Below information is based on the 2022 metric century route, which is subject to change. The half century is the same route, minus the out and back section from Fess Parker Winery to Tres Hermanas Winery.
PLEASE NOTE: The road surfaces in and around the Santa Ynez Valley can be, and often are, pretty lousy. Expect cracks and bumps and potholes on Foxen Canyon and Ballard for sure. Please bring appropriate, wider, more cushy tires.
The event starts and finishes in Buellton, just down the road from its namesake, Solvang, a quaint, Danish village with excellent restaurants, window shopping, real shopping, horse-drawn carriages, parks, people in costume, wine-tasting, vineyards, and lots of fun things for the whole family to see and do. Bring your family and make a weekend of it. We promise they’ll all have a great time while you ride your bike!
You’ll start with a spin through Solvang, then enjoy the quiet roads and beautiful scenery around Ballard, Santa Ynez and Happy Canyon. Passing Los Olivos, you’ll head out to the vineyards, and Foxen Canyon, one of the main roads that make this area famous.
Along the way, you’ll enjoy three full SAG stops, where you’ll find a nice variety of edibles and drinks to keep you fueled and hydrated.
62 miles with 3,500 feet of climbing. Three SAG stops along the course. You may view a map of the intended route, the elevation profile and download GPS files here.
Towns/regions visited: Solvang, Ballard, Santa Ynez, Happy Canyon, Los Olivos, Foxen Canyon, Sisquoc, and back to Buellton.