California Big Sur Ramble

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Join Specialized and WTF Bikexplorers for an epic loop around the Big Sur mountains!

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This four-day, three-night self-supported bikepacking trip will take us from Monterey down Highway 1, up and over Nacimiento-Fergusson Road, through oak grasslands, and down a long dirt road descent to the Arroyo Seco river. We finish by heading back up the east side of the Santa Lucia mountains to Monterey. This is one of the most vaunted routes in Central CA with ocean views, redwoods, huge oak trees, and deep swimming pools of the Arroyo Seco River. The 170 mile route with a combined 15000’ of climbing will have its longest day top out at 60 miles, and the shortest day is just 14 miles with plenty of time for resting at the Arroyo Seco river! The route is estimated to be 90% paved and 10% dirt, but many of the roads are deep in the Santa Lucia mountains so we won’t be seeing too many cars once we get off Hwy. 1. An October start date means fewer cars, cooler day temps, and the river should still be swimmable.

This ride is for womxn, trans, femme, & non-binary folks only. Ride coordinators are Sara Wainer, Jay Melena, and Whitney Ford-Terry.

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