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PACIFIC COAST 100
Pacific Coast 100
"Bike & Brew" Century and Metric
Saturday September 7th, 2019
Come out and join your fellow cyclists in the most scenic biking event down the Southern California Coast! This is 100 miles of amazing road riding from Irvine to Torrey Pines over flat to rolling terrain with approximately 3200’ of elevation gain. We have added a metric (62 miles) century this year riding straight to Carlsbad.
The day begins in the cool early morning through the flat lands of Irvine before a short climb up to Portola and then heading south. You’ll pedal through the rolling hills of Lake Forest and Mission Viejo on your way to rest stop #1 in San Juan Capistrano.
You’ll continue south to Capistrano Beach and along Pacific Coast Highway with the ocean on your right and a nice flat stretch into San Clemente. The route then takes you through San Clemente to the bike trail, Old Pacific Coast Highway past the San Onofre Plant and through the State Park. The last section of the bike trail is on the very smooth and fast concrete runway, ending up at rest stop #2 at Las Pulgas Rd.
After topping off your water bottles and refueling with some light snacks, you will turn right and enter the Freeway for a fast & smooth 8 miles. This section is an approved bike route riding on a newly paved & swept surface that is 8 feet wide. After exiting on Harbor Drive into Oceanside, you’ll be stopping at rest stop #3, Buccaneer Park for more refreshments and cold water or Gatorade. If you are doing the century, do not dilly dally here because you still have 40 miles to go, including a little rise in the road called the Torrey Pines Grade. (If you are doing the metric, you will then head towards the finish in Carlsbad.)
This next section is probably the most scenic riding with the cool breeze and views of the Pacific Ocean through the beach cities of Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar. Leaving Del Mar you are approaching the last major climb up Torrey Pines Grade. Be sure to smile for the PhotoCrazy photo opportunity and enjoy the cold popsicle at the top! You've earned it!
You will then make a U turn down Torrey Pines and back towards Carlsbad. You will be greeted with a medal, music, food and refreshments as you celebrate in Rouleur Beer Garden. Cheers! Your 1st beer and the souvenir glass is on us!
Your bike will be safely transported back to Irvine. When you are ready, you will catch a luxury bus with your friends back to Irvine.
Don’t Miss the Bus!!
Remember to keep your bike rolling at a steady pace of 15 MPH average to arrive in Carlsbad by 3:00 P.M. This pace is based on departing Irvine no later than 6:30 A.M., for the century, stopping 15 minutes at each rest stop. If you fall behind schedule, request SAG support to the next rest stop or risk missing the bus ride home.
Ride-a-Longs Jeopardize the Pacific Coast 100
Please do not allow other riders to tag along without being registered for this event. Even if they don’t use our rest stops and porta-potties, they add to the congestion on the road and this puts our permits in jeopardy. (Our rider numbers are limited by police departments and cities we ride through.) Thank you for your cooperation.
In the outstanding tradition of hosting 43 years of the Amtrak Century, we are excited to announce that registration is now open for the first annual Pacific Coast 100. This new ride will still begin at the Irvine Transportation Center on September 7th and will head down the beautiful Pacific Coast to Torrey Pines. After finishing the climb, riders will celebrate with a traditional popsicle then turn around and HEAD BACK UP the coast. They will eventually turn inland and finish in Carlsbad at the Rouleur Brewery Company where the party will begin. Each rider over 21 will receive a custom beer glass filled with a craft beer made especially for the ride courtesy of OCW. All riders will also receive a beautiful finishers medal. An excellent lunch will be once again be provided by the good people of Bristol Farms. Click on the link below for more details of this great fun ride.