Strand, Lozoya, Terry, and Tomasich win Gibraltar Challenge; Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles Awards $5,000 All Kids Bike Grant to Harding University Partnership School of Santa Barbara
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – Oct. 26, 2021 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/
Ride Santa Barbara 100 (RideSB100), the premier cycling event set on California’s Central Coast, has launched pre-registration for 2022 at a limited $99 entry fee after welcoming a sellout crowd of 1,500 riders to Leadbetter Beach last Saturday. The cyclists, who rode their choice of a 100 Mile, 100k Plus Gibraltar, 100k Coastal, or 34 Mile Route, enjoyed perfect sunny weather and a beachside post-event party featuring Gerard’s Paella and Alesmith Brewing Company Beer.
The 2022 Presale is available online until October 31, 2021, at: https://ridesb100.com.
“What a return!” exclaimed event director Jamie Monroe. “We could tell that people really missed this event and it felt great to be back at Leadbetter Beach for our biggest and best Ride Santa Barbara 100 yet! I’d like to thank all our sponsors and volunteers for making this such an amazing day for the riders. This was our first year to sell out the event, so we’ve launched pre-registration to make sure riders who really want to ride with us in 2022 have a jump on signing up.”
Per RideSB100 tradition, cyclists on the 100 Mile and 100k Plus Gibraltar Routes competed on a timed segment of the ride: the fabled Gibraltar Road, a grueling climb that averages a 7.5% gradient for 7 miles. During an afternoon podium ceremony, event emcee Jim Miller crowned overall and age group category winners.
With respective times of 36:25 and 41:40, Robert Lozoya and Drea Strand, both of Santa Barbara, won the 100 Mile Category. Notably, Lozoya beat two-time Olympian Tinker Juarez, the second-place overall climber and winner of his age group, by a mere two seconds. Another Santa Barbara local, Sarah Terry, earned top step in the 100k Plus Gibraltar Category with a time of 45:13, and the 100k men’s winner was George Tomasich of Norwalk, Calif. with a time of 37:00.
Each Gibraltar Challenge overall winner received commemorative polka-dot jerseys from Squadra, medals, and free entry to 2022’s Ride Santa Barbara 100. A complete list of first, second, and third place Gibraltar Challenge age group winners is viewable on the event website.
This year’s event supported numerous local nonprofits including the recently merged Santa Barbara Bicycle Coalition and Coalition for Sustainable Transportation (SBBIKE + COAST), Project Hero, and Foodbank of Santa Barbara County. During the podium presentations, Kolton Freck of Yamaha Power Assist Bicycles presented a check to Kyle Marme of Harding University Partnership School. Through its sponsorship of the E-Bike Category of Ride Santa Barbara 100, Yamaha is activating the first-ever All Kids Bike PE program in Santa Barbara County.
Named “One of 9 American Centuries to Master” by Outside magazine, RideSB100 delivers one of the most scenic, challenging, and fun cycling experiences in the country, with four unique courses along the coast and in the Santa Ynez Mountains. Organizers are accepting limited presale registrations for the 2022 event via their registration website until October 31, 2021.
More information about Ride Santa Barbara 100 can be found at www.ridesb100.com and on the event’s social channels: http://www.facebook.com/RideSB100, twitter.com/RideSB100, and www.instagram.com/RideSB100.
About Ride Santa Barbara 100
The Ride Santa Barbara 100 features four routes starting from Santa Barbara’s famous Leadbetter Beach and traveling through the beautiful Southern California coastal mountains. This world-class cycling event is designed to be a challenging and fun experience that riders will never forget. The 10th anniversary event is scheduled for October 23, 2021. Register at www.RideSB100.com.
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