October 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.

October 2 – SUNDAY
ENCINITAS EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am at the Encinitas Coaster Station located at East D Street and Vulcan for a hilly 45 mi ride through Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside including the San Luis Rey Bike Path and a snack stop. Most of the hills are in the first half of the ride. Rain cancels. Hot temps changes to all coastal route. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262.

October 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.

October 9 – SUNDAY
ELFIN FOREST EXPRESS
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center northeast parking lot, 3777 Townsgate Dr, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center. Standard Harmony Grove/Elfin Forest ride with coastal return. Snack stop in San Elijo Hills. 46 mi. High temps may change route. Leader: Mark Ginsburg, 858-722-1992.

October 13 – THURSDAY
COAST RIDE, SWAMIÆS MEDITATION GARDEN û
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join me for a quiet visit to SwamiÆs Meditation Garden at Self-Realization Fellowship as we cycle thru Encinitas. This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:50 am track-side at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 2 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:55 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, .

October 16 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** REPLACED BY MISSION TRAILS PARK ride this week (see below) ***

October 16 – SUNDAY
MISSION TRAILS PARK
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, moderate hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Two options here: 25 mi shorter ride takes you to Mission Trails Visitor Center. Longer 33 mi option takes you to the historic dam via a bike path. Meet at 9:00 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Expect moderate hills. Bring snacks and water; no food is sold within either park. Leader: Ellen Scott, 619-405-4819.

October 19 – WEDNESDAY
SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO TO SORRENTO VALLEY
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Just like the swallows we will return to the San Juan Capistrano Amtrak station at about 10:00 am for a 57 mi social ride along the coast arriving back at Sorrento Valley by 5 pm after 5 1/2 hours of riding, plus a lunch stop and breaks. Bring a photo ID for access to the Camp Pendleton and $$ for lunch. A good way to get to San Juan Capistrano is by the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner #567 which leaves Sorrento Valley at 8:54 am. You MUST make an Amtrak RESERVATION for you AND your bike, only 7 bikes can be accommodated on each Surfliner. An earlier Surfliner leaves Solana Beach at 7:41 am. If time or your legs give out after Camp Pendleton you can hop on the Coaster back to your starting point! Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

October 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: Frank Paiano, 619-223-5264.

October 23 – SUNDAY
TOUR DE POWAY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am in the Souplantation parking lot in Carmel Valley (3804 Valley Centre Dr, SD, 92130). We’ll ride ~48 mi to Poway, visit a Rancho Bernardo winery & circle back through RB & Carmel Valley. Expect moderate hills and peppy pace. An alternative coastal route is planned if temperatures are high. Rain cancels. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

October 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: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

October 30 – SUNDAY
BONITA EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a 54 mi ride to Bonita including a stop at the Olympic Training Center. Snack stop. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, call ride leader. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262.

October 31 – MONDAY
COAST RIDE – CARVED PUMPKIN VIEWING – SWAMIÆS
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join me for a viewing of about 100 pumpkins carved by the monks at SwamiÆs, the Self-Realization Fellowship as we cycle thru Encinitas. This relatively flat 25 mi ride starts at 10:50 am track-side at the Oceanside Transit Center and ends at the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station at around 2 pm. Most participants will drive to the Sorrento Valley Coaster Station (free parking) arriving at about 9:55 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 a camera, $$ for the Coaster and lunch. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .