April 27, 2017 - Route Update Announcement! 2017 Route Update - A "Collector's Edition" CCC We've stayed in constant contact with CalTrans and learned that the estimated completion of the Pfeiffer Bridge reconstruction in Big Sur is mid to late September, which, unfortunately, is too late for our ride. The good news is, there's a gorgeous alternate route that we scouted with Sentio Cycling and the 2017 CCC will be an epic, once-in-a-lifetime edition. We will return to our original route in 2018.
The 2017 route, pending final permitting, showcases John Steinbeck's California and boasts sweeping views of pastures, wineries, mountains, and rivers.
On Day 3, we'll warm up on Monterey's famed 17-Mile Drive, and then head to new CCC territory in Carmel Valley. Riding along the Salinas River past trees draped in Spanish Moss, we'll see hidden canyons and arrive for an overnight in King City after 83 miles and 4,600 feet of climbing.
On Day 4, our ride will head to Paso Robles, home of hot springs and world-class wineries. Along the 65-mile/4,500' elevation route, we'll ride through hills and valleys of the foothills of the Santa Lucia Mountains. On Day 5, we'll reunite with the traditional route to Oceano, climbing 4,200' over 70 miles.
Our 2017 route, with about 45 incremental miles and an additional elevation gain of 2,700', will be memorable, rewarding, and a true collector's edition.
Read our FAQ's about the updated route and check out a sneak peek video below:
The Arthritis Foundation's California Coast Classic Bike Tour is a scenic bike ride that takes place over 8 days and covers 525 miles along the coast on Highway 1. The Tour starts in the heart of San Francisco and ends in the iconic Pacific Palisades of Los Angeles. The "CCC", as it is affectionately known, is a full-service ride which provides the framework for one of the most incredible experiences of a lifetime. We welcome beginners to experienced cyclists to enjoy the coastline's famous wineries, lighthouses and beaches.
What’s Included in the CCC 17 Tour Package: Riders pay $55-$125 registration fee and raise a minimum of $3,300-$3500 to join the tour, which includes:
- Official 2017 California Coast Classic Jersey - Official 2017 California Coast Classic Wind Jacket - Official 2017 California Coast Classic T-shirt - Camping Fees (Hotels are available and optional at rider’s expense) - Fully supported Rest Stops on the route to include all fuel needed to complete the ride: food, hydration, gels and snacks - Mechanical Support - SAG Vehicles and Shuttles - 5-Star Catered Breakfasts and Dinners - Nightly Entertainment and Social Hour - Kick-Off Breakfast in San Francisco - Closing Ceremony Celebration and Lunch for rider plus one guest in Los Angeles - Daily Luggage Transfers - An unforgettable adventure, breathtaking views, friendships and fond memories to last a lifetime!