The Windmill Century Bike Ride
On July 15, cyclists of all ages and abilities will ride 25, 50 or 100 miles as they enjoy scenic canyons, ranches, and vineyards with the reward of a Santa Maria Style Barbecue at the ride’s end. Such is the program for the Windmill Century, a fundraiser and social event spearheaded by the Tailwinds Bicycle Club of Santa Maria. Race contestants and spectators are invited to inquire about discounted lodging and group rates that are being offered by the Days Inn Santa Maria; Radisson Hotel Santa Maria; and the Historic Santa Maria Inn.
The goal of the Tailwinds Bicycle Club’s is to promote bicycle safety throughout the community, especially with children. The Windmill Century is a fundraising bike ride that is open to the public. All proceeds from the ride, less expenses, are given back to the community through our Bicycle Safety and Giveaway Program, which is held in local elementary schools each year.