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    • 09 Mar 2017
    • 02 Jan 2018
    • 82 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.

    • 03 Jul 2017
    • (PDT)
    • 02 Mar 2018
    • (PST)
    • 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.

    • 16 Sep 2017
    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 7 sessions
    • Andree Clark Bird Refuge Parking Lot

    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 are meeting at the Andree Clark Bird Refuge Parking Lot this saturday the 26th.

    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.

    • 20 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM
    • San Ysidro Trailhead

    No hike if raining.  Bring plenty of water.


    This is a Friday 8:30am meetup--no need to register.


    The trail heads up picturesque San Ysidro Canyon. This steep, narrow upper canyon is filled with small waterfalls and pools, ending at a 60-foot waterfall (“Day Hikes SB”, R. Stone). We won't see a lot of water this time of year, but it is still a great hike and we will come back during the "rainy" season.  Hiking Distance: 3.7 miles round trip; Elevation gain: 1200 feet; Hiking Time: 2.5 hours (go at your pace).  Difficulty: Moderate-strenuous.

    For those interested, the trail continues up to Camino Cielo Road.  This second part is very picturesque, but all uphill and another 2 miles! 

    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 it, 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 Drive. 

     HIKE LEADER: Martina Kuhl.

     Hope to see you there!


    • 20 Oct 2017
    • 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Sandpiper Golf Club

    Join us Friday, October 20th for golf, drinks, food and fun at Sandpiper Golf Club. First tee time is 2:30 pm. We will have a scramble format, with prizes for the winning team, longest drive, and closest to the hole. After the round, stick around to visit with old and new friends.

    Every level of golfer is welcome.  The event is open to Newcomers and Graduates.

    DO NOT REGISTER ON THE WEBSITE.  Confirm your registration directly with Ken Rosenzweig at sbncfore@gmail.com.

    • 22 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM
    • Santa Barbara Area

    Social Hiking At a Relaxed Pace (S.H.A.R.P.)
    Join SHARP for a new hike!
    When: Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017
    9:00 AM
    Where:  San Marcos Foothills Preserve

    The San Marcos Foothills Preserve is a County of Santa Barbara open space located in the foothills between Santa Barbara and Goleta. Encompassing 200 acres (plus a 10 acres park) the Preserve offers extraordinary views of the Santa Ynez Mountains, Pacific Ocean, and the Channel Islands. The Preserve is the feeding ground for hawks, kestrels, kites, roadrunners, coyotes, bobcats, and hundreds of other animal species. It offers nesting locations for dozens of native bird species, and it provides connecting corridors for wildlife to Los Padres National Forest and Goleta Slough.Panorama of the San Marcos Foothills Preserve

    This hike, like Parma Park, is in the foothills. It is a little more challenging than other SHARP walks, with a couple of steep hills to walk up (and down). However, admiring the views will give us a chance to go slowly, take breaks, and catch our breath.  

     Downpour cancels, but we'll continue in light rain.  Bring hats, sunscreen and water.  On-leash dogs are welcome. There are no restrooms. After the hike, we will meet nearby to socialize.

    How to Get There

    San Marcos Foothills Preserve is located just east of Highway 154 (although you access it from west of 154) and north of Foothill Road. We will meet at the main public access at the western portion of the Preserve at the end of Via Gaitero Road.

    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org

    • 27 Oct 2017
    • 8:30 AM

    No hike if raining.  Bring plenty of water.