"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
This ride has two starts, the 7:15 start is at Oceanside Harbor and the 8:15 start is from Las Pulgas Road, just outside Camp Pendleton. The early start crosses Camp Pendleton (Be sure to carry picture ID for entering the base.) and meets the rest of the group at Las Pulgas. Then we ride Pacific Coast Highway to San Celemente, then El Camino Real through San Clemente to Dana Point. Then we turn around and go back.
Important: If you plan to start in Oceanside you must register with Camp Pendleton at least 7 days prior to the ride. You will be notified only if your request is rejected. Registration is valid for 1 year.Registration (large purple button) can be accessed here:
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: 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: 35 Miles
Climb: 558 Feet
An easy ride that starts at the Train Station in Solana Beach travels up the coast highway to Oceanside for coffee by the harbor and returns. There is an alternate staring point below, and there may be an alternate return for riders who wish to challenge themselves more.
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: 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.