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Horizons Unlimited Travellers Meeting

Cambria, California

October 14-16 2011

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The worlds lightest, quietest, most aerodynamic flip-up helmet in the world - available at the HU Cambria Meeting! Schuberth will be at the Meeting with a range of their superb helmets - our personal favorites!

Why Come to a Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Travellers Meeting?

You can meet people who don't think you're crazy for wanting to ride your bike to South America or Africa or across Asia, or even around the world! Admit it, all your 'normal' friends and most of your family fears for your sanity! So, this is your opportunity to meet the people who will encourage you in that craziness, share their experiences and advice on how to do it, and maybe you'll meet them again in Mongolia or Timbuktu!

Grant demonstrates the fine art of tire changing at the California 2009 meeting.

Grant demonstrates the fine art of tire changing at the California 2009 tech clinic.


How you can help - put up a few posters! NEW Poster available! Event poster available! Please post it everywhere!

Want to know what people thought of other HU Meetings? Is it worth coming to the Meeting?

"I'm so looking forward to another UK meet. My only problem is that I simply can't get to every talk I want, such is the amount of terrific presentations on offer. Each year I've been astonished at how articulate, intelligent, informative and entertaining the speakers are. I'm willing to help with anything that doesn't keep me from a talk - and my timetable will be full to bursting!"

The Plan

The plan is simple. Show up on Friday afternoon, meet people and setup. Travel Presentations and Tech clinics are planned throughout the meeting, starting Friday night. More Detailed Schedule here.

We can always use some help! If you want to assist, please sign up to volunteer to assist on the day or here for advance work or to ask questions. Thanks!

2011 Speakers and Tech Clinics:

Inspiration!

  • Jupiters Travels revisited
    • Ted Simon
      Ted has promised he will be there with his latest show!
  • Riding the World
    • Gregory W Frazier
      Reflections on 5 1/2 Circumnavigations of the Globe by Motorcycle 

Greg riding SE Asia
Gregory riding SE Asia

  • The very FIRST RTW ride! Our 500,000 km ride through 193 Countries on a Harley-Davidson ElectraGlide
  • The Harley on muddy roads in the Congo.
    The Harley and Peter riding the muddy roads of the Congo

  • Because I Can!
    • Sherri Jo Wilkins
      Why am I traveling around the world? Because I can... currently 30 countries complete and about the 1/2 way mark now... From Australia, across Russia including the Road of Bones.
  • How to make the most of your trip!
    • Merritt & Pierre Saslawsky
      Slow down, meet people and come back alive!
      Merritt and Pierre spent three years on the road, and have amazing photos - and a ton of experience to pass on.
  • Merritt meeting the Masai, Kenya
    Merritt meeting the Masai

  • The Continental Divide
    • Clement Salvadori, USA
      Author, photographer and Rider Magazine contributor Clement Salvadori said of his Continental Divide Ride: "This was the best ride I have ever taken on the North American Continent. I've motorcycled from Alaska to Panama, from Nova Scotia to Baja California, and this trip topped them all."

    The Continental Divide Ride - the best ride I have ever taken on the North American Continent.
    Clem will recount the trip accompanied by his slide show, and answer your questions.
    Here's a chance to get the first hand scoop on one of the great American adventure rides.

  • Breakdowns in Small Towns All Around the World
    • Carla King USA
      Carla will talk about her various trips on indigenous motorcycles: China on a cranky Chang Jiang, India on a Royal Enfield Bullet, and riding a Moto Guzzi in Italy and around the Adriatic. And why breakdowns aren't always a bad thing.

Caral in China on Chang Jiang.
Carla King - Riding China on Chang Jiang's

  • You don't have to do it in the road...
    you can do it in the dirt too! It just takes a little practice and a little help from your friends at Coach2Ride.
    • Bonnie Warch and Andrea Beach, Coach2Ride in Ramona, CA
      will be giving a talk and demonstration on off-road riding techniques. Bonnie and Andrea are both MSF Certified Dirtbike Coaches and licensed ASI Instructors as well as active Motocross racers.
  • Poor Circulation
    • Geoff Thomas, UK
      An ordinary guy on an extraordinary adventure who didn't let a lack of money become an obstacle - after all, it didn't stop Ewan and Charlie.

