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Bike to Work Day in San Marcos

The City of San Marcos and Bike Vault are teaming up to host a Bike to Work Day pit stop on Thursday, May 17 from 6 to 9 am at the San Marcos Civic Center, 1 Civic Center Drive.

Join thousands of people throughout the San Diego region as we GO by BIKE on Bike to Work Day. With thousands of miles of bikeways in the region, biking gets you where you need to go.

With more than 100 pit stop locations throughout San Diego County, all riders are encouraged to register for Bike to Work Day to receive a FREE t-shirt* and snacks. Riders who visit the San Marcos pit stop location will be entered in a raffle and have a photo opportunity. *You must register online to be eligible for a free t-shirt.

To get prepared for Bike to Work Day,  resources are available on the iCommute website, including 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 2018, visit the Bike Month web page, call 511 and say “iCommute,” or email iCommute@sandag.org. Make sure to follow @iCommuteSD on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates.

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Editor note-San Elijo Hills IS cycling. On a given day you can see USA National Team Junior Cyclists riding through town or 1976 Olympian John Howard riding our amazing roads trails and hills. Give them a wide pass and smile. #sanelijothankful

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.

Belgian Waffle Ride Rolling Through San Elijo Hills, Sunday April 24th

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The most unique one day cycling event in the country the Cervélo Belgian Waffle Ride presented by SPY, rolling through North County and San Elijo Hills, Sunday April 24, 2016. A gravel grinder with the perfect mix of dirt and tarmac to keep things interesting.

Known to provide riders with an incredibly memorable day on the bike, the Belgian Waffle Ride will take its riders on a ronde through North County San Diego, where it will clatter through agrarian hamlets and the Ardenne-like hills—not over classic mountains per se, but rather a never ending string of ups and downs—along single track climbs, sandy trails, and roughly paved roads carved through inland San Diego’s beautiful rural and sometimes forested backcountry.

Participants ride drop bar road style bikes not mountain bikes and several San Elijo Hills Residents will participate. Come out and cheer the athletes as they take the trail by the San Elijo Hills City limits sign past the Albertsons, San Elijo Middle, San Elijo Elementary on the Copper Creek trail passing the Brightwood Drive Cul-de-sac on The Garden View trail riders will return to the paved road at Queshaven Park and start the steep accent towards the summet of Double Peak Park. Riders will be passing through San Elijo Hills trails and roads at the 134 mile mark so give them a cheer, they will need it!

The ride offers two challenging routes in two different distances, the full BWR course will cover 144 miles, 11,000 ft. of vertical.

The second route, the Cervélo Belgian Wafer Ride, tops out at 68 miles and takes riders up and down a shortened course, while still including a few of the BWR’s most famous dirt sections and iconic climbs. A perfect option for those entering their first gravel grinder, the Wafer ride delivers the challenge and excitement of the Waffle ride in a fun-sized package.

A fully supported ride with CHP escorts, a multitude of support vehicles and feed stations dotted throughout.

Here’s the course by the numbers:

  • 146 MILES OR 235 kilometers
  • 13 CATEGORIZED CLIMBS (INCLUDING THREE CATEGORY 2 CLIMBS)

  • 13,000 FEET OF CLIMBING

  • 17 DIRT SECTIONS OVER 40 MILES (LONG, SANDY, WET, ROCKY, HILLY, UGLY)

  • 14 WATER CROSSINGS (OR FOOT BRIDGE CROSSINGS)

  • 3 KOMS

  • 10 FEED ZONES

– The winner of this year’s event will take around 8 hours to complete the course. This means for most it’s an 11-12- or 15-hour day on the bike.

ROUTES:

WAFFLE COURSE: https://www.strava.com/routes/4429640

WAFER COURSE: https://www.strava.com/routes/4644925

WAVE TIMES:

7:00am—Cat 1/2/3

7:05am—Women

7:10am—Cat 4

7:15am—Cat5/Public

8:00am—Wafer (all riders)

Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 15th

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Bike to Work Day is Friday, May 15 – Pledge to GO by BIKE!

Bike to Work Day is a nationally recognized event celebrated annually on the third Friday in May. Since May is National Bike Month, San Diegans have opportunities to GO by BIKE all month long. Bike Month 2015 supports riding a bike as a viable, environmentally friendly, cost-saving commute choice.

Bike to Work Day pit stop map now available. Pit stops offer a break for new and experienced bicycle riders to rest and pick up a FREE t-shirt (only one per person), snacks, and encouragement. Over 100 pit stops planned, which will be open from 6:00 to 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 15th for anyone who pledges to GO by BIKE. For a list of Bike to Work Day 2015 pit stop locations, check out the pit stop map.

City of San Marcos to host second workshop on the Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan project

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On Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, the City of San Marcos will be hosting the second workshop for the San Marcos Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan project at the City Community Center, 3 Civic Center Drive. During this workshop, city staff will present the draft project and program recommendations as well as the Safe Route to School recommendations.

The goal of the San Marcos Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan project is to provide safe mobility options for bicyclists and pedestrians throughout the City of San Marcos.

Residents unable to attend the workshop are invited to provide feedback by completing an on-line survey at http://sanmarcos-bikepedplan.com.

For more information, please contact City Traffic Engineer Omar Dayani at odayani@san-marcos.net or Associate Civic Engineer Linna Zhang at lzhang@san-marcos.net.

Recent Mountain Lion Sightings Symphony/Montage vacant development in San Elijo Hills

The security guard for the Symphony/Montage vacant development in San Elijo Hills has reported a recent mountain lion sighting.  This location would match sighting last fall and this past spring.

The following safety tips are provided by the California Department of Fish and Game. They are based on studies of mountain behavior and analysis of attacks by mountain lions.

  • Don’t hike alone. Go in groups, with adults supervising children an keep children close to you. Observations of captured mountain lions reveal that the animals seem especially drawn to children. Keep children within your sight at all times.
  • Don’t approach a lion. Most mountain lions will try to avoid a confrontation. Give them a way to escape.
  • Don’t run from a lion. Running stimulates a mountain lion’s instinct to chase. Instead, stand and face the animal. Make eye contact. If you have small children with you, pick them up if possible so that they don’t panic and run. Although it may be awkward, pick them up without bending over or turning away from the lion.
  • Don’t crouch or bend over. A squatting or bending person looks a lot like a four-legged prey animal.
  • Do all you can to appear larger. Raise your arms. Open your jacket if you are wearing one. Throw stones, branches or whatever you can reach without crouching or turning your back. Wave your arms slowly and speak firmly in a loud voice.
  • Fight back if attacked. Some hikers have fought back successfully with sticks, caps, jackets, garden tools and their bare hands. Since a mountain lion usually tries to bite the head or neck, try to remain standing and face the attacking animal. For more information about mountain lions, contact the Department of Fish and Game (DFG), case of emergency call 911 and DFG at 916-445-0045
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