Santa Barbara MTB Marathons

Event Date

Sat, Jul 26, 2014


Santa Barbara, CA

About This Activity

Get ready to inaugurate the Santa Barbara MTB Series with our first event the Santa Barbara MTB Marathons. Whether you’re a veteran XC racer or a first time event rider the MTB 26.2 full marathon or 13.1 half marathon distances will provide you with a challenging XC mountain biking experience. The Santa Barbara MTB Series is the result of 3+ years of development to create a series of competitive and challenging XC mountain biking events within the Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara Ranger District to foster awareness, action and charitable support for non-profit organizations that sustain and promote the MTB cycling experience and cycling forest accessibility. Starting and finishing at Upper Oso Campgrounds, centrally located in the Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area, 20 minutes from Santa Barbara. Camp over night with us at some of our reserved campsites or consider staying across the river at Ranch Oso Guest Ranch, it’s a great place for the family to hang out and enjoy the list of amenities while your racing in the mountains, join them afterwards and soak your weary bones in either one of the open are pools and Jacuzzi.

Santa Barbara MTB Series is hosted entirely within the Los Padres National Forest, Santa Barbara Ranger District

Event schedule and times


Wednesday July 23, 2014

Local bike shop location TBP on July 1st 2014


·         12pm – 8pm Early bird check-in


Friday July 25, 2014

Upper Oso Campground


·         12pm – 8pm Participant Check-in


Saturday July 26, 2014

Upper Oso Campsite


·         5:30am – 7am Last chance rider check-in

·         7:30am Marathon – Start

·         8:00am Half Marathon – Start  

·         11am Santa Barbara MTB Marathons Awards Presentation

·         12m – 3pm Post Race Party (hot meal, cold refreshments, beer/wine and acoustic band)

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