    Geoff Thomas
    28,000 miles, 28 Countries on £20 ($31) per Day... and continuing.

  • 9000 miles in 90 days through South America
    • Fred Walti
      How two baby boomers somehow survived being on the road for 90 days in South America
  • Olmecs, Toucans, Caves, Canyons, Ziplines, Waterfalls, Adventure

    Michelle Nilles

    • Come listen to tales from Michelle's solo 8400 mile, 2.5 month trip from San Francisco to Guatemala (and back!) on her dual-sport motorcycle in 2010.
  • West Africa on a Harley

    Bagdad Cafe, Syria
    Tim's Harley at the Bagdad Cafe, Syria

  • Packing Lite
    • Zigy Kaluzny
      Do you REALLY need all that stuff? See the miracle of 2 months' -- or more -- worth of clothing in a 15L compression bag! How to select and pack the clothes and gear that will serve you on a motorcycle (or any other) trip -- instead of the other way around.
      Traveling Light
  • BAD Packing at Sturgis, by Zigy Kaluzny
    How NOT to pack! by Zigy Kaluzny

  • MAKING, not TAKING Photos
    • Zigy Kaluzny
      or, "You had a great trip; why are your photos so boring?" Tired of shooting the same tired "here's my bike in front of (name the Famous Monument, vista or cafe) photos?" Learn how to use your eye and your camera to make -- not take -- photos that will not only bring back YOUR memories, but show others the special qualities of the place you spent time and money to reach, whether the other side of the world or a familiar local ride...
  • Horse Poo, New Zealand, by Zigy Kaluzny
    Make Photos! By Zigy Kaluzny

    Improve Your Photography, Change Your Life

    Zigy Kaluzny has been a working photographer since 1978: as a photojournalist, he was continually on assignment for TIME, NEWSWEEK, PEOPLE, THE NEW YORK TIMES, FORBES, BUSINESS WEEK and most other US publications, as well as doing longer photo stories for European publications such as STERN, SPIEGEL, and GEO. His love is shooting photo stories. He now shoots stock exclusively for GettyImages (www.GettyImages.com)

Zigy Kaluzny
Zigy Kaluzny by Dan Cohen

  • Touring the Antipodes: NZ and Tasmania
    • Zigy Kaluzny
      Zigy has lived and toured in Europe, as well as doing many years' long journeys all over the American West and up to Alaska, and he still believes NZ is the best of all travel destination for motorcyclists.
      New Zealand Calling
  • New Zealand, by Zigy Kaluzny
    New Zealand Touring by Zigy

  • 2010 Alcan 5000 Road Rally
    • Roger Toevs
      Road Rallying with my 16yo daughter in BMW sidecar outfit
  • Easy Italy - How to Make Your Dream Trip a Reality
    • Jeremy LeBreton, AltRider
      Don't put off the trip of a lifetime - do it now! Jeremy will share tips for planning your dream while dealing with real-life constraints.
  • Jeremy LeBreton, AltRider
    Jeremy LeBreton is a life-long rider who has made a passion his career. Having explored the world on two wheels and learned speed and off road skills along the way, Jeremy is an industry veteran. After working in fabrication, prototyping, and manufacturing, he recently launched AltRider, a company that manufactures accessories for adventure touring motorcycles in the USA.

  • Setting up for Off-road
    • Jeremy LeBreton, AltRider
      How to get your bike ready for off-road riding. (After Ergonomics talk - do both to get it all!)
  • Mexico with Smitty & Slade
    • Jeff Smith
      A ride through Mexico: Chihuahua, Copper Canyon, Mazatlan,Durango, Zacatecas, Real de Catorce
  • Smitty in Mexico
    Smitty does Mexico

  • Bluetooth & Communications Technlogy

Communications secrets
Comms central

  • Does Size Matter?
    • Henry Tate
      Traveling by small motorcycles. Henry has been riding for over 50 years, almost everyday, and has logged over 1,100,000 miles. He has crossed the United States so many times he has lost track. Get the straight scoop on smaller bikes from the guy who's been there and really done that.
  • Ecuador
    • Steven Gessler
      A video on the country and it's people. Steven will also do a 7 minute DVD on Copper Canyon.
  • Talkin' Solo Riding and Good Eating
    • Nicomama

      Nicole will talk about her solo West Coast travels, and also she'll also demonstrate her innovative techniques for preparing your own dehydrated meals for travel. In addition to writing for Adventure Motorcycle magazine, Nicole designs dual sport accessories for her business Rugged Rider, tackling fun solo adventure rides, and finding passion in telling her stories through photography and writing in Los Angeles with her children.

