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Nova’s new shorter 72-mile option is, by all standards, still a formidable journey.
The Santa Lucia route combines 56 miles of pavement and approximately 16 miles of gravel for a total of 72-miles in the saddle. Riders on modern day road or gravels bikes will experience the beauty of fatigue that includes the California coastline, the vineyards of Templeton, and the challenging Cypress Mountain ascent. This ambitious route is capped with a stunning 15-mile descent with thirst quenching oceanic views that will indeed have you thirsting for a cold beverage at the finish in Cambria.
Riders will roll out of Cambria at 8 am for a neutral 14-mile warm-up coastal ride to Cayucos where morning coffee and breakfast snacks await for the official 9:30 am start.