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Ride List for April 2019

March 21 – THURSDAY
RIDE AROUND TOWN
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, basically flat, 10-12 mph average pace.
Meet at 10 am at Christmas Circle in the center of the Borrego Springs for this flat ride that goes around the Borrego Springs area. Although flat, we may have some wind. We will see the metal sculptures created by artist/welder Ricardo Breceda. Many depict animals that roamed the valley floor thousands of years ago. Bring plenty of snacks and water. Day of the ride call cell 858-349-6572. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

March 22 – FRIDAY
TAMARISK GROVE LOOP RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
This ride to the Tamarisk Grove Campground departs from the Borrego Springs Resort at 9:00 am. WeÆll take Borrego Springs Road south to Yaqui Pass Road which makes a long, continuous ascent to the summit. We drop quickly after that to Tamarisk Grove campground where we will enjoy a snack in the shade. We return to the Inn on route 78 which intersects with Borrego Springs Road 9 mi east of the Campground. Bring lots of water. Use lots of sunscreen. The full ride is 31 mi long. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

March 24 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

March 24 – SUNDAY
ROUTE 56 JUNIOR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 14-16 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at DeAnza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a 43 mi Junior Express ride up the coast, then east on the Route 56 bike path, and back along Black Mtn. Rd. There will be a snack stop. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, call ride leader in the morning prior to ride start. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

March 31 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

April 2 – TUESDAY
TACO TUESDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:30 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:30 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 9:48 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:23 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and tacos. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

April 7 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

April 7 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY INLAND AND COAST JR EXPRESS
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Carmel Valley Park and Ride lot located at 12791 Sorrento Valley Rd just west of I-5 for a 35-40 mi ride through Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad and return. Snack stop near end of ride. Leader: Tom Carr, .

April 14 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Carol Carr, .

April 14 – SUNDAY
ROUTE 56 JUNIOR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a 40 mi Junior Express ride north through the UCSD campus to the Route 56 bike path and back along Black Mtn. Rd. There will be a snack stop. Rain cancels. Call ride leader the morning of the ride if weather doubtful. Leader: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905, Mobile: 510-599-4459.

April 21 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

April 21 – SUNDAY
LAKE MURRAY LAKESIDE JUNIOR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the upper parking lot at Lake Murray for a 37 mi ride for this NEW ROUTE. We will go through El Cajon, Rancho San Diego, Lakeside and Santee. Snack stop on the way back to Lake Murray. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, call ride leader. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

April 28 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

April 28 – SUNDAY
OLYMPIC – OTAY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Last offering of the season for this route along Harbor Dr to Chula Vista, the Olympic Training center, Otay Lakes road and Bonita bike path. Expect 50 mi of rolling hills, some climbing (1 mi at 4.6% grade is the longest), and nice downhill rewards. Snack stop Downtown. Meet at 8:30 am at the Old Town Transit Center off Taylor and PCH. Park in the big lot at the north-west end. Rain cancels. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

Ride List for March 2019

March 3 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Allen Ramrus, 858-245-1643.

March 5 – TUESDAY
TACO TUESDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:30 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:30 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 9:48 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:23 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and tacos. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

March 10 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

March 10 – SUNDAY
OLYMPIC – OTAY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Spring your clocks ahead to meet at 8:15 am at the Old Town Transit Center off Taylor and PCH. Park in the big lot at the west end. We’ll ride ~53 mi south along Harbor Dr to Chula Vista, past the Olympic Training center and onto Otay Lakes road and Bonita bike path. Some climbing (1 mi at 4.6% grade is the longest), rolling hills and some nice downhill. Snack stop Downtown. Rain cancels so call if uncertain. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

March 14 – THURSDAY
IDES OF MARCH PIZZA RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:30 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:30 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 9:48 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:23 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and pizza. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

March 17 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

March 17 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY INLAND AND COAST JR EXPRESS
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Carmel Valley Park and Ride lot located at 12791 Sorrento Valley Rd just west of I-5 for a 35-40 mi ride. Heading South to UCSD via the Genesee bridge South to the new Gilman arched bridge over I-5 to UTC area. Head back north for tour through Del Mar Mesa, Carmel Valley, Fairbanks Ranch and return. Snack stop near end of ride. Leader: Tom Carr, .

