Information by November 13, 2017

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The general information for the "8th Annual Solvang Spring Fling" is that it will be held on the weekend of April 6, 7, 8, 2018 in downtown Buellton. Riders of the Moorpark Bike Rides and Channel Islands Bike Club are welcome to participate in this fun biking environment. Riders can reserve a hotel or campsite for the entire weekend or for one night or even drive up for the morning.  Activities will include road biking in this beautiful region along with gathering for meals as well as shopping and wine tasting. Check this webpage for more information about this great event. Please REGISTER WITH THE CIBC WEBPAGE as there is a 50 Person LIMIT on the biking weekend. If you need more details other than what is listed on this webpage, you can contact Mike Stewart by email. **Registration DEADLINE is April 2nd**

-Weekend Agenda-


An RSVP (by April 2nd or sooner) to Spring Fling Registration Page is required, thanks. Here is the agenda for the weekend:


Friday, April 6th, 2018:
Ride- 9:00am at Los Alamos County Park at 500 Drum Canyon in the town of Los Alamos. Plan to ride a beautiful rural route out of Los Alamos into the wine country of Santa Maria which is 90 miles from Ventura. This route does have some climbing so be prepared on the
Los Alamos 50 Miler.

Lunch- 1:30pm at the Bob's Well Bread in Los Alamos. 

Dinner- 6:00pm at Chomps  in Solvang, bring CASH for the food (about $20 total each), RSVP by 4/2/2018!!!!!

Saturday, April 7th, 2018:
Ride- 8:30am depart from Flying Flags RV Park in Buellton for one of these routes:
Santa Ynez Difficult 50 Miler
Santa Ynez Moderate 40 Miler
Santa Ynez 30 Miler,   
"2018 Route Slip."

Dinner- 6:00pm for Taco Buffet, supplied by Taco Roco in Buellton, meet at the cafe fire circle at Flying Flags RV Resort, (just bring drinks).

Sunday, April 8th, 2018:
Ride- 8:30am from Flying Flags RV Resort to
Figueroa Mountain 30 Mile Route SlipRide w/GPS Route Map.
Ask the RV park or hotel for a late check out time. We should be back around 12pm.

-Accommodations Information-


Lots of hotels in the Santa Ynez Valley. Most of the hotels are within walking/biking distance of the ride start at Flying Flags RV Resort on Avenue of the Flags and Highway 246. Hotel prices seem to be less expensive in Buellton, such as the Sideways Inn which backs up directly to our ride start and Quality Inn, Pea Soup Andersons and Motel 6. There is also Flying Flags Campground with beautiful RV and grassy tent sites AND now beautiful CAMPING CABINS which are fully furnished and have a queen bed/twin beds and sleeping space for 3-4 people! Ask for cottages 1 thru 7or even the Wine Cabins. You may even want to rent a vintage trailer or a luxury safari tent.  Experience says reserve soon because weekend crowds do arrive during the springtime. No hotel has been selected as our meeting place. So feel free to explore and find a hotel that suits your taste and budget. You can go to this internet site at Solvang Hotels for useful information.

-Dining Choices-


The Santa Ynez Valley is full of fine dining choices for breakfast and lunch. Obviously, the favorite among cyclists is Ellen's Pancake House for breakfast. Noted as the "place to go" when in Buellton for active bikers like ourselves and those training for the Tour of California. As for Friday's dinner we plan to head to the Chomps at 1693 Mission Drive, next to the bike shop in Solvang.  An RSVP IS REQUIRED BY Monday, April 2nd or sooner, please. On Saturday the plan is to eat at the camping cabins at the Flying Flags RV Resort for a catered Taco Dinner.  Reservations will probably be needed, so get ready to email Mike with your intentions of riding in the activity and if you plan to eat with the group. Also, bring CASH for the Friday dinner meal, it is much easier to settle the bill with a large group. Also, bring a lawn chair for Saturday's dinner seating.






- 6th Annual Spring Fling Photos -

 


We had over 25 on the Saturday ride into the east end of the Santa Ynez Valley. Here is the group photo minus 4 other late riders. See the album of photos by CLICKING HERE.  Thanks to Ron Parker for taking so many fun and beautiful photos. Other event photos and videos can be found in the right hand column with the camera icon.