Happy Mothers Day to all the moms!
We'll meet at Bonita Creek Park and take the bike path up to MacArthur, and continue on MacArthur to Bonita Canyon Drive. Left on BCD to Shady Canyon and a right turn. Get on the sidewalk at some point as we'll be taking the Shady Canyon bike trail just before the entrance to Bommer Canyon Park. This trail will wind through some scenic fields and offer some very nice views, especially at the top of the long downhill just before the Quail Hills rest area.
After a brief stop at Quail Hills we head back onto the street to Quail Hills Parkway and then around the traffic circle onto Laguna Canyon Road. Stay on LCR to the San Diego Creek Bike Trail -- the 2nd entry across the creek -- and then to the end at Pacifica. Continue across Pacifica on Spectrum, around the park to the traffic circle and Starbucks. We'll kick back at Starbucks for a cup and head count.
Leaving Starbucks we head out on Spectrum to Irvine Center Drive and turn left for a short distance to Alton Parkway. Right on Alton and back to the SDCT -- again crossing over the creek before entering the trail. Stay on the SDCT to Jeffrey Road, then off on Jeffrey and up to the Walnut Trail. We'll take the Walnut Trail to Harvard Ave., then down Harvard to Warner Ave. Right on Warner and then a quick right onto the Lower Peters Canyon Trail. The LPCT back to the SDCT, then towards the Back Bay. About 4 miles down the SDCT to the Bonita Creek Trail and back to the start!
All in all about 24 miles, all on paved bike trails or streets with bike lanes. Please go over the route map and have a general idea of where you're going, and note any bail out points should you need to leave the ride early.
Route Map: http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2407827
Make sure your bike is in good working order and ready to go.
Bring your helmet, water bottle, and at least one spare tube.
The ride starts at 8:30, so be there and ready to go.
Late arrivals will have to catch up.