Wine County Bike Trek Pedal for People Helping People

Friday, June 03, 2016 at 08:00 AM
Sunday, June 05, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Wine County Bike Trek Pedal for People


The Wine Country Bike Trek is a unique and well-established cycling event that takes place in the beautiful Santa Ynez Valley wine country and benefits People Helping People. Each day, riders choose from a 30- or 50-mile ride. Volunteers will greet you every ten miles with fully catered rest stops.

The Spirit of the Wine Country Bike Trek is community, family, and friends. We guarantee you’ll walk away with new friends and fantastic memories of your weekend in the Santa Ynez Valley. Best of all, the proceeds from the Bike Trek make a difference in the lives of those in need


This is a fundraising event for People Helping People and while fundraising is not required, you will receive a fundraising page. We’ll say thanks for your fundraising efforts with a variety of great prizes. Those who qualify for the “Winner’s Circle” will be our honored guests at a luncheon celebration in August, a fun reunion where we will honor our top fund-raisers.

Learn more about the Winners Circle

Money raised from the Wine Country Bike Trek will help support People Helping People’s emergency and basic needs programs, including a Food Program, which provides groceries to over 1,300 people bi-weekly, health care access for adults and children that are underinsured and uninsured, and programs such as counseling for children and teens and an after school youth program offering homework assistance, tutorials, and arts and crafts activities.Victory Celebration

On Sunday, your final ride will end back at Riverview Park in Buellton. (

We will once again have an old-fashioned picnic barbecue donated by Buellton Rotary – hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad, fresh fruit and plenty of pasta salad with veggies.

Testimonials from the Wine Country Bike Trek

“I rode with my wife Carolyn and friends, Richard and Christine from Chicago. The rides were well laid out and well marked. They were tough but fair. My friends had such a good time riding, enjoying dinner and listening to the music each evening that they are planning on returning next year.” – Mike Balaban, a member of PHP’s Board of Directors and avid cyclist, rode 50 miles on all three days.

About Us


People Helping People (PHP) is the primary provider of human and social services in mid Santa Barbara County.  Incorporated in 1992, PHP is “dedicated to improving the lives of men, women, and children in the Santa Ynez Valley, Los Alamos, and surrounding communities by addressing emergency and basic needs, furnishing comprehensive integrated family and individual support services, and acting as a catalyst for positive community change.”

PHP has grown from a single program, food and emergency services, into a unique multi-program organization which has developed a comprehensive system of care.  Megan Miller - 284A5923

Services for infants, children, and adults are integrated into a “one stop” shop with multiple neighborhood access points (Family Resource Centers) located at neighborhood schools throughout the Santa Ynez and Los Alamos Valleys.

For more information, please contact
Erica Valdes
WCBT Ride Director
E: [email protected]P: 805.686.0295

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