March 21 – THURSDAY
RIDE AROUND TOWN
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, basically flat, 10-12 mph average pace.
Meet at 10 am at Christmas Circle in the center of the Borrego Springs for this flat ride that goes around the Borrego Springs area. Although flat, we may have some wind. We will see the metal sculptures created by artist/welder Ricardo Breceda. Many depict animals that roamed the valley floor thousands of years ago. Bring plenty of snacks and water. Day of the ride call cell 858-349-6572. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

March 22 – FRIDAY
TAMARISK GROVE LOOP RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
This ride to the Tamarisk Grove Campground departs from the Borrego Springs Resort at 9:00 am. WeÆll take Borrego Springs Road south to Yaqui Pass Road which makes a long, continuous ascent to the summit. We drop quickly after that to Tamarisk Grove campground where we will enjoy a snack in the shade. We return to the Inn on route 78 which intersects with Borrego Springs Road 9 mi east of the Campground. Bring lots of water. Use lots of sunscreen. The full ride is 31 mi long. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

March 24 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

March 24 – SUNDAY
ROUTE 56 JUNIOR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 14-16 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at DeAnza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a 43 mi Junior Express ride up the coast, then east on the Route 56 bike path, and back along Black Mtn. Rd. There will be a snack stop. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, call ride leader in the morning prior to ride start. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

March 31 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

Ride List for February 2019

February 3 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

February 3 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at DeAnza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a 40 mi loop out the Hwy 56 bike path. Rain cancels. Leader: David Johnson, 858-483-5877.

February 5 – TUESDAY
LUNAR NEW YEAR TACO RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:30 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:30 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 9:48 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:23 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and tacos. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

February 10 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Rain cancels. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

February 10 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at DeAnza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a 40 mi ride north, then inland as conditions permit. Rain cancels. Leader: David Johnson, 858-483-5877.

February 14 – THURSDAY
VALENTINES’S DAY SWEETHEART RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:30 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:30 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 9:48 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:23 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and lunch. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

February 17 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

February 17 – SUNDAY
RANCHO SANTA FE-CARLSBAD-ENCINITAS JUNIOR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Dr., for a scenic 43 mi ride through Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad and Encinitas with a snack stop in Solana Beach on our coastal return. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

February 24 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

February 24 – SUNDAY
COMMUNITY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Dr. for a ~50 mi ride with ~2300 feet of ascent. We’ll head inland to explore neighborhood communities of Carmel Valley, Sabre Springs, Poway and Rancho Bernardo with a stop at the R.Bernardo Winery. Return path is along the 56 bike path. Heavy rain cancels. Call if uncertain. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

Ride List for January 2019

January 6 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Rain cancels. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

January 6 – SUNDAY
RANCHO SANTA FE-CARLSBAD-ENCINITAS JUNIOR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
 CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN  Meet at 8:45 am at Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Dr., for a scenic 43 mi ride through Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad and Encinitas with a snack stop in Solana Beach on our coastal return. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

January 8 – TUESDAY
TACO TUESDAY COAST RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:30 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:30 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 9:48 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:23 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and tacos. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

January 13 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905, .

January 13 – SUNDAY
OLYMPIC – OTAY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Old Town Transit Center off Taylor & PCH; park off PCH in the big lot. We’ll ride ~ 50 mi south to Chula Vista then to Olympic Training center and onto Otay Lakes road and Bonita bike path. Not too much climbing (1 mi at 4.6% grade) with some nice downhill. Snack stop TBD. Rain cancels so call if uncertain. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

January 20 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** REPLACED BY MISSION BAY-SEAPORT VILLAGE-BIKE ART this week (see below) ***

January 20 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at DeAnza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a 40 mi loop out the Hwy 56 bike path. Rain cancels. Leader: David Johnson, 858-483-5877.

