We’re just a few weeks out from one of the best get-away weekends on the calendar – the April 3-5 Eroica California – where scenic roads, good food and friends make up a stellar cycling event for both old and new bikes. There are two courses that include some dirt roads – gravel bikes are not necessary – and plenty of climbing and twisty descents. The one thing that makes Eroica California unique is the melding of classic and modern bikes over the weekend – the tribes mix & match!
In addition to the challenging ride, there will also be some top road/gravel riders in attendance including former Hincapie road pro TJ Eisenhart, 2019 Dirty Kanza winner Amity Rockwell and our favorite road/gravel ambassador, Alison Tetrick.
With Morro Bay just to the south and San Simeon and the famous Hearst Castle just a few miles north, there is no shortage coastal sight-seeing to enjoy from your nest in Cambria, Cayucos, or nearby Paso Robles and San Luis Obispo.
Although there are no bike shops in the immediate vicinity – Art’s Cyclery in SLO is the best of the closest – there are plenty of good restaurants – especially the cycling friendly Linn’s Restaurant in Cambria where the chicken pot pies vie with their famous Ollieberry oat bars as a welcome to town treat.
JUST SOME OF THE SIGHTS