  • Road side repairs, what you can - or can not - fix on the side of the road
    • Chris Sidah USA
      Writer, master mechanic and technical guru Chris Sidah will show you what you can and can't do to get yourself back on the road if you breakdown where the smartest mechanic around is YOU! He'll talk about how to diagnose basic problems, and how to be prepared to deal with them.
    • The English would call it bodger repair or some of us might call it a "farmer fix" but basically it means "How do I get my bike back on the road so I can get to the next town with a qualified mechanic to get it fixed properly". Designed for the novice rider who has little mechanical skills and who is concerned about having to make that dreaded roadside repair. Does duct tape or WD 40 actually fix everything? No, but you'd be surprised what will plug a leaking radiator.
  • Good eats on the Road!
    • Peter Dean, Executive Chef
      You CAN eat really well on the road - learn from the master! Practical demo - bring your notebook!
  • One Woman's Adventure Riding to South America
    • Alisa Clickenger
      In 2009, Alisa spent 6+ months riding solo through Mexico, Central America and South America. Come hear about her travels and a have a candid discussion about what worked and what didn't, illustrated through pictures of her amazing journey. Then prepare to be inspired to take off to ride your own adventure.
    • Sixteen years ago Alisa Clickenger had a dream in which she was running for her life. Alisa Clickenger in Bolivia.In the middle of a painful divorce in waking life, in this dream she found salvation in the form of a motorcycle, and sped away from imminent danger.
      Never having ridden a motorcycle before, Alisa awoke with the sensation of mastery over machine and wind in her hair. The metaphor of motorcycling saving her life has become increasingly clear to her, and today Alisa is riding her dream.

      She quit her job as Director of Operations for an IT company, rented her home, and decided to take a long motorcycle ride. Starting summer 2009 she rode 15,000 + dirt miles in the USA on the Trans America Trail, and then the Continental Divide Trail and kept on going. Alisa then rode South, alone, through Mexico, Central and South America, then criss-crossed the USA a few more times. Alisa has re-invented herself as a moto-journalist and motorcycle tour guide, and continues to pursue her passion. She has a column titled "Have Bike, Will Travel" published on RumBum.com and her travel blog can be found at www.MotoAdventureGal.com.
  • Women's Empowerment Motorcycle Tour
    • Alisa Clickenger
      A rolling classroom for female motorcyclists to gain skill and confidence while touring. In June 2011, Alisa Clickenger and Karen Thomson of AVID MotoTours led a group of female motorcycle riders around the Pacific Northwest. Not just a women's motorcycle tour, this trip was a "teaching tour"—focused on teaching skills and building confidence touring on two wheels. Come ride along with the Women's Empowerment Motorcycle Tour via the pictures and get some travel tips for women motorcyclists from a veteran solo motorcycle traveler.
  • Gear 411
    • Joanne Donn, GearChic
      Shopping Tips, how to shop for your gear, what to look for, how to get the right fit and the most out of your budget
  • Where there is NO doctor... Hands on Emergency First Aid Clinic / First-on-scene
    • Karen and Kevan Ibbotson
      How to safely remove a crash helmet, check for spinal cord and head injuries, and what first aid supplies you might bring on a trip away from first world medical care.

    Karen and Kevan at the Arctic Circle

    • Bring your helmet and a mat to lie on.
    • Karen is a trauma nurse (BSN, RN, ERsp) and Kevan is a trained Medical First Responder.
  • Women only
    • a very popular session - I'm told it's a must for the ladies, so plan on being there!
    • We have an amazing group of women offering presentations this year, including:
      • Alisa Clickenger - Adventure traveler
      • Carla King - Author, photographer and adventurer
      • Nicole Espinosa - Solo woman adventurer
      • Michelle Nilles
      • Susan Johnson - Horizons Unlimited
      • Bonnie Warch - Coach2Ride
      • Andrea Beach - Coach2Ride
      • Michelle Baird - Motorcycle journalist
      • Joanne Donn - Gearchic.com

        They'll all be participating in the Women Only session to talk about anything and everything of interest to women riders.

