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  • San Clemente 200k07-09-2022 07:003 Registered

    07-09-2022
    07:00
    PST
    07-09-2022
    20:30
    04-02-2022 17:05
    07-08-2022 12:00
    200
    ACP 200
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 5:46:53 AM Sunset at 8:01:10 PM

    Wei Sun
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    Coronado Brewing
    1205 Knoxville St
    San Diego, California 92110

    $10.00

    The San Clemente 200k is an out and back route starting from Coronado Brewing Company on Knoxville St. In addition to the beauty of the Southern California coastline you'll be passing while riding north and south, you will only need to deal with 1 control at Spunky and Tudor Deli off of the Street of the Blue Lantern Dana Point. Immediately after the control, you'll make your descent down Cove Rd where you'll take in the amazing view of the Dana Point Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. Another name for this 200k is "Surfin' USA 200k" as you will pass a fair number of the famous surf spots listed in Beach Boys song.

    This brevet has the option to ride through Camp Pendleton if you have a base pass. See the link to Camp Pendleton's page on how to apply for the DBIDS Credential (https://www.pendleton.marines.mil/Base-Access/Recreational-Bicycling/). The page will explain where to apply for your pass and the hours of operation. It is free and will be valid for 12 calendar months from the date of issuance. YOU WILL NEED TO OBTAIN THE ENTRY PASS BEFORE THE DAY OF THIS BREVET.

    ALL SAN DIEGO RANDONNEURS EVENTS ARE ONLY OPEN TO PARTICIPANTS WHOSE RUSA MEMBERSHIP IS CURRENT.

    Randonneuring is a self-supporting event  – There will be no day of registration available and if there are any volunteers available, they will only be at Start/Finish or establish controls in the cue sheet. There is no SAG for this event.

    All riders must follow RUSA rules and can be found here. Helmet, lights and reflective gear are a must (lights and reflective gear must be worn between dusk to dawn. Riders must follow all local traffic laws and regulations.

    Although bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists and are subject to the same rules and regulations, it is crucial that bicyclists pay attention to traffic signs and signals and follow all rules to reduce the risk of collisions, while on the road. Refer to the California Driver Handbook to become familiar with these rules. This excerpt is found at the DMV website for Sharing the Road (FFDL37) and can be read here.

  • A Ride and Dim Sum07-16-2022 08:001 Registered

    07-16-2022
    08:00
    PST
    07-16-2022
    14:40
    01-05-2022 13:28
    07-15-2022 12:00
    100
    RUSA 100
    Flat
    6:40
    Sunrise at 5:50:55 AM Sunset at 7:58:46 PM

    Wei Sun
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    Golden Island Restaurant
    10660 Camino Ruiz
    San Diego, California 92126

    $6.00

    Tired of gas station sandwiches or the potato chips you scarf down at 7-Elevens? This populaire is to celebrate that Cantonese noon time culinary decadence as our reward for completing a metric century endeavor. This populaire will be a counter-clockwise loop starting in Mira Mesa. You'll ride through the North County neighborhoods of Poway, Escondido, South Carlsbad, Encinitas and Del Mar, before heading back to Mira Mesa. On this route, the key places you'll ride by include Lake Hodges, Elfin Forest, the Kook, Torrey Pines and the Miramar National Cemetary.

    After we finish, we'll enjoy a relaxing dim sum lunch at Golden Island Restaurant to make up for all the foul foods consumed at the various controls throughout our randonneuring lives. For some, the lunch may be more of an adventure than the ride. Significant others of randonneurs who may not care for the cycling but would like to indulge in this Cantonese dining experience are welcome to join after the populaire. Expect about $15-$20 per person, excluding any alcohol. For traditional dimsumneurs, we only drink tea during the meal.

  • San Diego Top to Bottom08-07-2022 07:002 Registered

    08-07-2022
    07:00
    PST
    08-07-2022
    20:30
    04-02-2022 17:19
    08-06-2022 19:00
    200
    ACP 200
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:05:35 AM Sunset at 7:43:20 PM

    Osvaldo Colavin

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    McDonalds in Mission Marketplace
    487 College Blvd
    Oceanside, California 92057

    $10.00

    Summer is for easy cruises along the coast, especially in August. In the opposite direction of San Clemente, this out-and-back 200k heads south from Oceanside to Imperial Beach. The lazy summer Sunday is about having a fun cruise by the beaches, escaping the inland heat. Coffee stops are encouraged.

