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Eroica California Official Rental Partner

Wally's Cycle Works becomes the official rental shop of Eroica California

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Course Profile - Olea Farm and Halter Ranch

Olea Farm and Halter Ranch Vineyard are two of the rest stops that make Eroica California unique

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First Timer Tips with Chuck Teixeira

Chuck offes a few tips for someone new to vintage equipment and a first time rider at Eroica California

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Sean Estes Part II

Eroica California Stories with Sean Estes Part II

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SLO International Film Festival

Eroica California and Race SLO sponsor the SLO International Film Festival

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Andy Hampsten Interview

Andy Hampsten talks bikes and shares his Eroica tips.

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Mark Eastman

2016 participant, Mark Eastman, recounts his Eroica experience.

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Sean Estes Part I

Sean Estes discusses his new found appreciation of vintage bikes and his current restoration project

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Bike Flights

Bike Flights partners with Eroica California

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Paso Robles selected by Orbitz

Paso Robles was selected by Orbitz as one of the 17 amazing places to visit in 2017.

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Andy Hampsten

Andy Hampsten returns to Eroica California in 2017.

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Peloton Magazine, June 2016

Jordan Clark-Haggard of Peloton Magazine shares his Eroica California experience from 2016.

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L'Eroica - powered by Bianchi

Thomson Bike Tours has teamed up with Bianchi, the Eroica's Title Sponsor, to bring you a memorable trip featuring the strade bianche in Tuscany.

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Best Wine Country Town - Sunset

Honoring a Western community for offering the perfect wine getaway—four-star lodging, terrific food, and world-class wine.

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Rider Safety & Route Information

Our course director, Eric Benson, has drafted some valuable information regarding Rider Safety. Please take the time to review this in detail. We can not stress enough the importance of familiarizing yourself with these tips.

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Central Coast Fun for Everyone

While we realize you will want to spend a lot of your time at our festival and events, we would be remiss if we didn't mention all the wonderful resources available to you to plan an amazing weekend for you, your friends and family.

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Preparing for Gravel

Riding on gravel is a cornerstone of all Eroica events and provides unique challenges. Jan Heine of Bicycling Quarterly shares his tips on riding gravel.

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Vintage Swap

The first annual Eroica California Vintage Bicycle Swap Meet will be held during the bike fair on Friday and Saturday. This event is open to anyone interested in selling pre-1987 bicycles, parts, and related goods ...

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Eroica Bike On A Budget

Although we all appreciate classic, Italian steel bicycles they are often hard to find and nice examples can be expensive. Don’t let the absence of an elegant, vintage bike deter you from experiencing Eroica California this year. Here is an example ...

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Special Events Registration 2016

We are happy to announce that you may now sign up for our special events! Tickets are limited, so please reserve your spots today! There are four events you may register for ...

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VIP Reception, "Breaking Away" Movie and Dennis Christopher 2016

We are excited to announce that Eroica California will partner with Masi Bicycles to bring the iconic cycling movie, Breaking Away, to our festival. In addition, Masi will bring Dennis Christopher as special guest to participate in our weekend events.

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BUON ANNO!

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM EROICA CALIFORNIA! We have been hearing from folks wanting to participate in our ride, but haven’t yet procured a bike. Therefore, in keeping with the spirit of camaraderie of ‘Eroica', we have decided to extend the $150 registration.

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NEW Coastal Route

You asked, we answered! Many of you were interested in a ‘Medium Long’ ride, so our course designer, Eric Benson, went to work crafting an amazing new route for 2016. ‘The Coastal Route’ includes...

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Discounted Hotel Rates

Eroica California is please to announce discounted hotel rates! At this time, limited rooms are available at a discounted rate for Eroica participants on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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Greg's Red Pinarello

We publish a story that recentlya appeared on the Giro newsletter regarding Eroica California, because we are really happy to see how our sponsors are getting involved in the true spirit of our events...

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Prepare for the Ride

Helpful hints on how to prepare for Eroica California, equipment choices and route highlights.

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OUR SPECIAL GUEST, ANDY HAMPSTEN

Andy Hampsten, the only American who has won the Giro d'Italia, is happily joining Eroica California. The most famous episode of the Hampsten's victory with the 7-Eleven Cycling Team is the epic climb under a snow storm on the Gavia. Hopefully...

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GIANCARLO BROCCI IN CALIFORNIA

Giancarlo Brocci, creator and founder of L’Eroica, traveled to San Luis Obispo, California in December of 2014, to explore the area known as the Central Coast, after a convincing talk from Wesley Hatakeyama, the Event Director of Eroica California.

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THE RADAVIST

John Watson (theradavist.com) rode with us to document the routes for Eroica California. To our surprise he rode a vintage steel Eddy Merckx bike on the route with his pro level camera, with a huge lens...

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THANK YOU WES!

California was chosen for its Mediterranean like climate and similarity to the Chianti region of Italy where L’Eroica originated. With its rolling hills, vineyards and Tuscan like setting, Paso Robles was introduced as a destination...

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