  • Fix that flat! How to change a tire anytime, anywhere
    • Grant Johnson
      How to prevent flats in the first place, and fix them when you get one. The best tools and how to use them for tube and tubeless tires. Hand's on practical and tire changing contest for beginners to experts.
  • Horizons Unlimited - You can do it, we can help!
    • Grant and Susan Johnson
      How it all began, the story of Grant and Susan's trip around the world, without a plan or a clue! Plus the origins of Horizons Unlimited, what's on the site and how to find your way around it, and more...
  • Your NEW bike doesn't fit you!
    • Grant Johnson
      Ergonomics! When you pickup your new bike, did they take the time to make it fit you? You'll learn the amazing difference a properly setup bike makes to your riding fun.
  • Experienced Travellers Panel - ask the experts anything you want!

and more to come! How about you? We're all here to learn, and there's LOTS to learn! We want to do more presentations and clinics - but we need volunteers to give them! Any topic you can contribute having to do with motorcycle travel, maintenance, planning etc, lasting 20 minutes or more, would be great. Please contact me here to volunteer.

HU California 2009 meeting.

Presentations and Tech Clinics

Here's what we had in 2010:

  • 2010 Speakers and Tech Clinics:

    • Breakdowns in Small Towns All Around the World
      • Carla King USA
        Carla will talk about her various trips on indigenous motorcycles: China on a cranky Chang Jiang, India on a Royal Enfield Bullet, and riding a Moto Guzzi in Italy and around the Adriatic. And why breakdowns aren't always a bad thing.
    • Trip of a lifetime...not a lifetime of savings!
      • Lorraine Chittock, famed for crossing the Libyan desert accompanied by 200 camels on an ancient caravan route, has just returned from a four year expedition through South America accompanied by two Kenyan-born canines. Their conveyance? A 30 year old Chevy van purchased for $750, and once used by the Arizona police department. Lorraine offers practical advice to women and men wanting to transform their lives with the rallying cry, "The trip of a lifetime does not take a lifetime of savings!" (Lorraine is the author of Shadows in the Sand and other books on the animal/human bond.)
    • A beginners guide to Mexico
      • Dale Boisclair, Canada
        A middle-aged, middle-class, middle of the road motorcycle trip through Mexico
    • Around the world on a V-strom
      • Erdem Yucel, Turkey/USA
        A first long trip, and it's around the world in 6 months!
    • Smitty's Trip to the End of the Road
      • Jeff Smith
        Solo trip through the wilds of Canada and Alaska to the end of the road at Inuvik, NWT Canada
    • Basic Roadside Repair
      • Kevan Ibbotson, Canada
        The English would call it bodger repair or us Canadians might call it a "farmer fix" but basically it means "How do I get my bike back on the road so I can get to the next town with a qualified mechanic to get it fixed properly". Designed for the novice rider who has little mechanical skills and who is concerned about having to make that dreaded roadside repair. Does duct tape or WD 40 actually fix everything? No, but you'd be surprised what will plug a leaking radiator. We will go over basic mechanical applications of the motorcycle: fuel, electrical and cooling systems, and how to diagnose their failure. What tools and repair materials to carry with you and how to use them to find out why your bike has quit working. More importantly we will review how to use on hand items to get yourself back on the road.
    • Where there is no doctor...
      • Molly Martin
        How to prepare for medical emergencies on your RTW - or any! - motorcycle trip.
        Bring a helmet and a foamie!
    • Women only
      • a very popular session - I'm told it's a must for the ladies, so be sure to plan on being there!
    • Fix that flat! How to change a tire anytime, anywhere
      • Grant Johnson
        How to prevent flats in the first place, and fix them when you get one. The best tools and how to use them for tube and tubeless tires. Hand's on practical and tire changing contest for beginners to experts.
    • Photo Composition for Travellers, and a Critique of YOUR photos
      • Grant Johnson, Canada
        Transform your trip photos from boring to fabulous! Bring 10 photos on a USB key or SD card for discussion - what's missing, or not quite right, or just plain BAD - and how to correct the mistakes we all make. Bring some photos on a flash drive if you'd like a critique.
    • 11 Years on the Road, RTW
      • Grant Johnson
        Grant and Susan's show of their RTW trip hasn't been seen since 2000, so due to popular demand - well one or two - it's been resurrected with loads of never seen before pictures. Maybe...if there's time.
    • Experienced Travellers Panel - ask the experts anything you want!


