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Do you love being active outdoors? Whether hiking, cycling, walking the waterfront or sailing, our members get together for fun outdoor activities each week.

 

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    • 02 Jan 2017
    • (PST)
    • 30 Aug 2017
    • (PDT)
    • 104 sessions
    • East Beach Grill, 1118, E. Cabrillo Blvd.

    Please join our group of 30 to 50 East Beach Walkers, consisting of Newcomers, Graduates, and longtime Santa Barbara residents, as we walk along the waterfront.

    There is no need to register, just join us in the parking lot on the west side of East Beach Grill, 1118, E. Cabrillo Blvd., to walk along the bike path from the grill to Sterns Wharf and back again, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings. 


    walkingWe start walking promptly at 8:05 am, and walk at our own pace, while visiting with fellow walkers. It is about 3 miles to the pier and back, or 3 1/2 if you walk to the end of the pier, and takes 45 minutes to an hour, depending upon your pace. 


    Many stay after the walk to enjoy conversation at East Beach Grill upon our return. Coffee and food are available for purchase from the Grill. It is requested that those who stay and sit at a table, even if you do not order food or beverage, leave a tip of least a dollar. 

    Parking is free until 10 am, except on holidays.

    • 04 Feb 2017
    • 30 Dec 2017
    • 45 sessions
    • Stearns Wharf

    Everyone Welcome... Runners, Run/Walkers, and Walkers!

    We meet every Saturday at 8am to run, jog, or walk together and then go for breakfast!

    The routes we take allow you to go as far or as short a distance as you wish. We typically run out and back (for about an hour or so)... some go 4 miles, others 6 or 7 miles, and some go even farther since they're training for full or half marathons.

    We typically meet at Stearns Wharf by the restrooms near the Dolphin Fountain.  Look for the BRIGHT PINK hat! Park on Anacapa Street and walk to the wharf.  Breakfast afterwards at Lucky Penny, 127 Anacapa St!

    See you there!

    If you are joining SB Striders for the first time, please email us (sbstriders@sbnewcomers.org) so we don't leave you behind if you arrive late.

    We vary the starting locations and routes, so please remember to check the Newcomers calendar, the Santa Barbara Striders Facebook page, and/or Meetup for details.

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    Our core group typically includes someone from each of these paces...

    •  9-10 min/mile runners (Phil, Janice, Tony, Richard, Andy, Alex)
    •  11-12 min/mi runners (Leslie, Greg)
    •  +13 min/mi joggers or walkers (Lisa, Heather, David, Susan, Gillian)

    Looking forward to seeing you.  Feel free to bring your friends as Strider events are free and open to the public.

    • 28 Feb 2017
    • 02 Jan 2018
    • 89 sessions
    • See event details (Hendry's Beach)

    Join us at Hendry's Beach (aka Arroyo Burro Beach County Park) every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:45. We walk the beach, visit, make new friends and catch up with old friends, spot whales and dolphins and get fresh air and exercise. Some of us walk fast, and some of us stroll. Then we gather at the picnic tables and visit some more. Sometimes there is food to share. 

    Contact Karen Kaiser (karenkaiser@comcast.net) with any questions.

    Hendry's Beach/Arroyo Burro is just west of the intersection of Cliff Drive and Las Positas Rd. (exit 100 on freeway). There is a large parking lot. We meet at the top of the stairs next to Boathouse at Hendry's Beach restaurant, 2981 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara. The restaurant is located at the end of the parking lot right next to the ocean.




