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Winter Ride: San Luis Obispo to Carpinteria

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Come join us on an after holidays winter ride, a multi-day trip enjoying Central California. Here is a schedule for our trip.

January 12: Day 1 is a travel day to get San Luis Obispo (SLO). Enjoy the most scenic part of the Pacific Surfliner route: Santa Barbara to SLO. Acclimate yourself to Central California and rest up for Day 2. We'll meet for dinner. Hotel or hostel is recommended for the first night.

January 13: Day 2 - SLO to Lompoc. We will leave early to make this 59 mile ride. On the road by 8:30 am. Longest riding day of the trip. Hike and bike camping at River Park. Hot showers available. Stores and restaurants nearby.

January 14: Day 3 - Lompoc to Lake Cachuma. We will ride through Solvang to Lake Cachuma. Hike and bike camping. Hot showers available. General store available.

January 15: Day 4 - Lake Cachuma to Carpinteria. A ride through Santa Barbara to the Carpinteria train station and Carpinteria State Beach.

This trip is rated as intermediate because of the number of days, the long distance of Day 2, and riding on hwy 154 which can be stressful depending on the traffic. I'm betting that the traffic will be light in January. On the flip side, the sun goes down early in Central California. Route will be provided as we get closer to the date.