You may have wondered about the name "Slabtown" and how it came to be. The town of Cambria was originally called "Slabtown" because the buildings were made from rough slabs of local pine wood. Known over the years as Santa Rosa, Roseville, San Simeon and "Slabtown", the town became Cambria on January 10, 1870, on the recommendation of a local committee. "Slabtown" grew rapidly and by 1880 the new town of Cambria was the second largest city in San Luis Obispo County.
The Slabtown Rollers is a group of local Cambria cycling enthusiasts who cycle the beautiful central coast of California. The group was founded in 2006 as a group of men, women and youth who wanted to promote the sport of cycling for recreation and transportation and to interact socially and civically as a cycling group. As the group grew in numbers, it absorbed the local “ Cambria Killer Bees” cycling group and assumed the Killer Bee’s role in leading and organizing of the Annual Gene Cerise Memorial Country Coast Classic Bike Ride.
The Slabtown Rollers provide not only the organizational and planning responsibilities of the Country Coast Classic Bike Ride but partners with local sponsors, other organizations, the Lion’s Club of Cambria and the Cambria Community Council to make this annual fund raiser for youth programs a successful event in the community of Cambria.
Individual members of the Slabtown Rollers volunteer to provide an enjoyable and safe cycling experience to all the riders of this event by providing the course preparation and signage, SAG ( support and gear ), phenomenal rest stops, home-baked goods and a great lunch for century riders and post ride barbecue for all who participate.
Promoting bike handling and safety skills to riders of all ages is the first and foremost mission of the Slabtown Roller Cycling Club. A safe ride is the only enjoyable ride!
Slabtown Roller members also serve the larger local community in many other ways, too. They volunteer, donate and raise money for local charities, distribute food to those in need, mentor the youth of the community, volunteer as docents to numerous environmental and historic organizations to name a few. The Slabtown Rollers have been an active participant in the local Pinedorado Parade for many years and have performed admirably in various skits for the local judges and the entire community.
2012 Cambria Scarecrow Festival Best of Show