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21st Annual Ride

2016 rotary rideJon and Ken's Most Excellent Adventure 2018. A bike ride to support local athletics and community projects benefiting the youth of Santa Cruz County.

Now in its 21st year, the Rotary Club of Santa Cruz Sunrise will take to the road once again this September 27 through September 29, 2018.


Who is going? Men and women, both Rotarians and non-Rotarians, who are committed to raising funds for Santa Cruz Youth Community Programs. While this isn’t a race, the course can be very challenging, so cycling experience will enhance your ride.

What does the ride entail? Riders will cover over 200 miles in 3 days. The ride starts in Healdsburg and finishes in Santa Cruz.  See the course map.

When is it? The event starts Thursday, September 27th and finishes Saturday, September 29th, 2018.

Where exactly will we ride? Day 1 covers ground from Healdsburg to Bodega Bay. Day 2 is from Bodega Bay to Pacifica. Day 3 brings us from Pacifica home to Santa Cruz.

Why? 100% of the proceeds will support Santa Cruz Community Programs.

You can do it! We have 75 slots and 45 returning riders from 2017 - looking for sponsors and riders

Entry fees: (Fundraising)

The entry fee of $375 includes for following:

  • 2 nights lodging (Bodega Bay and Pacifica)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Support vehicles with supplies
  • Food and drink at the post ride celebration
  • Bike ride T-Shirt
  • Transportation to Healdsburg

A charity bike ride, not a race...

Each rider is required to raise a minimum of $625 in addition to the $375 registration fee.

Charitable recipients of the 3 day ride will be:

    • Youth Scholarship program for 2 & 4 year colleges
    • Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary Charities and Grants Program supporting youth programs in our community
    • LEO's Haven - Santa Cruz Playground Project

The 2018 "The One Day Ride" Options

A fun, family, inclusive cycling event with something for everyone!

Three courses to choose from:

        • Course 1 - The Riverwalk - avoid all the traffic and enjoy the beauty of the San Lorenzo River - mileage as little or as many loops as you like.
        • Course 2 - The Wilder Ride - Take the Riverwalk to Westcliff and the bike path to Wilder where there will be a rest stop - 15 mile loop
        • Course 3 - The Swanton Loop Ride - Keep going past Wilder in Highway 1 to Swanton - take the loop counter clockwise and find the rest stop on Hwy 1 on your way back - a 45 mile loop.

Riders who participate on the one day ride will have the opportunity to choose the recipient of their fundraising from several chosen partners (see below).

        • All rides start and finish at Lighthouse Bank - 2020 N. Pacific Ave Santa Cruz
        • Registration will be open to start rides from 9:00am to 11:00am
        • We will have a finish Line party from 2-4pm at Lighthouse Bank. This will be a celebration of our community with food, refreshments, sponsor tents, a raffle and a live auction.

Entry fees: (Fundraising)

The entry fee will get you a wristband for the after party for food and drink and a ride T-shirt.

Entry fee is $10 for 18 and under and $25 for over 18 (Scholarships are available based on need. Contact for details) - 80% of your fundraising will go to your chosen charity listed below. 20% will go to Santa Cruz Sunrise Rotary to be spread out among all the charities.

        • Teen Kitchen Project
        • Second Harvest Food Bank
        • Jacob's Heart
        • Music in May
        • Rotaract
        • Shared Adventures
        • Ride-A-Wave
        • Leo's Haven

Family members and non-riders can purchase a wristband for $20 for access to the party!

Does this sound like something you would like to participate in this year? The 2018 Registration Brochure will be posted soon. Have questions? Send us an email at or submit your message through our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!