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Ride List for October 2017

September 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: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

September 24 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY TO CABRILLO JR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am in the De Anza Cove parking lot of Mission Bay for a 30 mi ride to the Cabrillo lighthouse. Please bring a park pass if you have one to share. Ambitious riders seeking more miles can do a Fiesta Island loop and descent to the tide pools for 35 mi. Our route will navigate to Chatsworth, visit Liberty Station Starbucks then return along Nimitz to the Ocean Beach bike path. Bring provisions, water and money. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

October 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: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

October 1 – SUNDAY
CARMEL VALLEY-RANCHO SANTA FE 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 for a 43 mi ride for this NEW ROUTE. We will go up Carmel Man Rd over to Del Mar Mesa Rd, and through Rancho Santa Fe. Snack stop at Solana Beach Coffee Company on the way back. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

October 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: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

October 8 – SUNDAY
CARLSBAD AND RANCHO SANTA FE EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at Carmel Valley Community Center, 3777 Townsgate Dr., northeast parking lot, for a 42 mi ride. Snack stop on return. Leader: Tom Carr, .

October 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.

October 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: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

October 28 – SATURDAY
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: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905, .

October 29 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** CANCELLED ***

October 29 – SUNDAY
MOUNTAIN-DESERT LOOP
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, steep grade(s), 12-14 mph average pace.
You must contact the leader at least 24 hours before the meet time to be included on this ride. Meet at 8:15 am at the location provided when you call the leader. The ride start location will be provided at that time. We will caravan in our cars to the ride start/end location, about 20 mi away. This ride goes up Banner Grade, along scenic Wynola Rd, over Mesa Grande, and down San Felipe Canyon to the desert. Expect about 4500′ of ascents along this 56 mi route. Bring plenty of water & $ for snack stop in Santa Ysabel. Bright colored jersey/shirt is REQUIRED. Leader: Mark Ginsburg, 858-722-1992.

October 29 – 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.

October 29 – SUNDAY
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.

Ride List for September 2017

 

September 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.

September 4 – MONDAY
UC TO RTE 56 BIKE PATH: LABOR DAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
Join us for a 28 mi excursion out the route 56 bike path, with a detour through UCSD to see the progress in the construction of the S.D. trolley extension to UTC. We will make a snack stop at PeetÆs Coffee on Camino del Sur, midway through the ride. The ride meets at 9:00 am at Allen RamrusÆ house at 3663 Syracuse Court, south of Governor Drive in University City. Bring plenty of water, snacks, money and required helmet. Rain cancels. Leader: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905, Mobile: 510-559-4459.

September 10 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** REPLACED BY GREEK FESTIVAL SOCIAL RIDE this week (see below) ***

September 10 – SUNDAY
GREEK FESTIVAL SOCIAL RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Expect 25 rolling miles on this social-paced ride. En route, we’ll visit the annual Greek Festival at Sts. Constantine & Helen’s Greek Orthodox Church in Cardiff. Bring a bike lock plus money for the $3 admission and food. Entry coupons available in UT, Reader, and neighborhood papers. 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: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

September 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: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

September 17 – SUNDAY
DEL MAR TO CARLSBAD JR EXPRESS
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
COL evaluation ride. Need a good turnout. Meet at 8:30 am at the Carmel Valley Community Center (East parking lot), 3777 Townsgate Dr, for 35 mi tour through Encinitas and Carlsbad. Snack stop at Solana Beach Coffee on PCH. Leader: Tom Carr, .

September 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: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

September 24 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY TO CABRILLO JR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am in the De Anza Cove parking lot of Mission Bay for a 30 mi ride to the Cabrillo lighthouse. Please bring a park pass if you have one to share. Ambitious riders seeking more miles can do a Fiesta Island loop and descent to the tide pools for 35 mi. Our route will navigate to Chatsworth, visit Liberty Station Starbucks then return along Nimitz to the Ocean Beach bike path. Bring provisions, water and money. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

Ride List for August 2017

August 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: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

August 6 – SUNDAY
SOLANA BEACH TO OCEANSIDE EXPRESS
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate 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 48 mi peppy ride along the coast to Oceanside with few regroups. We’ll do some inland loops as temperature permits and end the ride with a snack stop at Java Depot. Bring plenty of water, snacks, money and required helmet. Rain cancels. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

August 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: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

August 13 – SUNDAY
SAN ELIJO LAGOON ECOLOGICAL RESERVE VISIT 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 (east lot), 3777 Townsgate Drive, across the street from the Del Mar Highlands Shopping Center, 1/2 mi E of I-5. This is a COL Evaluation ride and you are urged to attend as a minimum of 6 riders plus the leader are required to qualify. This 30 û 35 mi ride will proceed North through part of Rancho Santa Fe with a stop and visit to the San Elijo Ecological Reserve. Restrooms available. We will continue north to La Costa with a snack stop at Solana Beach Coffee and Tea. Ride Evaluator: Myles Pomeroy. Leader: Tom Carr, 619-818-5269.

