Hi all, here is a brand new tour and race for spring of 2014. www.tourdelospadres.com Tour De Los Padres is a 300 mile bikepacking tour and race with over 30,000' of elevation gain that traverses through some of the most scenic areas of the Southern Los Padres National forest between Frazier Park and Santa Barbara, California. Elevations along the route range from sea level to 8,300 feet. Tour De Los Padres is similar to the Coconino Loop, Arizona Trail 300, or the Stagecoach 400. However, there is both a "tour" and a "race" component to this ride. All we provide to you is a route description, GPS files, and helpful logistical information. This expedition is a true test of physical and mental endurance. The risks are plenty but so are the rewards. You will ride forested singletrack, see ancient Chumash paintings, soak in natural hot springs, view hills of wildflowers, and get to camp in some of the most remote backcountry California has to offer.