Cambria Rally When and Where
Once again, taking all precautions, the Cambria Rally for 2021 will take place at the traditional first weekend of August, this year falling Thursday August 5th to Sunday August 8th. Ground zero will once again be the Cambria Palms Motel.
For 2021, the Cambria Rally will include the usual group rides, a barbecue with live band, donated draw prizes, the bark off and of course - hanging around the fire pit. Registration includes the chili and barbecue dinners, a ride pin and you can choose to add optional t-shirt.
Cambria was originally started by the NorCal Presidents as a way for New Triumph Bonneville owners and enthusiasts of all British motorcycles from both Northern and Southern California to meet each other in person. The chemistry and vibe for this incredible event has been laid back, fun and exciting.
2021 XIX Registration is OPEN
Go to the "Register" page as can be found at the top of the page or in the Quick links to the upper right.
The registration fee is collected to pay the costs of the organized events and meals (other than food), and hiring of the band. T-shirt price is set equal to cost. Sponsors donate the draw prizes (we are looking for additional prize sponsors for 2021). Overall we look to break even. If we realize a profit we will donate to a local Cambria charity (several candidates are being considered now and final decision will be posted - note we are no longer partnered with the VFW in town who are under new management).
If you would like to attend Cambria, you need to first find a place to stay. There's a lodging list right here. We have all the rooms at the Cambria Palms reserved for our attendees. Please CALL (only) (805) 927-4485 and tell them you are with the Triumph Motorcycle Rally group and they will allow you to book a room for the nights of Aug 6 and Aug 7 which are blocked only for us. You can also book a room for Aug 5 if you wish to arrive early to join the ride North for the Friday "Dog Run" ride and meetup at Bixby Bridge. Note - it's important we SELL OUT the Palms to host the event activities there. So please try to book a room at the Palms before looking for other nearby alternatives. The next closest motel is The Creekside with additional down Main Street. Some people camp at San Simeon State Beach and there may be locations in town on HipCamp.com.
If SINGLE rooms are booked, please consider booking DOUBLE room - it's important we sell out the motel. Also, there are people looking to share so I will be helping coordinate people with double rooms and people looking to for a room to share. We appreciate your flexibility.
You are generally responsible for your other meals during the rally other than the sponsored Friday chili dinner and Saturday BBQ. The chili dinner is sponsored by Moto Kustoms and the BBQ meal sponsored by BOLT Manufacturing and is included with your registration. You can identify if you require vegetarian option. If joining for Saturday dinner only, we've added an option to register for that option, only. To minimize the risk of COVID infection, we will be eating outside and socially distanced.
For 2021, we will be once again offering commemorative ride pins included with your registration.
T-shirts are offered as an optional add-on to your registration.
Schedule of Events
Thursday Aug. 5th - some attendees start arriving in Cambria, no official events, just hang out and socialize at Cambria Palms Motel taking dinner in town, and reminisce at the fire pit afterwards.
Friday Aug. 6th - "Dog Run" 9am to Bixby Bridge Meetup 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Those already in Cambria will ride North up PCH Hwy 1 leaving at 9am to meet other riders coming in from the North. Bring your oversized Hawaiian shirt to wear over your gear (and pins to secure it) in honor and memorium of Scott "The Dog" Forsythe. Return rides to Cambria - some take PCH Hwy 1 back, some go inland for something different. Gather at Cambria Palms Motel for socializing outside and we will have a sponsored chili dinner (meat or veg options). Socialize afterwards around the fire pit out back.
Saturday Aug. 7th - Main Group Ride 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM.
The main ride leaves from the Palms Motel at 9:00 AM. Route will be published with a lunch stop Firestone Walker Brewery in Paso Robles. We suggest to eat a light lunch minding the afternoon meal to come. Return to the Palms Motel as group or on your own for the afternoon activities - BBQ, draw prizes and band for live music 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Also the bark-off, flame-off and some other fun to follow. Fire pit socializing, of course.
Sunday Aug. 8th - no events, but many go for fairwell breakfast at the Redwood Cafe down Main Street. Attendees head home - drive safe!
Although the Cambria Rally was started by owners of Hinckley Triumph Bonnevilles, riders of any motorcycle are welcome to join us. We strongly encourage you to bring your Hinckley Bonneville, Speedmaster, America, Scrambler, SE, T100, T120, Thruxton, Speed Twin, Street Twin, Street Cup Bobber or at least another British motorcycle or their "offspring". Oh hell, just get there on a bike! However you can, you are perfectly welcome to show up on something else, and riders often do. We're here to have a great time - not bash bikes. The theme includes "fans and friends" of classic style British bikes.
Please remember to be courteous at the Cambria Rally. Motorcycling is by its very nature more risky than traveling by car, and you are encouraged to ride your own ride, obey the law, make sure your bike is in excellent mechanical condition, is currently registered and insured and that you wear safety gear at all times. For Covid-19 we encourage and expect people to wear masks when not riding or eating, and all other recommended health measures. DO NOT COME IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID-19 SYMPTOMS. YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE REFUNDED.
We're all adults and are responsible for our own safety. Visit our Rules page for more info.
Also please remember to behave courteously at the campground or motel where you stay so we'll be welcomed next year.
Interested in attending the Cambria Rally? See the About and Resources pages for more information, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.