400k – Mostly SLO

Name: Mostly SLO 400k  (ACP Brevet / Route # 2920)

Brevet Registration

Registered Riders

Ride Start:Saturday, April 9 at 06:00
Ride End:  Sunday, April 10 at 09:00
Time Limit: 27 hours

Cost: $25.00
Registration: closes Thursday, April 7 at midnight

Start Location: Calle Joaquin Park & Ride Lot between Taco Temple and Hampton Inn

Description:   The Mostly SLO 400K begins and ends  in San Luis Obispo and is essentially 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 400k 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 you climb over the coast range to Cambria. Then a quick but windy trip up to visit the Elephant Seals north of San Simeon and 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 with a smaller loop through town to get to 400k before 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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