Rapha Yomp Rally's Ultra-Distance Ride Through Southern California's Hidden Trails

Discover the Rapha Yomp Rally, a 400-mile ultra-distance cycling adventure through Southern California's breathtaking landscapes.

Rapha Yomp Rally's Ultra-Distance Ride Through Southern California's Hidden Trails

Last spring, Southern California played host to the first-ever Rapha Yomp Rally. This ultra-distance cycling event, documented exquisitely by Rapha Films, isn't just about pedaling; it's about an immersive journey through some of the most picturesque terrains the region has to offer.

Spanning nearly 400 miles, the 2023 Rapha Yomp Rally was no small feat. From the starting line in Santa Barbara to the finish in Los Angeles, riders embarked on a mixed-terrain track meandering through mountains, coastal areas, and lush forests. What makes this event unique is its nod to history and nature. Following a reversed path of the Spanish Padres from 1769, cyclists explored ecosystems rich in biodiversity, each with its own story and connection to the region's indigenous history.

Creating Your Own Adventure

One of the most captivating aspects of the Rapha Yomp Rally is the freedom it offers. Participants were encouraged to ride at their own pace, either solo or with friends, crafting their own unique experiences along the way. The event emphasized respect for the land, its inhabitants, and fellow riders, fostering a spirit of community and environmental stewardship.

A Rally, Not a Race

Brandon Camarda, Rapha’s North America Head of Marketing, perfectly sums up the spirit of the Yomp Rally: "It’s a rally, not a race." This ethos is at the heart of the event. It’s about the journey, the adventure, the challenge, and the camaraderie. There are no winners or losers, just a collective of like-minded individuals sharing an extraordinary experience.

So, are you ready to pedal into your next great adventure? The trails of Southern California are calling!