Cambrian: Sports

Cyclists gear up for 44th Lighthouse Century Ride

Get ready for an influx of about 1,200 cyclists on Saturday, Sept. 26, on Highway 1 from Morro Bay to just south of Piedras Blancas and along Highway 46, Old Creek Road and some other back roads.

It’s the 44th annual Lighthouse Century Ride, one of two annual fundraising events for the San Luis Obispo Bicycle Club.

Some funds raised go into high school and college scholarships and local nonprofit organizations, according to countywide bicycling guru Robert “Red” Davis, for whom the Los Osos Valley Road bike route recently was named by county supervisors. 

Davis told the North Coast Advisory Council Sept. 16 that among the local nonprofits to which the club donates are Piedras Blancas Light Station Association, Cambria Community Council and Gene Cerise Country Coast Classic bike ride.

He said the Lighthouse Century ride starts at 7 a.m. in Morro Bay and ends there at 5 p.m. There are rest stops along the way, including at Shamel Park. 

Davis said the club had taken many steps to minimize the ride’s impact on the community. 

Riders are reminded to obey traffic laws and share the road. 

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