Drivers along the North Coast’s Highway 1 should be extra alert Saturday, Sept. 27. More than 1,200 bicycle riders will be pedaling as far north as Piedras Blancas in the San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club’s 43rd annual Lighthouse Bike Ride for Charities.
The course, which begins in Morro Bay, opens at 7 a.m. and closes at 5 p.m. Riders, most of whom are experienced, also will be on Highway 46 between Highway 1 and Vineyard Drive, and on Old Creek Road.
Organizers expect roads in the Cambria area to be clear of riders between 3 and 4 p.m.; Old Creek should be clear no later than 11 a.m.
No Cambria water will be used, Robert “Red” Davis told members of the North Coast Advisory Council last month.
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To reduce the Lighthouse ride’s impact on Cambria’s limited water supply, the club rented a water truck to take care of all the cyclists’ water needs at rest stops and the lunch at Shamel Park.
SLO County Bike Valet will help park the bikes at the park. The club pays to have additional CHP and Morro Bay Police officers patrol the route.
The ride raises money for local scholarships and to support area nonprofits. The club is donating more than $74,000 this year.
For details, call 543-5973.