"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 Miles
Climb: 1643 feet
Scenic and challenging ride starting at Dos Picos Park in Ramona. After we make our way around the Southwestern end of Ramona we climb the Old Julian Highway to the junction with Highway 78. Then a swift downhill return to stop for coffee at Packards in downtown Ramona. A scenic back country ride.
Distance: 37.6 miles
Climb: 3300 feet
A circuit around Lake Murray, Mission Trails, Tierrasanta, Murphy Canyon, Serra Mesa and Mission Valley.
Distance: 32.5 Miles
Climb: 1565 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.
Distance: 33.5 Miles
Climb: 2282 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.
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.
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: 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.