On A Mission

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ON A MISSION

On July 14th, 1771 three Padres from Spain hung small silver bells on an oak tree in California and named it the Mission San Antonio de Padua.

For the next 245 years, through a revolution, the founding of a nation, the Industrial Revolution, two world wars, earthquakes and countless other events, the Mission San Antonio de Padua has remained. On the weekend of it's 245th anniversary, Huckleberry Bicycles is taking a small group of riders on a grueling 3 day bikepacking trip to the Mission and back again. We want you to join us!

Only the bold need apply. Starting in Carmel, we'll be riding out on Carmel Valley Road to the Arroyo Seco campground and continuing through the Los Padres National Forest on revered Indians Road (epic!). A total of 84 spectacular miles to the historic Mission San Antonio de Padua. The Mission itself has a great group camping area where we will camp for two nights.  Saturday there are options to ride and explore in every direction, explore the Mission's grounds or both! On Sunday we'll take the paved route back by way of King City and then back inland to Carmel Valley Road.

Maps:

- http://bit.ly/291NyJ6

- http://bit.ly/292QuYB

The Details:

All riders convene in Carmel By The Sea. Carpool options will be worked out amongst the group.

Huckleberry will have a vehicle and will manage all food and kitchen equipment for the group. Dinner Friday night, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday

Any other equipment we can fit in the vehicle we will take for you. Otherwise you are responsible for packing in your equipment. Bring your bikes, bikepacking gear and cameras! All riders must have gps or cell phone mapping capabilities.

All proceeds will go towards fighting cancer on Brian's Ride, a cancer fundraising solo cycling/photography trip down the length of Route 66 in memory of his cousin Brian Brendemihl, who passed away in August of 2015.http://picsfordays.com/brians-ride/

RSVP to bikepacking@huckleberrybicycles.com