August 17 – THURSDAY
THURSDAY EVENING RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join us on this Thursday evening social ride. Meet at 5:00 pm at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, in University City, 2 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. Optional dinner at Lorna’s Italian Kitchen after ride. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

August 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: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905, .

August 20 – SUNDAY
UC TO S. CARLSBAD 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 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. for this ride of about 50 mi to S. Carlsbad via RSF. Coastal return. Snack stop ($). Leader: Mark Ginsburg, 858-722-1992.

August 24 – THURSDAY
THURSDAY EVENING RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join us on this Thursday evening social ride. Meet at 5:00 pm at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, in University City, 2 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. Optional dinner at Lorna’s Italian Kitchen after ride. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

August 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. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

August 27 – SUNDAY
ELFIN FOREST JR 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 for this Harmony Grove/Elfin Forest loop ride. Snack stop in San Elijo Hills. 45 mi. Route may change if high temp. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

Ride List for July 2017

July 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: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905, .

July 4 – TUESDAY
JULY 4 RIDE, SWIM, BARBEQUE AND FIREWORKS
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Celebrate July 4th with a ride to Cabrillo National Monument, the Point Loma area, downtown and Balboa Park. Meet at 3:00 at Lynn Reaser’s house located at 3604 Carleton St. After the ride, stay for the party at Lynn’s home if you wish – swim, enjoy a barbeque, and see the “Big Bay Boom” Fireworks. If you just want to swim, eat, and see the fireworks, come at 6 pm. Bring something to barbeque, dish to share, bathing suit, towel, and pool toys. Plates, utensils, and drinks will be supplied. Then stay for a front row seat to see the “Big Bay Boom” fireworks at 9 pm. Call Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819, if you need directions to the party and ride. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

July 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.

July 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.

July 16 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY TO CABRILLO JR 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 of Mission Bay for 35 – 40 mi ride along bike paths to Ocean Beach, Nitmitz Blvd to the lighthouse in Cabrillo. Please bring a park pass if you have one to share. We’ll stop for snacks after the decent from the hill. Bring provisions, water and money. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

July 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.

July 23 – SUNDAY
DE ANZA COVE – RANCHO SF – COASTAL 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 46 mi ride to RSF, west on Manchester to the coast and up Torrey Pines and through Rose Canyon. Snack stop at Java Depot. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

July 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: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

Ride List for June 2017

June 1 – THURSDAY
THURSDAY EVENING RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join us on this Thursday evening social ride. Meet at 5:00 pm at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, in University City, 2 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. Optional dinner at Lorna’s Italian Kitchen after ride. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

June 4 – 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, .

June 8 – THURSDAY
THURSDAY EVENING RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join us on this Thursday evening social ride. Meet at 5:00 pm at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, in University City, 2 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. Optional dinner at Lorna’s Italian Kitchen after ride. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

June 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: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

June 15 – THURSDAY
THURSDAY EVENING RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join us on this Thursday evening social ride. Meet at 5:00 pm at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, in University City, 2 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. Optional dinner at Lorna’s Italian Kitchen after ride. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

June 18 – 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.

June 18 – SUNDAY
DE ANZA COVE – RANCHO SF – COASTAL 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 46 mi ride to RSF, west on Manchester to the coast and up Torrey Pines and through Rose Canyon. Snack stop at Java Depot. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

June 22 – THURSDAY
THURSDAY EVENING RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join us on this Thursday evening social ride. Meet at 5:00 pm at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, in University City, 2 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. Optional dinner at Lorna’s Italian Kitchen after ride. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

June 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: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

June 25 – SUNDAY
NATIONAL STRAWBERRY PARFAIT DAY EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 14-16 mph average pace.
This ride of approx 40 mi will include the 56 bike path, Rancho Santa Fe and North County with a stop for refreshments toward the end of the ride. Meet 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. Rain cancels. Call if weather is questionable. Leader: Kathy Askin, 619-849-9865.

June 29 – THURSDAY
THURSDAY EVENING RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join us on this Thursday evening social ride. Meet at 5:00 pm at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, in University City, 2 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. Optional dinner at Lorna’s Italian Kitchen after ride. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

Ride List for May 2017

May 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: Carol Carr, .

May 7 – SUNDAY
MISSION 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 an approx 40 mi ride to include Mt. Soledad and Cabrillo National Monument. Bring your National Park Pass if you have one. Optional loop to the tide pools at Cabrillo. Refreshment stop in Point Loma. Leader: Kathy Askin, 619-849-9865.