January 20 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY-SEAPORT VILLAGE-BIKE ART
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This 25 mi flat social ride goes from Mission Bay to Shelter Island to Seaport Village for a snack stop then on to the free ôI Love to Ride My Bicycleö exhibit across from the Santa Fe Depot at SDSUÆs Downtown Gallery. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

January 27 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Rain cancels. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

January 27 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at DeAnza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a 40 mi ride north, then inland as conditions permit. Rain cancels. Leader: David Johnson, 858-483-5877.

Ride List for December 2018

December 2 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Carol Carr, .

December 2 – SUNDAY
ROUTE 56 JUNIOR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 14-16 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at DeAnza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a 43 mi junior express ride up coast, then east on Route 56 bike path, and back along Black Mtn. Rd. There will be a snack stop. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, call ride leader in morning. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

December 8 – SATURDAY
25TH ANNUAL JINGLE BELL TOY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, basically flat, 10-12 mph average pace.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Social and Express revelers all: the more riders, the merrier. Get into the holiday spirit by donating toys to needy children served by the Salvation Army. Bring an unwrapped toy to the ride start; we’ll deliver the gifts personally. Then it’s off to Coronado via the Gordy Shields Bridge & The Strand. Lunch at a pier-side cafΘ before heading home on the ferry ($5 with bicycle). Neither rain, snow, sleet, nor hail will deter us. After all, Santa and his reindeer donÆt cancel for inclement weather. Meet on the Harbor Drive side of the SD County Admin Building (1600 Pacific Hwy between Cedar & Ash) at 9:00 am. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

December 9 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

December 9 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY INLAND AND COAST JR EXPRESS
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Carmel Valley Park and Ride lot located at 12791 Sorrento Valley Rd just west of I-5 for a 35-40 mi ride through Carmel Valley, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad and return. Snack stop near end of ride. Leader: Tom Carr, .

December 11 – TUESDAY
TACO TUESDAY COAST RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:30 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:30 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 9:48 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:23 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and tacos. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

December 16 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

December 16 – SUNDAY
CARDIFF JR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, steep grade(s), 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 9:00 am at MiraCosta College campus in Cardiff located at 3333 Manchester Ave in the lower parking lot next to Manchester Ave for a 35-40 mi ride through the scenic rolling hills of Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, and the coast. Snack stop. Rain cancels. Leader: Cynthia Katz, 818-823-7099.

December 20 – THURSDAY
COAST RIDE – OCEANSIDE TO SORRENTO VALLEY
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:30 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:30 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 9:48 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:23 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and lunch. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

December 23 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

December 23 – SUNDAY
COMMUNITY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Dr. for a 40-45 mi ride with at least 2300 feet of ascent. We’ll head inland to explore neighborhood communities of Carmel Valley, Sabre Springs, Poway and Rancho Bernardo with a stop at the Bernardo Winery. Return path is along the 56 bike path. Heavy rain cancels; call if uncertain. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

December 25 – TUESDAY
CHRISTMAS MORNING RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Come out for a leisurely 20 mi ride to start the day. Call leader for start info. RAIN CANCELS. Asst: Marty Hambright. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

December 30 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905, .

November 4 – SUNDAY
MOSAIC GARDEN RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Let’s combine our Sunday ride with a visit to Lois’ Mosaic Garden. Meet at 9:00 am and we’ll head to Mira Mesa from our regular meeting place, Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Dr. across from the Del Mar shopping center. After a snack stop in Mira Mesa we’ll stop by Lois’ home to appreciate her unique Mosaic garden on our way back to our cars. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

November 11 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Allen Ramrus, 858-245-1643.

November 11 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY JR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am behind the Westfield Mall in Escondido. Take Via Rancho Pky east off I-15 to Beethoven Street, turn left and park in front of the 24 Hour Fitness. This 35-40 mi route explores the semi-rural areas and neighborhoods of Escondido and San Marcos. There will be a snack break. Rain cancels. Leader: Cynthia Katz, 818-823-7099.

