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Bike MS Coastal Challenge: Santa Monica to Santa Barbara 2014

Date: October 11-12, 2014
Start Location: Santa Monica, CA
Overnight Location: San Buenaventura State Beach, Ventura, CA
Finish Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Registration Fee: $70 (through September 30)
Fundraising Minimum: $350
Route Options: 30, 65, and 100 on Saturday & 35 and 50 on Sunday
Age Minimum: All riders must be 12 years or older by Saturday, October 11, 2014

Route Information

Day 1 of our new route offers three different, but equally beautiful, cycling options for our rides. Our 65 and 100 mile riders begin their journey at the Civic Center in picturesque Santa Monica and head north, experiencing sweeping ocean views, rolling foothills and some challenging, but rewarding hill climbing. Our 30 mile riders will start and end their day at San Buenaventura State Beach in Ventura, where they will join the 65 and 100 milers for an evening of food, massages, music and fun! Stay the night in one of our host hotels, or set up camp by the beach.

Day 1: 30 Mile Route Map and Elevation

Day 1: 65 Mile Route Map and Elevation

Day 1: 100 Mile Route Map and Elevation

Riders head out on Day 2 after enjoying a hot and delicious breakfast and continue north up the beautiful central coast with 35 or 50 mile routes. Celebrate your accomplishments as friends, family and volunteers cheer you across the finish line at your final destination: Santa Barbara.

Day 2: 30 Mile Route Map and Elevation

Day 2: 50 Mile Route Map and Elevation

 

View our 15 minute route announcement webcast for complete details.

 

Saturday Schedule

65 & 100 Mile Schedule: Santa Monica


5:00 am Continental Breakfast Served
Check-In Opens for All Riders
6:30 am Opening Ceremonies
7:00 am ALL RIDERS DEPART
(65 & 100 mile)
Riders must depart 7:30am
11:00 am Lunch served on route
12:00 pm Expo Open
Bands start on stage
Beer & Wine Garden Open
Showers available at San Buenaventura Park
1:00 pm Shuttles to host hostels begin
2:00 pm Dinner Begins
3:45 pm I Ride With MS Group Picture at Stage
4:00 pm Jersey Design Contest on Stage
5:00 pm Route Closes
6:00 pm The following areas close:
Festival & Expo
Beer & Wine Garden
6:30 pm Shuttles to host hotels end
7:00 pm Bike Corral Closes
*The bike corral will be secured at 7:00pm and will not open again until 6:00am the following morning. For security purposes, participants will not be able to retrieve their bikes once the bike corral is closed.
8:00 pm Showers Close

 

30 Mile Schedule: San Buenaventura State Beach


8:00 am Continental Breakfast Served
Check-In Opens for All Riders
9:30 am Opening Ceremonies
10:00 am ALL RIDERS DEPART
(30 mile riders)
Riders must depart by 10:30am
10:30 am Breakfast Service Ends
11:00 am Lunch served at San Buenaventura State Beach
12:00 pm Expo Open
Bands start on stage
Beer & Wine Garden Open
Showers available at San Buenaventura Park
1:00 pm Shuttles to host hotels begin
2:00 pm Dinner Begins
3:45 pm I Ride with MS Group Picture on Stage
4:00 pm Jersey Design Contest on Stage
5:00 pm Route Closes
6:00 pm The following areas close:
Festival & Expo
Beer & Wine Garden
6:30 pm Shuttles to host hotels end
7:00 pm Bike Corral Closes
*The bike corral will be secured at 7:00pm and will not open again until 6:00am the following morning. For security purposes, participants will not be able to retrieve their bikes once the bike corral is closed.
8:00 pm Showers Close

Sunday Schedule

35 & 50 Mile Schedule: San Buenaventura State Beach


5:00 am Shuttles from host hotels begin
5:30 am Showers Available at San Buenaventura State Park
6:00 am Bike Corral Opens
Hot Breakfast Served
7:00 am Shuttles from host hotel end
7:30 am ALL RIDERS DEPART
(35 & 50 mile)
Riders must depart 8:00am
8:00 am Breakfast Service Ends
8:30 am Camping ends // must be packed by 8:30am

Santa Barbara Civic Center Finish Festival


10:00 am Lunch served at finish festival
Showers available
10:30 am Beer & wine Garden Open
1:00 pm Shuttles to Ventura & Santa Monica Begin
3:00 pm Beer & Wine Garden Closes
Finish festival closes
Showers close
   


2014 Packet Pick-up

ALL CYCLISTS:
Friday, October 10th
12:00pm-8:00pm
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

65 & 100 MILE CYCLISTS:
Saturday, October 11th
5:00am-7:00am
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
1855 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

30 MILE CYCLISTS:
Saturday, October 11th
8:00am-10:00am
San Buenaventura State Beach
901 San Pedro St.
Ventura, CA 93001

Friday Night Hotel Options
(Near Santa Monica Civic Center Auditorium, 1855 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401)

Doubletree Suites by Hilton
1707 4th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-3332
0.1 mile N

Viceroy Santa Monica
1819 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 260-7500
0.1 mile SW

Bayside Hotel
2001 Ocean Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 396-6000
0.35 mile S

Holiday Motel
1102 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 450-9666
0.7 mile NW

Ocean Park Inn
2452 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 392-3966
0.9 mile NW

 

Saturday Night Hotel Options & Room Blocks (Near San Buenaventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro, Ventura, CA)

Ventura Beach Marriott
2055 E. Harbor Blvd.
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 1-805-643-6000

Room rate $159.00 + tax (RESERVE NOW)
Free Wi-Fi and discounted parking rate of $5/day
Cut-off date: Friday, September 19, 2014

