Pre-registration is required:
- Free for GERC members
- If you are not already a GERC member, registration for this event will also initiate a free one-day limited Club membership covering the day of the event.
Please register at the bottom of this page.
Group ride: All levels welcome; no rider left behind!! The group will have a lead GO and a sweep GO. This is a self-supported ride. Please bring water, extra tube, tools and make sure your GO is ready to ride.
Rentals: Participants must provide their own ElliptiGO or make their own arrangements to borrow or rent one. Rentals will not be provided or coordinated by GERC.
Local organizer: Pete van Nuys
Saturday, June 24, 2023
8:30-9:00AM: Riders gather at our meet-up location:
Bicycles San Clemente, North Beach (photo at top of this page)
1900 North El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
There is paid parking ($1.50 per hour) in the lot nearby. There is also free parking in the neighborhoods a few blocks away, east of Avenida Pico/Moulin resturant.
Map to location: here
9:00AM-Noon: 24-30 mile group ride.
24 mile option – Down to “the Fence” and back: We’ll head south through rolling residential hills (no traffic signals, very light traffic). A mile-long down hill brings us to the multi-use trail to Trestles surfing beach where abandoned Hwy 101 leads into San Onofre State Park. Once out of town the route follows old 101 through the traffic-free park. People choosing to ride 24 miles can turn around at “the Fence” at the park’s south end.
30 mile option – Pulgas and Back: Same as above, but continue on the car-free bike route into Camp Pendleton. Pass the vista point and finish at Las Pulgas at the bottom of the old Hwy 101 pavement. Turn around and retrace the route back to North Beach.
Possible third option: Ride 24 miles south from the start, through Camp Pendleton, finishing at the Metrolink train station in Oceanside. Then return to San Clemente via train (each car has a few places for transporting bicycles/GOs.). Ride organizer Pete will send email about this option 7 to 10 days before the event.
Strava route: here
Back at the start/finish in North Beach, enjoy yoga for post ride stretching and relaxation courtesy of certified yogi Austin McKinnon, proprietor of Bicycles San Clemente.
Noon-2:00pm: Post-ride lunch and socializing at: (tentative location)
Beach Hut Deli
1844 N El Camino Real
San Clemente, CA 92672
Our lunch gathering spot is just across the street from the start/finish and has a nice variety of sandwiches and frosty beverages.
If you’d like more information about future one-day events or how to organize a one-day event in your area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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