Welcome to the Central Coast! We are so excited for a new adventure. Let us tell you a little about this magical place and some of the unique things to experience in the area. The actual town that our event will be held in is called Santa Margarita, California. It is nestled in the heart of San Luis Obispo County which is part of the greater area known as the Central Coast.
Half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, this area of California still has an un-touched charm about it and countless awesome roads to ride. The area is well known for its cattle ranches, wineries and breweries but that does not even begin to tell the story of this amzing place.
The event space is located right off of the 101 freeway making it super easy to find. When you arrive on site you will feel like you have set foot on an 18th century ranch. That’s because you have! Our new home is a 14,000 acre working cattle ranch complete with a mission era barn regarded as the first stone-and-mortar structure built in California. The Ranch is located right on the historic El Camino Real; a 600 mile mission trail connecting the states 21 missions.
What makes this place so special? Well… in 30 minutes you can be on the beach, at the 805 brewery or down a perfectly windy road and arriving at a historic saloon/café. In 40 minutes you can be at a lavish castle or in the pismo beach sand dunes. In 1 hour you can be on your way to Big Sur and riding the world famous stretch of HWY 1. The area is so rich in so many ways! We will have some amazing routes curated for you!
Looking for some fun routes to get there from the South? Check out these options:
· GRAPE VINE BACK ROADS
· COAST TO CACHUMA PASS
· ROUND ABOUT WAY
We have personally ridden each of these routes and they are all a blast and full of fun twisty back roads and beautiful scenery!
Coming from the North? We recommend riding the Coast Highway all the way down!
· HIGHWAY 1
Headed out from the East? Take one of these two highways to enjoy the back roads in to camp!
· HIGHWAY 58
· HIGHWAY 41
What kind of cool stuff is there to see on the central coast? Oh man the list is long but we will highlight a few:
· Morro Bay/ Morro Rock
· Montana De Oro
· 805 Brewery
· Pozo Saloon
· Hearst Castle
· Big Sur
· Elfin Forrest
· Pismo Beach/ Oceano Dunes
· Franklin Hot Springs
· Zip Lining
· Bishops Peak Hike
· Avila Beach
· Lopez Lake
· Surfing Cayucos
· Nacimiento Lake
All of these will be featured in the months leading up to the event along with our curated day routes.
Why did we move the event from Joshua Tree? We will forever love Joshua Tree and that beautiful place is not going anywhere. We were ready for a new adventure and could not resist the beautiful central coast!
What is different about the event? Same vibes just in a new location to start! We have plenty of room for camping with all the same amenities + more. We are thrilled to bring in all the fun activities but in a gorgeous new setting with all new roads to ride. To learn more, cruise the ticket page.
Hotels Nearby if You Choose to Extend Your Trip or if Camping Isn’t Your Thing
Holiday Inn Atascadero
The Carlton Atascadero
Vino Inn Atascadero
Apple Farm San Luis Obispo
Madonna Inn San Luis Obispo
Campgrounds Nearby if You Choose to Extend Your Trip:
Santa Margarita Koa
Montana De Oro
San Simeon Campground
We will have a ton more info rolling at in the time leading up to the event so stay tuned! See you there!