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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.

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

San Elijo Hills Town Center

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

San Elijo Hills Uphill Time Trial Sure to Challenge Cyclists During Grueling Three-Mile Race July 17

Race Ends at 1,631-foot Double Peak Park

Highest Point in Coastal North County

SAN MARCOS, CALIF. — The first-ever San Elijo Hills Individual Uphill Time Trial July 17 will test the endurance of cyclists on a three-mile course that rises 1,000 feet and finishes at the 1,631-foot-high Cerro de las Posas at Double Peak Park, offering spectacular views of the Pacific coastline from Mexico to Dana Point.

“The San Elijo Hills race, scheduled to coincide with the excitement of the Tour de France, will be a challenging ride for intermediate to experienced riders,” said Mark McLeod, race sponsor, of New Version Sports. “It will be a ideal challenge for cyclists who are serious about riding and would like to establish a professionally monitored time that they can work to improve,” he said, noting that elite riders might complete the course in as little as 20 minutes.

The race will start at 8 a.m. at San Elijo Elementary School, 1600 School House Way at San Elijo Road, where riders will be outfitted with a timing chip and take off one-at-a-time to provide absolute accuracy.

To safeguard participants and fans, the course will feature lanes closed to traffic, traffic control by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department and on-site medical personnel.

McLeod expects approximately 300 bicyclists — many from local clubs — to participate and invites spectators to line the course.

“Uphill riders really benefit from the cheers of the crowd,” he said, adding that this is one of the only uphill time trials in the United States, although it is more common in Europe.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to San Elijo Elementary and Middle schools.  Other sponsors include Albertsons, www.SanElijoLife.com, Hometown Realty, and San Elijo Development Company.

Information and registration for the San Elijo Hills Time Trail is available at newversionsports.com or by calling (760) 470-2139.  Registration is $40.

San Elijo Hills is an award-winning master-planned community in San Marcos known for its panoramic ocean views, charming towncenter and active lifestyle with 18 miles of hiking/biking trails. San Elijo Hills has been honored with the most prestigious community design awards in the building industry, including a Gold Nugget Grand Award for its towncenter and a Nationals’ Gold Award in the “Master-Planned Community of the Year” category at the National Association of Home Builder’s convention.

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