MOSS LANDING - Four cyclists in the week-long San Francisco-to-Los Angeles AIDS/Lifecycle ride were taken to area hospitals with minor injuries after a collision on Highway 1 near Moss Landing with a pickup, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The collision happened about 9 a.m. near Struve Road and blocked part of the southbound highway lane, the CHP's incident website said.
Three riders were taken to Watsonville Community Hospital with scrapes and facial injuries. Another was transported to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula with bruises and facial scrapes.
The event was in its second day with the riders scheduled to camp in King City overnight.
Ride spokesman Ryan McKeel said the event, in its 13th year, has had very few incidents like Monday's.
"You never like to hear of an incident like this but, for the most part, riders and drivers are both incredibly safe for this event," he said. Throughout the state, drivers treat the event riders with a great deal of respect, he said.
About 2,300 riders are participating in this year's awareness-and-fundraising ride.
McKeel said he was trying to get more information about the injured riders, but said, "Everyone is expected to be OK."