2017 Rider Information and Instructions (click here).
All routes are open courses, there will be vehicle traffic, neighbors pulling out of blind driveways, steep and narrow curves and other road hazards. The Santa Barbara Police Dept. or the CHP will be at certain intersections to direct traffic, however you must use caution and ride with awareness on all of the courses. Please obey all traffic laws. For course information, click here.
Registration and Packet Pick Up
Packet Pick Up
All riders should pick up their packet, which includes their timing chip, bib and all-access wristband at the Expo on Friday, October 20 from 4-7pm at Leadbetter Beach. You must show a valid photo ID to pick up your packet.
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 20th
4:00pm-7:00pm: Packet Pick-Up and Expo at Leadbetter Beach
5:00pm-6:30pm: Flyers Club Reception at Leadbetter Beach
Saturday, October 21st
6:00am: Event Day Packet Pick-Up/Last Minute Registration Opens
7:00am: 100 Mile Ride Begins
7:30am: 100 KM & 100KM + Gibraltar Ride Begins
8:00am: 34 Mile Ride Begins
11:00am: Expo & Festival at Leadbetter Beach Opens
3:30pm: Awards & Prizes Ceremony
6:00pm: Course & Festival Closes
Sponsor the Santa Barbara 100 and be a part of our world class cycling event. Contact our event producer at email@example.com for opportunities.
We welcome vendors to join our Expo, also the location of our Start and Finish Line, at beautiful Leadbetter beach in Santa Barbara.
The Expo will be open for two days:
- Friday, October 20, 4-7pm for packet pick up
- Saturday October 21, 12pm-6pm for our post ride festival
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for a vendor application.
The SB100 is a ride, not a race. The 7-mile Gibraltar Challenge time trial up Gibraltar Road on the 100-mile and 100k+Gibraltar courses is the only competition. There are no individual, age group or team awards for any of the courses, only the Gibraltar Challenge.
Frequently Asked Questions
October 21, 2017
No, it is not a race.
Our organization is run by an all-volunteer board of directors. We are a not-for-profit event and after covering our costs, donate all profit to charity. Our Organization and Tax ID number is: Santa Barbara Century DBA Santa Barbara 100, ID# 27-1736684.
Yes, there are four different courses to choose from. All involve climbing the beautiful hills in and around Santa Barbara. The 100 mile and 100k+Gibraltar are designed for advanced riders. The 100k and 34 mile are suited to beginner and intermediate riders. Please choose the ride that best suits your ability level.
No, however minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them to sign the waiver in person at packet pick up.
Yes, we offer a 15% discount for students. Email a copy of your student ID to email@example.com and we will reply with your discount code.
Register online here.
All merchandise orders will be available for pick up at the Expo on Friday, October 21 and the day of the ride.
Are you a cycling club, racing team, employees from the same company, or just a group of friends? Simply select ‘create a team’ or ‘join a team’ when you register, choose a team name, and recruit everyone you know! All team sizes are welcome and teams that have 10 or more riders that finish the same course are eligible for team awards and a 15% discount* on their individual entry fees!
*The 15% discount will be applied as a refund to your credit card at the conclusion of the event when all team sizes are finalized based on results. Please allow up to 7 days (post Oct 22) for 15% refunds to be processed.
Personal or Team SAG wagons will be allowed on most of the course. We will provide specific details about those areas closer to the event. The Santa Barbara 100 will provide SAG support for all riders throughout the entire course.
No, for your safety and the safety of other riders around you, time trial bars or aero bars are not permitted on any of the Santa Barbara 100 courses.
Fresh fruit, snacks, Clif shot, bloks and Clif bars, sandwiches, water and electrolyte drink. A hot lunch will also be served at the finish.
Yes, we will provide a list of access points suitable for your friends and family to see you. However, many areas are not suitable for spectators due to narrow, windy roads.
Yes, you can ride a tandem. Both riders must register under the tandem category.
