"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: 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.
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: 24 Miles
Climb: 213 Feet
Easy flat ride. Meet at the San Diego County Administration Bldg., off the Pacific Coast Highway 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.
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 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.
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.
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.