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California Central Coast Weekender Ride

We’ll be based for four days out of an isolated retreat center just west of San Luis Obispo and enjoy pedaling the open spaces of California’s sleepy Central Coast, and past the small wineries of the magnificent Edna Valley – all packed into three days of unparalleled riding.

Total Spots:
Daily Mileages
28-67 Miles Per Day
Registration Fee
Fundraising Commitment
Event Length
4 Days
Total Mileage

On Climate Ride’s newest long weekend adventure in San Luis Obispo County, we’ll explore some of the best this picturesque area has to offer. The ride starts and ends at a summer camp near San Luis Obispo (camping or cabins available). From there, we’ll spend two and a half days cycling – a loop ride up the coast and into the Central Coast Range, another loop ride through the idyllic wine-growing region of the Edna Valley, and an out-and-back to the Avila Valley.

Riding on quiet back roads and remote byways, this Climate Ride will challenge, inspire, and surprise as you pedal and connect with like-minded people dedicated to advancing sustainability. Climate Ride charitable events bring together bright minds, breathtaking routes for all cycling abilities, and an unforgettable combination of passion and purpose.

Our Climate Ride staff takes care of all the details, so you can focus on riding carefully-planned routes on scenic roads. It’s challenging yet achievable, and you have all day to make it to the next rest stop. Meals, snacks, bike support, and all of the logistics are included when you reach the fundraising commitment. 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.

If you’re ready to sign up and ride, click above to register! Space is limited to 25 people.

The Ride Start and End


Camp opens at Rancho El Chorro Outdoor Campus at 5:30 pm. (You can book a cabin at an additional cost.) The event officially begins at 8 PM with a socially-distanced welcome reception. There is free parking at camp for the weekend. Registration is that evening, 5:30-7:30 pm and then join us for a mellow evening shindig starting at 8 pm.



The ride ends at 3 pm on Sunday afternoon after lunch at Rancho El Chorro.

Accommodations & Meals

This charitable biking trip is primarily a camping trip but indoor options are available as an additional expense. You can request a cabin after you register. The camp has limited cabins available and you must be from the same household to share cabins.

Amenities in camp include showers, a first-aid station with 24/7 ice, clean restrooms, and a great spot to set up your tent.

All dietary restrictions will be accommodated on this cycling trip by our staff and caterer. There will be a variety of hot breakfasts, picnic lunches, hearty dinners and plenty of snacks in between to fuel you for both days of riding.

Camping in California doesn’t get better than on Climate Ride!

What do I need to bring on the ride?

All riders need to have their own bike or a rental bike, helmet, gear, and a suitcase or duffle containing clothes, toiletries, and anything else necessary for the weekend. After you register, we’ll email you The Ride Guide which will contain a more detailed packing list. If you have a non-perishable personal favorite snack or electrolyte brand please feel free to bring it along!

Road bikes are required for this trip as we’ll be riding on paved roads.

If you don’t have a bike handy, we will have a recommended bike rental outfitter in place before the ride. We recommend renting a bike near your home or bringing your own bicycle. If you have any special parts that fit only your bike, be sure to bring them.

IF BRINGING YOUR OWN BIKE: Have your bike tuned up before the trip and have any worn-out parts replaced.

What kind of support can I expect on the ride?

Climate Ride’s expert leader staff are some of the most experienced and friendliest professional guides around! We’ll have rest stops each day with snacks and water, a mobile mechanic, and a medic along with us. You can also expect an unlimited supply of camaraderie and encouragement from the Climate Ride staff, and your fellow riders!

Fundraising Beneficiaries

Cyclists can choose from the more than 100 incredible beneficiary organizations in our network! One of the things that make Climate Ride such an effective charitable event is that you can select the organization(s) you wish to benefit through the Climate Ride grants program. Our beneficiaries were selected for their work on the environment, conservation, sustainability, climate education, and active transportation advocacy. At the end of the year, Climate Ride grants the proceeds from our events to these hard-working organizations.

Fundraising and Transfer Deadlines

All registration fees and donations are non-refundable.

Fundraising Deadlines: TBD

More Questions?

More Questions?
Email us at [email protected]!

Caryn Hoffman, California Central Coast
California Central Coast Ride

CLIMATE RIDE has been the single most effective way for my friends & I to get involved & step up awareness & advocacy about climate change. It has really helped to change & align priorities. Additionally, by cheering me on through the ride and my daily posts, folks felt positively inspired that their contributions mattered.
As a newcomer to cycling, CLIMATE RIDE was a wonderful activity that helped me succeed. Extremely well organized we had great food, campgrounds, friendly bike mechanics, phone charging stations, & water & snack breaks in the most beautiful settings. Each day brought new spectacular sights including strawberry fields, deer, sea lions, hawks, meadows of wildflowers and redwood, crashing waves and horizons that stretched forever.

Ian MacLeod, Green Fondo
Green Fondo

The NorCal Green Fondo is my third Climate Ride and I have loved participating in all 3! It is a great way to be actively engaged in climate action solutions, raise money for sustainable causes, and meet other climate and cycling advocates. Each event has been impeccably well organized and supported, and the staff is warm, friendly, and helpful. Above all, it is a joy to get out and ride on beautiful roads!

Brianne Bishop, California Central Coast
California Central Coast Ride

Participating in the Climate Ride was the perfect way to educate and immerse myself deeper into current environmental issues. On this ride I was surrounded by an incredible group of supportive and inspirational people – participants and staff alike. The community paired with challenging, but rewarding climbs and views made for a life-changing and memorable experience. 10/10 would recommend to everyone I know!