Our Wine County Bike Trek is well established and one of the most popular cycling events in Santa Barbara County. The entire ride takes place in the Santa Ynez Valley wine country. Riders will have a choice of signing up for one, two and three day rides. Our goal is a minimum of 150 riders.Riders will be given an opportunity to collect pledges. If they collect $500 or more, then their registration fee will be refunded. Registration is available online until Wednesday, June 12. Afterwords, registration is available on-site, Friday and Saturday ONLY. Check our website for directions to Friday and Saturday Check-in locations. Three Day Option: Begin at Hans Christian Andersen Park in Solvang on Friday, June 14. We ll transport your camping gear to our campsite as you begin your scenic tour of the Santa Ynez Valley. Saturday, you will tour around the Santa Ynez Valley and end back at our campsite. On Sunday, your ride begins at our campsite and ends back at Hans Christian Anderson Park with a BBQ lunch donated by Buellton Rotary.Two Day Option: Begin your ride at Midland School up Figueroa Mountain road. Tour in and around the Santa Ynez Valley on Saturday, June 15. On Sunday, your ride begins at our campsite and ends back at Hans Christian Anderson Park with a BBQ lunch.One Day Option: One-day-riders begin and end at our campsite in Los Olivos on Saturday, June 15. Join us for a night of fun and festivities including a tri-tip and chicken barbecue plus a vegetarian option. The barbecue is compliments of the Santa Barbara Suburban Kiwanis - a donation they have made for 29 years! Choose a 30 or 50-mile route each day. Volunteers will greet you every ten miles with fully catered rest stops.The Spirit of the Wine County Bike Trek is community, family, and friends.
It s about taking what you thought you knew about yourself and the world and looking at it again, from a new perspective a perspective where, suddenly, what you thought were only hopes or ideals are real. You may doubt that 150 people will be able to make a difference in the lives of those in need but they will.This is a fundraising event for People Helpling People and while fundraising is not required, you will receive a fundraising page and if you raise $500 or more, your registration fee is refunded to you.Money raised from the Wine Country Bike Trek will help support People Helping People s emergency and basic needs programs, including a Food Program, which provides groceries to over 1,300 people bi-weekly, health care access for adults and children that are underinsured and uninsured, and programs such as counseling for children and teens and an after school youth program offering homework assistance, tutorials, and arts and crafts activities.