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Windmill Century 2019

Windmill Century 2019

July 27 2019
Santa Maria, California, USA

Spend a summer day cycling through northern Santa Barbara County!

This scenic ride begins at Pioneer Park in Santa Maria, CA, located off U.S. Highway 101, in northern Santa Barbara County, in the heart of one of the nation’s premier wine regions. It is about 190 miles north of Los Angeles and approx. 260 miles south of San Francisco. We are just 30 minutes from Pismo Beach and 12 minutes north of the historic community of Los Alamos. On your ride you'll see lush valleys, vineyards and ranches while cycling on quiet country roads. You will have a choice of a full Century, Metric, and Quarter. 

Windmill proceeds are used to support our local DIY bike shop, Santa Maria BiCi Centro, and bicycle education programs in northern Santa Barbara County. 

QUARTER CENTURY is approximately 28 miles. Starts out flat as you head toward the country roads. There are some hill climbs that may be challenging for beginners but the beauty of the back country is worth the effort.

METRIC QUARTER is approximately 62 miles. It is a trip through beautiful back roads where you can take in the picturesque beauty of the Central Coast’s vineyards along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail.

FULL CENTURY is approximately 102 miles. This loop heads out towards the hills of Casmalia, and climbs, passing Vandenberg AFB. You'll travel the back roads of Lompoc and head to the authentic Danish village of Solvang where you'll stop for a nourishing lunch. Then it's on through the picturesque roads of Ballard and Santa Ynez. You'll enjoy the winding country roads and the rolling hills along the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail, head back through the tiny towns of Sisquoc and Garey and through Orcutt where you'll complete your journey and enjoy a Santa Maria Style BBQ at Pioneer Park.

Windmill Century

Routes: 28, 62, 100 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: D - Difficult terrain with longer, steeper hills
Entry Limit: 500
Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)

$85 until June 17 (with t-shirt)
$95 June 17 to July 27 (no t-shirt)
$95 Day of Ride registration (no t-shirt)
Extra BBQ meals: $10

$85: until June 17 (with t-shirt)
$95: June 17 to July 27 (no t-shirt)
$95 Day of Ride registration (no t-shirt)
Extra BBQ meals: $10

$40 Early Bird Registration before June 17 (with t-shirt)
$45 from June 17 to July 27 (no t-shirt)
$45 Day of Ride Registration (no t-shirt)
Extra BBQ meals: $10

What's Included?

Registration fee includes: a commemorative T-shirt (unless otherwise noted), SAG, rest stops, route markings , maps, lunch on the Century route., and of course. the BBQ, featuring beef, chicken or veggie, for everyone at the end of the ride.

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Free Parking
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Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Route Card
SAG Wagon
Feed / Aid Stations
Post Event Meal(s) Provided As Part of Entry
Event Size
Less Than 500 Riders
Start Address: Pioneer Park, 1150 W. Foster Road, Santa Maria, CA
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