This past Friday, I had the good fortune to participate in the Annual Carmel, CA to San Simeon, CA Century Bike ride for the first time. This informal one-day event started 41 years ago when a father and sons traveled this route by bicycle. This year, 179 bikers joined the tour (the oldest rider is 78 years old) and enjoyed amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, traveling through the Big Sur area and several good climbs called “the whammies”.
Having toured across the U.S. by bicycle in the past, riding this route with many fellow bikers was an amazing experience. Many thanks to all the bikers on the ride, to everyone that helps keep the Pacific Coast route in such great shape and to Jack McGlynn who coordinates the ride (this was his 35th year of riding the route as well!)