    Despite the easy ride heading south, the northbound journey may offer a slight challenge as the breeze from the north will provide a descent workout.

    ALL SAN DIEGO RANDONNEURS EVENTS ARE ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT RUSA MEMBERS.

    Randonneuring is a self-supporting event  – There will be no day of registration available and if there are any volunteers available, they will only be at Start/Finish or establish controls in the cue sheet. There is no SAG for this event.

    All riders must follow RUSA rules and can be found here. Helmet, lights and reflective gear are a must (lights and reflective gear must be worn between dusk to dawn. Riders must follow all local traffic laws and regulations.

    Although bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists and are subject to the same rules and regulations, it is crucial that bicyclists pay attention to traffic signs and signals and follow all rules to reduce the risk of collisions, while on the road. Refer to the California Driver Handbook to become familiar with these rules. This excerpt is found at the DMV website for Sharing the Road (FFDL37) and can be read here.

  • 09-10-2022
    19:00
    PST
    09-11-2022
    01:40
    04-25-2022 08:37
    09-10-2022 12:00
    100
    RUSA 100
    Hilly
    6:40
    Sunrise at 6:28:09 AM Sunset at 7:03:01 PM

    Wei Sun
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    Major's Diner
    28765 Old Hwy 80
    Pine Valley, California 91962

    $6.00

    The full "harvest" moon will occur on September 10 this year, coinciding with the Chinese Autumn Moon Festival. As such, we are heading up into the mountains to view the full moon on the Boulevard Figure 8 populaire (Hence Infinite Lunacy). If we time it right, we should be able to ascend Kitchen Creek by the light of the full moon. Even if a heat advisory is in place, night time temperature should bring a bit of solace. However, Cleveland National Forest adminstrators may close Kitchen Creek Rd to minimize the threat of forest fires during the fire season. If that happens, then this populaire will be cancelled.

    Though we will have the roads to ourselves at night, animals and unknowing Border Patrol agents may lurk in the dark. As such, I ask that we ride in a group.

    ALL SAN DIEGO RANDONNEURS EVENTS ARE ONLY OPEN TO CURRENT RUSA MEMBERS.

    Randonneuring is a self-supporting event  – There will be no day of registration available and if there are any volunteers available, they will only be at Start/Finish or establish controls in the cue sheet. There is no SAG for this event.

    All riders must follow RUSA rules and can be found here. Helmet, lights and reflective gear are a must (lights and reflective gear must be worn between dusk to dawn. Riders must follow all local traffic laws and regulations.

    Although bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists and are subject to the same rules and regulations, it is crucial that bicyclists pay attention to traffic signs and signals and follow all rules to reduce the risk of collisions, while on the road. Refer to the California Driver Handbook to become familiar with these rules. This excerpt is found at the DMV website for Sharing the Road (FFDL37) and can be read here.

  • 09-17-2022
    05:00
    PST
    09-18-2022
    21:00
    04-02-2022 17:41
    09-16-2022 12:00
    600
    ACP 600
    Rolling
    40:00
    Sunrise at 6:32:38 AM Sunset at 6:53:33 PM

    Wei Sun
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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.

     

  • Kitchen Creek10-15-2022 07:00None Registered

    10-15-2022
    07:00
    PST
    10-15-2022
    20:30
    04-02-2022 18:16
    10-14-2022 12:00
    200
    RUSA Brevet
    Hilly
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:51:50 AM Sunset at 6:17:00 PM

    Timothy Sullivan
    Email Timothy (619)865-1360

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    Major's Diner
    28765 Old Hwy 80
    Pine Valley, California 91962

    $10.00

    NOTICE: Due to the severe fire season this year, there is a high likelihood that Kitchen Creek Rd may be shut down to minimize access and thus chances of fire in the area, as firefighting resources are spread thin across the West. We will monitor notices announced by the Cleveland National Forest (CNF) continually. If closure is in effect on the the day of this brevet, we will likely reschedule this route to November and plan another route on the same day.