There will be slide shows and tech clinics on Friday and Saturday evenings, and all day Saturday. Come early and make it a great weekend! We recommend riding on Thursday Friday and Sunday, and participating in the clinics evenings and all day Saturday.

Rideouts

Rideouts - will be limited to 10 people per ride per group.

Chris Sidah and Tod Rafferty, a local rider, will lead a dual sport ride Saturday morning. The route is about 80 miles including about 30 miles off pavement. Be gassed up and ready to leave camp at 8:30.

Ride leaders and sweep riders wanted!

Do-it-yourself Ride information.

Here's a map highlighting many of the best roads (some paved - some not) on the central coast.

More ride info to come. Send in any you have!

Vendors

Adventure Motorcycle Magazine
ADV Motorcycle Magazine will be attending, giving away free copies of the magazine to everyone (well the first 150 anyway!) so look for Nicole Espinosa or Paul Smith if you have any questions or just want to talk about the magazine. And they'll be snapping pics and writing a story about the event too!

BurnsMoto specializes in motorcycle electrics shipped fast. Our weatherproof USB chargers are in huge demand with motorcyclists around the world. We also sell the BMW Fuel Pump Bypass Cable which world travelers have been using to save them from getting stranded in remote areas.

Carla King will bring her books - get her to sign your copy!

Rugged Rider sells innovative dual sport motorcycle parts, dual sport accessories, dirt bike accessories, dual sport apparel, dirt bike apparel, camping equipment and original dual sport aftermarket parts. Rugged Rider also provides dual sport and camping tips and tricks and an entertaining dual sport blog.

San Jose BMW will be there with Schuberth helmets and Sidi boots!

The worlds lightest, quietest, most aerodynamic flip-up helmet in the world - available at the HU Cambria Meeting! Schuberth will have their excellent helmets available. (Our personal favorites.) The Schuberth C3 (and C3W for women) is the world's lightest, quietest, most aerodynamic flip-up motorcycle helmet. Add the optional, easy-to-install Schuberth Rider Communication System for the ultimate in-helmet communication solution. Made In Germany.

Ted Simon of course will have all his books - get a new signed copy from him! He's happy to sign your old copy, but a new one does him more good. ;)

touratech USA Touratech USA
Will be there! If you want them to bring anything for you let them know well in advance. They'll help you put it on!

Altrider engineered products for the Adventure bikes from BMW's GS line, Suzuki, Kawasaki, the KTM Adventure series, the Ducati Multistrada 1200, the Yamaha Super Tenere XT1200Z, the Triumph Tiger 800XC, and the Honda V4 Crosstourer Concept. They also offer proven products from other manufacturers.

RKA Luggage will be attending as a presenter (tech presentation on how the connect various bits of electronic gear - gps - cell phone - intercom - bluetooth.) and as a vendor - motorcycle touring gear.

Giant Loop will be there to show their great products. Talk to Harold and get the real scoop!

Olympia Motosports will be sending a jacket for door prize and catalogs and a banner.

If you know of any other travel equipment vendors who should be there, please suggest it to them! Vendors please contact me for details.

Schedule is here - subject to change!

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...so check back and plan what you want to see. The schedule is subject to change, so don't hold our feet to the fire - stuff happens! But we will try very hard to ensure that it goes off as planned. Check the latest schedule to be posted at the meeting on the day.

The basics:

All times - and everything - approximate!

An up-to-date schedule will be posted at the Meeting.

As presenters may or may not get there on time - or at all - this schedule is seriously subject to change.

Friday

  • 9 AM (or later) CHECK-IN and sign up! You MUST be registered to go on a ride or for entry to any events, clinics etc.
  • There WILL be presentations in the afternoon!

Friday night

  • 7:00 pm Speakers presentations, so be sure you've eaten early! Order subject to change.

