"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: 31.33 Miles
Climb: 2403 Feet
Start at Arbolitos Sports Fields near the corner of Pomerado Rd and Glenoak Road. Head north on Pomeardo Road toward Lake Hodges. Cross over I-15 at Lake Hodges then head back South on the other side of the Freeway into the Westwood section of Rancho Bernardo. At Rancho Bernardo Road, turn West through 4S ranch then right again on Camino Del Norte. Camino del Norte becomes Camino del Sur. At Carmel Valley Road head back East. Near the top of the hill there's a small park, where everyone can get a breather before heading back into 4S ranch. The ride crosses under I-15 by way of Camino del Norte. South on Carmel Mountain Road at the bottom of the hill then left on Rancho Carmel Drive. At the Carmel Mountain Plaza we'll take a coffee break at Einstein's Bagel shop. We'll continue on to Poway Road then back east to Pomerado and through the neighborhood back to the the 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 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: 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: 37.4 Miles
Climb: 2005 Feet
Start in Del Mar, ride south then east on the 56 Bike Path, North and East throu gh Faribanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Olivenhein, out to the coast then south bac k to the start.
Distance: 37.6 miles
Climb: 3300 feet
A circuit around Lake Murray, Mission Trails, Tierrasanta, Murphy Canyon, Serra Mesa and Mission Valley.