The 20th annual Wine and Roses ride starts at the park in Templeton, California. There are two ride options: a metric (62 miles) and a half metric (31 miles). The metric goes down the legendary Hwy 229 south of Creston and both rides go over the newly constructed Linne bridge and through the scenic rolling vineyards of the San Luis Obispo back country. Traffic is light and much of the route has been recently repaved.
The early-bird fee of $60 covers sags, rest stops and a great post-ride BBQ in the park with award-winning local wines and roses for riders. Additional BBQ meals are available for your non-participating friends and family for $20 per person.
You will be able to check in Saturday evening (4:30 – 7 pm) at our pre-ride fiesta or Sunday morning (recommended start: Metric-8 am, Half metric-9:30 am)
Templeton is a town of 7500 on scenic Highway 101, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. It’s a half-hour drive north of San Luis Obispo and 5 miles south of Paso Robles in the heart of some of the best vineyards in California.
Event details and schedule
Welcome to the 20th Annual Wine & Roses Bike Ride to be held at the Templeton Community Park. We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, October 10th, 2021 .
All riders will need to check in and receive a wristband to ride, use rest stops and attend the post-ride BBQ. Extra meal tickets for the BBQ will be sold at check-in for $20. Proceeds from this ride benefit Lions Club programs.
Check-in and day-of registration will be held at the Templeton CSD Board room across the street from the park and next to the fire station, 420 Crocker St. (5th St. at Crocker), Templeton, CA 93465. Or you can check-in on Friday night at our Friday evening reception (details on our website).
There are parking spaces around the park and additional parking at Templeton Elementary School (215 8th St, Templeton) which is just a few short blocks from the park.
You may choose Metric (62 miles) or Half metric (31 miles) which you can change online. Route slips, maps and elevations are on our web page: www.wineandrosesride.com . Maps, wrist bands and cue sheets will be passed out at registration.
Ride Start Times
Suggested start times are:
8:00 a.m. for the Metric Century, 9:30 a.m. for the Half Metric Century
Ride support will not be in place until 8:00 a.m and ends at 4 pm. If you will be late, please flag down a SAG vehicle. SAG number is on your route slip.
Weather is usually sunny and warm in October but mornings may be cool. All rest stops will have water and beverages, please make sure to factor the heat into your ride.
Snacks, Gatorade and water will be provided at all rest stops (rest stop hours are listed on the route slips). We also will be serving a mouth-watering BBQ (or vegetarian) lunch with wine and a rose. This is included with your registration fee. BBQ will be served from 11 am – 4 pm at the park.
Ride Entry Exchanges
If you cannot ride and have friends that want to ride in your place, you can change the name and details online. However, it is your responsibility to contact and make payment arrangements with other parties.
Above all, we want you to have a safe and fun ride!
Thank you and TELL A FRIEND about our ride,
Paso Robles Lions Club