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Old 02-11-19, 12:01 AM
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Eroica California 2019 (April 6-7, Cambria, CA)

Eroica California (April 6-7, 2019)is a terrific event that benefits Hospice of San Luis Obispo County.

EROICA CALIFORNIA | 6 - 7 APRIL 2019

Four classic routes of 35-110 miles on Sunday (for bikes made in or before 1987 or made in the classic style, without modern "click shifting" or clipless pedals) go through amazing Central Coast countryside. Among the Saturday attractions in Cambria -- right on the coast -- this year are a Concours, bike swap, dinner, and charity auction.

A NOVA ride on Saturday (for modern road bikes and gravel bikes only) is open to cyclists who ride bikes equipped with post-1987 technology, such as CF and TIG-welded frames, SIS and other modern "click-shift" derailleurs, and clipless pedals.

Eroica California is a wonderful way to experience classic bikes and challenging routes. I have ridden it every year since 2015 and would not miss it for the world.

For more information and to register, visit the Eroica California website.
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Four classic routes of 35-110 miles on Sunday (for SOME bikes made in or before 1987 or made in the classic style, without modern "click shifting" or clipless pedals) go through amazing Central Coast countryside
Apparently, if you show up at the start line on a 1987 Cannondale, you will be politely asked to leave, as only "certain" pre-1988 bikes are allowed. But hey, at least they allow pre-1988 Shimano-made components, that seems like a major concession, though I imagine you might get some disparaging looks from fellow riders.

6.1 – Bicycles
Historical Bikes (also called Bici Eroiche, in Italian) are all road racing bikes built in 1987 or earlier, with or without gears, as those built in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. These bicycles most likely have a steel frame, but also other types of rare frames are permitted, such as the aluminum frames built by Alan and Vitus, with screwed or glued joints, the Exxon Graftek frames of the late 1970’s with carbon tubes glued to aluminum lugs and Teledyne Titanium frame set made in the 1970's and some aluminum frames that were built in the 30's ...
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I was trying to avoid a lengthy initial post and let readers figure out the complex Eroica rules on their own. They can be found here:
https://www.eroicacalifornia.com/regulation


"Apparently, if you show up at the start line on a 1987 Cannondale, you will be politely asked to leave, as only "certain" pre-1988 bikes are allowed. But hey, at least they allow pre-1988 Shimano-made components, that seems like a major concession, though I imagine you might get some disparaging looks from fellow riders."


A 1987 Cannondale WOULD be welcome on the NOVA ride on Saturday, but it clearly does not qualify as a "classic" bike because it uses two modern and non-qualifying technologies (oversized aluminum tubing and TIG-welded construction).

Questions about qualifying bikes, event regulations, or other issues can be directed to Eroica California at: info@eroicacalifornia.com.




Whatever bike you bring and whatever ride you choose, the Central California coast offers terrific scenery and some very challenging bike riding in April.
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