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Highway 1 Coastal Run to Big Sur - March 14, 2020

Your Hosts For The Event:
Dolores and Rick Sanchez

Enjoy a beautiful casual scenic run through the south bay farmlands from Morgan Hill through Watsonville to the coast. It is an amazing drive down Highway 1 past Moss Landing, Sand City, Monterey, Carmel and on down to Big Sur. Beautiful scenery we all love and enjoy. 

If the weather gods are good to us it will be a gorgeous run. Bring your cameras to capture the wildlife and scenery along the coast.

Meet Up Location
Peet's Coffee
755 Cochrane Road
Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Meeting Time/Departure Time
9:00 am/9:30 am

Route Google Map

Everyone, please park on far side of parking lot opposite Peet’s Coffee. We will line up against the back white fence prior to leaving the parking lot.

We will exit parking lot then turn right onto Madrone Parkway. At intersection, we will turn left onto Cochrane Road and then veer right onto Highway 101 South. We will continue on South 101 for 41 miles to Exit 347 for Highway 129 West to Watsonville. At the off ramp turn right onto Highway 129.

In approximately ½ mile, pull over on right shoulder at Lupita’s Catering to meet up with other members.

Meeting Point 2:
Highway 129/Highway 101 Turnout

2201 Chittenden Road
San Juan Bautista, CA 

Arrival Time/Departure Time
Approximately 10:00am/10:15am

We will continue on Highway 129 for 14 miles and continue through the city of Watsonville. There are 7 signal lights on Highway 129 in town. Stay in the left lane thru town and continue to the onramp for Highway 1 South to Monterey.

Re-grouping Point:

Steaming Hot Coffee and Espresso
7990-C Highway 1
Moss Landing, CA 

Upon arriving in Moss Landing city limits, we will park in front of Steaming Hot Coffee and Espresso (next to The Whole Enchilada Restaurant) to regroup. We will stay for about 15 minutes. NOTE: The coffee shop has ONE bathroom.

From here, we will then merge back onto Highway 1 and continue south for 35 miles to the famous Bixby Bridge.

Note: there are 4 signal lights going through Carmel so we may become separated but communicate via radio so we can stay as a group. Our approximate arrival time to Bixby Bridge is 11:45.

Photo opportunities at Bixby Bridge:

Option 1
We will attempt to park across Highway 1 on Old Coast Road to take photos of the bridge looking towards the ocean. More details during the drivers meeting

Option 2
Those not interested in photos can park at the large turnout near the Hurricane Point View. Again more details during the drivers meeting.

Depart Bixby Creek Bridge at approximately 12:15 and continue south on Highway 1 for 10 miles. Arrive at the Big Sur River Inn and Restaurant (park in the lot on the east side of Highway 1). The run is officially over at this point.

There is NO formal group lunch, however, feel free to bring your own food to picnic in area or check out the options below.  If you're interested in the restaurant at Big Sur River Inn you might consider making a reservation based on our proposed timeline.

Big Sur River Inn Restaurant is open lunch

FYI, River Inn Restaurant will not allow outside food eating on their patio.

You can also purchase food at the General Store & Burrito Bar.
River Inn General Store

Also, there are other places to eat as well as you motor a little further south.

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