Join us for this annual, 500km moderate/leisurely paced, spoke and hub* style event based from hotels in San Diego and 60 km north from the coastal town of Carlsbad.
Westjet offers Calgary--San Diego direct flights
Bring your bike on Westjet in a plastic bag, cardboard box or in a shipping case and store the case at our 1st hotel
Or, rent a bike there (stayclassybikes.com)
Luggage shuttles between airport/hotels
- Daily distances vary from 30-70 km
Routes include residential streets, main roads with shoulder bike lanes, recreational pathways and at times, challenging climbs. There will be frequent opportunities to stop and smell the flowers, explore the beaches, photograph crashing surf & sip cappuccinos. We will use the harbor ferry to access Coronado Island and the train for the day we go north to San Juan Capistrano from Carlsbad. Baggage will be shuttled between hotels for us.
The adventure starts in Old Town San Diego where we use streets and recreational pathways to access beaches and seaside boardwalks, islands and parks including Point Loma, Sunset Cliffs, Coronado Island, Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. Then the hotel will shuttle our luggage while we cycle (or train) up the coast to the town of Carlsbad, our second home for a second series of day trips though the communities of San Juan Capistrano, San Clemente, Oceanside, Del Mar, Solano Beach, Escondido, Rancho Santa Fe, and Encinitas. We then cycle (or train) back to San Diego for a couple days of easy riding and sightseeing before our flight home. Option days throughout give participants a chance to do some sight seeing during the tour.
Most evenings an informal "happy hour" evolves before dinner on the hotel patio. The Old Town, San Diego accommodations include a hot tub.
Routes will be made available on Ride With GPS Club website and accessible via your smart phone with audible turn by turn directions and via dedicated handlebar mount GPS devices.
Please email Don (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions or for more information.
*"spoke and hub" day trips from the same central "hub" accommodation each day. On this trip, there are 2 hotels that act as hubs. Participants are welcome to take any days off they wish from the ride itinerary. Riding and non-riding spouses welcome.
Deposit ($300) is due on registration and the balance via cheque or e-transfer by Dec 10.
The balance will be in the $1300-$1500 range. (All amounts in $CA)
The registration fee above is for a room shared with one other participant. If you would prefer your own room for an additional fee, I'll send registrants the amount in an email once it is determined.
The registration fee includes:
- double occupancy hotels
- luggage shuttles
- ferry to Coronado Island
- fare for train to San Juan Capistrano
Does not include:
- travel medical insurance
All participants must have their own out of country medical insurance and, of course, a valid passport.
A pre-trip social will be held in early December.
Recommended non-stop flights are:
- YYC-SAN: Jan 3: Westjet 1564 (10:15 AM) and
- SAN-YYC Jan 15: Westjet 1565 (1:30 PM).
The nearby hotel (Best Western Hacienda in Old Town) shuttle picks up and drops off guests at airport. Bikes can be taken as an additional piece of checked baggage for about $75 each way.
Westjet supplies free plastic bike bags (available at domestic check-in area).
For carbon fibre bikes a shipping case (available for rent from bike shops) are recommended and can be stored at our hotel in Old Town San Diego.
Once your deposit/payment has been received, a cancellation fee of $25 will be deducted from your refund, regardless of when you cancel up to 45 days from the tour departure.
Up to 45 days prior to tour departure: Full refund minus the $25 cancellation fee. 44 - 30 days prior to tour departure: 50% refund. Less than 30 days, no refund.
Note: If a paying replacement is found to take your place, then you will receive a full refund minus the $25 automatic cancellation fee. In the unlikely event that the tour is entirely cancelled, your payment will be fully refunded.
Costs such as air-line tickets, costs incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations or illness and related costs incurred by a member but not included in the EVCC trip fee are not refundable by the EVCC. Members are advised to purchase their own travel cancellation insurance.