    For reference, here is the CNF''s website announcing road closures: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/cleveland/alerts-notices/?cid=stelprdb5340229&width=full

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    San Diego Randonneurs' fall classic brevet for those ready for a good day of climbing in the East County mountains. Starting from the parking lot behind Major's Diner in Pine Valley, you ride along the undulating hills before the descent. Just before the control in Jacumba, the border with Mexico is in sight. After making a quick stop for food and water, the ride doubles back on Old Highway 80 on a long ascent. Kitchen Creek is a tale of 2 climbs. The first half before the gate climbs in steps with several short steep ascents long the stretch. After carrying your bike over the gate, the climb turns to a steady 5-6% grade until you reach Sunrise Highway, with magnificent views and minimal cars to contend with. After a stop at the Laguna Mountain Lodge, the route continues along the ridge. On sections of the highway, you pass dramatic views of the edge where the alpine landscape of the Laguna Mountain rapidly falling into the Borrego desert. You make your way to Wynola just passing Julian before returning on the same stretch of road toward Lake Cuyamaca. Descending on Highway 79 to Descanco, you'll have to negotiate your last climb over Guatay before returning to the finish at Pine Valley. Over the distance of this brevet, you will have 0 traffic lights and 5 stop signs to deal with.

    On Friday evening before the brevet, an email will be sent to distribute details on how this 200k will be organized to all participants who registered.

    ALL SAN DIEGO RANDONNEURS EVENTS ARE ONLY OPEN TO PARTICIPANTS WHOSE RUSA MEMBERSHIP IS CURRENT.

    Randonneuring is a self-supporting event  – There will be no day of registration available and if there are any volunteers available, they will only be at Start/Finish or establish controls in the cue sheet. There is no SAG for this event.

    All riders must follow RUSA rules and can be found here. Helmet, lights and reflective gear are a must (lights and reflective gear must be worn between dusk to dawn. Riders must follow all local traffic laws and regulations.

    Although bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists and are subject to the same rules and regulations, it is crucial that bicyclists pay attention to traffic signs and signals and follow all rules to reduce the risk of collisions, while on the road. Refer to the California Driver Handbook to become familiar with these rules. This excerpt is found at the DMV website for Sharing the Road (FFDL37) and can be read here.

  • Rouler Award - 8 Hour DART10-29-2022 07:00None Registered

    10-29-2022
    07:00
    PST
    10-29-2022
    15:00
    05-13-2022 17:11
    10-28-2022 19:00
    120
    RUSA Dart
    Flat
    8:00
    Sunrise at 7:02:59 AM Sunset at 6:01:50 PM

    Wei Sun
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    Rouleur Brewing Co - North Park
    2899 University Ave
    San Diego, California 92104

    $10.00

    This dart populaire rounds out the Rouleur Award specific populaires. If you have completed the 100k, 140k, 160k and the dart populaire, you last requirement is to complete a 200k brevet during the remainder of the year to earn the award.

    The dart populaire is a team event. Each team will have between 3 and 5 riders. Based on the 07:00 start time and Rouler Brewing in North Park finish location, each team is responsible for submitting the route to the RBA for approval. Once approved, the team will ride that route. For entrepreneurial randonneurs who want to be unbounded by the set controls and roads of a traditional populaires or brevets, this team event is your dream come true. You and your 2-4 other cycling BFFs may now concoct your own route for this event.

    Despite the new found freedom, you are required to follow specific rules on your route design and other ride requirements. Here are the links describing team events and rules on dart populaires.

    If you are interested and are looking to form a team, contact me at sdrandos@gmail.com. If you have formed a team and nominated a team captain, yoru captain will send me your team roster (names, RUSA numbers) to that same email address. We'll start the the route approval process and transact the fees/waiver gathering stuff.

    As a reminder, only current RUSA members may take part in any RUSA/ACP sanctioned events.

     

     

  • Palomar Mountain Sampler11-12-2022 07:00None Registered

    11-12-2022
    07:00
    PST
    11-12-2022
    20:30
    04-02-2022 18:32
    11-11-2022 19:00
    200
    RUSA Brevet
    Hilly
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:15:13 AM Sunset at 4:50:35 PM

    Osvaldo Colavin

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    Albertson's Parking Lot
    151 Woodland Pkwy
    San Marcos, CA 92069

    $10.00

    This 200k brevet will venture out to Palomar Mountain and back. Expect change to start location and some other route modification. Great Pre-Thanksgiving fat burner ride to make room for the extra servings of dressing, pie and turkey.

     

  • Alta California - Holiday Edition12-11-2022 07:00None Registered

    12-11-2022
    07:00
    PST
    12-11-2022
    20:30
    04-02-2022 18:43
    12-10-2022 19:00
    200
    RUSA Brevet
    Flat
    13:30
    Sunrise at 6:39:51 AM Sunset at 4:44:20 PM

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    Email Wei

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    Oggi's Sports/Brewhouse
    2562 Laning Rd
    San Diego, California 92106


    Details to follow. 


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