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

    • 01 Jan 2018
    • (PST)
    • 29 Aug 2018
    • (PDT)
    • 104 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. 

    • 04 Jan 2018
    • 30 Aug 2018
    • 69 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 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.

    • 06 Jan 2018
    • 24 Feb 2018
    • 8 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.

    • 21 Jan 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Ellwood Bluffs

    Social Hiking At a Relaxed Pace



    Sunday, January 21, 2018

    9:00 AM


    Ellwood Bluffs/Butterfly Preserve

    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, where we might see some of the thousands of Monarch butterflies that migrate this time of year. 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 Hollister Ave. and turn right. In 1.5 miles, turn left at the stoplight into the Santa Barbara County Park parking lot, directly across from Ellwood School. Park anywhere in the park's parking lot.

    Questions? Contact sharp@sbnewcomers.org

    • 26 Jan 2018
    • 8:00 AM
    • Gaviota Peak

    No hike if raining.  Bring plenty of water.  Meet at the Mission 8 am to drive to the trailhead.

    At the Gaviota Summit on Nov. 3rd