"This is not Disneyland, or Hollywood. I'll give you an example: I've read that I flew up the hills and mountains of France. But you don't fly up a hill. You struggle slowly and painfully up a hill, and maybe, if you work very hard, you get to the top ahead of everybody else." - Lance Armstrong
Distance: 37.7 miles
Climb: 1230 Feet
Another version of the Don Fritzges Bay Ride. Start at Balboa Park, head through the park, the Gaslamp and down to Harbord Dr., follow the usual route to National City Marina and Pepper Park, where we pick up the bike path to Bonita Plaza Rd. Through Bonita, Chula Vista and then rejoin the Bay route to Coronado. Take the ferry back across San Diego Bay then back up Ash to A and 3rd to Balboa Park. May add a few miles around the park on the end.
Distance: 32 Miles
Climb: 1790 Feet
Starting near SDSU we ride north and then east past Mission Trails part out through Bostonia Granite Hills and east to Lake Jennings Park. We return through Lakeside and Santee, and then along Prospect Ave north of Gillespie Field. The climb up Fanita Drive is challenging, topping out by Grossmont College. South on the 125 Bike trail we again pass Mission Trails Park and return to where we started.
Distance: 33 miles
Climb: 1735 feet
Beginning at the Sabre Springs Transit Station continue on to the 56 bike path, we ride west to Carmel Valley and take a loop through Carmel Country Highlands and Del Mar Mesa. Next, we cross to the north side of the highway 56 and head toward Black Mountain before turning south toward Scripps Poway Parkway. We return to the start along I-15 and Sabre Springs Parkway.
Distance 37.2 Miles
Climb: 1500 feet
Starting at the Poinsettia Train Station on Avenida Encinas in Carlsbad, ride north past Carlsbad State Beach, into Oceanside. In Oceanside enter the San Luis Rey River bike path and ride east to Santa Fe Ave and then turn south. After a brief coffee stop in San Marcos we head west back to the start.
Distance: 36.5 Miles
Climb: 2738 feet
Ride the rural and sparsely developed areas of Oivenhain, Elfin Forest, Harmony Grove and Rancho Santa Fe. See the new community of San Elijo Hills near San Marcos. Enjoy the challenge of the rolling hills of Harmony Grove and Elfin Forest.See the view from the overlook of Hodges Dam. Enjoy the down hill cruise into Rancho Santa Fe and the coffee stop, in the Village.
Starting at Santee's West Hills Park just East of the 52 on Mast Blvd, we go South to Prospect and around Gillespie Field to Vernon. Then North on Winter Gardens to Lindo Lake and continuing to San Vicente Reservoir. Next, Southwest through Lakeside to Mast Blvd and then over for an easy ride through Santee Lakes before returning to the start.
Distance: 38.7 Miles
Climb: 1991 Feet
A ride from the Gilman Road Park N Ride in La Jolla through University City, Mira Mesa, a loop around Miramar Lake, and then back to La Jolla by a different route.
Distance: 29 Miles
Climb: 1247 Feet
Start from the Old Town Trolley Stop head out to Ocean Beach, Point Loma, around Liberty Station, Harbor Drive and then up to Balboa Park. Cruise around the park exiting on 6th Street. Proceed through North Park and Mission Hills to Presidion Park returning to the Trolley Stop.
Distance: 37.6 miles
Climb: 3300 feet
A circuit around Lake Murray, Mission Trails, Tierrasanta, Murphy Canyon, Serra Mesa and Mission Valley.