San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club

Club members taking a break at Ragged Point during annual New Year's day ride

San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club

The SLOBC, founded in 1971, is a 501.c.4 non-profit organization that promotes safe and legal bicycle riding for recreation and transportation. We love bicycling and enjoy the company of like-minded people as we explore the hundreds of miles of picturesque byways along the beautiful Central Coast and nearby coastal hills and the inland countryside with its quiet roads through oak woodlands, ranch lands and vineyards.

We enjoy working together to put on our annual Wildflower and Lighthouse Century rides that allow the SLOBC to Donate over $75,000 each year to support local bicycle groups, advocacy organizations, activities and programs and our communities.

You are invited to attend our monthly meetings and explore this website for information about our club and its activities.

News, Notes & Events

SLOB Bob Garing Service Award Nomination

bob garing riding his bike.

In 2001 the club presented Bob Garing the first SLOB Bob Garing Service Award "In recognition of many years of unselfish service to the San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club."

Each year we invite club members to nominate people whom they feel deserve this award.

Submit names to committee members Stu and Janie Goldenberg, John Rogers, Bruce Collier, Joan Petersen, Red and Gail Davis, Tim and Shelley Long, Frank Mullin, Dale and Sharon Sutliff, Glenn and Gail Vanderlinde, Dave Abrecht, Will Benedict or Chris Broome - all past recipients, no later than March 31, 2016.

Please include written rationale for your nomination to help the committee make its selection.

The committee will evaluate nominees and select a recipient.

When deciding whether you want to submit a nomination, consider the following characteristics that Bob Garing demonstrated over the years:

  • Continuing service over a long period of time (core requirement, at least ten years)
  • Service to the club as an officer, volunteer, leader or other ways (core requirement)
  • Advocacy of bicycle transportation, facilities and safe riding
  • Service to the bicycling community and community at large
  • Significant leadership on club rides
  • Working for improved bicycle conditions
  • Mentoring through advice, education and leadership
  • Role model for using the bicycle as a mode of transportation

Octagon Barn Center Matching Donation Plan

Looking up at the roof and cupola from inside the Octagon barn.
Photograph: Jeff Kahn

The SLOBC is now a major partner in the development of the Land Conservancy's Octagon Barn Center's trailhead/cycling center element. The club donated $30,000 from our Capital Projects Fund and committed another $10,000 to match donations made by club members.

How to Donate

  • Download the Matching Gift Challenge form. Print and complete the form and include it with your check.
  • Go to Click on the “Ways to Give” button. Make sure the words, “in honor of SLOBC” are entered in the Honor/Memory section to ensure the SLOBC matches your gift.

Any gift made to the Octagon Barn Center project will give the donor(s) a year-long membership in the Land Conservancy organization and entitle them to participate in Land Conservancy “members only” hikes and activities.

Wildflower Century Volunteering

Volunteering for the 2016 Wildflower Century is under way. Go to our Century Jobs webpage for all the information you need on jobs that are open, job descriptions, the volunteer process and century resources.