Saturday morning

  • 8:00 - 9:00 - Breakfast
  • 8:30 Ride briefing. Be gassed up and ready to ride if you're going. details here

Saturday Lunch

  • 12:00 - 1:30 Lunch

Saturday afternoon,

Tech Clinics. We have a number of informative and exciting tech clinics planned, so check the schedule Friday on-site for latest details.

Saturday Dinner

  • 5:30 - 7:00

Saturday evening,

  • 7:00 pm sharp: Speakers presentations

Sunday

  • 8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

There MAY be a few repeat presentations!

Head for home, hang around and chat, or head out for a last ride!

  • 12:00 - it's all over! :(

Miscellaneous notes:

NO camping on-site until Friday night!

Pre-Register and save $10! oops too late!

  1. Register and PAY before October 5 is $49.
  2. At the door, admission is $59

Entry fee includes admission to the inspiraitonal and informative presentations Friday and Saturday all day, and Sunday morning. There MAY be meals available, please ask immediately on arrival!

Payment and Registration details AFTER October 5:

Online registration is closed!

We have room left, so come on along and we'll see you there!

You will not be turned away! :)

LOADS of camping and bunks available!
Food - we have a few extra meals but they will sell out quick!
Grocery stores and restaurants only 5-10 minutes ride away.


IF you have ALREADY registered and just want to pay, go here.


Membership - Show you're proud to be a Horizons Unlimited Traveller!

Just to clarify the membership situation: Currently there is no requirement to be a member to access the website, the HUBB or to receive the monthly e-zine. For now, what you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive.

We will also upgrade your status in the HUBB to Contributing or Gold Member. In addition to recognising your contribution through your status, this will allow you to upload a custom profile picture and custom avatar, store more private messages, upload more pictures, add events to the calendar and create polls.

If you wish to buy a t-shirt, mug, fleece jacket or other Horizons logo product from the Souk, you can purchase Member or Gold Member logo products at the basic price. Just let us know and we can arrange access to the Members Private Store.

Note that new Memberships with your Meeting Registration are applied as of the Meeting date or as soon as possible thereafter, not earlier, unless you make a special request in the Comments box when you register.

T-Shirt Deal

Cotton: Top quality heavy cotton t-shirts in black or grey.

Synthetic: (Dri-Fit) t-shirts are in a beautifully made wicking material, and make great travel / riding t-shirts as well as all-round wear t-shirts. Available in a variety of colours at most meetings, and always black or grey. The order section will list the colours available.

Note that we will have a very few t-shirts extra at each meeting, but very limited - we can't carry many! So please pre-order and pay in advance so you can be sure of getting what you want.

2012 Tshirt slogan "The open road is calling, and I have a world to ride!"

Back:

(large, full back)

The open road is calling, and I have a world to ride!

Front:

Front 'Pocket patch' logo on all tshirts

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You can help!

If you have a few minutes, please download the poster (Adobe pdf format) and print off a few and hand them round your club or your local bike shop or anywhere seems like a good place.

Poster in pdf format (500kb) full colour Event poster. (You may need to right click and choose "save target as...")

Thanks!

The Meeting Location

Camp Ocean Pines, Cambria, California

Lodge

Camp Ocean Pines in Cambria, CA is set in 13 acres of Monterey Pine forest overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Wildlife abounds as deer walk through the property daily, while sea lions, owls, and ocean waves serenade guests at night!

A few photos from Mike Dimond of the fantastic new Meeting location in Cambria at Camp Ocean Pines!

Details of the venue and location here.


Climate

October is a GREAT month to be there - temperatures have cooled off nicely, but still pleasant, low of 6 C (43 F) and average high of 20.5 C (69 F) and an average of only two days of rain per month. Dry season is April to October. Sounds like PERFECT riding weather to me!

Climate / Weather check

Maps and distances and how to get there!

Distances:

Cambria is:

215 miles from San Francisco (via Big Sur)
235 miles from Los Angeles (via Highway 101)
138 miles from Fresno and the Central Valley
12 miles from Hearst Castle
72 miles from Big Sur
10 miles from Sebastian's General Store (best sandwiches in CA)


View Larger Map

Map with location of entrance and main lodge

Green arrow is entrance gate, red arrow is main lodge, red area is grounds.

