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Wildflower Century

Date: April 8, 2017
Location: Creston, California

The San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club invites you to join us for the Wildflower Century offering four routes on rural roads through the vineyards, ranches, and oak woodlands of the Central Coast. This classic ride sells out every year, so reserve your place early.

Bike riders climbing up highway 41.
Photograph: Pam Link

New Wildflower Century Routes for 2017

All routes have been redesigned for 2017 including the creation of a great Metric Century. Time spent on Highway 58 has been reduced and La Panza Road, Highway 229 and Pozo Road have been reincorporated. Shell Creek Road has five miles of rough pavement that we refer to as our cobble stone section. Otherwise roads have good to very good surfaces.

Routes GPS Route Slips (coming later)
Century: 100 mi, 5100 ft. Century GPS Century .pdf
3/4 Century: 76 mi, 3800 ft. 3/4 Century GPS 3/4 Century .pdf
Metric Century: 64 mi, 3000 ft. Metric Century GPS Metric Century .pdf
1/2 Century: 45 mi, 2000 ft. 1/2 Century GPS 1/2 Century .pdf

two bike riders passing vineyard.
Photograph: Pam Link

Wildflower Century Highlights

  • Travel rural roads through oak woodlands and ranch lands unchanged by time
  • Que & Map sheet
  • Rest Stops well stocked with good, real food including local and organic choices
  • Robust SAG support
  • Bike Mechanic at Start and rest stops
  • Enthusiastic and friendly volunteers
  • Post-Ride BBQ and festival for all registered riders including:
    • Live music,
    • Local beer and wine for purchase, 
    • Choose your entrée: beef, chicken, or vegetatian!
    • Meal accompanied by a robust, hearty salad! No iceberg lettuce!
    • Tickets available at BBQ for non-riders ($10)
  • Colorful ride patch for all registered riders
  • Your event fee makes possible our annual Donations to Bike SLO County and other local cycling organizations and programs and the communities and groups that support our rides.
  • Opportunity to purchase Wildflower Clothing

Images of Wildflower jersey design

  • Follow us on Instagram and use #slobcwildflowercentury to share your posts
  • Event Photography by PhotoCrazy

bike rider at the top of a climb.
Photograph: Pam Link

Wildflower Safety

  • Approved helmets are required to be worn by all riders. NO HELMET, NO RIDE!
  • All minors must be accompanied by an adult
  • All riders are expected to follow Safe Cycling Best Practices
  • Rear-view mirrors to monitor overtaking vehicles and cyclists are encouraged. (California law requires that cyclists move right as practicable to allow vehicles to pass.)
  • Portable audio devices using ear pieces are discouraged. (California law mandates that ear pieces be used in only one ear.)

two bike riders passing a tractor on Shell Creek road.
Photograph: Pam Link

Friday Spaghetti Feed

Eliminate the hassle of the Saturday morning crowds! Come to Creston Friday night and pick up your registration materials and then take part in a pre-ride carb load-up at the annual Spaghetti Feed put on by the community to benefit the Creston Women's Club Scholarship Fund.

  • Price: $12.00 (adults), $5.00 (children under 9)
  • Date: Friday, April 22, 2016
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Location: Creston Community Center
  • Wine and beer available for purchase
  • Meat and vegetarian spaghetti sauces!

bike rider passing through vineyards.
Photograph: Pam Link

Saturday Starters

Given the proximity of our start location to services, we have assembled some Saturday morning food choices you can purchase before setting out on your ride. They will be available at the Creston Elementary School from 6:30 to 9:00 AM next to Registration and Clothing Sales.

  • Creston School Science Camp: Coffee and treats