Amgen bike tour: Riders skirt Morro Bay

Participants in the ninth annual Amgen California Coast Classic Bike Tour ride through Morro Bay State Park Wednesday en route to an overnight stop in Pismo Beach.

More than 200 cyclists are taking part in this year’s ride, which began last weekend in San Francisco and ends Saturday in Santa Monica.

The tour has raised $1 million to benefit the Arthritis Foundation and its quest to help those who suffer from the debilitating disease.