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Bike the Coast

Bike the Coast - Taste the Coast, November 5, 2011 at the Oceanside Pier

Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast is a choice of 7/15, 25, 50 or 100-mile bicycle ride starting and finishing with food, fun and music at the Oceanside Pier on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011.  The cycling courses include the San Luis Rey Bike Trail and San Diego’s North County beaches of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar.

Proceeds from the ride benefit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition ( — a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making bicycling better in greater San Diego, and the Oceanside Bicycle Committee.

The River Route (7/15 miles) is out and back on the San Luis Rey Bike Trail. This course is very safe and flat and designed for beginners, casual cruisers, families and visitors.

The Beach Route heads south along the Coast to a turn around in Encinitas for the 25-mile course, or a bit further into Carmel Valley, Sorrento Valley and the San Dieguito Valley  for the 50-mile course. The 100-mile is two laps of the 50-mile course. These courses showcase the world famous beaches, towns and landmarks that stretch north along the coast from San Diego to Oceanside.


All biking courses will be well marked, offer food and drink at SAG stations as well as mobile mechanics and support. All riders receive a participant’s gift and a finisher’s medal.

In conjunction with finish of the bicycling event, the “Taste the Coast” expo will feature fun, food and activities for family and friends with booths that offer some of the wonderful range of foods available in Oceanside.

“The coastal bike trails through the five North County Coastal Cities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar are some of the most popular and beautiful bicycling routes in the country and early November is usually our best weather” says ride organizer Jim Curl. “This is a good opportunity for everyone from experienced riders to first-timers and visitors to enjoy a supported ride, especially those who are looking for their first 25, first 50 or first Century (100 Miles).”