The Huasna Hill: A Classic Climb in the Central Coast

This year’s annual Central Coast Classique features a familiar climb, the Huasna Hill in Arroyo Grande. This segment has been attempted by almost 1500 cyclists and something of a climbing tradition for the annual event;

As part of the Central Coast Classique Century and Metric Century Routes with Timed K(Q)OM

This year’s annual Central Coast Classique features a familiar climb, the Huasna Hill in Arroyo Grande. This segment has been attempted by almost 1500 cyclists and something of a climbing tradition for the annual event; most notably it’s part of the road that Olympic Gold Medalist Alexi Grewal used to train on. The climb is featured in the full century and 64 mile route for the final leg that runs through the oak tree lined valley of Huasna Valley.

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To prepare or not to prepare? That is the question. Some riders like to ride the climb beforehand and use the event as the arc in their training. Others just like to know the numbers, they don’t need to ride the exact segment beforehand, they just need to find a climb equivalent. Whatever your preference is, we’ve got your back and the information to make the most of your experience. 

Tree-lined and car free, the route for the Central Coast Classique is a tour through some of the best roads in California.

7 Important Points about the Central Coast Classique Bike Ride (9/30/17)

  1. Fundraising & Team Rewards
    • The Central Coast Classique is a fundraiser that benefits two local non-profits. This year we have added optional fundraising pages for individuals and teams to fundraise with their friends and family!
  2. Finisher Medals
    • Each cyclist who finishes the 30, 64 0r 100 mile ride receives a finisher medal at completion!
  3. Ride and Taste the Central Coast
    • With registration, each cyclist receives a punch card to track their ride at each rest stop, and is then used for free tastings at 5 Edna Valley and Avila Beach wineries for up to a week.
  4. 100% Benefits Non-Profits
    • Creative Mediation, part of Wilshire Health and Community Services, and SLO LEAF, the San Luis Obispo Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation, are two local San Luis Obispo non-profits that have joined together to raise funds to support their missions through Central Coast Classique. Their joint mission is for peace in the community, and to support those who protect us every day.
  5. Unbeatable Coastal and Vineyard Views
    • The 30, 64, and 100 mile ride boasts incredible views of the Central Coast: from the coastline of Pismo and Avila Beach to the vineyards of Edna Valley, to a sparkling Lopez Lake, and the rolling hills of Huasna Valley – the scenery is unbeatable!
  6. Quality and Safe Ride
    • Ride with peace of mind. We pride ourselves on having the quality ride in California, with extensive safety measures and support. With fully stocked rest stops along the route, incredible signage, SAG vehicles, and on-road law enforcement support, we want your ride to be the best yet.
  7. A Ride for Every Cyclist
    • New to cycling? The 30 mile ride is a great challenge for beginners. An Avid Cyclist? The 64 and 100 mile ride boast challenging elevation climbs and are sure to take your athleticism to the next level.

If you are interested in learning more about the Central Coast Classique, visit www.centralcoastclassique.com. The Central Coast Classique benefits local San Luis Obispo non-profits Creative Mediation part of Wilshire Community Services and the San Luis Obispo Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation, both of which are not-for-profit 501(c)3 organizations.

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