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Lighthouse Century

Date: October 14, 2017
Location: Morro Bay, California

The Lighthouse Century offers three routes traveling along the coast past San Simeon with two longer routes climbing into the coastal hills. Scenic vistas of the central coast and cool ocean breezes make this beautiful ride a classic that sells out every year, so reserve your place early.

Bike riders along coast.
Photograph: Roger Heathcote

Lighthouse Century Routes

Routes RWGPS Maps Route Slips
Century Route: 100 mi, 5300 ft. Century GPS Century PDF
Old Creek Route: 85 mi, 4800 ft. Old Creek GPS Old Creek PDF
Coastal Route: 65 mi, 1800 ft. Coastal GPS Coastal PDF

four Bike riders along coast.
Photograph: Roger Heathcote

Lighthouse Century Highlights

  • Beautiful views of the ocean and coastal hills
  • Que & Map sheet
  • Rest Stops well stocked with good food
  • Robust SAG support
  • Bike Mechanic at Start and key rest stops
  • Enthusiastic and friendly volunteers
  • Post-Ride BBQ for all registered riders including:
    • Live music 
    • Beef, chicken and vegetarian entre options
    • Linn's fruit pie & ice cream for dessert
    • Tickets available at BBQ for non-riders
  • Ride patches and wristbands for registered riders
  • Your registration fee supports our Donations to Bike SLO County and other local cycling organizations and programs and the communities and groups that support our rides.
  • Opportunity to purchase Lighthouse Clothing.

Images of Lighthouse jersey design

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  • Event Photography by PhotoCrazy

group picture at Cypress Tree rest stop with lighthouse in distance.
Photograph: Roger Heathcote

Lighthouse Century 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.)
  • Use the wide shoulders available on most roads
  • Portable audio devices using ear pieces are discouraged. (California law mandates that ear pieces be used in only one ear.)