October 2 – WEDNESDAY
FREE COASTER RIDE-PEDAL THE COAST
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Public transportation is at no cost on October 2nd so you can experience multi-modal travel while reducing your carbon footprint. 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 ample 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 lunch. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437, .

October 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. Leader: Carol Carr, .

October 6 – 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 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: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

October 13 – 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. High heat will direct the route coastal. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

October 20 – 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 20 – SUNDAY
CARLSBAD JUNIOR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at Carmel Valley Community Center (3777 Townsgate Dr.) for a scenic 47 mi ride to South Carlsbad with a snack stop on the return. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, call ride leader on morning of ride. Leader: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905, .

October 27 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** REPLACED BY MISSION BAY TO CICLOSDIAS this week (see below) ***

October 27 – 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: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

October 27 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY TO CICLOSDIAS
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Celebrate San Diegoæs fourth annual CicloSDias. After using the bike path along Interstate 15 to get to Adams Avenue we will join the celebration. We will ride through the communities of Normal Heights, Kensington & City Heights along the Adams Avenue corridor for approximately 4 mi of two-way open streets for non-motorized activity. This free open street event is modeled after Bogota, Columbia’s Ciclova, which means bike path. No cars – no congestion – no pollution. Meet at 9 am in the parking lot immediately north of the Mission Bay Visitor Center. Rain cancels. Come for the social pace of this ride. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

October 31 – THURSDAY
COAST RIDE û CARVED PUMPKIN VIEWING û 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 10:30 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 9:30 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 a camera, $$ for the Coaster and lunch. Leader: Jerry Fitzsimmons, 858-224-3437,