The 5th Annual Ride for the River Park will take place October 1-2, 2016. This event is to raise funds for The San Diego River Park Foundation (SDRPF), the premier organization working for conservation and environmental improvements throughout the San Diego River watershed. It is also a chance for participants to enjoy the natural beauty of San Diego County, conquer a physical challenge, and enjoy meeting fun people.
The ride starts in Ocean Beach and heads 70 miles inland (and almost a mile in elevation) to the town of Julian for dinner, beer, and a night's rest. We'll head back down via CA 79 through Alpine before ending back in San Diego. There is no charge for the event, but a donation of $30 is required for the River Park Foundation (and additional donations are greatly welcomed).
Please join us to see a large swath of San Diego County and support the SDRPF throughout the year to restore and conserve natural spaces for future generations.
You'll make great memories, new friends, and leave the weekend with a justified sense of accomplishment for tackling a tough, but very achieveable challenge. You can do it! Please be advised that the average pace up to Julian is approx. 10 mph and returning is approx. 15 mph. If you do not feel comfortable riding at this pace it is advised you bring a friend (or many friends) to accompany you. We don't want to have participants riding alone.
Please also note that accommodations are not provided for this event and need to be secured by pariticipants. Julian is a popular place so the earlier you can book the better.
For more information including event route map please see the official ride website. You can also reach organizer John Anderson at 619-727-7867 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!
Event details and schedule
Don't forget the following items for the ride - we'll have support available but it's good practice to always carry the basics with you.
- Water bottle
- Bike repair kit (tubes, pump, etc.)
- Lights for bicycle!
- Cash and card - for snacks, drinks, lunch, etc.
- Phone (with charger)
Getting a full bicycle tune-up before the ride is also a good idea to avoid any issues with tires, chain, brakes, etc.