November 12 – MONDAY
VETERANS’ DAY COAST RIDE – OCEANSIDE TO SORRENTO VALLEY
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:30 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:30 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 9:48 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:23 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and lunch. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

November 18 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** CANCELLED ***

November 18 – SUNDAY
THE UNTITLED JUNIOR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am in the De Anza Cove parking lot at Mission Bay Park for a 40 mi Junior Express ride. Bring water and spare inner tube. Leader: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905, .

November 25 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

November 25 – SUNDAY
SOUTH COUNTY OTAY LAKES JUNIOR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at Pepper Park in National City (I-5 to Bay Marina Dr., right onto Bay Marina Dr., then left at Marina Way, right at bend at marina, left into pkg lot. These turns are very quick.) for a 35 mi Junior Express ride to Otay Lakes. This route has elements of my ride to the Olympic Training Center with some segments on busy roads and others on new roads with very little traffic. About 1,700 feet of climbing. Snack stop on the way back. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

November 27 – TUESDAY
TACO TUESDAY COAST RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:30 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:30 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 9:48 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:23 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and tacos. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

October 7 – SUNDAY
CARMEL VALLEY JR. EXPRESS RIDE.
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Carmel Valley Park ‘n Ride lot at 12791 Sorrento Valley Rd just west of I-5 for a 40 mi ride into scenic Rancho Santa Fe and Carlsbad, returning along the Pacific coastline. There will be rolling hills with planned regroups and a snack stop at Solana Beach Coffee Company. Leader: Cynthia Katz, 818-823-7099.

October 12 – FRIDAY
AVILA BEACH SOCIAL RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Meet in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel, San Luis Obispo, at 8:45 am sharp for an approximately 25 mi ride to Avila Beach and back. We will ride on the Bob Jones Bike Trail for a portion of the route. Route may vary depending on weather. Wear bright clothing. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

October 12 – FRIDAY
LOPEZ LAKE RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, steep grade(s), 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel, San Luis Obispo, at 8:45 am for a ride to Lopez Lake and out Hi Mountain Rd. This rural route has three turns and is approximately 48 mi/3300′. Rest stop at Lopez Lake. Wear bright clothing. Route may vary depending on weather. Rain cancels. Leader: Mark Ginsburg, 858-722-1992.

October 13 – SATURDAY
MORRO BAY SOCIAL RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, moderate hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Meet in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel, San Luis Obispo, at 8:45 am sharp for a ride to Morro Bay via Morro Bay State Park. Rest stop at Morro Bay and then return to SLO. This ride is approximately 33 mi. Route may vary depending on weather. Wear bright clothing. Leader: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905, .

October 13 – SATURDAY
PREFUMO CANYON-MORRO BAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, steep grade(s), 14-16 mph average pace.
Meet in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel, San Luis Obispo, at 8:45 am for this ride of approximately 46 mi/3,300′. There will be a challenging climb up Prefumo Canyon with views of Morro Rock and the Santa Lucia Mt Range. After the climb, we’ll continue to Morro Bay via Morro Bay State Park. Rest stop in Morro Bay and then return directly to SLO. Route may vary depending on weather. Wear bright clothing. Leader: Mark Ginsburg, 858-722-1992.

October 14 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

October 14 – SUNDAY
LOPEZ LAKE SOCIAL RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, moderate hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Meet in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel, San Luis Obispo, at 8:30 am sharp for a ride to Lopez Lake. This rural route has only two turns and is approximately 34 mi. Rest stop at Lopez Lake. Route may vary depending on weather. Wear bright clothing. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

October 14 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY INLAND AND COAST JR EXPRESS
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Carmel Valley Park and Ride lot located at 12791 Sorrento Valley Rd just west of I-5 for a 35-40 mi ride through Carmel Valley, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad and return. Snack stop in Solana Beach. Leader: Tom Carr, .

