"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 32.5 Miles
Climb: 1861 Feet
Starting from Stratford Court in Del Mar, we ride over to El Camino Real then head North, through Rancho Santa Fe, Oivenhain, West to Carlsbad then back South to Del Mar.
Distance: 37 Miles
Climb: 1950 Feet
From Mission Bay Park up through Linda Vista, through Mira Mesa over to UCSD, down Gilman Drive to the Rose Canyon Bike Path and back to Mission Bay Park.
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: 31 Miles
Climb: 1750 Feet
A fairly easy ride from Old Town to the San Diego River bike trail, via Pacific Highway. Go west to Ocean Beach, climb up to Point Loma, then out to Cabrillo National Monument. Bear right on Canon St to a loop around Shelter Island. Then east along Harbor Drive to Harbor Island for a loop. Then East again along Harbor Drive to Ash Street. Ride north to Mission Hills then down into Presidio Prk and back to the start.
Distance 38.5 Miles
Climb 1675 feet
Thanks to Sam for this ride. It's an easy circuit around Ramona. Starting at Dis Picos Park the circuit takes us through Oak Forests where Golden Eagles nest to the overlook of San Vicente Resevoir. Then we ride west past Mount Woodson through the "flatlands" of Ramona. Next we cover familiar territory along Dye, Ramona, Warnock San Vicente, and Hanson. Our coffee stop is at Packards, a Recyclers favorite. Then a circuitous route through Eastern Ramona back to Main Street and then back to Dos Picos Park.
Distance: 39.2 Miles
Climb: 1968 feet
The ride starts at Marina View Park, just west of the J St exit on Interstate 5 in Chula Vista. The route takes riders south to the Border then east along the Tijuana River Valley. Then we head north along Beyer Boulevard through Chula Vista and east along the Sweetwater river valley. After passing Otay Lake we regroup at the Olympic training center and then head west on the Olympic Parkway to get back to where we started.