Information as of January, 2023



The general information for the "11th Annual Solvang Spring Fling" is that it will be held on the weekend of April 14, 15, 16, 2023 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 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. 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 30th**

-Weekend Rides & Schedule-


Signups begin on March 30th for the Solvang Spring Fling as  Registration Page is required, thanks. Parking at Flying Flags RV Resort is at the "Park & Ride" on Avenue of the Flags. Just click on the route to view the Ride w/GPS ride directions. Here is the agenda for the weekend:


Friday, April 14th:
Ride- 10:00am at Los Alamos County Park. This is a 50 mile counter-clockwise loop from Los Alamos into Orcutt for lunch at Jacks Cafe in Old Orcutt. This is moderate, hilly "B" route. 
Route- Orcutt 50 Mile Loop CCW

Saturday, April 15th:
Ride- 9:00am at Flying Flags RV Resort fire pit. Two routes to choose from. The longer route is up to 3000 feet of climbing following Harris Grade for a 50 miler with lunch at Bobs Well Bread 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. 
Sunday, April 16th:
Ride- 8:30am at Flying Flags RV Resort fire pit. Two routes to choose from as we head north of Solvang into Los Olivos and the wine country with lunch at Bobs Well Bread in Ballard. 

-Accommodations Information-



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.

  • Flying Flags RV Resort, Buellton
  • Sidways Inn, Buellton
  • Marriott Hotel, Buellton
  • Quality Inn, Buellton
  • Hampton Inn, Buellton
  • Pea Soup Anderson's, Buellton
  • Motel 6, Buellton
  • Research Solvang for other options,but will be further away from the ride start location. 


-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. 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)
  • 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.