May 14 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** REPLACED BY RANUNCULUS RAMBLE this week (see below) ***

May 14 – SUNDAY
CARMEL VALLEY-RANCHO SANTA FE-CARLSBAD EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at the Carmel Valley Park and Ride lot at 12791 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121; located just west of I-5 at the intersection of Carmel Valley Rd and Sorrento Valley Rd for a scenic 44 mi ride through Rancho Santa Fe and Carlsbad. There will be rolling hills and a Coastal return with snack stop at Java Depot. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

May 14 – SUNDAY
RANUNCULUS RAMBLE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, moderate hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
A cloak of many colors awaits us as we ride to the flower fields in Carlsbad. http://www.theflowerfields.com/ Expect rolling hills and social pace on this 35 mi ride. Meet at 9:00 am in back lot of Carmel Valley Community Center (3777 Townsgate Drive). Leader: Ellen Scott, 619-405-4819.

May 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: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905, .

May 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.

May 28 – 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 Park and Ride under the 5/56 freeway interchange. We’ll head inland to explore neighborhood communities of Carmel Valley, Sabre Springs, Poway and more along the 56 bike path. Our destination will be the Rancho Bernardo winery for this ~45 mi ride of moderate hills and a peppy pace. Bring plenty of water in case of heat since we will not divert to a coastal route because of holiday visitors. Unlikely chance of rain cancels. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

May 29 – MONDAY
MEMORIAL DAY HUFF N PUFF N PIG OUT
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Celebrate Memorial day with a short ride, then cool off in Marty’s pool and pig out with a BBQ. Bring your bathing suit, towel, something to grill, your own drinks and a side dish or dessert to share. Just want to pig out, come at 12:30 pm. Call Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272 one week in advance for location, start time and directions. Leader: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

Ride List for April 2017

April 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: Neil Brooks, 858-452-3905.

April 2 – 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 45 mi ride north, then inland as conditions permit. Rain cancels. Leader: David Johnson, 858-483-5877.

April 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: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

April 9 – SUNDAY
ROUTE 56 EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at NE corner of Linda Vista Rd / Via Las Cumbres (parking available in SD County Office of Educ. prkg lot and on Via Las Cumbres south of Linda Vista Rd) for a 44 mi ride north past SR56 to Carmel Valley Rd. and back along the coast. Snack stop. After the ride, help Myles celebrate his 70th birthday with cake and ice cream. Rain cancels. If weather is threatening, call ride leader on morning of ride. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

April 13 – THURSDAY
CARLSBAD INLAND RIDE TO CRAFTSMANSHIP MUSEUM
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
This ride involves rolling hills as we bike east on Cannon Rd and Faraday Ave to the Craftsmanship Museum. The ride meets at the Carlsbad Poinsettia Amtrak train station at 10:30 am. Most participants will take the #639 Coaster north from the Sorrento Valley station which departs at 10:09 am (plan to arrive by 9:50 am). Bring money for lunch and the Coaster fare (senior, $2.50 one way, others $5.00). Bring snacks; food is not available at the museum. From the museum we bike west to the coast to the area of the Poinsettia station where we will break for snacks or lunch. We will then bike along the coast to the Sorrento Valley station parking area for a total of 32 mi. Some may choose to sign-out early to take the southbound Coaster #688 scheduled at 2:10 pm from the Poinsettia station. Leader: Allen Ramrus, 858-245-1643.

April 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.

April 16 – 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.

April 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: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

April 23 – SUNDAY
ANNUAL GORDY SHIELDS MEMORIAL RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Join us to honor and celebrate the life of Gordy Shields who worked endlessly on behalf of the Bayshore Bikeway and cycling advocacy in our community. Ride with San Diego County Bicycle Coalition riders (joint ride with SDBC, SD Cyclo-Vets, and other interested cyclists). Meet at 8:15 am at Pepper Park, 3299 Tidelands Avenue near the Gordy Shields bridge in National City and be ready to roll at 8:30 am. The route is about 35 fairly-flat miles at a social pace out around the Bayshore Bikeway to Coronado and back. Leader: Ellen Scott, 619-405-4819.

April 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: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

April 30 – 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 41 mi ride to Coronado island. We’ll make a brief stop at Chicano Park which was recently named a National Historic Landmark for its murals, then continue onto the Bayshore Bikeway and Silver Strand. Bring $4.75 cash or payment card for ferry ride back to the mainland. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, call ride leader. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

Ride List for March 2017

March 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: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

March 5 – SUNDAY
RANCHO SANTA FE-CARLSBAD-ENCINITAS EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 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 43 mi ride through Rancho SF, Carlsbad and Encinitas with a snack stop in Encinitas on our coastal return. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, call ride leader on morning of ride. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 858-565-7262, Mobile: 619-246-1893.

