Climate Ride California is a charitable bike tour that begins in the bike-friendly and spirited town of Santa Cruz and travels along California’s magnificent Central Coast visiting Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur, San Simeon and Morro Bay. With miles of world-renown cycling, crashing surf, endless vistas, and friendly towns along the way, this ride is unforgettable. After miles of the best coastal views of your life, we end in the verdant wine country of the Edna Valley near San Luis Obispo. 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 past sea lions and surfers along Santa Cruz’s vibrant promenade; ride the coast of Monterey Bay along 17-Mile Drive; see Big Sur’s redwoods and 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, the wine country of Edna Valley. 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 on 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.