Name: Mostly SLO 300k (ACP Brevet / Route # unapproved)
Ride Start:Saturday, April 9 at 06:00
Ride End: Sunday, April 10 at 02:00
Time Limit: 20 hours
Registration: closes Thursday, April 7 at midnight
Start Location: Calle Joaquin Park & Ride Lot between Taco Temple and Hampton Inn
Description: The Mostly SLO 300K begins and ends in San Luis Obispo and a smaller version of the the first day of the Mostly SLO 600k who’s name references the fact that although the 600k stays “mostly” in San Luis Obispo (i.e. SLO) county it does venture down into Santa Barbara county on Day2. The route is the same as the 400k/600k for the first 190km and then rejoins the original route in Cayucos.
The 300k route crosses town and climbs over Cuesta Grade on the Hwy 101 shoulder, climbing 1200 feet in about 3 miles. Exit on the other side for a pleasant ride up through Santa Margarita and then we pass through Creston and Shandon on the way to the first control in San Miguel, a good place for early lunch. Then, head over to Paso Robles west side, the location of many wineries up in the hill country. Beautiful, rolling hills for about 25 miles finally lead out to Hwy 46, where instead of you climb over the coast range to Cambria you will head down Old Creek to Cayucos and the coast. Then straight back to San Luis Obispo via Hwy 1. From there it’s a small loop down to Grover Beach, Pismo Beach and Avila Beach before heading back to SLO returning the the Park & Ride.
Reservations are recommended in this tourist town, you can usually cancel. Garmin files can be downloaded from the map link.
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