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Bike the Coast

Sat 2nd Nov 2019
Oceanside Pier, Oceanside, CA, USA
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Experience gorgeous riding on the Southern California coast with 100, 50, 25, 7 or 15 mile routes on Highway 101. This is a rules of the road ride, all traffic laws will be strictly enforced by municipal police departments, it is the riders responsibility to know, understand and obey all traffic laws.

Distances in this event

  1. 100 Mile

    Bike 100mi
    6:50am Sat 2nd Nov 2019
    $85–$155
    Tickets available
  2. 50 Mile

    Bike 50mi
    7:45am Sat 2nd Nov 2019
    $70–$130
    Tickets available
  3. 25 Mile

    Bike 25mi
    8:45am Sat 2nd Nov 2019
    $50–$115
    Tickets available
  4. 7 Mile

    Bike 7mi
    Sat 2nd Nov 2019
    $30–$95
    Tickets available
  5. 15 Mile

    Run 15mi
    Sat 2nd Nov 2019
    $30–$95
    Tickets available
Course Maps
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Course Details

Start Location Saturday, Nov. 2
Location for Nov. 2 registration, packet pickup and start line – Betty’s Lot on The Strand, south of the Oceanside Pier. Closest address: 300 N. The Strand, Oceanside CA 92054

100 Mile Route
The 100-mile course for Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast starts at the Oceanside Pier and goes north to Breakwater Way before beginning a southbound trip to Encinitas. The 100-mile course is two loops of the 50-mile course. For 100 mile riders at the end of the first loop there will be an aid station just south of the Oceanside Pier at the Strand and Seagaze.

50 Mile Route
The 50-mile course for Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast starts at the Oceanside Pier and goes north to Breakwater Way before beginning a southbound trip to Encinitas. The course is well-supported, and perfect for your first, or most enjoyable coastal ride. The route tours the beaches on Highway 101 through Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar. This is an out-and-back course with a turn-around and aid station on Sorrento Valley Road south of Del Mar. (approximately 24.2 miles from the Pier). There is also SAG support for all riders at the start/finish near the Oceanside Pier. The Taste the Coast Festival at the finish line will include a selection of local cuisine, music, a beer garden and a sports expo.

25 Mile Route
The 25-mile course for Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast starts at the Oceanside Pier and goes north to Breakwater Way before beginning a southbound trip to Encinitas. The route tours the beaches on Highway 101 through Oceanside, Carlsbad and Encinitas. This is an out-and-back course with a turn-around and aid station in Encinitas at Moonlight Beach (approximately 13.3 miles from the Pier). There is also SAG support for all riders at the start/finish near the Oceanside Pier. The Taste the Coast Festival at the finish line will include a selection of local cuisine, music, a beer garden and a sports expo.

15 Mile Route
The 15-mile course for Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast starts at the Oceanside Pier and goes out to the San Luis Rey River Bike Path on a course that has very little car traffic – the majority of the course is a bike path with no car traffic. This is an out-and-back course with an aid station at Foussat Road (approximately 3.8 miles from the Pier) and an aid station and turn-around at Mance Buchanan, right before College Boulevard (approximately 7.8 miles from the Pier).

7 Mile Route
The 7-mile course for Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast starts at the Oceanside Pier and goes out to the San Luis Rey River Bike Path on a course that has very little car traffic (the majority of the course is a bike path with no car traffic). This is an out-and-back course with an aid station and turn-around point at Foussat Road (approximately 3.8 miles from the Pier).

Raceday Logistics
Walk-Up Registrations: online registration closes at 11:59pm on Monday Oct. 28. If spots are still available, unregistered riders will be able to register outside the Bandshell near the Junior Seau Recreation Center on Friday Nov. 1 between 4:00pm-7pm, or at Betty’s Lot on Saturday Nov. 2 from 5:30am-9am.

First-come, first-served
Travel
Driving/Parking Directions to the Start Saturday, Nov 2
Before 6:30am – From NB or SB I-5, exit at Mission Blvd. and head west on Mission Ave cross Coast Highway (PCH/101). Check-In and Start are on the Strand, on the beach.

After 7:00am – Traffic on Mission WB gets heavy and close-in parking (west of RR) gets slim. Try exiting at Harbor (from north) or Oceanside Blvd. (from south) and taking Pacific St. to either the Breakwater lots (#20 & 21) or the Myers lots (enter at Wisconsin).

PARKING
There is NO PARKING on the Strand for this event – please do not waste your time.
NO PARKING IN RED CURBS!

