"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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June

June 27

The Vomiting Sheep Ride 2 Chain Rings
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Distance: 39.3 mi
Climb: 1305 ft

This ride starts in Mission Bay Park and continues through Linda Vista before we make our way to Mira Mesa. We then turn west toward UCSD where we have a coffee stop before riding down Gilman Drive to the Rose Canyon Bike Path and back to Mission Bay Park.

July

July 4

Don Fritgzes' San Diego Bay Ride 1 Chain Ring
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Distance: 33.5 mi (excludes ferry ride)
Climb: 350 ft

An easy flat ride that meets at NTC Park in Liberty Station (on Cushing Rd just east of Dewey Rd - 92106). 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 coffee break at the Coronado Ferry Landing. We ride the ferry back to the downtown then ride along Harbor Dr to get back to Liberty Station. It's a great ride for first timers and old timers alike.

July 11

The Royal Road 3 Chain Rings
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Distance 32.8 mi
Climb: 1741 ft

Starting from Stratford Court in Del Mar, we ride over to El Camino Real then head North, through Rancho Santa Fe and Olivenhain, then west to Carlsbad and back south to Del Mar.

July 18

A Jewel, a Loch, and a Magic Cristobal 2 Chain Rings
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Distance: 33.4 mi
Climb: 1325 ft*

Join us on this magical journey through the five kingdoms of Middle San Diego on our quest to the Loch to the beastly Panniculus and free the Jewel for its return to its rightful place at the foot lonely Mount Soledad. Along the way we may encounter flying beasts guarding their secluded Miramar den, sun beaten Anglers who prey upon the inhabitants of the Loch, and a Hall of Knowledge where the Boffins roam in their pursuit of enhanced cognitive perception. It will be a long journey with many trials and it will not be until after we conquer the Loch that we will be able to seek respite at the shop of Panera the Caffeinated. We continue our journey by looking north to Aquarius and consulting the magic Cristobal to understand that our future lies to the west. Feeling buoyed by our success we will muster our strength to climb up to the 6 realms of the Boffins before our final descent to the carriages.

July 25

Around Town 1 Chain Ring
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Distance 32 mi
Climb 1229 ft

Could this have been called “Why OB Normal?”, yes, but Around Town is just what the doctor Z ordered. This one starts at the familiar Old Town Trolley station parking lot and heads west to Ocean Beach. After a little climb we drop down to San Diego Bay and skirt Balboa Park on our way to Kensington and Normal Heights. After riding in circles and every which way, we head back west to Hillcrest and down to Old Town.

August

August 1

Solana Beach to Oceanside to Solana Beach 1 Chain Ring
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Distance: 35 mi
Climb: 650 ft*

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.

August 8

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.

So many options...

August 15

Oceanside to Dana Point 2 Chain Rings
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8:15 am Las Pulgas start - Distance: 40 mi, Climb: 720 ft
7:15 am Oceanside start - Add 18mi distance, Add +500 ft climb

This ride has two starts, the 7:15 am start is at Oceanside Harbor and the 8:15 am 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 (7:15 am) 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/

August 22

Loma, Liberty, and the Zoo Too (aka Dr. Z's wild ride) 2 Chain Rings
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Distance: 30 mi
Climb: 1275 ft*

Start from the Old Town Trolley station, head out to Ocean Beach, Point Loma, around Liberty Station, Harbor Drive and then up to Balboa Park. After a loop around the park, we proceed through North Park and Mission Hills to Presidio Park, returning to the trolley station.

August 29

Tour De Campus 2 Chain Rings
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Distance: 32.8 mi
Climb: 1331 ft

This ride starts at Mission Bay and goes through Rose Canyon and up to UCSD. After climbing Gillman Drive, we 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.

September

September 5

Island Hopping Ride 1 Chain Ring
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Distance: 36.3 mi
Climb: 638 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.

September 12

Balboa, Bonita, San Diego Bay 1 Chain Ring
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Distance: 35.3 mi (excludes ferry ride)
Climb: 743 ft

Start at Balboa Park then head through the park, the Gaslamp Quarter, and along Harbor Dr. toward Pepper Park. After a restroom stop we pick up the Sweetwater River bike path to Bonita Plaza Rd. After looping around Bonita we rejoin the Bayshore Bike Path to Coronado. After a coffee stop we take the ferry back to San Diego then back up to Balboa Park.

Riders who would like to avoid the distance and climb of the Bonita loop can cross the Bayshore Bikeway bridge across the channel at mile 9.2 and continue south on Bay Blvd until rejoining the route with a right on Lagoon Dr. This shortened version of the ride results in a distance of 28 miles with a climb of 550 ft.

September 19

Solana Beach to Oceanside to Solana Beach 1 Chain Ring
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Distance: 35 mi
Climb: 650 ft*

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.

September 26

Cabrillo Monument Ride 2 Chain Rings
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Distance: 35.2 mi
Climb: 1089 ft
*

A fairly easy ride from Old Town, along the San Diego River bike trail, and west to Ocean Beach. We then climb up to Point Loma, and out to the Cabrillo National Monument. On the way back we drop down for a lap around Shelter Island and Harbor Island. We continue to downtown where we climb up into Mission Hills then down through Presidio Park and back to the start.

October

October 3

Charlie's Bread 1 Chain Ring
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Distance: 34 mi
Climb: 931 ft

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 along the west side of Mission Bay and through Mission Valley to return to the start.

**The Charlie's Best Bread ride may not actually contain Charlie's Best Bread. Ride leader may substitute alternative coffee stops of equal or lesser value without notice.

October 10

Oceanside to Dana Point 2 Chain Rings
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8:15 am Las Pulgas start - Distance: 40 mi, Climb: 720 ft
7:15 am Oceanside start - Add 18mi distance, Add +500 ft climb

This ride has two starts, the 7:15 am start is at Oceanside Harbor and the 8:15 am 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 (7:15 am) 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/

October 17

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.

So many options...

October 24

Around Town 1 Chain Ring
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Distance 32 mi
Climb 1229 ft

Could this have been called “Why OB Normal?”, yes, but Around Town is just what the doctor Z ordered. This one starts at the familiar Old Town Trolley station parking lot and heads west to Ocean Beach. After a little climb we drop down to San Diego Bay and skirt Balboa Park on our way to Kensington and Normal Heights. After riding in circles and every which way, we head back west to Hillcrest and down to Old Town.

October 31

A Jewel, a Loch, and a Magic Cristobal 2 Chain Rings
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Distance: 33.4 mi
Climb: 1325 ft*

Join us on this magical journey through the five kingdoms of Middle San Diego on our quest to the Loch to the beastly Panniculus and free the Jewel for its return to its rightful place at the foot lonely Mount Soledad. Along the way we may encounter flying beasts guarding their secluded Miramar den, sun beaten Anglers who prey upon the inhabitants of the Loch, and a Hall of Knowledge where the Boffins roam in their pursuit of enhanced cognitive perception. It will be a long journey with many trials and it will not be until after we conquer the Loch that we will be able to seek respite at the shop of Panera the Caffeinated. We continue our journey by looking north to Aquarius and consulting the magic Cristobal to understand that our future lies to the west. Feeling buoyed by our success we will muster our strength to climb up to the 6 realms of the Boffins before our final descent to the carriages.

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