San Onofre Coastal RIDE
Saturday at 8:00am from Encinitas
Fourth Saturday of every month
Come join us on our RIDE North. All our welcome to a faster flat ride along the coast.
The Coastal RIDE heads up North with a spin to Camp Pendleton and through base. After exiting the base, they RIDE through the state park. The group turns around just before San Onofre and heads back down to the RIDE Encinitas shop.
You will need your ID to get through the base.
The full RIDE
1977ft of elevation
Average 18 mph
"RIDE Stuart Mesa Charge"
The first effort begins about 2 miles after the turn onto Stuart Mesa Rd. at the top of the hill. This effort usually fractures the ride into multiple groups, with the lead group averaging 27+ MPH for the next 5 miles. Not to worry though, everyone regroups at the North gate (under the shelter structure on Las Pulgas Canyon Rd). Some folks turn around at this point and head back to the shop for a shorter ride.
"RIDE Cyclery - Old Highway (Runway) North"
The second effort begins once the group passes through the fence and enters the old runway. This is a fairly short effort that ends once we reach the tunnel.
"San Onofre State Beach Northbound"
The third effort lasts for the entirety of the San Onofre Bluffs Campground (about four miles). Occasionally, this effort will extend north of the campground and belnd into the fourth effort.
"Pendleton Ride North Homestretch"
The fourth effort (and the final effort of the northbound half of the ride) is a sprint past the SONGS power plant to the light at El Camino Real. The sprint typically starts at the base of the hill.
"RIDE Cyclery SONGS Southbound"
After the turnaround point, the group heads south at a moderate pace. Once we reach the campground, the pace picks up a bit after a water stop at the first bathroom station.
"Las Pulgas to MACS"
The final effort starts once we reenter the base at the north gate. Groups will naturally form and travel to the south gate at their own pace. We regroup on the other side of the south gate, and travel back to the shop together.
And that's it! See you guys on Saturday for an awesome RIDE!