The Coast Ride has become the unofficial start to the Bay Area bicycle year. A group of friends decided it would be a good idea to ride from San Francisco to Santa Barbara. And they were right. Well, at least for the first two days, at least. Which is why we’ll skip the third leg of the traditional Coast Ride and instead turn inland take on some of the best riding the West Coast has to offer: Paso Robles.
This is not to be confused with a normal inGamba trip. The Coast Ride runs rain or shine and from our experience, it’s usually the former. We will support the ride, but with an indeterminate number of riders on the road, over a 100 miles-a-day, and the fact the ride is not overly organized, this ride is a tad challenging and not for the faint of heart.
There will be no need to worry about your bike, as we are now equipped with a fleet of Pinarello Dogma Gan S here in the States. But you will need to bring your heart, your lungs and cycling gear for whatever the Pacific Coast might throw at us weather wise.