2023 Santa Cruz Zodiac-CANCELLED: MOVED TO AUG 7-AUG 10

  • 27 Mar 2023
  • 1:00 PM
  • 30 Mar 2023
  • Santa Cruz, Hotel Solares, 600 Riverside Ave., 95060

Ride:                        138 - 148                  Hilly                      Flexible

Leaders:   Tom Adams, 916-764-7019, tcadams54@yahoo.com

                  Sandy Yarrow, 916-802-0898, skybike2@gmail.com       

Description:  Hotel: Hotel Solares, 600 Riverside Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95060

                     Phone: 831-458-9660

                     Room Rates: Starting at $125.00 + tax

You must be a member of the Sacramento Wheelmen Cycling Club in order to participate. Make your reservations by phoning the hotel (831-458-9660). Reservations made 14 days prior to arrival should get the discounted rate shown. Please also RSVP the ride leader at tcadams54@yahoo.com. All social hours (beer and snack food included) will be in the Hotel Solares inner courtyard following the ride each day. $10 donation appreciated.

Ride Itinerary:  All rides start at the Hotel Solares.

2023 Santa Cruz Zodiac Itinerary:

March 27: After you arrive in Santa Cruz, this short ride (22.3 miles) heads east from

the Hotel Solares and does a loop through Scotts Valley. Total climbing: 1,528 feet. At

the end of the route, we go down to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, go to the end of

the wharf, and then back to the hotel on a bicycle trail.

Start time: 1 pm.

GPS file: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42169004

March 28: There are two routes to choose from, both heading south from the Hotel

Solares. The long route (48.3 miles/2,800 feet of climbing) goes all the way to

Watsonville and stops at Gizdich Pie Shop. The short route (32.5 miles/2,142 feet of

climbing) is the same as the long route for the first 14.5 miles and the last 16.5 miles,

regrouping at the Cactus Corner market and deli (mile 17.1).

Start time: 9 am.

GPS long route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42209949

GPS short route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42209968

March 29: Here we go again. This route from the Hotel Solares heads south and then

east, climbing to the Summit Store (mile 34.2) for lunch by going up Eureka Canyon

Road and then Highland Way. After lunch, the screaming downhill goes through Soquel.

When you get back to the Hotel Solares you will have covered 51 miles and 3,176 feet

of climbing.

Start time: 9 am.

GPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38777704

March 30: After you check out, please join us for a very scenic and challenging ride of

34.2 miles and 2,986 feet of climbing that passes through Bonny Dune. Heading

northeast from the Hotel Solares, the route climbs steadily for the first 13 miles and then descends 8 miles to the coast, turning south on Highway 1 to get back to Santa Cruz. We cruise through the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk on protected lanes one more time.

Start time: 9:30 am.

GPS route: https://ridewithgps.com/routes/38851488

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