October 16 – TUESDAY
TACO TUESDAY COAST RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:30 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:30 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 9:48 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:23 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and tacos. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

October 21 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

October 21 – SUNDAY
CARMEL VALLEY-RANCHO SANTA FE EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Carmel Valley Park ‘n Ride located at 12791 Sorrento Valley Rd just west of I-5 for a 43 mi ride. We will go up Carmel Mtn Rd over to Del Mar Mesa Rd, and through Rancho Santa Fe. Coastal snack stop on the way back. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

October 28 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

October 28 – SUNDAY
COMMUNITY JR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Dr. We’ll head inland to explore neighborhood communities of Carmel Valley, Sabre Springs, Poway and more along the 56 bike path for a ~35 mi loop. Bring plenty of water and some snacks. Call if there is a chance of rain; true rain cancels. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

Ride List for September 2018

September 2 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

September 9 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** REPLACED BY ST. CONSTANTINE’S GREEK FESTIVAL this week (see below) ***

September 9 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY INLAND AND COAST JR EXPRESS
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Carmel Valley Park and Ride lot located at 12791 Sorrento Valley Rd just west of I-5 for a 35-40 mi ride through Carmel Valley, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad and return. Snack stop in Solana Beach. Leader: Tom Carr, .

September 9 – SUNDAY
ST. CONSTANTINE’S GREEK FESTIVAL
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
Here’s our Sunday social ride with a twist: A visit to the Annual Greek Festival at Sts. Constantine & Helen’s Greek Orthodox Church in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. Bring a bike lock plus money for lunch, $2.00-entry fee, and all the olives, feta, and pita you can carry. Greek dancing and music too. Meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

September 13 – THURSDAY
COAST RIDE – OCEANSIDE TO SORRENTO VALLEY
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:50 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:50 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 10:09 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:43 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and lunch. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

September 16 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

September 16 – SUNDAY
CARMEL VALLEY EXPRESS RIDE.
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Carmel Valley Park ‘n Ride lot on Sorrento Valley Rd for a 43 mi ride into scenic Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad and return along the Pacific coastline. There will be rolling hills with restroom/water stops located upon need. Planned snack stop at “Coffee Coffee” in Leucadia upon return. Leader: Cynthia Katz, 818-823-7099.

September 23 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** REPLACED BY CIRCUMNAVIGATE SAN DIEGO BAY ON THE BAYSHORE BIKEWAY this week (see below) ***

September 23 – SUNDAY
RANCHO SANTA FE-CARLSBAD-ENCINITAS JUNIOR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Dr., for a scenic 43 mi ride through Rancho SF, Carlsbad and Encinitas with a snack stop in Solana Beach on our coastal return. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

September 23 – SUNDAY
CIRCUMNAVIGATE SAN DIEGO BAY ON THE BAYSHORE BIKEWAY
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, basically flat, 10-12 mph average pace.
Meet at 9:00 am in front of the County Administration Building, 1600 Pacific Highway, for a flat 25 mi ride around San Diego Bay to Coronado where weÆll stop for lunch at the ferry landing before catching the 12:30 pm ferry back to San Diego. Parking is an issue, plan ahead, see www.countynewscenter.com/now-you-know-parking-county-administration-center/. Bring $$$ for lunch and the ferry. For a map of the ride and route info see www.sandiego.org/articles/biking/bike-route-bayshore-bikeway.aspx. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

September 30 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905, .

September 30 – SUNDAY
SORRENTO MESA EXPLORE EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at the Carmel Valley Park-n-Ride lot located at 12791 Sorrento Valley Rd under the I-5 and Hwy-56 interchange. We’ll zag through Sorrento Valley, Carroll Canyon, and parts of Mira Mesa for ~ 35 mi. Expect some hills up and down. This is an exploratory ride for me to try different routes. Come prepared with mandatory helmet, plenty of water and snacks. Extreme heat will force a coastal route. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171, .

