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On A Mission

I love History, I love Cycling and I love my home state of California! . . . . THIS IS AN INIVITE TO FOLLOW MY NEXT CRAZY ADVENTURE ACROSS CALI! 

On June 7th I will venture off to ride my bike to all 21 historic missions across California. Spanning from San Diego to Sonoma. I will roughly follow the old Spanish El Camino Real historic route. 

Over 600 miles of cycling adventures!

* I will be updating the preparations leading up the take off date. Once in route I will blog and update the travel adventures on social media. 

THE STOPS
1 - San Diego De Alcala - San Diego
2 -San Luis Del Rey de Francia - Ocean Side
3 - San Juan Capistrano - San Juan Capistrano
4 - San Gabriel Arcangel - San Gabriel
5 - San Fernando Rey de España - Mission Hills
6 - San Buena Ventura - Ventura
7 - Santa Barbara - Santa Barbara
8 - Santa Inés Solvang
9 - La Purisima Conception - Lompoc
10 - San Luis Obispo de Tolosa - San Luis Obispo
11 - San Miguel Arcangel - San Miguel
12 - San Antonio de Padua - Fort Hunter Liggett
13 - Nuestra Señora de la Soledad - Soledad
14 - San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo - Carmel
15 - San Juan Bautista - San Juan Bautista
16 - Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz
17 - Santa Clara de Asis - Santa Clara
18 - San José - Fremont
19 - San Francisco de Asis - San Francisco
20 - San Rafale Arcangel - San Rafael
San Francisco Solano - Sonoma

WISH ME LUCK ! 


HISTORICAL TIMELINE 

Stretching from San Diego to Sonoma, the 21 missions of Alta California are storied reminders of California and our nation's past. Few regions of the world have such a physical, visual timeline of a nation's growth and development. 

In 1769, under order of the Spanish king, sea and land expeditions departed Mexico for California, meeting in San Diego where the first fort and mission were established to serve as frontier outposts. The King sent military troops and Franciscan missionaries to the new land to colonize the territory and convert its Indian inhabitants to Christianity. 

Over 54 years, four forts, or presidios, and twenty-one missions were founded along the California coast. Some of these sites eventually evolved into the state's major cities, including San Diego, Santa Barbara, San Jose and San Francisco.

Founding of the California missions began seven years before the American Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776, and ended 25 years before gold was discovered at Sutter's Mill in 1848. Mission expansion came to an end in 1823, when mission bells rang in Sonoma. 

The California Missions Foundation was created in 1998 as the only organization dedicated to restoring and protecting all 21 mission structures and their contents, with the goal of preserving California's rich history.

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October 7th

Join us October 27th as we partner up with LACBC to host a spooky haunted pedal ride. Medium pace 15 mile ride. We will ride to a few local haunted LA landmarks. Ride around and make it back to our shop for a pop up wrench day and bike art show, highlighting several local artists and crafters.

Pop up Mimosa stand and vegan tacos by Urbanic Eats. LA

Introducing our new BICI BISTRO Cycle Tacos

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