Saturday Regular Rides
Rides start @OCRR: 8:00 am(summer months) unless otherwise noted
June 1 - Bonsall via Foothill, back on LilacRegular
Ride leader: Jeff Gross
Bonsall via Foothill, E Vista, Old River Rd. Back on Lilac, Circle R, Champagne, Nutmeg. 41 miles, 2710 ft el, 71 ft/mi.Shortcut
Bonsall via Foothill back Twin Oaks. 32 miles, 1828 ft el, 57 ft/mi.Bonus
Adds Little Gopher going out, Old Castle coming back. 47 miles, 3217 ft el, 68 ft/miCentury Training Part 5
– Mt Palomar. 90 miles, 9137 ft el, 102 ft/mi. Start at 7:00 AM
takes 8 hours back 3PM (12.5mph average). To participate, you must have done one of the previous century training rides this year. This is to prevent both novices who are unprepared, and fast riders who jack the ride up beyond a Regular ride.
June 8 - Fairbanks Ranch via Lake Hodges, back RSFRegular
Lake Hodges bike bridge to Fairbanks Ranch. 40 miles.Shortcut
Skips Fairbanks Ranch and takes Del Dios to “Stud Loop”. 34 miles.Bonus
On the way out, stay on Country Club to Harmony Grove. On the way back, some extra touring in the Ranch and La Costa Oaks. 45 miles, 3515 ft el, 78 ft/mi.
June 15 – Poinsettia, Coast, Elfin ForestRegular
Poinsettia, Coast, Swamis, Manchester, Lone Jack, Elfin Forest. 41 miles, 3292 ft el, 80 ft/mi.Shortcut
Returns La Costa not Manchester. 33 miles, 3000 ft el, 91 ft/mi.Bonus
Adds a loop in Rancho Santa Fe. 48 miles, 3858 ft el, 80 ft/mi.
June 22 - Hilly San MarcosRegular
37 miles, 2434 ft el, 66 ft/mi - Goes out through Lake San Marcos with an early knee-busting climb to La Plaza (quiet winding road descends with awesome overviews of San Marcos), avoids some of busy Rancho Santa Fe Road by taking Melrose to San Elijo, Elfin Forest (one of the most enjoyable scenic bike roads in North County keeps getting busier, but it is newly paved and still fun), winds through downtown Escondido and out Rock Springs (busy), Woodland Parkway (wide), Country Club (quiet) and Broadway (wide) to Jesmond Dene Park. Return Jesmond Dene (cat 4 climb), Deer Springs (very busy but fast descent - use a mirror to watch for following traffic), Buena Creek (busy arterial – keep right), Santa Fe (busy), Smilax (secret back road to avoid Santa Fe). Shortcut
35 miles, 2311 ft el, 66 ft/mi. Avoids the Escondido River bike path, which is often home to the homeless, as well as the busy Rock Springs Road.Bonus
41 mi, 7000 ft el, 171 ft/mi. Hill Repeats. 4 times the climb is 4 times the fun.Bonus Hills
46 miles, 3936 ft el, 66 ft/mi, Route 720. Warm up your hill legs on the climb behind Palomar College on Borden, then it’s up and over the big one. The climb to the top of Twin Oaks is a little more challenging this direction than from San Elijo, because the grade gets steeper near the top. Optional climb to the top of Double Peak. I suggest you turn around when you meet the faster riders descending. Then it is down and around Elfin Forest, trying to catch up to the shorter rides before exploring the Escondido bike trail (watch for homeless shelters under the bridges). Then another climb halfway up Jesmond Dene, but detouring across I15 to Mesa Rock which will take us to the halfway break at the Deer Springs ARCO. Return adds extra miles in backroads of Vista.
June 29 - Ultimate Tour de Rancho Santa Fe Regular
Rancho Santa Fe out and back Rancho Santa Fe. 41 miles, 3229 ft el, 88 ft/mi.Shortcut
Shortcuts some loops in Rancho Santa Fe. 38 miles, 3392 ft el, 89 ft/mi.Bonus
Adds Stud Loop, Lago Lindo. 48 miles, 4053 ft el, 84 ft/mi.