Climate Ride California is a charitable bike tour that begins in the ‘City by the Bay’ San Francisco and travels along California’s magnificent Central Coast visiting Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur and San Simeon. With miles of world-renown cycling, crashing surf, endless vistas, and friendly towns along the way, this ride is unforgettable. This is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability and adventure. Participants may select their beneficiaries from our list of more than 100 extraordinary non-profit organizations.
On the California bike ride, you’ll experience epic cycling, amazing scenery, and dynamic speakers that all combine to make this charitable event exciting, informative, and fun. There are five days of bike riding and each one is a new adventure. You’ll cycle from San Francisco’s historic Presidio to the scenic Great Highway; pass sea lions and surfers along Santa Cruz’s vibrant promenade; ride the coast of Monterey Bay to the redwoods along Big Sur’s rugged coastline; cruise through San Simeon and Cambria on our way to the remnant ancient volcano, Morro Rock, before we spin to our final destination, San Luis Obispo. Each evening, our speaker series will provide information, opinion, and discussion on topics such as renewable energy, climate science, and bike advocacy.
Our professional Climate Ride staff takes care of all the details, so you can focus on riding your bike the 40-80 miles per day of carefully planned routes on scenic back roads. It’s challenging yet doable, and you have all day to make it to the next rest stop. On the road, the Climate Ride support team is always nearby to assist you, keep you happy and healthy, and make your ride worry-free and memorable.
We provide daily cycling mileages to suit all types of cyclists, including shorter options as needed. We welcome every level of athlete – what’s most important to us is to welcome you into the Climate Ride community and provide a cycling experience that will inspire you to bike for the rest of your life. This is a fully supported ride which means you can focus on the pedaling and making connections with your new friends while we take care of everything from overnight details, meals, snacks, luggage transport, and much more to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. Learn more in the FAQ.