March 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: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905,
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March 1 – SUNDAY
UTC-RSF JR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, steep grade(s), 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, 2 lights south of La Jolla Village Dr. for a 40 mi ride thru UTC, RSF & back by way of the coast & Torrey Pines. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

March 4 – WEDNESDAY
COAST RIDE – OCEANSIDE TO SORRENTO VALLEY
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This is a relatively flat 25 mi ride along our beautiful coast. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking in the north and south lots, contact me for details) arriving at about 10:00 am to provide enough time to take the #639 Coaster north-bound at 10:14 am, arriving at the Oceanside Transit Center at 10:50 am. For a shorter ride you could hop on the Coaster at Solana Beach or Encinitas. Meet at 10:51 am track-side at the Oceanside Transit Center. Stop for lunch along the way. The ride ends at the Coaster station in Sorrento Valley. Don’t forget $$$ for the Coaster and lunch. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437,
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March 8 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** REPLACED BY SAN ELIJO LAGOON SOCIAL RIDE this week (see below) ***

March 8 – SUNDAY
SAN ELIJO LAGOON SOCIAL RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Expect 25 mi with rolling hills on this social-paced ride. En route, we’ll visit San Elijo Lagoon Nature Sanctuary in Encinitas. www.sanelijo.org. Bring a bike lock and your own snack to enjoy. Meet at 9:00 am in the Carmel Valley Community Center (3777 Townsgate Drive, 1/2 mi east of I-5) parking lot across the street from Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center. Leader: Ellen Scott, 619-405-4819.

March 11 – WEDNESDAY
BIRDING BY BIKE
Difficulty Rating: up to 13 mi, basically flat, 10-12 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a beginning birding by bike outing. There are more than 70 birds associated with the Mission Bay area. We’ll identify birds along the San Diego River bike path. Bring binoculars, water, snack and a bird guide if you have one. Contact leader in advance if loaner binoculars are needed. Expect about 10-12 mi of riding and approximately 2.5 hours of birding. Assistant Ellen Scott. Leader: Kathy Askin, 619-849-9865.

March 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.

March 15 – SUNDAY
SOUTH BAY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park for this approx. 40 mi ride to Imperial Beach and up the Strand. Bring money for the ferry ($4.25) and snack stop. Route will include Bachman hill into Hillcrest. Leader: Kathy Askin, 619-849-9865.

March 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,
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March 22 – SUNDAY
SAN LUIS REY BIKE PATH-ELFIN FOREST EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am in the Encinitas train depot parking lot at 25 East D St @ Vulcan (Thos Guide 1147-C7) for this 53 mi ride up the coast highway, then east on the San Luis Rey Bike Path to Vista, San Marcos and Escondido, then back through Elfin Forest. Snack stop. Joint ride with SD Wheelmen. Rain cancels. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262.

March 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: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

March 29 – SUNDAY
SOLANA BEACH TO OCEANSIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am in north parking lot of the Solana Beach Coaster station (105 N. Cedros Ave) for this peppy ride along the coast to Oceanside (~32 mi) and optional San Luis Rey bike path for a ~ 48 mi ride. The ride ends with a snack stop at Java Depot. Bring plenty of water, snacks, money and required helmet. Rain cancels. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.