourself bicycle repair shop, Bici Centro Santa Maria.

Photo by Frank Cowan
Photos by Frank Cowan


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WHEN
July 27, 2019 at 6am - 6pm
WHERE
Pioneer Park
1150 W Foster Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93455
United States
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CONTACT
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