San Diego Randonneurs
Important Documents: Route Sheet
(PDF), (XLS), Map
(Note: RWGPS route sheet is unofficial.)
Event Organizer: Hector Maytorena
Volunteering: Here is a list of the volunteer opportunities for upcoming rides. Contact David Danovsky if you're interested in helping out during the ride.
Start Location: Motel 6, 2424 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, CA 92108
IMPORTANT RULES TO FOLLOW:
NO DAY OF SIGN UP Must Pre-Register
Registration closes Monday May, 22, 23:00
All riders must follow RUSA rules. Helmet, lights and reflective gear.
If RUSA members ride (behind, side by side, in front or receive assistance) with non-registered riders
Any violation of the rules will be grounds for instant disqualified. No exceptions!
Official cue sheet will be sent to registered riders by e-mail on Tuesday. No cue sheets available at start.
Non paying members will not receive assistance at controls. Description: This ride will take you on one giant loop of San Diego County, and parts of Orange and Imperial Counties. The ride starts out by climbing out of Mission Valley towards Alpine heading over to Ocotillo, then down to the Great Overland Stage Road. From there, you'll climb up San Felipe Road, making your way to Warner Springs and eventually Temecula. From there you push on to Corona for the optional sleep stop. from Corona, you ride the SART to Newport Beach, then all the way down the coast to the finish.
This route a single loop, and riders will not be returning to their cars or hotel rooms until the finish. There will be a bag drop at the sleep stop in Corona, where you may pick up items and leave items. Anything that is left in Corona will be returned to the finish line after all riders have left the control. The bags for the Corona control must be a RUSA-sized duffel bag, or equivalent, with your name clearly written on the bag. Oversized bags will not be accepted at the start line, for transport to Corona.
The Corona Control is an optional sleep stop. That is, you may choose to rent a hotel room in Corona for a bit of shut-eye before pressing on. The organizers have booked a hotel room in Oceanside, but they cannot allow any rider to sleep in that room; that would be considered support and organizers must offer the same level of neutral support to all riders. Riders may use the bag drop in Corona and decide to sleep in Corona, or decide to go without sleep until the finish - that's the rider's option. In any case, hotel accommodations before, during, and after the event are the rider's responsibility.
Getting through Camp Pendleton may be tricky, depending on the time of day you try to enter the base. If you arrive at the Las Pulgas entrance before the base allows riders onto the base, there may be two options available to you. There may be a free 24 hour shuttle that you can call, or the southbound should of I-5 might now be open to cyclists. I've never used the shuttle and can't say how long you'd have to wait for it to show up, and don't know where it'll drop you off. If you arrive at the Las Pulgas entrance to the base during the time they're accepting cyclists, you'll need to show a government-issued photo ID to enter the base.
If you are not staying at the start hotel, there is free, 24x7 parking at the Old Town Trolley Station. It's about a mile away. Here are a few Google Map suggestions for how to get from the parking lot to the hotel.