No, you may not use a bike trailer for safety reasons.
Yes, you may use a trail-a-bike but only on the 34 mile route. Both riders must register under the tandem category.
No, each course has a specific start time:
7:00am 100 mile
7:30am 100k, 100k + Gibraltar
8:00am 34 mile
It has been known to rain the day of our ride. Check the weather and prepare accordingly. The ride takes place rain or shine.
6pm, for all courses.
Yes, your registration includes start to finish timing.
Yes, if that course is still open for registration. You may modify your registration in your online account.
Sorry, your registration is non-refundable, however you may transfer your registration to another rider. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to transfer your registration to another rider.
No, you must pick up your registration packet in person with your ID. We highly recommend picking it up Friday, October 20. If you can’t make it Friday, you can pick it up on Saturday morning before the race.
Santa Barbara offers plenty of hotel options if you’re visiting from out of town.
Santa Barbara’s popular Fess Parker Resort, a luxury beach-front property just two miles from our start/finish line, has partnered with the SB100 to offer an exclusive rate of $279/night to riders until September 20, 2017. Spaces are limited.
These airlines provide service to Santa Barbara
More information on air travel to Santa Barbara http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/flysba/airline/default.asp
Things to do in Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara is often called the American Riviera. We welcome you to come visit and explore all our beautiful city has to offer!
The Expo, Start and Finish line of the Santa Barbara 100 are all located at Leadbetter beach which is easily accessible by bike, vehicle, or on foot from many of the waterfront hotels along Cabrillo Blvd.
Learn more about what Santa Barbara has to offer here: http://www.santabarbaraca.com/
Santa Barbara is a shopper’s paradise, State Street, which ends at Stearn’s Wharf, is packed with shopping and restaurants.
Santa Barbara is well known for wineries and microbreweries. If you enjoy wine tasting, you’ll want to check out the “Funk Zone” which is easily accessible by bike from our central Leadbetter location. http://www.urbanwinetrailsb.com/
For the Family
Bring your family and they can enjoy a weekend exploring Santa Barbara while you ride one of the most beautiful and challenging courses in California. Many of these locations are walking distance, a short trolley ride or even biking distance from Leadbetter beach. We’ve included maps below each destination to help you find your way.
Santa Barbara Harbor featuring the 2015 Harbor and Seafood Festival http://www.harborfestival.org/
Also home to the Maritime Museum. http://www.sbmm.org
From Leadbetter by foot: https://goo.gl/maps/551lO
The historic Santa Barbara Courthouse
From Leadbetter by trolley: https://goo.gl/maps/fPzG9
Shoreline Park (good location to view surfers or fly a kite), just up the hill from our central location at Leadbetter beach:
From Leadbetter by foot: https://goo.gl/maps/PWExv
How to get around
We encourage you to consult Santa Barbara’s public transportation schedule as ride day approaches. There is an affordable waterfront shuttle (trolley) that transports guests up and down Cabrillo Boulevard and State Street. These run every 15 minutes and cost just 50 cents to ride.
Bike rentals are available from many vendors near Stearn’s Wharf and from various hotels. You don’t need a car to explore Santa Barbara!
Obey all traffic laws – all courses are open to traffic. Some intersections will be controlled by police officers; pay attention. Please follow the directions of Event Staff and ride with common courtesy as you would in your own neighborhood.
No bike trailers.
No time trial bars (aero bars).
All riders must wear the event-supplied wristband obtained at packet pick up for access to the start, aid stations, finish, bike valet, and lunch.
Helmets are required.
Minors under the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them to sign the waiver in person at packet pick up.
Wearing earbuds or earphones in both ears is not allowed. The course is open to normal traffic and you must be aware of approaching/oncoming vehicles.
Sorry, your registration is non-refundable and you cannot defer your registration to a future event but you may transfer your registration to another rider. Please contact us at email@example.com to facilitate the transfer.