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, .