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Eroica California

Sat 6th Apr 2019
Cambria, CA, USA

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This year Eroica California heads in new directions with a whole weekend of activities, right from the beach in Cambria. Like every year, Eroica Classic will be held on Sunday but this year we have big news: Saturday we will host NOVA Eroica California! Nova Eroica offers cyclists a chance to experience Eroica California on modern bicycles, in a group ride atmosphere with fun, timed segments. NOVA is open only to road and gravel bikes.

Distances in this event

  1. Piedras Blancas

    Bike 35mi
    9:30am Sun 7th Apr 2019
    Event passed
  2. Santa Lucia

    Bike 75mi
    8:00am Sun 7th Apr 2019
    Event passed
  3. La Via Dello Scalatore

    Bike 82mi
    6:00am Sun 7th Apr 2019
    Event passed
  4. Heroic

    Bike 110mi
    5:30am Sun 7th Apr 2019
    Event passed
  5. Nova Eroica

    Bike 82mi
    9:00am Sat 6th Apr 2019
    Event passed
Course Details

Previously known as the Coastal Route, La Via della Scalatore has all of the highlights that Eroica California is known for. Scalatore is Italian for climber and this route takes in all the major strade bianche ascents featured in the Heroic ride without the all the distance. Riders will have a nice warm up as they head south to the seaside village of Cayucos. After a brief stop, the strade bianche of Santa Rita Creek road awaits. Following the 10km climb and technical descent, riders will pass through the town of Templeton, in the heart of the Central Coast’s wine country, before encountering the infamous Kiler Canyon. This steep, narrow section of gravel road has forced even the most seasoned riders to succumb to walking. A well-deserved rest at Halter Ranch Vineyards can’t arrive soon enough. Don’t get too comfortable as the final obstacle of Cypress Mountain road is just around the corner. After conquering the steep, twisty climb, enjoy the 2000’ white-knuckle descent back to Cambria where riders can finally relax and enjoy the Eroica Festival, fine refreshments and coastal sunset.

Approximately 82 miles – 6400’ of climbing ~ 25 miles of gravel roads


The Heroic Route adds to the La Via della Scalatore by taking in several sections of strada bianche to the east of Templeton and through the city of Paso Robles. Enjoy stops at Olea Farms, renown for their olive oil and French fries, and Cass Winery, home of excellent wines and beautiful vineyards before rejoining the Scalatore route along Kiler Canyon in Paso Robles.

Approximately 110 miles – 8300’ of climbing ~ 30 miles of gravel roads
Raceday Logistics
10:00am to 5:00pm – Eroica classic ride number pickup

10:00am to 5:00pm Eroica Festival

7:30am to 8:30am Concourse setup

7:30am to 8:30 Swap meet setup

9:00am Nova Eroica Riders meet at the start line

9:30am Start of Nova Eroica

9:00am to 12:00pm Concours judging commence

9:00am to 5:00pm Swap meet

6:30pm Cena Eroica reception – Location #TBC

7:00pm to 9:00pm Cena Eroica

4:00am to 5:00am Eroica classic ride number pickup

5:00am to 5:30am - Heroic Route start (lights required)

6:00am to 7:00am - Via dello Scalatore Route start (lights required)

8:00am to 9:00am - Santa Lucia Route start

9:30am to 10:00am - Piedras Blancas Route start

BBQ party after ride

10:00am to 5:00pm Eroica Festival

8:00pm finish of the event

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