March 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: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

March 12 – 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 45 mi ride north, then inland as conditions permit. Rain cancels. Leader: David Johnson, 858-483-5877.

March 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: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

March 19 – SUNDAY
UTC-RSF JR EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd, 2 blocks 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 26 – SUNDAY
MISSION BAY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** REPLACED BY TIJUANA ESTUARY LOOP this week (see below) ***

March 26 – 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.

March 26 – SUNDAY
TIJUANA ESTUARY LOOP
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, basically flat, 10-12 mph average pace.
From downtown San Diego, let’s head to Coronado via Gordy Shields Bridge and The Strand, visiting Tijuana Estuary Nature Preserve en route. We’ll also trace the Bayshore Bike Path through the wetlands and past the salt flats. Expect 28 easy miles. Snack at a pier-side cafΘ in Imperial Beach. Head home at your leisure via the Coronado ferry ($4.75 with bike). Meet at 9:00 am on North Harbor Drive in front of the San Diego County Administration Building (1600 Pacific Highway between Ash & Cedar). Free Sunday parking on North Harbor Drive. Leader: Ellen Scott, 619-405-4819.

Ride List for February 2017

February 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: Ellen Scott, 619-405-4819.

February 5 – SUNDAY
LAKE MURRAY/ ALPINE LOOP
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, steep grade(s), 10-12 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am in the upper parking lot at Lake Murray, via the Kiowa Dr. entrance, for this 46 mi ride to Alpine. Come prepared for lots of hills and steep climbs. Bring a snack. Call first if it might rain. Leader: Mark Ginsburg, 858-722-1992.

February 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: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

February 12 – 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 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: Marty Hambright, 858-587-0272.

February 19 – SUNDAY
ROUTE 56 EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, rolling hills, 14-16 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:30 am at DeAnza Cove in Mission Bay Park for a 43 mi ride up coast, then east on Route 56 bike path, and back along Black Mtn. Rd. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, call ride leader in morning. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 619-246-1893.

February 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: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

February 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 41 mi ride to Coronado island. We’ll make a brief stop at Chicano Park which was recently named a National Historic Landmark for its murals then continue onto the Bayshore Bikeway and Silver Strand. Bring $4.75 cash or payment card for ferry ride back to the mainland. Rain cancels. If weather is questionable, call ride leader. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

Ride List for January 2017

January 1 – SUNDAY
NORTH COUNTY SUNDAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 21 to 35 mi, rolling hills.
*** REPLACED BY NEW YEAR’S DAY RIDE this week (see below) ***

January 1 – SUNDAY
NEW YEAR’S DAY RIDE
Difficulty Rating: 14 to 20 mi, rolling hills, 10-12 mph average pace.
Meet at 10:00 am for a leisurely 20 mi ride to start the year. We’ll start at the leader’s home and ride around University City. Need directions, call leader. RAIN CANCELS. Leader: Ron Manherz, 858-587-0272.

January 5 – 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 1:30 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, .

January 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: Carol Carr, .

January 8 – SUNDAY
CARMEL VALLEY-RANCHO SANTA FE-CARLSBAD 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 at 12791 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA 92121; located just west of I-5 at the intersection of Carmel Valley Rd and Sorrento Valley Rd for a scenic 44 mi ride through Rancho Santa Fe and Carlsbad. There will be rolling hills and a Coastal return with snack stop at Java Depot. Leader: Myles Pomeroy, 619-246-1893.

January 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: Allen Ramrus, 858-245-1643.

January 15 – SUNDAY
RAINBOW EXPRESS
**THIS RIDE HAS BEEN CANCELED**.
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, steep grade(s), 12-14 mph average pace.
Meet at 8:45 am in front of the Admin Bldg of the Lawrence Welk Resort (8860 Lawrence Welk Dr off Champagne Blvd, 10 mi N of Escondido. Note later start time. This ride is similar to the old standby Champagne express as a 40 – 45 mi scenic loop ride through north Escondido’s rolling hills over to Rainbow and return up Old Hwy 395. Expect long uphill climbs and spectacular downhill cruises. Bring $ for a mid-ride snack. Rain cancels. Call if weather is questionable. Leader: Dawn Nowlin, 858-254-8171.

January 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, .

January 22 – SUNDAY
UNIVERSITY CITY TO MIRAMAR LAKE JR. EXPRESS RIDE
Difficulty Rating: over 35 mi, moderate hills, 12-14 mph average pace.
NOTE START TIME. Meet at 9:30 am at Doyle Park, 8175 Regents Rd , 2 blocks south of La Jolla Village Dr. Ride thru UTC, Miramar, and Scripps Ranch to Miramar Lake. Return via Mira Mesa. About 35 mi. Leader: Hao Zhang, 858-354-3904.

January 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: Lynn Reaser, 619-255-6819.

January 29 – 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.