Eighth Annual Tour de Tent

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.

Route map 

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, [email protected] (grocery shopping happens Thursday evening).

2)To be part of this popular annual CycleMAYnia event, all participants must be a current SBBIKE member.

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




May 27, 2017 at 10:00am - May 28, 2017
SBBIKE to Arroyo Hondo Preserve
434 Olive St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
United States
Google map and directions
Matt Hendren · · (916) 600-6832
Javier Rivera brett carpenter
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$40.00 Tour de Tent ticket

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Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition
P.O. Box 92047
Santa Barbara CA 93190
(805) 845-8955
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Bici Centro Locations
Santa Barbara: 434 Olive St (805) 617-3255
Santa Maria: 310 Oak St (805) 623-5763
Santa Barbara City College: 721 Cliff Dr (east end of the bridge over Loma Alta Dr)