Google maps, enter: 1473 Randall Drive, Cambria Ca 93428 to find it.

From Camp Ocean Pines information:

In short, despite what Google Maps may lead you to believe, reaching camp from Highway 1 is simple, left on Ardath, left on Randall and you can't miss it!

Need a bit more detail?

From the 101 N -
1. Exit the 101 in San Luis Obispo onto Highway 1 North (Exit for Morro Bay)
2. Drive north past Morro Bay and Cayucos
3. Turn Left at the Ardath Dr. and take it until you reach a 4-way stop. Continue straight on Ardath veering slightly to the left once the ocean is in view. Turn left onto Randall Dr. after reaching the next stop sign. From here you will travel up a hill and the sign for Camp Ocean Pines will be on your right.

From The 101 S -
1. Exit the 101 in Paso Robles onto Highway 46 West (Towards Cambria)
2. Exit the 46 onto Highway 1 North (right turn)
3. Turn Left at the Ardath Dr. and take it until you reach a 4-way stop. Continue straight on Ardath veering slightly to the left once the ocean is in view. Turn left onto Randall Dr. after reaching the next stop sign. From here you will travel up a hill and the sign for Camp Ocean Pines will be on your right.

Easily lost or just directionally challenged? Just give us a call (805)927-0254 and anyone on staff will give you the easiest way to get here. We're here to help!

Camping and Bunks

The buildings at Camp Ocean Pines are unique to say the least! Straw bale constructed, passive solar cabins have a wonderful "hobbit house" look. We also utilize timber from wind-felled trees as posts, beams and siding. The buildings and site plan become real-life lessons in conservation and the wise use of natural resources.

Cabins sleep ten guests in bunk bed fashion. Each cabin is 400 sq feet, with handpainted interior murals. Each cabin has it's own shower and changing stall, 2 sinks and a toilet. Guests bring their own towels and bedding. Cabins are LIMITED. Book early to get in!

One or more cabins will be dedicated to serve as showers and toilets for campers.

Other Accommodation

If you'd rather not camp, or share a room with others, there are other - but much more expensive - options. :(

The BlueBird Inn Motel in Cambria is supporting our Meeting by offering a discount to HU Travelers if you mention Horizons Unlimited when you book your room. The BlueBird is located about 3 miles from Camp, in Cambria, and is very reasonably priced. You can reach them at 1-800-552-5434 Toll Free. Sorry - they're now FULL.

There are also numerous very nice ocean view lodging options along Moonstone Drive in Cambria (about 4-5 miles). The least expensive options are in San Simeon (about 10 miles away).

http://www.cambriapineslodge.com/

Links to local Hotels and Motels.

Califonia Hotels for Cambria

Information about the area


There are 200 wineries in the area. Highway 46 from Paso Robles to Cambria has dozens of excellent choices along it.

Cambria: http://www.cambriachamber.org/index.php

Central Coast tourism: http://family.go.com/travel/article-203294-driving-california-s-central-coast-t/

Central Coast points of interest: http://www.amwest-travel.com/awt_centralcoast.html

Central Coast Elephant Seals: (14 miles) http://www.elephantseal.org/

Hearst Castle: http://www.hearstcastle.org/
Weather forecast

Any info you have on the area, rides etc, please let me know.


Local Bike Shops

Let us know any good dealers nearby!

Local bike shops with mechanics:

Coast Riders (formerly Bits & Pieces)
3285 S Higuera St, San Luis Obispo,  CA 93401
805.543.0354
Open Saturday (Recommended by Gary Auth)

Hidden Power Cycle Clinic
1333 Riverside Ave, Paso Robles, CA 93446
805.239.8913
Open Saturday, closest to Cambria.

Villa Racing, Jack Wagner mechanic
34 South St.
San Luis Obispo
542-9904
Parts & Gear Only:

Cycle Gear
455 Madonna Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
805.783.2660
Open Saturday & Sunday

 

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Mike and Sandy Dimond found this great location for us, so a big thanks to them! We always need help on the day - please volunteer to help out for a couple of hours!

The worlds lightest, quietest, most aerodynamic flip-up helmet in the world - available at the HU Cambria Meeting! Schuberth will be at the Meeting with a range of their superb helmets - our personal favorites!
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