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ACP 600
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40:00
Sunrise at 6:32:38 AM Sunset at 6:53:33 PM

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Encinitas Station Park & Ride
483S N Vulcan Ave
Encinitas, CA 92024

$20.00

THIS ROUTE HAS BEEN REVISED FOR SEPTEMBER TO ACCOUNT FOR WEATHER CONDITIONS.

This is your last chance at an ACP 600k that will get you into the 2nd preregistration group for PBP in 2023 after the 1000/1200 finishers this year pick the prime start group spots. 

The low registration cost means that this 600k will be self supported: at the start, I will inspect your bikes and give you my kind words; at the finish I will offer my congratulations; more likely I'll offer you a beer than food; in between, you are on your own. Being three 3 200k loops that bring you back to the Encinitas Park and Ride twice on this 600k, you should have access to your car. You are welcome to book a room near the park and ride to change clothes.

Because of likely heat wave that has become common place in San Diego, the 0500 start allows you to clear finish inland portions so that you can make your way back to the coast. Changing the 2nd loop ensures that your ride to Irvine will be after sunset.

This route is the 600k version of the San Diego 3 Loops series. The first 200k loop will have the most climbing as you ride toward the north inland portions of San Diego County. Riding on El Camino Real, you'll roll your way through the rural neighborhoods of Bonsall and Fallbrook riding on quiet country roads until you reach Rainbow for a quick refreshment. You'll make your way south on Old Hwy 395 to reach West Lilac Rd, where you'll continue east through more farmlands and sparcely populated parts of San Diego County into Valley Center, stopping at Bates Nut Farm. Reaching the highest elevation on the route when you turn toward Lake Wohlford, you make your descent to Escondido, passing Lake Hodges on your ride to Poway, reintering the suburban landscape of San Diego. Eventually you'll make your way back to the coast at UCSD and returning to Encinitas along the coast to complete the first loop.

The next 200k loop will take you north into Orange County as I ran out of flat roads in San Diego County. From Encinitas, you'll return to Coast Hwy and make your way into Carlsbad and Oceanside. You will need to jump on I-5 in order to pass Camp Pendleton. If you have a valid pass base to enter the Marine Corps base, you are welcome to take Vandergrift Blvd and then Stuart Mesa to Las Pulgas, but expect bonus miles and added elevation gain vs the I-5 passage and the base is closed at night to recreational cyclists. When you reach Dana Point, you'll jump on the San Juan Creek river trail and start your trek inland through the various "Lagunas" communities until to reach Irvine. Your return leg will take you onto Moulton Pkwy and then Golden Lantern back to Dana Point, retracing your route back to Encinitas for the finish. You will be riding this section at night on I-5. If you are tired, stop and take a ditch nap. 

The final 200k loop is a somewhat easy coastal cruise from Encinitas to Coronado. For the procrastenator's edition, you'll start inland toward Rancho Santa Fe and 4S Ranch until you reach the 56 bike path. Making your way back to the coast, you'll climb the UCSD bike path and descend down Gilman Dr to connect to the Rose Canyon and Rose Creek bike paths to Mission Bay. You'll continue on to Coronado and back, returning through Point Loma at the entrance to the Cabrillo Monument and making your way back through La Jolla. To avoid the speeding traffic on Torrey Pines Rd, you'll wind your way through the foot of Mt Soledad to connect up to Via Capri to reach Torrey Pines Rd via Hidden Valley Rd. Returning to UCSD is the last climb before riding along the coast back to Encinitas for the finish.

You may park your car at the Encinitas Park and Ride where you can return after each loop. There are hotels and motels along the way.  You are responsible for arranging your own lodging. We will not be providing any drop bag service.

  • Best Western Encinitas Inn & Suites At Moonlight Beach, 85 Encinitas Blvd, Encinitas
  • Rodeway Inn Encinitas North, 1444 N Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas
  • Quality Inn Encinitas Near Legoland, 607 Leucadia Blvd, Encinitas

ALL SAN DIEGO RANDONNEURS EVENTS ARE ONLY OPEN TO PARTICIPANTS WHOSE RUSA MEMBERSHIP IS CURRENT AND HAVE REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT.

Randonneuring is a self-supporting event  – There will be no day of registration. Start/Finish and Days Inn control at the end of each loop will be staffed. SAG support and staffing at a control along the route will depend on volunteers available for this event.

All riders must follow RUSA rules. Helmets are required for everyone who participates in this event. Riders must follow all local traffic laws and regulations.

 

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