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The Outdoor Life Events

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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Upcoming events

    • 04 Sep 2018
    • 28 Feb 2019
    • 49 sessions
    • Hendry's Beach (See event details)

    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 stridebythetide@sbnewcomers.org with any questions.


    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.

    • 05 Sep 2018
    • (PDT)
    • 27 Feb 2019
    • (PST)
    • 75 sessions
    • Meet at Char West on the Wharf

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

    There's no need to register.  The Stearns Wharf Walking Group starts and ends at Char West near the Ice Cream Shop (MWF).  Parking is free that time of day.  Enjoy time with the group for coffee at Francisco's Char West.

    We start walking promptly at 8:00am and walk at our own pace while visiting with fellow walkers. The group walks about 3 miles which takes 45 minutes to an hour depending upon your pace. 

    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Santa Barbara Lawn Bowls Club - 1216 De La Vina St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
    • 7

    Lawn bowling is now an international sport played in many countries around the world. It has a history going back several hundred years but has evolved into an enjoyable pastime equally suited to men & women, young and old. It is not expensive and may reduce the need for more costly and energetic exercise programs. Santa Barbara, with its fresh air and moderate climate, is the perfect place to be outdoors enjoying a game of bowls with friends, old and new.

    If you have any questions or if interested in other times, please email us at lawnbowling@sbnewcomers.org or call Ron at 425-786-7949 or Chris at 805-705-9587

    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • Buena Vista Trailhead

    No hike if raining. Bring plenty of water.
    No need to register, just show up.

    Buena Vista trail to Romero Canyon.   North on the Buena Vista trail, right at a split to a little uphill connector to meet the Romero catway. We then go east about a mile to a bench overlooking Montecito and the Ocean.  This is a scenic hike.

    We welcome you to join us.  For those not members of Santa Barbara Newcomers: you should be aware that this is a 'meetup'; the club's guide is along to show us the trail; they do not know if this hike is appropriate for you.

    To evaluate if this hike is for you here is a map of the trail.

    Google Maps directions to the trailhead, 1550 Park Lane, Montecito, CA 93108

    Directions: From the 101, go north, toward the mountains, on San Ysidro to Hwy 192.  Go right on 192 for @.8mile, then take a left on Park Ln.  Go .3 miles and bear to the right to stay on Park Ln at Mountain Dr. junction.  Go .6 miles further on Park Ln to the Buena Vista trailhead on the left.  There is good parking before and after the trailhead.  

    Hike Guide: Bo Kite

    Hope to see you there!


    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Sandpiper Golf Club

    Please join us Friday, OCTOBER 19 at Sandpiper Golf Club for golf, drinks, food and fun. First tee time is 2:00 pm. We will have a 9 hole scramble format, with prizes for the winning team, men's and women's longest drive, and men's and women's closest to the pin. After the round, stick around, have a drink, and 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 Gary Boubel and/or Ben Swartzman at sbnewcomgolf@gmail.com.

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

    The goal of the Cycling Committee is to hold weekly social meetup rides that are open to cyclists of all levels and abilities. Our rides are typically designed to have multiple start points and route segments and a destination that will allow us to relax and chat with our fellow Newcomers and guests after the ride. These rides are 'No Drop', so no riders will be left behind. Whether you are a beginning rider or a Tour de France champion come out and join us as there will usually be something for everyone. Let us know you are riding by clicking the link below.

    Yes, I am Riding!

    This week's ride varies from our normal routine and was designed to give those riders that were hoping to ride in the Santa Barbara Century an opportunity to check off '100 mile ride' from their bucket list. This ride is not a race but please note it is also not recommended for beginners, or those that have not been training for this longer distance! 

    The ride will begin at the Shoreline parking lot and proceed east to Ventura. From Ventura we head back west with our goal being Sandpiper Golf Course. From our Sandpiper checkpoint we head back to Santa Barbara and our starting point. To help with rider safety we are recommending five checkpoints/rest stops. These rest stops will have light snacks and water. The recommended rest stops are:

    1. Rincon/Bates Road

    2. Ventura

    3. Rincon/Bates Road

    4. Leadbetter Beach Parking Lot

    5. Sandpiper Golf Course

    Check out the Century Ride Map!

    Check out the Metric Century Ride Map! 

    Helmets required! Bring lots of water. Ride Cancelled if raining.

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    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM
    • Santa Barbara Area

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

    When: Saturday October 20, 2018
    9:00 AM
    Where:   San Antonio Creek 

    The trail begins in at the far end of Tucker's Grove, a popular picnic spot on the weekend. It wanders along, following San Antonio Creek through meadows and a mixed forest of oaks, sycamores, and bay laurels until the trail finally ends beneath highway 154. It's shaded most of the way. 

    This is a very pleasant walking trail with only about 300 ft. elevation gain in approximately 2 miles. Total walking time is 1 to 1 1/2 hours.

    Directions: Exit Hwy. 101 at Turnpike Rd. heading north towards the mountains. At Cathedral Oaks Rd., drive straight through the intersection, entering Tucker's Grove. Turn right, and drive to the furthest parking area (0.3 miles).

    On-leash dogs welcome.

    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org

    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Jesusita Trailhead, San Roque Rd.

    Sweat out Saturday night's sins, make friends and get to know some Santa Barbara trails! RSVP so we know to look for you at the trailhead.

    The Jesusita Trail takes us on the scenic route to popular Inspiration Point, which features panoramic views of Santa Barbara. This trail features gorgeous trees, an easy creek crossing and stunning views. Not sure you can commit to the whole hike? No problem! It's out-and-back, so you can turn around whenever you want.

    When: Sunday, October 21 at 9:00 a.m.

    Where: Jesusita Trailhead, on San Roque Rd. just north of Foothill Rd./192; park by the water treatment plant (Google Maps)

    Trail Stats: Approx. 6.5 miles round trip, moderate to moderate-hard difficulty, out and back, 1000 ft. elevation gain, 3.5 hours hiking time (description from AllTrails)

    Who: YPs, Newcomers, grads, guests, and prospects welcome! 

    Bring: Plenty of water, sturdy hiking shoes, and a snack to enjoy at the top

    On-Site Contact: Tamara / 619-994-2954

    Young Professionals, creating events and casual get togethers for members in their 20s, 30s, and 40s

    • 25 Oct 2018
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Goleta Beach, Sandspit Road, Goleta

    We have a unique event that should benefit all riders. Ryan Hughes and the team at Hazards Cyclesport will proudly be hosting a private complimentary bicycle maintenance clinic for the Santa Barbara Newcomers Group on the 25th of October! The clinic will go over all your basic bicycle maintenance needs including, but not limited to, flat repairs, proper chain maintenance, lubricating cables, identifying tire/chain wear, tire selection and how to properly clean your bike after a ride.

    Along with a bunch of great bicycle knowledge to share, they will also be providing all members with a free pizza dinner so come hungry!

    Yes, I plan to attend!

    Doors to the shop, which is located at 110 Anacapa Street, open at 630pm. We look forward to seeing all of you for this night of fun and learning!

    Keep Pedaling!






    • 26 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • San Ysidro Trailhead

    No hike if raining.  Bring plenty of water.