    • 30 Jun 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • Gaviota trail head or meet at the Mission at 8am

    Gaviota Peak

    Meet at Mission 8 am to drive to trailhead -


    Absolutely Gorgeous

    [No Hike if Raining]

    2,458 foot summit in the Santa Ynez Mountains, overlooking the Pacific coast west of Santa Barbara. Reached by two trails, together forming a loop; the steeper, more enclosed Gaviota Peak Trail and the slightly longer, more scenic Trespass Trail

    Difficulty: Moderate; steep in places and hot in summer, but no difficult terrain
    Two one way trails to the peak, up one down the other forming a loop.  Length: 3.1 miles ( up the Gaviota Peak Trail), 3.4 miles (down the Trespass Trail) total 6.5 miles.  Elevation change: 1,950 feet.  We should be back by noon. (3-31/2 hike)

    Trailhead:  We will meet at the Mission at 8am.  The trail head is about a 40 minute drive west on the 101. The Parking area is off US 101 just past the tunnel, a right exit on to Hwy 1 toward Vandenberg, then an immediate right on a no name dirt road to the trail head.  2$ parking fee per car, no dogs, wear long pants, lots of sunscreen, brink a snack and lots of water.

    Hike leader:  Bo Kite

    Hope to see you there!
    • 01 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Santa Barbara Area


    Social Hiking At a Relaxed Pace (S.H.A.R.P.)

    When: Saturday, July 1, 2017
    9:00 AM
    Where:   More Mesa


    Join us as we explore More Mesa, an undeveloped bluff-top mesa that rests 120 feet above the ocean, with panoramic views from the Santa Ynez Mountains to the Channel Islands.  Rare birds, including kites, harriers and merlins, make their home on the Mesa.  If you want to see more, you can take the trail down to the clothing-optional beach below.

    Dogs on leash are welcome.

    Minimal elevation gain. No rough terrain. No rush. Just nature, fun and conversation.

    No need to register. Just show up. Downpour cancels, but we'll go ahead in light rain. Bring water and sunblock.

    After the hike, we will meet nearby to socialize.

    Directions:  From Santa Barbara drive north on 101. Exit at Turnpike Road and turn left.  Drive 0.4 miles to Hollister Avenue.  Turn left on Hollister and drive 0.3 mile to the first traffic light (Puente Drive). Turn right and continue 0.7 miles to Mockingbird Lane. (Puente Drive becomes Vieja Drive.)  Park on Vieja Drive - parking is not permitted on Mockingbird Lane.

    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org

    • 07 Jul 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Tequepis Trail Head

     “Tequepis” Trail

    No hike if raining. 


    [Hikers at the top of Tequepis Trail - Dec 1016]

    This is a long hike so take plenty of water and a snack.  The driving distance from the mission is around 10miles. This hike has been postponed twice, but was enjoyed by all the first couple of times we did it so it is worth the trip.  We can meet in the parking lot of the Mission at 8:30am, then carpool or caravan or you can meet us there at 9:00 am, if you know the way.   

    Tequepis” Trail hike begins near Lake Cachuma and ascends the north side of the Santa Ynez Mountains behind Santa Barbara. The trail up offers spectacular views of the lake and valley, and there are broader stunning ocean views from the top. This is an invigorating 8.4-mile round trip hike with 2,300 feet of elevation gain. The hike is a steady incline but very doable at your own pace.  The trail is well maintained with little rocks. The hike is 2hr up and 1 ½hr down. Hikers don’t have to make it to the top for fantastic views all the way!  After the hike we can meet at “Cold Springs Tavern” for refreshments.  

    To get to the trailhead: From Santa Barbara, take the 154 north toward Lake Cachuma. Continue 7.7 miles past Cold Springs Arch Bridge and turn left at the sign for Circle V Ranch. This is the next turnoff after a sign for Camp Allegre. If you reach the entrance for Lake Cachuma Recreation Area, you have gone half a mile to far. From the turnoff, take the road to the left and drive 1.3 miles to the parking lot at the end of the road outside Circle V Camp – Saint Vincent de Paul Camp.

    Hike Leaders: Steve and Laurie Clayton (sandlclayton@gmail.com or 805-618-6418)


    Hope to see you there


    • 14 Jul 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • Romero trail head

    No Hike if Raining!


