"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

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February

February 23

Poinsettia Station/San Marcos Loop 3 Chain Rings
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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.

March

March 1

Island Hopping Ride 1 Chain Ring
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Distance: 36.1 miles
Alitude: 557 ft

Get out your hurricane glasses and tiny umbrellas, it's time to go island hopping. From Old Town we go North to circumnavigate Fiesta Island. Next, we travel around the vast maritime expanse known as Mission Bay and head down to our second destination, Shelter Island. After a quick layover we take flight to Harbor Island before once again navigating the Pacific (highway) and concluding our adventure.

March 8

Nando's Ride 2 Chain Rings
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Distance: 37.4 Miles
Climb: 1660 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.

March 15

Cabrillo Monument Ride 2 Chain Rings
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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.

March 22

Cruising the Eastern Hood 3 Chain Rings
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Distance: 38.6 miles
Climb: 2100 feet

A circuit around Lake Murray, Mission Trails, Tierrasanta, Murphy Canyon, Serra Mesa and Mission Valley.

March 29

A Jewel, a Loch, and a Magic Cristobal 2 Chain Rings
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Distance: 33.4 Miles
Climb: 1461 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.

April

April 5

Solana Beach to Oceanside to Solana Beach 1 Chain Ring
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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.

April 12

Loma Liberty and the Zoo too aka Dr. Z's wild ride. 2 Chain Rings
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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.

April 19

Weiss' Five City Ride 3 Chain Rings
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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.

April 26

Easy Peasy Ramona Circuit 2 Chain Ring
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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.

May

May 3

Charlie's Bread 1 Chain Rings
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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.

May 10

Rancho Santa Fe Ride 3 Chain Rings
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Distance: 33.5 Miles
Climb: 1907 feet

Short but moderately challenging, this ride starts at the Solana Beach Train Station, we ride out the Highway 56 bike path to Camino Del Sur. Then we travel north, through Fairbanks Ranch to Rancho Santa Fe village center for Coffee at El Positivo. Then we wend our way out to the coast through scenic Rancho Santa Fe, returning to the train station.

May 17

Tour De Campus 2 Chain Rings
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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.

May 24

Pepper, Salt, Ranch, and Greens 3 Chain Rings
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Climb: 1950 ft
Distance: 39 mi

This one is a little familiar and a little different. From Pepper Park in Chula Vista we take a familiar route south toward the border before reaching San Diego and turning east on Coronado. Next, we pass by hidden trails and a brown field before turning north for a tour of ranches. Once we hit sunnyside up on the pretty road, we go west to the beautiful plaza. Finally, we catch sweetwater and go with the flow back to the start.

May 31

Carmel in the Middle 2 Chain Ring
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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.

June

June 7

New Don Fritgzes' San Diego South Bay Ride 1 Chain Ring
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Distance: 32.6 Miles
Climb: 297 Feet

Easy flat ride. Meet at NTC Park in Liberty Station (On Cushing Rd just East of Dewey Rd - 92106) at 8:00am for an 8:15 roll out. This is a very nice, not too difficult ride, that takes us around the San Diego Bay, and then up the Silver Strand for a beautiful coffee break at the Coronado Ferry Landing, and then onto the ferry for the ride back to the city. It's a great ride for first timers and old timers alike.

June 14

Dehesa Road to Alpine 3 Chain Rings
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Distance: 35.7 Miles
Climb: 2190 Feet

A challenging climbing ride from Rancho San Diego near Cuyamaca College, out Willow Glen Drive past Rancho San Diego Golf course to Dehesa Road by the Singing Hills Country Club. Dehesa Road to Tavern Road up to Alpine for Coffee. Then through Harbison Canyon back down Dehesa Road back to Rancho San Diego.

June 21

The Vomiting Sheep Ride 2 Chain Rings
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Distance: 39.3 Miles
Climb: 1305 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.

June 28

Elfin Forest Ride 3 Chain Rings
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Distance: 36.5 Miles
Climb: 2300 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.

July

July 5

Santee Saunter 1 Chain Rings
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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.

July 12

A Jewel, a Loch, and a Magic Cristobal 2 Chain Rings
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Distance: 33.4 Miles
Climb: 1461 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.

July 19

Oceanside to Dana Point 2 Chain Rings
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This ride has two starts, the 7:15a start is at Oceanside Harbor and the 8:15a start is from Las Pulgas Road, just outside Camp Pendleton. The early start crosses Camp Pendleton and joins the main group at Las Pulgas. The main group rides up Pacific Coast Highway to San Clemente, then El Camino Real through San Clemente to Dana Point. After a coffee stop, we turn around and go back.

Early (7:15a) riders must either obtain a pass to access the base or must ride the freeway shoulder from Oceanside to Las Pulgas (yes, it is legal). To learn about acquiring a pass, go to https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/Base-Access/Recreational-Bicycling/

July 26

Loma Liberty and the Zoo too aka Dr. Z's wild ride. 2 Chain Rings
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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.

August

August 2

Solana Beach to Oceanside to Solana Beach 1 Chain Ring
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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 starting point below, and there may be an alternate return for riders who wish to challenge themselves more.

Solana Beach to Oceanside extension ride 2 Chain Rings
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Distance: 15 Miles (round trip)
Climb: 323 Feet

For riders who want to log a few extra (8 miles), this starts a little farther south and a little earlier and gets you warmed up before you meet up with the other riders leaving from Solana Beach.

August 9

Balboa, Bonita San Diego Bay 1 Chain Rings
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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.

August 16

Mount Soledad wildcard ride 3 Chain Rings
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Distance: Less than 35 mi
Climb: Less than 1500 ft

For this iteration of the Mt Soledad ride we will start at Liberty Station at the same start location as the New Don Fritgzes ride (Cushing Rd and Dewey Rd 92106). Before we start, we will decide how we want to climb and descend the mountain. We will change our minds early and often. Aside from the mountain, the ride will be mostly flat.

August 23

Cabrillo Monument Ride 2 Chain Rings
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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.

August 30

Tour De Campus 2 Chain Rings
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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.


Until next time, stay well friends, and we hope you can all make the ride this weekend!!!
Remember to RIDE SAFE and have FUN!!!!