Imagine five great days in Southern California. We will ride Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in the Santa Monica Mountains around Malibu. On Saturday morning, we’ll make a trip to Solvang to participate in the 37th Annual Solvang Century (100, 70, 50 mile options). There’ll be plenty of time to enjoy an optional recovery spin on Sunday before departing for home. You will enjoy an action-packed trip with group rides and succulent group meals!
Join us for an early season event-cation. Sunshine abounds in Southern California in the spring and its close proximity to LAX makes this an extremely easy destination.
DATES: March 11 – 15, 2020
Wednesday, March 11
After meeting at LAX, we will transfer to Oxnard, gateway to the Santa Monica Mountains and Ojai Valley.
We will assemble our bikes and enjoy a light afternoon group ride through the picturesque hills above Malibu.
We’ll cap off our day with dinner and drinks.
Thursday, March 12
We will wake up early, feed ourselves and head out for a long ride. Expect lots of curvy roads and lots of climbing today. Malibu Canyon is THE place within the circuit of cyclists in LA and arguably the best cycling in California because of its diverse climbs and peak to peak rides.Two pace groups can be accommodated with local guides.
Friday, March 13
An easier day before tomorrow’s big ride. After a scrumptious breakfast at Pedalers Fork in Calabasas, our morning ride will take us back into some fun roads with epic views.
After our ride, we will have some free time to relax and enjoy the local area. You may want to join in on an optional trip down to the ocean.
A pre-race pasta feast is on the menu for this evening.
Saturday, March 14
We will wake up early and participate in the Solvang Century. This is a fun event with hundreds of participants. You can ride hard at the front or go light and easy to enjoy the views.It’s a beautiful part of Southern California with vineyards and ranches and rolling hillsides.
We’ll have a celebratory dinner out this evening.
Sunday, March 15
Sleep in and relax or go for an easy recovery ride. It’s up to you!
After breakfast and lunch, we will pack up and make our way to LAX for the trip home. Expect to be at the airport by 4:00 pm.
Shared accommodation in Oceanfront home
Four nights group accommodation
Three to four rides in the Santa Monica Mountains plus Century
Four group dinners and four breakfasts
All ground transportation
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Entry Fee for the Century
RIDE RATING: 💥💥💥💥
NUMBER OF RIDERS: 6 – 10
ESTIMATED COST: $1,000 – $1,300 CAD
TRIP LEADER: Lindsay Carswell