Year Round 14 and 30 Km Bicycling Event

Avila Beach, CA

Sponsor: Placer Pacers (AVA 686/CA 46)
Sanction Nr: YRE 426
Location: Pismo Lighthouse Suites 

2411 Price Street, Pismo Beach, CA 93449




You may only bike from dawn to dusk for safety reasons. 
Distance: 14 kilometers (8.7 miles) and 30 kilometers (18.6 miles).
The routes are rated by the AVA as a "1A." The 14 km route requires participants to drive to the start point. Directions are supplied on the route directions/map at the start point. The 30 km starts at the Cottage Inn.  the 4 and most of the 30 are on the picturesque Bob Jones "City to the Sea" Bike Trail and in Children should not ride without the supervision of an adult.  Follow all bike safety rules.  Safety helmets are required by law for children; we strongly recommend them for everyone.
  • All travelers: Take US-101 to Pismo Beach in southern San Luis Obispo County, CA.

    From the south:
    *   Pass the Price Street exit and take the Shell Beach Road exit.
    *   Turn left under the highway.
    *   Turn left again onto Shell Beach Road.
    *   With the Pacific Ocean to your right, double back until you reach the hotel, which will be on your right.

    From the north:
    *  Take the Price Street exit.
    *  Go through town, continuing until you get to the hotel, which will be on your left.

Awards: The Pooter Patches from years past are available as "B" awards.  .
Fees: Ask for the "volksmarch book" at the customer service counter.  Every participant must register, sign the liability waiver, carry a start card, and turn the start card in at the end of the event.  Fees are:      
     *   "B" award $4.00      
     *   IVV/AVA Credit Only  $3.00 
     *   Participation Only Free 
Note:  Awards are not kept at the start/finish.  They will be mailed to you at no additional cost.
IVV Credit: You are eligible for IVV Individual Achievement Awards program event credit every time you complete the course and pay your fee.    Of course, you earn distance credit every time you complete the course also. 
Miscellaneous: Water and restrooms are available at a couple of public buildings near the start of the trail.  Because of the vehicular traffic along the route, children under 12 should be closely supervised by an adult.  Every reasonable effort has been taken to make this event safe and enjoyable for everyone.  However, the Central Coast Peregrine Pathfinders cannot be held responsible for any lost of stolen articles, accidents, or injury of any kind.
Weather: We won't try predicting the weather for your walk.  However, if you would like information on current conditions and a five-day forecast, visit the Avila Beach page on Accuweather.
Trailmaster: Our Trail Master for this event is Carlos H. Gama, Jr.,  805-440-0144 (cell) e-mail
The History of people at Pismo Beach starts at least 9,000 years ago with the Chumash Indians, who referred to the area as a place to find pismu, or tar, to seal their canoes to make them ocean worthy.  Others say the Pismo clam gave its name to Pismo Beach.  The clams were once plentiful, but due to harvesting by humans and sea otters, the supply has been reduced and clam digging is rationed.  The City is part of the original 8,838 acre Rancho Pismo. Rancho Pismo was granted to Jose Ortega by Manuel Rinemo Goriod on November 18, 1840. Ortega is thought to have built a small adobe which later became part of the Price Adobe.  Back in 1881, Pismo's original wharf opened for business. Taking off from a point below the present Main Street, remnants of the pilings may still be seen at very low tides.  The town of Pismo Beach was established in 1891 in anticipation of the Southern Pacific Railroad and tourists.  Its founder, John Price, was correct, and today Pismo Beach has a thriving tourist industry. 

For more on our host city, you can visit 
*  the Pismo Beach Visitor's Guide 
*  the official site of the City of Pismo Beach  


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This event opened in January 1999 in Solvang and relocated to Buellton in February 2002 and now has found a new home in Avila beach as of January 2008 thanks to trailmaster Carlos H. Gama.
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Links to More Information on the Placer Pacers

Avila YRE Bike

Morro Bay YRE Walk


Avila YRE Walk

Pismo Beach YRE Walk


Carpinteria YRE Walk

San Luis Obispo YRE Walk


Lompoc YRE Walk

Santa Barbara YRE Walk


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