Best Buddies Ride

Today’s Date: Thursday, September 4, 2014
District: 05–Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Monterey, San Benito and Santa
Cruz Counties
Contact: Jim Shivers or Colin Jones
Phone: (805) 549-3237 or (805) 549-3189


CENTRAL COAST – The 11th Annual Best Buddies Challenge bicycle ride will take place on Highway 1 beginning in Carmel in Monterey County and ending in San Simeon in San Luis Obispo County on Saturday, September 6.

Traffic control for this ride will begin at 6 am and consists of rolling closures by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). In addition, Electronic Message Boards will be posted alerting motorists to ‘Share the Road’ with cyclists. Motorists can expect delays not to exceed 15 minutes.

This bike ride will begin at 7 am at Carmel Valley Road in Carmel. All riders will be off the road by 4 pm on San Simeon Road near Hearst Castle in San Simeon.

Caltrans reminds motorists to be aware of these cyclists and any support vehicles. For more information regarding this event, please visit the Best Buddies Challenge website at:

For traffic updates on other state highways on the Central Coast motorists can call Caltrans District 5 Public Affairs at (805) 549-3318 or visit the District 5 website at:

Jim Shivers
Caltrans District 5
Public Information Officer
(805) 549-3237
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~ by bigsurkate on September 4, 2014.

One Response to “Best Buddies Ride”

  1. Get the little buggers to detour out to The Hawks Perch Gallery, five miles in from Carmel on CV Road. I’ll discount paintings et al to riders. I ship. What a fabulous idea!!
    Have fun. The Central Coast needs Buy A Painting Today Day.

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