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The 7th Annual Belgian Waffle Ride will pass through San Elijo Hills today

The 7th Annual Belgian Waffle Ride will pass through San Elijo Hills today on the Copper Creek and Garden trails and summit Double Peak before finishing in San Marcos.

The premier and hardest event of it’s kind and the most unique one day cycling event in the country: Over 146 miles of road and dirt in North County San Diego.

This unique event is hosted by the Lost Abbey Brewery and the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) is the beneficiary.

Yes, there is dirt, gravel, sand, water crossings, hills, wind and pain.

The Waffle is 146 miles, 40 of which are in dirt. 13,000 feet of climbing.

The Wafer is 68 miles, 18 of which are in dirt. 7,000 feet of climbing.

Graduation season in San Marcos

Graduation season in San Marcos

Expect traffic delays expected for the next two weekends

San Marcos, CA— Springtime in North County’s education hub means one thing—San Marcos students are getting ready to graduate.

With Cal State San Marcos hosting commencement ceremonies Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20 and Palomar hosting commencement on Friday, May 26, I-15 and SR-78 travelers can expect increased traffic delays around the college areas.

While the increase in traffic congestion is familiar to city residents, students and commuters alike, the City of San Marcos is pleased to report that continued relief is on the way.

In the city’s ongoing efforts to get motorists moving and improve traffic flow, several roadway improvement projects are lined up over the next five years.

Planned projects include upgrades to the Traffic Management Center (TMC)’s server and software, traffic signal equipment, as well as communication lines between the TMC and the traffic signals. In addition to improved staff and equipment response times to changing traffic conditions, these enhancements will allow traffic signals to handle more complex intersection configuration conditions.

During graduation season and periods of roadway construction, drive with caution and provide ample time to reach your destination safely and on time.

For more information about Palomar College commencement, visit www2.palomar.edu. To see Cal State San Marcos’ commencement schedule, visit www.csusm.edu/commencement.

To learn more about planned road improvements in San Marcos, contact the city’s Public Works Department at (760) 752-7550.

2017 San Elijo Elementary & Double Peak Country Fair

Yee-haw! Dust off your boots because The Country Fair is coming and it going to be an amazing experience for the whole family!  Presented to you by San Elijo Elementary and Double Peak School, this is an event you will not want to miss!!  This much anticipated volunteer run event brings people from the community together to build camaraderie and create memories while raising money for education.

This year’s shindig will be held:

 Friday, May12th from 5pm – 8pm and Saturday, May 13th 11am – 5pm 

at the San Elijo Elementary School (SEES).

Friday Night festivities will include food, a live DJ  and plenty of fun while you seek thrills on your favorite carnival rides like the Zipper, Crazy Plane, Umbrella Cars, Cycle Jump, Alligator Alley and more.  Saturday will feature the all of the rides plus other fun activities including Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, games, prize walk,  and so much more!!!  

Do you have a business you would like to promote?? The Country Fair committee needs new ranchers (Sponsors) and ranch hands (volunteers for the committee) to help make their biggest fundraiser of the year a good ole-fashioned success.  If you would like more information on how to become a sponsor or volunteer; please contact TheCountryFair2017@gmail.com.

This is a PTO sponsored event and all proceeds go to support and supplement educational programs within San Elijo Elementary and Double Peak School.  Both schools are a 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Nighttime road closures scheduled along San Marcos Boulevard beginning May 9th


San Marcos Boulevard between Tiger Way and Rancheros Drive will close from 8 pm to 5 am on Tuesday, May 9 and Wednesday, May 10 as crews work to overlay the intersection with asphalt concrete. Traffic on San Marcos Boulevard will be detoured via Tiger Way, Autumn Drive, Richmar Avenue and Mission Road.

Although two-way traffic will be maintained along Twin Oaks Valley Road and nighttime hours will minimize impacts to motorists, traffic delays are anticipated and motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes during the work period. Standard traffic control measures with advanced warning signs and detour directions will be in place.

Delays in the schedule may occur due to inclement weather conditions.

For more information, contact the city’s Public Works Department at (760) 752-7550. To receive automatic traffic and roadwork updates, register for the city’s email notifications by visiting www.san-marcos.net/alerts.

Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 18 from 6 to 9 am

Join thousands of people throughout the San Diego region as we GO by BIKE during Bike to Work Day on Thursday, May 18 from 6 to 9 am.

The City of San Marcos and local business Bike Vault will be teaming up to offer Bike to Work Day participants a unique San Marcos pit stop at the Civic Center Complex, 3 Civic Center Drive.  During their visit, riders will receive, refreshments, tune-ups and other city swag. Those who pre-register will receive a free t-shirt.

“From the SPRINTER to miles of trail and bike lanes, Bike to Work Day is a great reminder that you don’t always need your car to get from point A to point B in San Marcos and the San Diego region,” said Public Works Director Matt Little.

Arranged by the San Diego Association of Governments in efforts to encourage alternative modes of transportation, the annual event will include more than 100 pit stops throughout San Diego County and expects to draw more than 9,000 riders.

“Not only does biking to work save you some gas money, but it also supports an active, healthy lifestyle,” said Community Services Director Buck Martin. “With a pit stop in San Marcos and others all over the county, we are encouraging residents to join fellow pedal pushers and GO by BIKE.”

To register and GO by BIKE, visit www.icommutesd.com/bike/bike-to-work. Resources include the San Diego Regional Bike Map, riding and safety tips, bike lockers, and information about taking your bike on transit. For more information on Bike to Work Day 2017, visit the Bike Month web page, call 511 and say “iCommute,” or email iCommute@sandag.org

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What’s brewing at Stumblefoot? | San Diego Reader

Stumblefoot Brewing Company isn’t new — it’s been making beer in southwest San Marcos since 2012. However, it’s not exactly the same company anymore. In January, the business changed hands, when founding owner Bill Randolph sold the brewery outright to Cameron Rentch and Cory Schmelzer.

“We’re both locals,” says Rentch. The two friends live in the nearby community of San Elijo Hills. While he and Schmelzer were born in the same northern Virginia hospital just a year apart, they didn’t meet until seven years ago, when they found themselves living in the same community, with children around the same age, and a shared interest in extreme distance running — and opening a craft brewery.”We were originally hoping to do a new brewery inside San Elijo Hills,” Rentsch goes on to say, though they quickly learned zoning made that impossible. “Right about that same time, after really pushing through that, we found out that Bill might be interested in exiting. The timing just really worked out for everybody.” READ MORE via Source: What’s brewing at Stumblefoot? | San Diego Reader

Stumblefoot Brewing Co.1784 La Costa Meadows Drive #103, San Marcos

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