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Solvang Sojourn 2023

  • Fri, October 13, 2023
  • Fri, October 20, 2023
  • Paso Robles/Solvang, CA

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Please REGISTER for this tour if you plan to attend all or part. There is no limit on the number of participants, but it helps us plan and keep you informed. (click on REGISTER button on left side).

Address any questions to shumansteiner@gmail.com.

Solvang Sojourn 2023

October 13-20, 2023

 Join friends from Western Wheelers who will gather in Paso Robles, Solvang, and Santa Barbara to explore riding in this great area of California. We will take advantage of the (usually) mild fall weather to explore the California Central Coast. Rides are appropriate for B through D riders, with several routes offered on most days. E-bikes are welcome on this tour and ideal for the longer climbs, but make sure you have a good understanding of your bike’s capabilities. We’ll enjoy some rolling roads through open country as well as some impressive climbs iconic to the area. Our rides in the Paso Robles area will explore some rural territory that we don’t have time to explore on our regular LDT weekend that visits the area.

 This is primarily a hotel/base camp trip. There are no group fees for this trip. Your expenses will be only for your transportation, accommodations and meals. Happy hours are “pot luck”. Meals are on your own, but riders usually gather in groups at local restaurants. Rides are unsupported - no SAG. Some days have lunch purchase options and water availability, while on others you must carry your food and water.

 There are rides scheduled on each day (8 days), however Monday, 10/16 is a transfer day to Solvang and the ride is a short afternoon jaunt. Participants are always welcome to take a day off or do a different ride than the one scheduled for that day. Some will come for the whole adventure, but many participants join for just part of the trip, coming for 2-4 days.

 All rides are listed on the WWBC online ride schedule. For most of the rides there are several routes, which may have different starting locations. Most rides require driving 10-30 minutes to the start from our hotel! The first ride is 2 hours from Palo Alto on the driving route to Paso Robles. The start for the Gibraltar Road ride is in west Santa Barbara – 45 minutes from Solvang.

 Please REGISTER if you plan to attend. While there is no problem changing your plans or canceling, this will give us a better idea of who is coming and what dates they will be there. WWBC membership is always encouraged, but is not a requirement.

SEE ONLINE  RIDE SCHEDULE FOR DETAILED RIDE INFORMATION!    

Leaders:

Guy Shuman/Mindy Steiner  

(shumansteiner@gmail.com or 650-704-0895)



2023 SCHEDULE

SEE ONLINE RIDE SCHEDULE FOR DETAILED RIDE INFORMATION!    

Date

Ride

Hotel Location

Fri

  10/13/23 

   Eagle Mountain Loop (King City)

Paso Robles (Drive to PR after riding)

Sat 

  10/14/23

   Cholome to Choice Valley (Cholome)

Paso Robles

Sun

  10/15/23 

   Wildflower Routes (Creston)

Paso Robles

Mon

  10/16/23 

   Nojoqui Falls (Solvang)

Solvang (Drive to Solvang before 1pm ride)

Tues

  10/17/23 

   Foxen Loop (Solvang/Los Olivos/Los Alamos)

Solvang

Weds

  10/18/23 

   Mountain Drive/Gibraltar Road (Santa Barbara)

Solvang

Thurs

  10/19/23  

   Figueroa Mountain (Solvang or Los Olivos)

Solvang

Fri

  10/20/23 

   Jalama Beach (Solvang or Lompoc)

Drive home after riding


Recommended Hotels:

PASO ROBLES   Arrive 10/13, depart 10/16 (check-out before riding)

Adelaide Inn – Nice hotel with outdoor pool/spa. No breakfast – restaurant next door. Fall weekend hotel rates are expensive! Hotel has rooms blocked for Western Wheelers at a discounted rate ($217- 237 plus tax for Fri/Sat – $110 -120 for Sunday night). Must reserve by 9/8/23 to get discounted rate!  Call hotel directly to get discounted rate.

1215 Ysabel Avenue

Paso Robles, California, 93446

Phone: 805-238-2770

https://adelaideinn.com/

Numerous other hotels available – check online…

SOLVANG   Arrive 10/16, depart 10/20 (check-out before riding)

Vinland Hotel – walking distance to downtown. Nice outdoor pool/spa. No breakfast – restaurants in town. No special Western Wheelers discount as it is mid-week. Check website for Senior/AAA rates. Note that rates do not include $15 per night/per room resort fee. (Sign up for “The Guestbook” when reserving and you will get 5% cash back after your stay.)

1455 Mission Drive

Solvang, California, 93463

Phone: 805-688-2018

https://www.vinlandhotelandlounge.com/

Numerous other hotels available – check online…


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