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Wildflower Century FAQ

How do I get to the Creston?
From the North and South, take Highway 101 to Atascadero
Exit at Highway 41 and travel East from Atascadero about 11 miles
From the East, take Highway 41 West at Shandon about 15 miles
From Highway 41, turn South on Highway 229/Webster Road for 1 mile to Creston.
Check-In at the Creston Elementary School

creston map

When can we check-in?
Friday from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday from 6:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Can someone else check-in for me?
No, all riders must check-in in person and show a photo ID.
When do I receive my registration materials and any clothing I ordered?
When you check-in for the ride. If you do not attend the ride, your clothing will be mailed to you.
What if the clothing I pre-ordered does not fit?
Try on clothing when you pick it up to make sure it fits correctly. It can be exchanged at clothing sales for another size if we have it in stock.
What is the Parking situation in Creston?
There is very limited parking within the small town of Creston and no parking at the Creston Elementary School. There will be parking at the rodeo grounds on the left as you enter Creston. Once the rodeo grounds are full, there is parking along Highway 229 as you approach Creston. We encourage you to use car pooling as much as possible. Wherever you park, be sure to be off the roadway pavement.
When should we start riding?
The course opens at 7:00 AM
Century, 75 Mile and Metric Century riders: Start before 8:30 AM
45 Mile riders: Start after 8:00 and before 9:30 AM
If you start early, you will find the rest stops closed. Rest Stop opening times are based on riders averaging less than 15 mph.
When does the course close?
The course closes at 5:00 PM.
Riders who cannot complete the course by 5:00 p.m. will be offered a SAG ride to the finish and will be on their own if they turn this down. Rest stops close based on riders being on schedule to complete the course by 5:00 p.m.
How do I find area motels and hotels?
Make your reservations early. San Luis Obispo County motels and hotels often sell out. Contact the Chamber of Commerce of one of the nearby cities for more information.
City Distance Chamber of Commerce
Atascadero 13 Miles 805-466-2044
Templeton 18 Miles 805-434-1789
Paso Robles 24 Miles 805-238-0506
San Luis Obispo 30 Miles 805-781-2777
Morro Bay 31 Miles 805-772-4467
Cayucos 36 Miles 805-995-1200
Cambria 42 Miles 805-927-3624
Are there options for camping in Creston?
There will be self-contained RV camping available on a first-come first-served basis at the Creston Community Center. Call Bruce Hebron of the Creston Volunteer Firefighters Association at 805-238-1662 for information.
There will be tent camping on the Creston Elementary School grounds. Call the school at 805-238-4771 for information.
What is the weather like?
The weather is usually cool in the morning, but it can turn hot by the end of the day. Check the Creston Weather forcast. The ride will be held rain or shine.
What is the Spaghetti Feed?

Friday night you can take part in the annual Spaghetti Feed put on by the community to benefit the Creston Women's Club Scholarship Fund.

  • Price: $12.00 (adults), $5.00 (children under 10) purchased at the door
  • Date: Friday, April 5, 2019
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Location: Creston Community Center
  • Wine, Beer and Desserts available for purchase
  • Meat and vegetarian spaghetti sauces
What drinks and food are provided at rest stops?
The food and drinks at each rest stop are selected to both nourish the body and taste great as you ride the course. This means that there is no "Lunch" stop. Instead, every stop has an appropriate selection of carbs and protein from which you can choose what you need.
Drinks will include Fluid sports drink, fresh lemonade and water with coffee at the first stop. Standard rest stop food will include such things as locally made cookies, bagels, bananas, oranges, nuts, PP&J sandwiches and hard boiled eggs. This will be expanded with unique additions at each rest stop to support rider needs and provide variety.
Where will bike mechanics be located?
There will be bike mechanics in Creston and at the Shandon, Shell Creek and Rinconada Store Rest Stops.
Where are local bike shops located?
Click Bike Shops for a list. Atascadero has the closest shop followed by Paso Robles.
What about the Post-Ride BBQ?
The menu includes barbecued chicken, salad and dessert. Drinks will include ice tea, sodas and water with localĀ beer and wine available for purchase.
  • BBQ is served between Noon and 5:30 PM
  • Enjoy live music from 1:00 to 4:30 PM
  • Extra post-ride BBQ tickets for non-riders can be purchased at the event for $12.00.
Where can I find event stats and photos taken during the ride?
Go to PhotoCrazy for event stats and photos. Use your RFID number to easily find your photo.
How should I post and tag my event photos?
Follow us on Instagram and add #slobcwildflowercentury to event images you post during or after the ride. See what others have posted.
How do I check to see if something I lost was found?
Send an email to clothing@slobc.org. Provide a description of the item and your address. We will respond as soon as possible.

Partners, Suppliers & Vendors

These local organizations and businesses provide volunteers, rest stops locations, food, ride clothing, supplies and services to support the safety and enjoyment of our riders.

Cal Poly Cycling Logo

cccmb logo

bike slo county logo

Estero Radio Club Logo


Creston Volunteer Fire Department logo

Creston Classic Rodeo logo

pozo organic farm logo

California rangeland Trust logo
Avenales Ranch

Foothill Cyclery logo

Velotobes logo

Voler logo

Fluid Logo

Yes Logo

Cider Creek logo

good tides organic bistro logo

house of bagles logo

Photo Crazy logo