San Diego Century Bicycle Ride
Anaheim to San Diego
BNC Team, don't rest on your laurels just yet. There is another century waiting in the wings and it's headed for San Diego! Come and join us for another epic ride.
Please take the time to read the information below as it should answer most of your questions. This ride IS NOT for beginners. Due to the short training timeline, it is for members that have already completed the Santa Barbara 100 Ride on June 8, 2013 or with special permission. If you would like permission to join, and you know that you are fit to ride 100-miles on the saddle, you must join us on the training rides to show that you are capable of riding for long distances (65+ miles), without stopping (30+ miles), and at a 15mph pace average (minimum). Stay tuned for the training ride schedule.
Participants will be wait listed until cleared by the organizer.
Host - Ed
Organizer - Lou
Hotel Coordinator - Heather
SAG Vehicles - Helen Wesley, Reiko Snow, Scott Hathaway, & Shannon A.
Brewhouse Master- Gino
Times, Location, Directions, Options:
Time required: 10-11 hours
Start gathering at 6:00 am and rolling at 6:30 am
Please arrive early enough to find parking, gather your bike/things, check tires psi, finish your coffee/tea, & be ready by rolling time
Anaheim Stadium parking lot
2150 East Katella Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92806
(50 spots available for overnight parking).
Ends at: Seaport Village, close to downtown San Diego. There are great views of the USS Midway aircraft carrier, San Diego Bay, and a view of the Coronado Bay Bridge. Seaport Village houses more than 70 shops, galleries, and eateries on 90,000 square feet of waterfront property, so choices for dinner are plentiful. Also nearby is the Gaslamp Quarter which is loaded with a wide variety of pubs, bars, bar/restaurants, and sports bars.
Group Ride: We will ride as a group during this event.
There will be opportunites to scout out ahead of the pack but eventually there will be planned rally points to re-group and re-supply throughout the ride.
Option #1 - Celebration dinner at ???, then catch the last Amtrak train back to Anaheim the same night (last train departs Santa Fe Depot at 9:05 pm and arrives Anaheim at 11:20 pm) or an earlier scheduled train. Be advised that there may only be 6-bikes that can be carried on the train; your chances may be good since Santa Fe Depot is the beginning of the train route. The train fare is $28.00
Option #2 - Celebration dinner at ???, then overnight stay.
For those interested, the next day after breakfast, we can ride around some more and explore. One option is to take the ferry boat to Coronado Island then ride down the beautiful Silver Strand down to Imperial Beach then finish the loop back to downtown San Diego. I think you will enjoy this ride. This optional ride is about 27 miles in distance and will take about 3 hours. From there we can grab a late lunch then catch the 3:00 pm or 4:00 pm Amtrak train back to Anaheim
- Road (best)/hybrid bike, geared, tuned-up, chain lubed
- Helmet (mandatory), gloves, head warmer
- Spare tubes (2 extra for longer rides), small pump
- Bike lights: rear & front
- Lightweight layers, wind breaker jacket, etc.
- Water & snacks, electrolytes (the more miles the more you need)
- Cell phone, small camera
- Cash for food, water, snacks, emergency, & train rides
- Pump tires: rear max psi & front 5 psi below max
Suggested psi range is located on side of tires
For those spending the night, there are many hotel choices to choose from in the area around Seaport Village. The goal is to try to stay in the same hotel or very near each other so for now hold tight for a few as Heather looks into our options. Keep an eye out for updates, likely as a comment on the event page.
The return trip to Anaheim will be via Amtrak train. For the riders that do not want to stay overnight in San Diego, the last train departs the San Diego Station at 9:05 pm and arrives in Anaheim at 11:20pm. As of this writing, the train fare from San Diego back to Anaheim is $28.00 and takes between 2 hrs to 2:15 hrs. Remember to reserve a seat and include your bicycle in advance.
IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: Please ensure that you are in good health before participating in an activity like this one. My function as an assistant organizer is only to organize the events and I assume absolutely no responsibility for you or your guests. By signing up for a bike ride, hike, or any other event organized by this group, you are acknowledging that you are aware and made your guests aware of the risks, dangers, and hazards associated with any outdoor activity, and you accept, and fully assume all such risks, dangers, and hazards, and further agree to release, and discharge the Organizer, Assistant Organizers, and event hosts of this Meetup Group from, and against any, and all liability arising from your and your guest's participation in the group activities.