There is plenty of parking near the start and surrounding area. See map on this page that lists the public parking lots and fees.

Lots 28, 29 and 30 are not available during the event.

Recommend you do not park in lots or street parking with 2 hour limits so you can enjoy the after ride activities on the Strand.

If parking on the streets ensure you note the parking hour limits.

Lots 21, 22 and 27 are the lowest cost per all day lots and provides hundreds of spaces.


All-Day Free Parking: (distance from check-in/Start)

Lots 23 and 36 are free all day as is the Civic Center Parking Structure and the Transit Center Parking Structure.

Oceanside Transit Center (in garage building only – outside lots to the north are four-hour!! NCTCD lots to the south are all-day) – corner of Cleveland and Seagaze (east of RR tracks – Parking Structure on map) – (1/3 mile).
Civic Center parking at N. Ditmar and Civic Center Dr. – inside building (1/2 mile)
On-street parking – mostly east of Coast Highway or south of Mission (1/2 mile – 1 mile).
All-Day Pay Lots – Not expensive for beach parking. Please pay – they will ticket.

200 Surfrider Way (at Cleveland – lot 22) – $$ All Day (1/4 mile)
900 N Pacific (at Breakwater – lot 20) – $$ All Day (1/2 mile)
600-800 N Pacific (east of N Pacific – lot 21) – $$ All Day (1/3 mile)
200 N Meyers St (south of Pier View and west of RR tracks – lots 24 and 24A) – $$ All Day (1/4 mile)
100 S Meyers and 100 N Meyers (south of Mission – lots 25 and 26) – $$ All Day (1/3 mile)
BE CAREFUL – Four-Hour Lots – THEY ARE ENFORCED!

On-street parking on Pacific near the Pier is metered with a four-hour maximum.
Most of the lots EAST of the RR tracks and North / South of Mission (off Cleveland) are four-hour maximum (lots #23, 32 & 33). Four-hour lots cannot be “fed”.
Avoid 4 hour lots unless you only plan on being here for four hours or less.

Volunteers

Volunteers wanted! Head to the official event website for more info.

FAQs
  • Follow traffic laws: please do not be ticketed as Police and Sheriffs patrol this route.
  • This is a bike ride, not a race, and is held on OPEN ROADS with motor vehicles.
  • All riders must follow the rules of the road, as defined in the California Vehicle Code
  • Stop at ALL stop signs and lights, and ride within the bike lanes unless passing
  • Riders agree to wear approved helmets while riding the bike in this event.
  • All riders MUST have a bike number and wristband on the course for safety and access to SAG.
  • We strongly suggest you bring at least TWO water bottles FULL of water/fluid as well as a cell phone. In consideration of your safety, do not wear earpieces in both ears during the ride.
  • Participants must follow all instructions of law enforcement and/or fire officials
  • Public safety vehicles have the right-of-way at all times!
  • Ride Marshalls will be on bicycles on the course. They will be wearing vests
  • They are cyclists like you, and are present to encourage safe and legal riding and to increase your safety
  • Please follow their advice, if offered
  • Use the toilets provided at the SAG Stops only, please!
  • All riders must ride on the right-hand side of the road, not ride across the centerline, and should ride single file
  • If a rider is unable to continue, he/she should move to a safe place off the road and signal a race vehicle for assistance, or call the dispatcher number provided on the PDF, or on handouts on event day.
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Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the event in 2017

    I was really excited to travel to Ca from Massachusetts to visit and ride in San Diego! I have never been to the area before, but have friends who moved there and talk about how bike friendly the area is.
    I arrived Friday at SD airport and picked up my rental car, rental bike from Nytro Multisport in Encinitas. I then made my way to Oceanside Pier for the packet pickup and expo. Oh!I was so excited with the ocean views, breeze, temps and just in awe :)
    We received a nice goodie bag with some coupons, and a pint glass :) I picked up my cycling jersey, which is sweet.
    There was no stress since its not a race, its a ride.
    Saturday morning 6:50am start was just beautiful, course was well marked, aid stations stocked with everything you need, and enthusiastic volunteers.
    Finish line had medals, bike valet, food trucks, beer tent, live music and more.
    I have a full review with more photos on my blog.
    I highly recommend this beautiful coastal course, as it offers 25, 50 and 100 mile options, at a very no stress level. Follow their Facebook and Instagram sites to stay updated, and they have contests on entries, shirts, gift certificates and more.
    Put this destination ride on your list. There's nothing like riding the coast of Ca!
    #bikethecoast http://brendaruns.tumblr.com

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