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The inGamba Coast Ride 2022

$ 5,950

The Coast Ride has long been an early-season ritual for cyclists in the Bay Area, but we’re doing things a little different to everyone else. We’ve fine-tuned the route to maximise enjoyment and hit some of our favorite spots along Highway One. It is still a point-to-point journey, so we ride rain or shine, but unlike the public event, this Coast Ride is now totally exclusive to inGamba, meaning it will just be us on the road with the full support of our mechanics and soigneurs. We’ve also picked a later date in the calendar to help with the weather.

It promises to be an unforgettable adventure along California’s wonderful coastline, and to make things extra-special at dinner time, we’ve secured the services of our friend Matthew Accarrino, whose restaurant has earned eight consecutive Michelin stars. So if you’re searching for something to kickstart your 2021 riding season, look no further.

Read what some former guests had to say about the Coast Ride over on our blog,  where you can find star chef Matthew Accarrino’s musings on success, cycling, and staying inspired. 

 

Included With Trip:

  • All lodging*
  • All food and beverages**
  • Pinarello Dogma F Disk with SRAM RED eTap AXS
  • Daily Bike Wash
  • Custom Castelli × inGamba cycling kit
  • 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:

Paso Robles, CA

Days Riding:

6

Group Size:

8 – 12

Total Distance:

583km

Total Elevation:

7,788m

Longest Day:

Day 5. Monterey – Cambria. 159km

Biggest Climbing Day:

Day 5. Monterey – Cambria. 2,318m

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Day by Day Breakdown

1

Sonoma Coast test ride

Our welcome ride will be a shake-out spin to make sure your bike fits and to check the legs before the first big day. We’ll head up Highway One past Shell Beach and into the Sonoma Coast State Park in search of some fun quiet roads to get properly acquainted with our Pinarellos.
2

Bodega Bay – Sausalito

Day 2 takes us south from Bodega Bay, past Tomales Bay and on to our home town of Sausalito. The road today is rarely more than a stone's throw from the ocean so it will be scenic from start to finish, in particular when we get to Point Reyes National Seashore. There are no overly long climbs on this route but it is undulating throughout, particularly in the second half.
3

Sausalito – Santa Cruz

In terms of opening kilometers, it's hard to beat a roll across the Golden Gate Bridge. It's far from the only highlight though as we continue our adventure south. After skirting around San Francisco's coastline, we will follow the shore for the rest of the day, past Half Moon bay and the edges of the beautiful Big Basin Redwoods State Park on some absolutely stunning stretches of road. There are no huge climbs today, but there are a number of 2-3km ascents averaging around 5%, and as this is our second-longest day of the week they will take a toll so be sure to gauge your efforts.
4

Santa Cruz – Monterey

A relatively easy route in between the two biggest rides of the week, but there's still plenty to enjoy as we ride across Monterey Bay. Our man Eros Poli will be sure to keep the group tight today and if we work together it will be a fast and fun ride that should leave you with enough gas for the upcoming queen stage.
5

Monterey – Cambria

The biggest ride of the week takes us past Big Sur, with plenty of stunning ocean views on one side of us and the Santa Lucia Mountains on the other. This is a truly stunning stretch of road with lots of highlights along the way, but with more than 2,300m of elevation gain to contend with, you shouldn't let yourself get too distracted.
6

Cambria – Paso Robles

We're finally heading inland after five days by the ocean, leaving Highway One behind us at Cayucos and heading for our final stop in Paso Robles. This is a part of the world that we know very well and the hilly Old Creek Road is always a favorite for us. We'll pass plenty of vineyards in the second half of this route, which should whet the appetite for a celebratory glass or two later in the evening. After such an epic week, we'll deserve it!
7

Departure

This is our final morning together and after a leisurely breakfast, it will be time to say goodbye, or at least arrivederci, until we meet again.

YOUR Guide

Eros Poli

The Champion

The night before Eros Poli took victory atop Mont Ventoux he couldn’t sleep. It was not like he was dreaming of victory or even had the slightest idea the next day's stage would change his life forever. It was just that it was hot. Unbearably, unsleepably hot in his less-than stellar French hotel. His roommate had taken his mattress off the bed and was sleeping on the small balcony outside their room. And the man who would shortly become known as Monsieur Ventoux was watching football, Italy vs. Brazil in the World Cup final, to be exact. Italy lost. The following morning as Eros dragged his weary, tired legs out of bed and down the stairs, as there was no lift, James Brown came into his head. “I feel good, I knew that I would now,” started to repeat over and over in his head. As it would the rest of the day. He felt good and the rest, as they say, is history.

BIKE OPTION

PINARELLO DOGMA F

FRAMESET:

Pinarello Dogma F

COCKPIT:

ZIPP Service Course SL

GRUPPO:

SRAM RED eTap AXS

PEDALS:

Speedplay (or your own)

SADDLE:

Selle Italia

WHEELSET:

Zipp 303 S Carbon Tubeless

TIRES:

Vittoria Corsa

BOTTLE CAGES:

Elite Custom Race

BIDON:

Elite Corsa Team

COMPUTER:

Garmin Edge 1030