Four Points by Sheraton
1050 Schooner Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 1-805-658-1212 Ext. 1251

Room rate $119.00 + tax
Special rate code is “Bike MS”
$10/night parking, Complimentary Internet 

Cut-off date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Clocktower Inn
181 East Santa Clara Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 1-805-652-0141

Room rate $99.00 + tax (add $10.00 for each additional person)
Special rate code is “Bike MS”
Complimentary Parking, Breakfast Buffet, Wine & Cheese from 5-7pm
Cut-off date: Friday, September 19, 2014

Country Inn & Suites
298 South Chestnut Street
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 1-805- 653-1434

Room rate $89.00 + tax KING ROOMS ONLY AVAILABLE
Special rate code is “1014BIKEMS”
Complimentary Internet, Parking, Hot Breakfast, also (2) Complimentary Beverages and light snacks at Manager’s Reception 5-7pm
Cut-off date: Friday, September 26, 2014

Comfort Inn
2094 East Harbor Blvd
Ventura, CA 93001
Phone: 1-805- 653-5000

Room rate is $105.00 Friday, Oct 10th, $110.00 Saturday, Oct 11th
Special Rate Code is 2014 Bike M.S.
Complimentary Parking and Internet
Cut-off date: Wednesday, September 10, 2014 


Camping Information

  • Camping with be provided at no cost to participants for the night of Saturday, October 11th at San Buenaventura State Beach Park.
  • Motor Homes / Campers are not allowed. Tents only (two person tents please)
  • Permitted camping gear includes the following:
    • Tent (two person max.)
    • Sleeping bag
    • Sleeping pad
    • Pillow
    • No chairs, stereos, stoves, or other camping supplies are permitted
  • Limited spaces are available; please make sure you selected camping as an option at registration. If not, contact a Bike MS staff member to update your account.
  • Tents (two person max.) can be set up as early as 8:00am on Saturday, October 11th. You will check in at the campsite area with a NMSS staff person.
  • All campers will pay $10 for overnight parking upon entering the park.
  • No vehicles will be allowed to re-enter the premises after Sunset (6:00pm) on Saturday, October11th. The park closes at this time. If you plan on taking your vehicle out of the park and returning after park closure, please take note that you will need to find street parking, which can be difficult.
  • You can go into town after 6:00pm by walking the bike path or calling the local cab service (805-659-6900). They can pick up / drop off at the park entrance.
  • Tents must be broken down by 8:30 if you are riding or 10:00am if you are not on Sunday, October 12th or before you leave for your ride. Tents should be loaded onto the luggage transportation trucks to be transferred to Santa Barbara
  • Dinner and drinks will be provided by NMSS at the campsite for participants.
  • Absolutely NO Campfires allowed.
  • Please keep your Alcohol ID bracelet attached if you plan on consuming alcohol at the campsite.
  • No glass bottles will be allowed on the beach.
  • No amplified sound is allowed.
  • Quiet hours are from 10pm to 6am
  • 65 and 100 mile cyclists: Bring your camping gear to the start line in Santa Monica and put it onto the luggage trucks to be transported to Ventura. Please try to consolidate your belongings into no more than 2 bags.

Bicycle Rental (65 & 100 mile cyclists starting in Santa Monica):

Bike Attack
2400 Main St.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 581-8014

Helen's Cycles
2501 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-1836

Bike and Park Santa Monica
1555 2nd Street, Unit A
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 656-8500
Make an online reservation!

 

Bicycle Rental (30 mile cyclists starting in Ventura):

Newbury Park Bike Shop
1560 Newbury Rd. #6
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 498-7714

Ventura Bike Depot
239 W. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 652-1114

 

Bicycle Shipping & Assembly (65 & 100 mile cyclists starting in Santa Monica):

Cynergy Cycles
2300 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 857-1500

 

Bicycle Shipping & Assembly(30 mile cyclists starting in Ventura):

Newbury Park Bike Shop
1560 Newbury Rd. #6
Newbury Park, CA 91320
(805) 498-7714

 

Shuttles
After finishing Bike MS Coastal Challenge: Santa Monica to Santa Barbara on Sunday, October 12, if you intend to take our shuttles back to Ventura or Santa Monica, you must purchase a voucher for $20. Click here to purchase your voucher. Shuttle vouchers are non-refundable. Your bike must be checked in to the bike transportation moving trucks immediately upon arrival to Sunday’s finish line; your rider number must remain on your bike for transportation. You are responsible for loading your own luggage on shuttles. Grab a snack and cold drink and relax as you get transported back to your car.

Since bicycles are returned in moving trucks, and participants return on shuttles, please be patient if your bike arrives at a different time than your shuttle.

All shuttles to our local partnering hotels are FREE on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Hotel shuttles will run on Saturday from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Sunday from 5:15 - 7:30 a.m.


Alternative Transportation

If you don't want to take the Bike MS shuttle that is provided, we encourage riders to have friends and family meet them at the finish line and transport them back to their starting location after enjoying the Finish Line festivities. There is also a nearby Amtrak station (1.5 miles from the finish line) that allows bicycles. Transportation to and from the Amtrak station is not provided. Visit www.amtrak.com for more information.


Parking

Parking Santa Monica and San Buenaventura State Beach. Details coming soon.

Luggage

If you start in Santa Monica, drop off your luggage upon your arrival and luggage trucks will transport your belongings to San Buenaventura State Beach where you can pick it up Saturday afternoon. If you are taking the shuttle back to Ventura or Santa Monica on Sunday, make sure to load your luggage on the shuttle before boarding.

 
 

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