This activity is sponsored by the Channel Islands Bike Club. You MUST be a paid member to play!

- Spring Fling Details -



The general information for the "12th Annual Solvang Spring Fling" is that it will be held on the weekend of April 19,20,21 of 2024 in downtown Buellton. Members of Channel Islands Bike Club are welcome to participate in this fun biking environment. Riders can reserve a hotel, camping cabin 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. Check this webpage for more information about this great event. Please REGISTER ON THE CIBike WEBPAGE as there is a 30 Person LIMIT on this biking weekend. Please signup each adult SEPARATELY. If you need more details other than what is listed on this webpage, you can contact Mike Stewart by email. **Registration BEGINS March 19th ENDS April 15th, 2024**

-Spring Fling Routes-


You MUST download the Ride w/GPS route directions to your GPS Device and/or mobile phone. The routes are a "turn by turn" route listed on the Channel Islands Bike Club account in the Ride w/GPS webpage. Just click on the route to view the Ride w/GPS ride directions. 


Friday, April 19th:
Ride- 9:00am at Los Alamos County Park, Los Alamos. This is a 50 mile clockwise loop from Los Alamos lunch at Jacks Cafe or Cups & Crumbs in Old Orcutt. This is moderate, hilly "B" route. 
Difficult Route- Orcutt 50 Mile Loop CW
More Difficult Route- Orcutt 54 Mile Loop CW with Rancho Sisquoic Winery.

Saturday, April 20th:
Ride- 8:30am at Flying Flags RV Resort fire pit. 4 routes to choose from. The longer route is up to 3000 feet of climbing following Harris Grade for a 50 miler with brunch at Bob's Well Bread or Charlies Cafe in Los Alamos. While the easier route splits off into Lompoc for coffee at the Southside Coffee Shop and back to Buellton via Santa Rosa Road for 38 miles. ALL routes are hilly!!!!!!!
Most Difficult Route- Harris Grade Metric Century Loop CW   3,500 feet of climbing
Difficult Route- Harris Grade 47 Mile Loop CW   with 101 Highway. 
Difficult Option Route- Harris Grade 47 Mile Loop CW with Drum Canyon.
Less Difficult Route- Lompoc 38 Mile Loop CCW


Sunday, April 21st:
Ride- 8:30am at Flying Flags RV Resort fire pit. Two routes to choose from as we head to Nojoqui Falls & Neverland Ranch hilly option or Los Olivos and the wine country with lunch at Bob's Well Bread in Ballard or take Ballard Canyon. 


For those club members not familiar with Ride w/GPS turn-by-turn CIBike Club Account, just click on this link for information & instructions.


-Spring Fling Accommodations-



Hotels in the Buellton and Solvang area are numerous. However, mid-April is a very popular time of the year for this wine country. Please reserve a room as soon as possible. Two rides will begin at Flying Flags RV Resort in Buellton, so any hotels close by will be convenient.



- Spring Fling Parking Area -

 



If you are NOT staying at the Flying Flags RV Resort, please do NOT park inside of the campground. There is event parking outside of the resort at the nearby "Park & Ride Lot" and along The Avenue of the Flags street. As a last resort, park in the nearby neighborhood. 





-Spring Fling Dining Choices-



Basically, the club plans to eat together FOR DINNER at the Feather & Fire Cafe in Flying Flags RV Resort near the fire pit patio ON SATURDAY! Plan to eat on your own on Friday and Sunday. The resort has delicious food from tri-tip to chicken. Breakfast is on your own while lunch involves dining with those during your route. The CIBike Club is NOT buying food for the members, so you pay for your own food. Eating together is part of the Spring Fling Experience. Here are a few local establishments if dining on your own is a must:

  • Feather & Fire, Buellton (Flying Flags RV Resort) SATURDAY'S gathering at 6pm. 
  • Sideways Inn Lounge, Buellton
  • Ginos Pizza, Buellton
  • Ellens Cafe, Buellton
  • Mother Hubbards, Buellton
  • Industrial Eats, Buellton
  • Starbucks, Buellton
  • The Habit, Buellton
  • The Hitching Post, Buellton
  • AJ Spurs, Buellton
  • Craft House at the Corque, Solvang
  • Solvang Brewing Company, Solvang
  • Paula's Pancake House, Solvang






- 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.