Bike the Bay Route
The 25-mile, non-timed and non-competitive, ride starts and finishes at Embarcadero Marina Park South located at the foot of Marina Park Way on the San Diego Bay. Take Harbor Drive north to Park Blvd and turn right. Follow Park Blvd around behind the Convention Center to Park entrance and start line. From Embarcadero Marina Park South, riders will cross over the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge and travel the Bayshore Bikeway through the five cities surrounding the San Diego Bay before returning to the Park.
*NEW* This year we are excited to offer an additional gravel loop option on our route. This optional 8 mile Gravel Loop is hosted by the San Diego Mountain Biking Association! Mountain bikes, hybrids and gravel bikes recommended for this fairly flat cruise that jumps right off the Bayshore Bikeway at the west end of Main Street in Chula Vista.
This out and back ride will follow the meandering dirt trails east to the 805 past and then return to the main Bayshore Bikeway to hook up with the pack for the ride north to the finish at Embarcadero Marina Park South. All riders that complete the Gravel Loop will receive a commemorative Bike the Bay/SDMBA patch! Total miles: 33 miles (Bike the Bay plus Gravel Loop)
We encourage all riders to bring water bottles with them on the ride however, there are 4 optional rest stops (#1 Glorietta Bay Park/Coronado, #2 Bikeway Village, #3 Living Coast Discovery Center/Chula Vista, and #4 National City Hub and Spoke) offering water and refreshments along the course.