Friday, September 19, 2014

CCC - Day 6 // Oceano to Buellton

We took it inland today and had a break from the coast as we enjoyed some of the farmland and vineyards of California! It's nice to see the diversity of the beautiful sites that California has to offer. Another hot day, but it gives us that much more of a nice summer tan! 

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CCC - Day 5 // San Simeon to Oceano

Another beautiful ride down the coast! This is the day we stop by Cal Poly SLO and enjoy a meal with some family friends from up in San Jose! Such a great tradition. The weather is definitely getting hotter as we head further down south! Also, every year we have the rest stop/checkpoint at Wally's bike shop where they welcome us with open arms and serve us some tasty tamales all day long! Below is a photo of his family. 

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CCC - Day 4 // Big Sur to San Simeon

This day was some of the toughest hills we face all week! With two hills back to back named the "Twin Sisters", it's a definite challenge. Not too many pictures, but we definitely had an amazing ride nonetheless!! 

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CCC - Day 3 // Monterey to Big Sur

One of the most beautiful days of the ride for sure! Once we got into Big Sur, the riders stopped at the River Inn for some refreshing drinks and were able to put their feet in the cool river!

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Last Day before the ride begins!

What a great day this is to get reacquainted with old friends and meet new friends at registration!  It is amazing how quickly a year has gone by!  Hear the cowbells ring as we walk in the door! Amazing!

What a surprise (and humbling) it was to see a poster of Christiana and the family as she is being honored on Day 1 of the CCC!  We will get to share her story, why the name AlsoTouch and how we all should appreciate life and the ride in God's beauty!  This was a true blessing to what is going to be a wonderful journey!  Come along for the ride ;-)

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Count Down ... 2 More Days ... Route Guide

Here is the route of the ride:

Sat, Day 1: San Francisco to Santa Cruz READY...SET...PEDAL! Cyclists begin in San Francisco and cycle down the coast into Santa Cruz, completing a total of 85 miles.9/13/2014

Sun, Day 2: Santa Cruz to Monterey This leg of the tour measures 53 miles and takes you through the dramatic landscape of the California countryside before resting for the night in picturesque Monterey.9/14/2014

Mon, Day 3: Monterey to Big Sur Say goodbye to Monterey and head south. A short 40 miles will bring you into the spectacular landscape of Big Sur.9/15/2014

Tues, Day 4: Big Sur to San Simeon As you wind your way through the scented forests of Big Sur, you will continue into San Simeon after enjoying a brief rest stop near the world-renowned Hearst Castle. At this point, you've cycled a total of 66 miles!9/16/2014

Wed, Day 5: San Simeon to Pismo Beach Absolutely beautiful. If the pedaling doesn't take your breath away, the scenery will! A mere 60 miles, this leg of the tour will allow you to soak up your surroundings as you cycle along world famous beaches. 9/17/2014

Thurs, Day 6: Pismo Beach to Buellton As you make your way through the wine country made famous by the movie Sideways, you will enjoy quiet roads and beautiful vineyards. After 66 miles of incredible riding, a special dinner is prepared to celebrate your journey to date. 9/18/2014

Fri, Day 7: Buellton to Ventura This spectacular day winds through Solvang, into Santa Barbara through Hope Ranch, then along the coast and finishing at the beach in Ventura after 90 miles. 9/19/2014

Sat, Day 8: Ventura to Los Angeles Congratulations! After the final 60 miles, you cross the finish line in Los Angeles to fanfare and an emotional welcome. A victory party will help you celebrate this unique trip and reflect on your outstanding achievement. -

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

3 Days and Counting! LA here we come!

Hi all,

It is only 3 days until we start cycling down the coast raising awareness and money for the Arthritis Foundation. We continue to cycle in memory of Christiana!  This is Dwight's 8th year and Maria's 6th year.

Serena would be riding with us but she had an accident last weekend and fractured her elbow!  She will still be volunteering down the coast with us!

If you would like to donate, you can use the following links:
    Maria -
    Dwight -

Please continue to check back for updates on our ride!!!