    [Hikers at the Rock Garden Jan 13, 2017]

    Remember to take lots of water.

    No need to register, just show up.

    ROMERO CANYON – 8:30 AM-- Hiking Distance: 4 miles round trip. Elevation gain: 1200 feet. Hiking Time 2.5 hours or less (go at your pace). Difficulty: Moderate-Strenuous.  We will walk up the beautiful, well-shaded Romero Canyon trail to Old Romero Rd.  Most hikers elect to return on gently sloping road with spectacular views.  

    HOWEVER

    At the junction with Old Romero Rd, THERE IS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A GREAT HIKE TO THE TOP! SEVERAL HIKERS WILL EXTEND the hike up the trail toward East Camino Cielo Rd. This is an option for anyone interested in

     REALLY SPECIAL VIEWS.

       DIRECTIONS: Meet at the Romero Canyon trail head on Bella Vista Rd.  Exit Fwy101 at Sheffield Dr (Exit #92) in Montecito [Sheffield is a LEFT LANE EXIT coming from Santa Barbara], turn toward the mountains and follow signs to Sheffield. About 1.4 miles after exiting the 101, Sheffield ends at E Valley Rd (CA-192). Turn left and then immediately right on to Romero Canyon Rd. Continue up Romero Canyon, bearing right to avoid entering Lilac Lane.  One mile after first entering Romero, turn right on to Bella Vista Dr. and go .3 miles to the trailhead on your left. During the week there is ample parking along the road.

    HIKE LEADER:   David Ellenberger

    Hope to see you there!

    • 21 Jul 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • Jesusita trail from the Filtration plant

    NO HIKE IF RAINING

    Jesusita Trail - Filtration Plant to Inspiration Point

    [Happy Hikers on Jesusita Trail - Aug 26, 2016]

    Remember to take lots of water. No need to register, just show up.

    JESUSITA TRAIL TO INSPIRATION POINT – 8:30 AM. Hiking Distance: 6.5 miles round trip. Elevation gain: 1000 feet. Hiking Time 3.5 hours (go at your pace). This hike is long but can be done partially. It is mostly shaded and is a very scenic hike. Difficulty: moderate.


    DIRECTIONS:  Exit 101 at Las Positas and turn toward the mountains. Crossing State St., Las Positas becomes San Roque. Continue on San Roque past 192. (You can get to San Rogue via 192)  Go 1/2 mile past 192 and park at the Cater water filtration plant, (the trail head for Jesusita) 


    HIKE LEADER: David Grace.


    Hope to see you there!




    • 27 Jul 2017
    • 8:45 AM
    • Santa Barbara Area


    Social Hiking At a Relaxed Pace (S.H.A.R.P.)

    When: THURSDAY, July 27, 2017
    8:45 AM (note earlier start time)
    Where:   Arroyo Burro Beach (Hendry's Beach)


    Newcomers synergy! SHARP hikers join the Stride by the Tide beach walkers for a low-tide walk on Arroyo Burro Beach (also know as Hendry’s Beach). Learn about Stride by the Tide, talk up our SHARP hikes, enjoy our breathtaking coast, and meet new friends.

    After each walk, the Stride by the Tiders gather at the beach picnic tables for coffee and conversation – and we are invited. Bring a thermos of coffee, a bottle of water, or whatever and join in. Thanks, Stride by the Tide, for making us welcome!

    Total hike distance: as long or short as you want.. Leashed dogs welcome.

    No need to register. Just show up. Downpour cancels, but we'll go ahead in light rain. Bring water and sunblock.

    DIRECTIONS: Hendry's Beach/Arroyo Burro is just west of the intersection of Cliff Drive and Las Positas Rd. (Exit 100 on the 101 freeway). There is a large parking lot. We meet at the top of the stairs next to Boathouse at Hendry's Beach restaurant, 2981 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara. The restaurant is located at the end of the parking lot right next to the ocean.

