The North County Cycle Club is based in the city of San Marcos in northern San Diego county. The Club has three groups which suit a wide range of bicycle riders: the Roadies and the Cruisers for road riding, and Team Spokey Dokes (TSD) for mountain biking. So, whether you ride just to maintain your health or you want to hammer, we have a group and a ride to meet your needs. Follow the link to each group for ride information and schedules.
DAY 1 - Jul 12th - Vancouver, British Columbia
In case you haven't heard, I'm doing a bicycle tour. Left on July 11th, flew to Vancouver, BC with the help of two friends, Pete Simons and Tom Hanson. Initial plan was to bike over Whistler, head northeast, up the Alaska Highway, maybe reach Fairbanks, down to Anchorage, etc., etc. That plan has changed just a bit. A few days before I left, many inland areas of BC are on fire. Go to plan B. Biking up Vancouver Island to Port Hardy, ferry to Prince Rupert, then biking east toward Prince George and up the Stewart Cassiar Highway. Lucky I'm flexible.
I arrived in Vancouver late at night, biked a little, took a train and stayed 2 nights with a wonderful family with a contact through "warmshowers". Explored Vancouver the next day and got some bear spray and butane fuel. I always knew this was a great city, but it is more than that. I would say it is one of the greatest cities in the world. Next day, headed across Stanley Park, over Lions Gate Bridge to Horseshoe Bay and caught a ferry to the "Sunshine Coast". Camped at a lovely spot near Sechelt in Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. The weather has been fantastic, a few clouds, but mostly sunny, in the 70's.