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56th Annual AYH San Diego Christmas Bike Trip

.$400.00 Entry Fee before 11/15. Cost goes up after that.

Let's join the 56th Annual San Diego Christmas Bike Trip.

6 Days and 5 Nights riding through sunny (usually) SoCal.

The $400 fee includes Breakfast, Dinner, Gear Transport, and a place to stay each night.

(usually schools--churches--community centers)

The ride benefits the local chapter San Diego American Youth Hostel.

Approx. 400 miles (depending on short-cuts)

Ride Schedule
December 26: San Diego to Pine Valley, 50 miles. Pine Valley is a small mountain village.
December 27: Pine Valley to Warner Springs, 65 miles. A great day of riding. Stop for apple pie in Julian!
December 28: Warner Springs to Palm Desert, 100 miles. Great desert views & riding. Grab a date milkshake!
December 29: Palm Desert to Hemet, 64 miles. Head winds build character.
December 30: Hemet to Fallbrook, 50 miles. A fantastic ride along oak tree shaded country roads.
December 31: Fallbrook to San Diego, 55 miles. Soak up the sea air as you ride along the stunning San Diego Coastline.

Traditional evening events include:

The "Hot Seat" introductions---1st night

Tire Changing Competition----2nd night

Awards Night aka T-shirt exchange--Final night

Car-pool from the Bay Area. Or ride down if you like!

56th Annual HI-USA Christmas Bike Trip
Entry Form

Name ____________________________________________________________




Your Health Insurance Provider______________________________________

Policy Number____________________________________________________

Dietary Preferences or Allergies______________________________________

Returning Rider? YES NO If yes, last year that you participated?________

If No, How did you hear about the ride? ______________________________

Referred by________________________________________
T-Shirt Size: S M L XL 2XL

I have read and agreed to the Cancellation Policy and Other Bike Information


If Under 18, Parent's or Guardian Signature


Fee $400

Make check payable to: San Diego Council, HI-USA
739 4th Avenue, Suite 203

San Diego, CA 92101
If paying by Credit Card:

Name on Card:____________________________

Credit Card Number:_______________________

Expiration Date:_________


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  • arielle

    I had a great time, though felt like some of the roads were not idea for large group cycling or for newbies with skinny tires.

    January 7, 2013

  • Jim M.

    Never an "easy"ride this one threw in some unpredictable weather. Including hail,snow on the road,and even the report of a funnel cloud touching down near our route outside of Fallbrook.
    Everyone,including the "newbies"rose to the occasion,and rode through. Most of the rain missed us and we were treated to a typical warm day on the last day's ride down the coast.
    Great group camaraderie. I think everyone that went agrees they had fun. I expect to see many of them back next year(and maybe even warm weather).

    January 5, 2013

  • Elaine A.

    I was so impressed by the folks from this Meetup group. The Christmas ride is beautiful but not easy, and temps 10-15 degrees below normal as well as rain, sleet, etc. made this year especially challenging. Everyone persevered with good cheer! It was great seeing you all on the road and sharing this week.

    January 2, 2013

  • Daphne C

    Jim - Thanks for posting this. It was a good ride!

    January 1, 2013

  • Elaine A.

    Hey does anyone have room in their car to take a bike to and from San Diego? Gas $$ provided...!

    December 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi All. I have a car to use but not interested in driving all that way alone. Is there room for one more in someone's carpool or someone who would like to ride and share costs with me? Please get back ASAP before Mon am if at all possible. Thanks. Be careful on the road.

    December 8, 2012

    • arielle

      Hi Lenore, I could be interested in joining you if our scheduled work together.Sorry this is a late reply. Let me know if you are still looking.

      December 10, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am and now I'm going to look at Amtrak too. I plan to Christmas am. Glad to here from you. How were you planning to get there?? Thx for getting back to me.

      December 11, 2012

  • Chris L.

    Hi Lenore,
    I may be able to join you as well if something else doesn't work for you. I am considering Amtrak as well. My schedule is flexible,
    Try to make it work, it is a great time.

    December 11, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hadn't considered Amtrak! Does that work? I am planning to leave on Xmas am. It's prob 8 hours with stops, yes? I've mde the drive to LA many times but not to San Diego. Have you taken the train down before. I like that idea.

      December 11, 2012

  • Daphne C

    How many people have registered now? Maybe we should start doing a carpool list soon.

    December 6, 2012

  • Nikki E.

    Lenore - I tried to post this and it wouldn't go, so you might get this twice. I've had to cancel going on the ride. You should hurry up and register because they've almost reached their limit of 100, and then they will have a wait list. It's great fun. I did it last year.

    November 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi there. Close to signing up but will need to ride down with someone ? any more room in the carpool? is there a carpool :) if yes, is there room for one more and when are you leaving for San Diego??

    November 26, 2012

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