Century Ride Dana Point to the top of Torrey Pines


Dana Point to Torrey Pines: 100 miles, 3,196 ft elevation gain, 7 hrs.

From 7:45am until 3:00pm


New Year's Century this Saturday! Even if you aren't riding the whole 100, you can still join us. See options below.
Please read all information (parking, meeting location, food, etc)!
Meet: 7:45am
Pre-Ride Info: 7:55am
Roll: 8:00am sharp
What better way to start 2023 than a 100-miler with friends? Join us on January 6th for our New Year's Century, from Dana Point to the top of Torrey Pines and back!
We will meet in Dana Point near the Ocean Institute. Just before you arrive at the Ocean Institute there are FREE parking lots on either side of Dana Point Harbor Drive (do NOT park in the Ocean Institute parking lot - you will be towed!). There is also a bathroom building and water, which is where we will meet and roll from.
Parking: 24198 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629
Meeting Location: Restrooms at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Drive. 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629
Be Prepared: With a tuned-up bike, extra tubes and CO2, extra hydration, and nutrition.
Ride Information:
We will take the freeway on this ride, as Camp Pendleton is no longer renewing base passes. Traffic is usually moving slower than riders on Saturday mornings, so it feels much safer. The ride leaders will talk about safety before the ride.
We can do the 1st bathroom stop when we get to Oceanside, or the last bathroom in San Onofre if people need to go before.
Elaine will drive a SAG vehicle and meet us at a few places along the route. In addition, the team will provide a food/lunch stop at about mile 61, (on our way back, just past Encinitas Blvd.) with sandwiches, fruit, nuts, chips, etc, and drink refills. PLEASE RSVP ON OUR EVENT PAGE ON FACEBOOK or send an email to elaine.gronberg@r5ciclismo.com, SO WE KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE TO PROVIDE FOOD FOR!
Another bathroom break in Oceanside before getting back on the freeway or plenty of other places to stop if we need
to beforehand and also when we get to San Onofre.
ROUTE OPTIONS - Folks wanting to do a shorter ride have several options:
1) Turn back at any time, or
2) Ride one direction and take the Amtrak train back (must book ticket and bike spot ahead of time on Amtrak.com), or
3) Contact Elaine and get a ride back (room for 2-3 people, but ONLY if you have pre-booked and confirmed with Elaine in advance- elaine.gronberg@r5ciclismo.com). Also note, you will be required to stay with the group along the whole route, until we all get back to Dana Point as Elaine will be driving SAG for the cyclists. She will not drive back earlier.

Distance - 100 miles
Elevation Gain - 3196 ft
LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced
Avg 16-22mph
You do NOT have to be a member of R5 to ride with us, however, we do ask that you sign our Ride Waiver. ALL RIDERS MUST SIGN A WAIVER FOR 2024!
Our routes can also be found on our Strava Club page, and on the R5CICLISMO website.
*possibility of some free swag happening along the route!

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