This site was developed and implemented after discovering there are an increasing number of participants each year who are unpaid and have taken advantage of our organization by riding the Solvang Century, Metric and Half Century as "bandit riders".
These bandits are taking advantage of the fees other riders have paid which covers liability insurance, police services and the Cities of Solvang, Buellton, Lompoc and Santa Maria, the county of Santa Barbara and Caltrans for permits to hold our event.
They are also using our portapotties, eating and drinking our food and water at our SAG Stops without paying the Registration fee. For our non-profit club and the non-profit organizations we donate money to which includes three congenital heart disease summer camps, the American Diabetes Assn as well as all the high school athletic programs that provide student-athletes to work as paid volunteers on ride day, this is also theft from them as well.
Last year over 20% of our riders were bandits aka thieves!
The following pictures are of the bandit riders from our 2017 event that have
no form of event identification, that is a BIB number and wrist band.
our Solvang Century Cycling
Wall of Shame!