Most TCBC rides are day rides starting in or near the Twin Cities metropolitan area. In addition to regular day rides, TCBC also recognizes and provides mileage credit for certain other types of rides, including outreach rides and overnight trips. To ensure that these special rides are available to all TCBC members, advance notice must be provided to members. To ensure that riders have a safe and enjoyable ride for both regular rides and special rides, TCBC also requires that riders on all regular and special rides sign in for each ride, attend a ride briefing at a set time with the ride leader, and wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet. This policy defines the types of special rides and outlines special rules and considerations that apply to these ride categories.
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Biking with TCBC in Solvang, California in 2018
Sunday, March 18 through Saturday, March 24, 2018
Solvang is located about 40 miles north of Santa Barbara in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Solvang area is dotted with horses, wineries, nice restaurants, lovely green HILLS, Los Padres National Forest and Figueroa (the Mountain & the Brewery)…did I say wineries? Above all, there is wonderful biking on beautiful country roads.
This ride will be multiple category social rides. Susan Evan will be leading “B” rides and Ken Nater will be leading “A/B” rides. There is a possibility of some specific “A” rides for riders wanting to go the distance and be challenged. We will be headquartered at Svendsgaards Danish Lodge in Solvang, where some of the daily rides will start. Some of the rides will necessitate a drive.
The only upfront cost will be $45.00 per participant (no charge for nonbiking spouse/friend) to cover leader expenses. Expenses include pre-tour lodging, car rental, gas for previewing the bike routes, and snacks for our Figueroa Mountain bike ride. If there are any surplus funds, we will use them toward a group pizza party. You will be responsible for your own transportation, lodging, car rental, and meals. You have the option of flying into Santa Barbara (my choice) or Los Angeles and driving to Solvang.
To reserve your spot, send $45.00 along with name, phone number, email address, and TCBC member number to Susan Evan 5716 – 19th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55417. No limit on the number of participants. In the past we had 35-40 people attend. Your $45.00 dollar deposit is non-refundable after February 18, 2018.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Svendsgaards Danish Lodge. The room rate will be $85.00-$110.00 + tax per night depending on room type. Please don’t make room reservations until you are confirmed on the trip.
All self-sufficient riders are welcome to do any ride level. There will be no sag vehicle available. More information will be available on the TCBC website, under overnight trips, and on the Solvang Bike Trip website.
If you are interested in transporting your bike fully assembled to Solvang, contact Ken Nater. Cost will be $300.00 per bike, including 1 carryon bag. Maximum capacity of 17 bikes. Spots fill up fast, so contact Ken if interested.
You must be a member of TCBC to do this ride. To join TCBC go to www.biketcbc.org
For more information go to http://bikesolvang.weebly.com