Ride List for August 2018

August 2 – THURSDAY
UP, TILT AND DOWN
Difficulty Rating: up to 13 mi, steep grade(s), 10-12 mph average pace.
This short 12 mi ride goes slowly up the 400 foot high Torrey Pines Hill on the newly paved and striped bike lane, visits the tilted UC San Diego Stuart Collection Fallen Star House, and then it is all downhill to Sorrento Valley on the new bike path and bridge over Genesee Avenue. Meet in parking lot on the east side of the Coaster tracks at 10:15 am (free parking), we should be back to Sorrento Valley by about noon. Anyone for lunch near the Coaster Station? Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

August 5 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

August 5 – SUNDAY
MIRACOSTA JR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at MiraCosta College campus in Cardiff located at 3333 Manchester Ave in the lower parking lot next to Manchester Ave for a 37 mi route that includes Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, and a coastal return. (The route will be altered to the coast towards Oceanside if temperatures are high.) There will be a snack stop. Rain cancels. Leader: Cynthia Katz, 818-823-7099.

August 12 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

August 12 – SUNDAY
SOLANA BEACH TO CARLSBAD JUNIOR EXPRESS
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am in north parking lot of the Solana Beach Coaster station (105 N. Cedros Ave) for this 44 mi peppy ride along the coast to Carlsbad. We’ll do some inland loops as temperature permits and end the ride with a coastal snack stop. Bring plenty of water, snacks, money and required helmet. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

August 14 – TUESDAY
COAST RIDE – OCEANSIDE TO SORRENTO VALLEY
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:50 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:50 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 10:09 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:43 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and lunch. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

August 19 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905, .

August 19 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY INLAND AND COAST JR EXPRESS
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Carmel Valley Park and Ride lot located at 12791 Sorrento Valley Rd just west of I-5 for a 35-40 mi ride through Carmel Valley, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad and return. Snack stop in Solana Beach. Leader: Tom Carr, .

August 26 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

August 26 – SUNDAY
CORONADO JR. EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, basically flat, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am in the De Anza Cove parking lot of Mission Bay Park for a 35-40 mi ride to Coronado island. We’ll stop at Pepper Park then continue onto the Bayshore Bikeway and Silver Strand. Bring $4.75 cash or payment card for ferry ride back to the mainland. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

Ride List for July 2018

July 1 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

July 1 – SUNDAY
MIRACOSTA JR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at MiraCosta College campus in Cardiff located at 3333 Manchester Ave in the lower parking lot next to Manchester Ave for a 37 mi route that includes parts of Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad. Coastal return. There will be a snack stop. Rain cancels. Leader: Cynthia Katz, 818-823-7099.

July 8 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Allen Ramrus, 858-245-1643.

July 8 – SUNDAY
DE ANZA COVE – RANCHO SF – COASTAL JUNIOR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a 45 mi Junior Express ride to RSF, west on Manchester to the coast and up Torrey Pines and through Rose Canyon with a snack stop along the coast. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

July 10 – TUESDAY
COAST RIDE – OCEANSIDE TO SORRENTO VALLEY
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:50 am track-side of the Coaster at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 1:45 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:50 am to provide enough time to take Coaster #639 north-bound at 10:09 am which arrives at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:43 am. Don’t forget $$ for the Coaster and lunch. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

July 15 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

July 15 – SUNDAY
SOLANA BEACH TO OCEANSIDE JR EXPRESS
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am in the north parking lot of the Solana Beach Coaster station (105 N. Cedros Ave) for this 35-40 mi ride along the coast to Oceanside. We’ll do some inland loops as temperature permits and end the ride with a snack stop. Bring plenty of water, snacks, money and required helmet. Rain cancels. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

July 22 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
On the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month, join us for the Sunday Ride starting from Mission Bay. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

July 22 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY INLAND AND COAST JUNIOR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Carmel Valley Park and Ride lot located at 12791 Sorrento Valley Rd just west of I-5 for a 35-40 mi ride through Carmel Valley, Fairbanks Ranch, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad and return. Snack stop in Solana Beach. Leader: Tom Carr, .

July 29 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
The 1st, 2nd & 5th Sunday of each month, meet at 9 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. Route & leaders vary each week. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905,