1,200 bicyclists take to North Coast roads Saturday

San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club will host its annual Lighthouse Bike Ride for Charities on Saturday, Sept. 24. About 1,200 bicycle riders are expected along roads from Cuesta College to Piedras Blancas, mostly on Highway 1.

Northbound cyclists will exit the freeway and ride on Quintana and Main streets through Morro Bay. Morro Bay police officers will help control traffic.

The course will open at 7 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

The Lighthouse Bike Ride for Charities is one of the club’s two annual fundraising events. Its purpose is to raise money to pay for local high school and college scholarships and to support local charities. This year the club is donating more than $55,000 to San Luis Obispo county schools and charities.

The bike club is paying to have additional CHP units and Morro Bay police officers patrol the route. For more information, call 543-5973.