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Old 06-22-17, 02:06 PM
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Newbie from San Diego

Hello all,

I'm a newbie from San Diego and wanted to get some information on some good biking routes in the area. If this has already been discussed before, could someone please point me to the relevant thread? Thanks very much

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Old 06-22-17, 03:25 PM
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San Diego is part of Southern California. So what "area(s)" are you referring to?
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Old 06-22-17, 03:28 PM
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I wanted to start small with some local routes within the San Diego region. Perhaps some suggestions for La Jolla, Del Sur, Poway, Encinitas?
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Originally Posted by sairam6087 View Post
I wanted to start small with some local routes within the San Diego region. Perhaps some suggestions for La Jolla, Del Sur, Poway, Encinitas?

Saturday Rides ? SDBC
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Old 06-23-17, 03:22 AM
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a few ideas here:

https://www.bikeforums.net/southern-california/633191-socal-route-repository.html

and any length involving the coast highway between la jolla to the south and oceanside to the north is quintessential san diego county.

also riding the area around mission bay, fiesta island, sunset cliffs and cabrillo national monument is scenic.
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Old 06-23-17, 09:29 AM
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Map out custom routes that suit you:
https://RideWithGPS.com
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Old 06-23-17, 10:44 AM
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I actually have a book *gasp* from the early 90s with "iconic" san diego rides. Since I haven't lived in SD since the early 90s, I couldn't tell you where my copy is but the library *gasp* might have one.

Another idea is to check out strava heat maps - if it's really bright blue, that means people are riding on it a lot and probably for good reasons.

https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#11/-...0805/blue/bike
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Old 06-23-17, 11:13 AM
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A ride around the bay is nice.

https://www.sandiego.org/articles/bi...e-bikeway.aspx

Well the east side of the bay isn't all that nice, it's shipyard/industrial, but most of the ride is nice. You ride around to Coronado and take the ferry back.

coronadoferrylanding

It's about a 24 mile loop, all flat.
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Old 06-23-17, 11:51 AM
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Thanks for the replies everyone! Great resources for me to look into. I'm hoping to gradually ramp up on distance and difficulty.
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Old 06-25-17, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Ninety5rpm View Post
Sounds like the OP may want to look at the D4 ride. Also some Performance Bike shops around town have a weekend ride program that focuses on a more basic beginner type group ride.
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If you want something short and easy, you can do Coronado Ferry Landing Path and Lake Murray. Another nice one is going from Imperial Beach to the Ferry Landing via Silver Strand and the path.
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