    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org

    • 28 Jul 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • San Ysidro Trail Head

    SAN YSIDRO TO THE FALLS 

    NO HIKING IF RAINING


    [San Ysidro Falls - Feb 3, 2017]

    8:30 AM The trail heads up the picturesque San Ysidro Canyon, following the creek. This steep, canyon is now filled with small waterfalls and running water, making wonderful sounds to accompany the hike. Hike will end at the 60-foot waterfall, which as of Wednesday afternoon was falling beautifully. Hiking Distance: 3.8 miles round trip; Elevation gain: 1000 feet; Hiking Time: 2-2.5 hours (go at your pace).  Difficulty: Moderate- strenuous.  At the falls, the usual stop point, several hikers usually extend the hike up towards east Camino Cielo Rd.  This is an option for anyone interested.  

    DIRECTIONS: Meet at the San Ysidro trail head on Mountain Drive just east of San Ysidro Ranch. From either direction, exit Fwy 101 at San Ysidro Rd and turn toward the mountains. Go 1.0 mile to East Valley Rd (CA 192) and turn right.  Continue 0.9 miles to Park Lane and turn left. (Park Lane is easy to miss.  As you get near, you’ll see a “San Ysidro Creek” sign on your right, then look for nine closely spaced Eucalyptus trees on your left.  You’ll turn left after the last one.) Go 0.4 miles and as Park Lane turns right, you veer left onto East Mountain Drive. The trailhead is 0.2 miles ahead on the right.  Park on East Mountain. 

     HIKE LEADER: Thomas Lee

    Hope to see you there!

    • 12 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Santa Barbara Area


    Social Hiking At a Relaxed Pace (S.H.A.R.P.)

    When: Saturday, August 12, 2017
    9:00 AM
    Where:   Ennisbrook Trail


    The Ennisbrook Trail meanders through a 44-acre nature preserve located at the base of mountains in the heart of Montecito, featuring old stone bridges and oak, olive, sycamore and eucalyptus groves where monarch butterflies gather during their annual migration.

    No need to register. Just show up. Downpour cancels, but we’ll go ahead in light rain. Bring water and sunblock.

    Dogs on leash are welcome.

    After the hike, join us for coffee.

    Directions: From Santa Barbara, take 101 South to the San Ysidro Road exit.  Drive one block north to San Leandro Lane and turn right.  Continue 0.7 miles to the parking pullout on the left near the trailhead sign and white picket fence.  (San Leandro Lane jogs left and then right again.  The street signs are easy to see, but if you miss the first turn and find yourself on Jaracanda Lane, turn around and make a right onto San Leandro.  If you miss the miss the second turn and find yourself on Santa Rosa Lane, turn around and make a left onto San Leandro.)

    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org

    • 27 Aug 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Ellwood Bluffs


    Social Hiking at a Relaxed Pace (S.H.A.R.P.)

    When
    Sunday August 27, 2017
    9:00 AM
    Where
    Ellwood Bluffs


    Join us as we hike the Ellwood Bluffs Trail at the Santa Barbara Shores County Park.  We will hike across flat grasslands and through eucalyptus groves.  Perhaps the most spectacular part of the hike is walking along an 80 foot cliff at the Pacific Ocean's edge.  Breath deeply as you take in the ocean views.  

    Dogs on leash are welcome.

    Minimal elevation gain. No rough terrain. No rush. Just nature, fun and conversation. 

    No need to register.  Just show up.  Downpour cancels, but we'll go ahead in light rain. Bring water and sunblock.  

    After the hike we will meet nearby to socialize.

    Directions: From Santa Barbara drive north on 101.  Exit at Glen Annie Road/Storke Road and turn left.  Drive 1/4 mile to the first intersection, which is Hollister Ave. Turn right on Hollister and drive 1.5 miles.  The Santa Barbara County Park parking lot will be on your left, directly across from Ellwood School.  Park anywhere in the park's parking lot.

    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org

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