The Coast Ride


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.

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 trip is a tad challenging and not for the faint of heart.

The Coast Ride organizers have yet to announce their plans for 2019, but we are definitely going to do this epic ride, once again. With Highway One reopened, Day 2 will, more than likely, return to the classic route. And unlike last year, we are going to add a day and ride on into Malibu.

As if you needed another reason to join the inGamba crew on The Coast Ride, Matt Accarrino, seven time Michelin Star Chef, will be joining us to turn some pedals and whip up some delicious meals.

Included With Trip:

  • Entry into the “Coast Ride”
  • All lodging*
  • All food and beverages**
  • All transportation to SFO or OAK at the end of the trip
  • Pinarello bike rental with SRAM components and daily bike wash
  • Laundry service for cycling clothing

*Pre/post-trip lodging is not included

**Beverages ordered by guests beyond normal amounts and away from group activities will incur additional charges

Trip at a Glance

Start Location:

San Francisco, CA

Finish Location:

Malibu, CA

Days Riding:


Group Size:

8 – 12

Total Distance:


Total Elevation:


Longest Day:

Day 2. San Francisco - Monterey. 212km

Biggest Climbing Day:

Day 3. Big Sur. 2,800m


Day by Day Breakdown


Marin Test Ride

Welcome to California! Plan to arrive in the Bay Area early on Friday Morning. Our first day of riding will be a shake-out ride to make sure your bike fits and to check the legs before the big day tomorrow. We will have lunch at CIBO, our go-to lunch spot during the work week. (and for Joao, sometimes on the weekends, too). In the afternoon we will strike out on a little adventure, exploring some of the secret coves of the headlands. Dinner will be a carbo-load at Tamalpie Pizzeria, which is a great pizza spot, even by Italian standards. Ok, we made up that last part. But, it is still 'hella' tasty.

San Francisco – Monterey

And we're off. We will start early and ride across the Golden Gate Bridge as the sun rises to touch Alcatraz Island. We gather with a group of 200 of your new best friends and the weekends riding partners. The pace out of San Francisco is brisk and the peloton naturally breaks into smaller groups. Day One is an amazing ride as it leaves San Francisco headed for Santa Cruz and Moss Landing and finally ending in Monterey. The mileage total tops out at 125 miles, likely your biggest day of 2017 so far. Just remember to save a little energy for tomorrow.

Monterey-Morrow Bay (the reopened road edition)

Our ride on Sunday takes us down the Pacific Highway 1 through Big Sur. It is the most remote section of the Pacific Coast between San Francisco and Los Angeles. The small road twists & turns, and ascends & descends like a ribbon on a rollercoaster. Although the riding is difficult, it is also incredibly rewarding. Our favorite part is the strong tailwind after lunch, which whips you along at 25 mph, when your dead legs are more appreciative than you can imagine. We will spend the evening in the surf town of Morro Bay, where there is a great spot to soak your legs in the calm, cold waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Morro Bay – Santa Barbara

Our last day we leave the "Coast Ride" and head inland where the riding is top-notch, the weather is better, and the route heads us towards home, so we have less driving in the afternoon. The perfect trifecta. If you've been paying attention you will know how much we love Paso Robles. We will cover some of the classic roads, but also some roads almost no one ever rides because the only way to do it is with a support vehicle. And if you're going to do a supported ride it might as well be with us. inGamba has you covered.

Santa Barbara - Malibu

Santa Barbara has been described as the "American Riviera" and for good reason, as it situated on a south facing coast of the Pacific Ocean right underneath the glorious Santa Ynez Mountains. This morning we roll out of Santa Barbara headed south. We will spend a good portion of the day pedaling along the undulating Highway 1, eventually rolling past Pt. Mugu, and on into our final destination, Malibu. We will shower, have a bite to eat and say our goodbyes. Unless, of course, you haven't had enough of us, then we will spend another night together in Malibu, telling tall tales and enjoying a final meal. Our final night will be spent at the Malibu Beach Inn, located along a strip of coastline nicknamed Billionaire's Beach.



Pinarello Dogma F10 Disk


ZIPP Service Course SL


SRAM RED eTap 11-speed WiFLi


Speedplay Zero or your own


fi’zi:k Arione, Antares, Aliante, Donna, Vesta or your own


Zipp 302 Carbon Clinchers


Vittoria Corsa CX


Elite Custom Race


Elite Corsa Team


Garmin Edge 820