Eroica California

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Eroica California is home-based in the charming seaside village of Cambria, offering a weekend of activities at this bucket-list event. Featuring vendors with revered cycling collections and old friends spinning a tale, you are likely to take home memories as long-lasting as the bikes you’ll see.
Nova Eroica, Heroic, La Via Dello Scalatore, and 2 more
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Sat, Apr 30, 2022 - Sun, May 1, 2022
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Cambria, United States
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Where and when
Cambria, CA, USA
Start times
Saturday, Apr 30, 2022
Nova Eroica: 9:30 AM
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Heroic: 6:30 AMLa Via Dello Scalatore: 7:00 AMPiedras Blancas: 8:00 AMSanta Lucia: 8:00 AM
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Eroica California
Piedras Blancas
Santa Lucia
La Via Dello Scalatore
Route information
The Piedras Blancas Route is a delightful taste test of the Eroica experience that is sure to lure the rider back for more.
After a quick tour of Cambria, riders head north along California’s most beautiful coastline. Just past San Simeon, Hearst Castle stands out in the mountains to the east. Also, watch for zebra, Tule elk and elephant seals on the way to the historic Piedras Blancas lighthouse. After an exquisite rest stop on the lighthouse grounds, enjoy a nice tailwind back to Cambria.
Santa Lucia Route gives riders) an opportunity to experience the beauty of fatigue along the California coastline and the thrill of the conquest in the mountains of the Santa Lucia Range.
The Santa Lucia route combines 56 miles of pavement and approximately 16 miles of gravel totaling 72-miles of old-school effort. It is an opportunity to experience the beauty of fatigue that includes the California coastline, the vineyards of Templeton, the challenging Cypress Mountain ascent, all capped with an absolutely stunning 15-mile descent of thirst quenching oceanic views.
Previously known as the Coastal Route, La Via della Scalatore has all of the highlights that Eroica California is known for.
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.
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, renowned 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.
What's included
  • Festival
  • Dinner on Friday & Saturday
  • Concours d’Elegance
How to get there
Cambria, CA, USA
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By Car
Cambria can be found along the CA-1, near its intersection with the CA-41.
Event day logistics
9am Festival & Vendors Area Open
9:30am to 1pm Registration Pick Up (All Rides)
3pm to 7pm Registration Pick up (Nova Eroica Only)
5:47pm to 9pm Sunset Ride Start
6:30pm Linn’s Farm Dinner
7:30pm Festival & Vendors Area Close
8:30pm Ride Back to Festival Ground
6:30am to 8am Registration pick up (Nova Eroica Only)
8am Nova Eroica roll out to Cayucos
9am Festival and Vendors Area Open
9:30am Official Nova Eroica Start at Cayucos Pier
9:45am to 7pm Registration Pick Up (Classic Rides)
10am to 12 noon Concours d’Elegance
11am to 1:30pm Eroica World & Sponsor Press Conference
3pm to 5pm Nova Awards Ceremony
6:30pm to 9:30pm Eroica Dinner (CENA)
7pm Festival & Vendors Area Close
5am to 8:30am Registration Pickup
6:30am to 7am Heroic Route Start
7am to 7:30am La Via della Scalatore Route Start
8am to 9am Piedras Blancas & Santa Lucia Route Start
Concours d’Elegance
The Concours d’Elegance showcases the best vintage Road Racing, Track Racing and Randonneur bicycles owned by Eroica participants and collectors.
Start Locations
Nova Eroica: Pacific Ave, Cayucos, CA 93430, United States
Heroic: 880-1056 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428, USA
La Via della Scalatore: 880-1056 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428, USA
Santa Lucia: 880-1056 Main St, Cambria, CA 93428, USA
Piedras Blancas: Rodeo Grounds Rd, Cambria, CA 93428, USA
When do the events at the Eroica California start?
The Nova Eroica starts at 9:30am on Saturday, the Heroic starts at 6:30am on Sunday, The La Via della Scalator starts at 7am on Sunday, and the Piedras Blancas & Santa Lucia start at 8am on Sunday.
What is the Concours d’Elegance at Eroica California?
The Concours d’Elegance showcases the best vintage Road Racing, Track Racing and Randonneur bicycles owned by Eroica participants and collectors. It is on Saturday between 10am and 12 noon.
Will there be food at the Eroica California?
Yes, there will be a dinner on the Friday at 6:30pm, and a dinner on the Saturday from 6:30 pm to 9:30pm.
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