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SAN DIEGO SUN & SURF - MON, JAN 28 2019, TUE, JAN 29 2019, WED, JAN 30 2019, THU, JAN 31 2019, FRI, FEB 1 2019, SAT, FEB 2 2019, SUN, FEB 3 2019, MON, FEB 4 2019, TUE, FEB 5 2019, WED, FEB 6 2019, THU, FEB 7 2019, FRI, FEB 8 2019, SAT, FEB 9 2019

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You are STRONGLY encouraged to read this page in its entirety before signing up. If you'd like to attend, we ask that you abide by our rules and procedures as a time/cost saving process (with an end result of keeping membership and event costs down).

The Basics:
Event Type:Multi-Day Road
Event Location:San Diego CA
Date(s) & Time:Mon, Jan 28 2019, Tue, Jan 29 2019, Wed, Jan 30 2019, Thu, Jan 31 2019, Fri, Feb 1 2019, Sat, Feb 2 2019, Sun, Feb 3 2019, Mon, Feb 4 2019, Tue, Feb 5 2019, Wed, Feb 6 2019, Thu, Feb 7 2019, Fri, Feb 8 2019, Sat, Feb 9 2019  12:00 PM
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jan 4 2019 12:00:00 PM
Event Duration:13 days
Event Distance:500 km
Difficulty Rating:D3: Intermediate
Trip Coordinator(s): Don Hollingshead
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Member Cost:CAD $300.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:18
Maximum No. Guests:0
Minimum Group Size:6
Maximum No. Guests Per Member:0
Number Registered So Far: 6 registered, 0 waiting or not paid yet. (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)


Join us for this annual, 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 hotel

  • or, rent a bike there (

  • 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 harbour 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 fun starts in Old Town San Diego where we use streets and  recreational pathways to access beaches and 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. 

Please email Don ( with questions or for more information after Oct 26.

*"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, 

Non-riding spouses welcome. 

Required Items to Bring:
  • passport,
  • out of country travel insurance
  • packing list distributed to registrants
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
  • sunglasses
  • sunscreen
  • your own saddle and pedals if renting a bike

How to Get There:
Event Directions:
Recommended non-stop flights are:
  • YYC-SAN: Jan 28: Westjet 1564 (9:55 AM) and
  • SAN-YYC Feb 9: Westjet 1565 (1:00 PM).
The nearby hotel 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.
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.

Deposit ($300) is due on registration and the balance (see "Cost and Payment" below) via cheque or e-transfer by Dec 2.

The balance will be in the $1000-$1200 range.

The registration fee above is for a room shared with one other participant. If you would prefer your own room for an additional fee, a payment link for this option will be sent via email once you register. The additional amount will be in the $800-$900 range.

All participants must have their own out of country medical insurance and, of course, a valid passport.

A pre-trip social will be held on Jan 19, 2 PM, location to be determined.

- Registration is NOT COMPLETE until you've signed up and paid by the registration cut off date. The money must be in the EVCC's possession by that date. No exceptions.
- When a minimum group size appears, this is to let you know that the event will be cancelled with refunds to those who have already paid, if the minimum number of registered participants is not met. For any events where EVCC needs a minimum number of participants, there will be absolutely no refunds of money if you or your guest(s) cancel.
- Most club rides include city streets, secondary roads and or major highways. The club encourages members to follow the rules of the road at all times while participating in EVCC events.
- Riders must be aware that cycling, while enjoyable and great exercise, carries some risks including injury and death. Riders must be alert for hazardous conditions/situations throughout the course of a ride. If at any time a rider thinks a ride is unsafe, or feels unsafe, the rider should quit the ride.
- Details of this event are subject to change at any point in time, with or without warning.
- Notice any errors or problems in the information on this page? Please notify the club at

Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:CAD $300.00/Person
Cost Includes:
The trip cost is $1300-$1500 ($300 deposit + $1000-$1200 balance). To pay the balance, participants will send either an e-transfer or a cheque payable to EVCC to the coordinator (see "Notes" above for address.)

The registration fee includes:

  • double occupancy hotels
  • luggage shuttles
  • ferry to Coronado Island

Does not include:

  • flights
  • meals
  • fare for train to San Juan Capistrano
  • travel medical insurance
Payment Cut Off:Payment must be received by the EVCC on Fri, Jan 4 2019.
Make a Payment:Click here for the details. PLEASE PAY AFTER YOU HAVE SIGNED UP BELOW.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please read the following Cancellation Policy carefully!
*Note: The coordinator reserves the right to cancel this event if the minimum number of attendees do not sign up by the registration deadline. This event may also be cancelled due to inclement weather or other eventualities. If this is a paid event, please refer to our Refunds and Deposits Policy. If you are unsure about whether the event will go for any reason, please email/phone the coordinator for confirmation.

Cancellation Policy

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.


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