"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: 32.8 miles
Altitude: 2142 Feet
Have you ever said to yourself "Man, I wish I could string together a whole bunch of Recycler rides, I wish I knew what it was like to ride this road in the opposite direction, or I wish I could climb as many steep hills as possible in a single ride!!!" Well, in this ride two of your three wishes will come true. Join us at the Solana Beach train station for a big loop around Encinitas, La Costa, Rancho Santa Fe, and San Dieguito.
Distance: 34 Miles
Climb: 931 Feet
A relatively flat ride starting in Del Cerro, going west through Mission Valley and up the center of Mission Bay to Charlie's Best Bread. Then, we return back through the bay and Mission Valley to the start.
Distance: 32 Miles
Climb: 1643 feet
Scenic and challenging ride starting at Dos Picos Park in Ramona. After we make our way around the Southwestern end of Ramona we climb the Old Julian Highway to the junction with Highway 78. Then a swift downhill return to stop for coffee at Packards in downtown Ramona. A scenic back country ride.
Distance: 33 Miles
Climb: 1674 feet
Ride starts at Mission Bay through Rose Canyon and up to UCSD. After climbing Gillman drive cross the campus and make our way to the top of Torrey Pines Road. We ride back down La Jolla Scenic Drive through Bird Rock and Pacific Beach along the coast then back to Mission Bay. Once around the West side of the bay, then back to the beginning.
Distance: 39 Miles
Climb: 2550 feet
Starting from Kit Carson Park travel north along Bear Valley Parkway to San Pasqual Valley Road then ride north on Citrus. Citrus becomes El Norte Parkway as you sweep around the North-East side of Escondido. Turn North on Broadway to Jesmond Dene Park, then North on Jesmond Dene Road. At Old 395/Centre City Parkway, head north. Riding West on Deer Springs Road into San Marcos, then West on Buena Creek Rd. After a rest stop in San Marcos return to Escondido through San Marcos and Harmony Grove and Del Diablo District of Escondido. Then back on Via Rancho Parkway to Kit Carson Park.