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August 13, 2006

Bicycling San Diego: Oceanside to San Ysidro

The following is a ride I 1st created a couple of years ago, but have yet to do.

I am not even sure of the distance!

I strongly encourage comments by cyclists who have been on any, or all, parts of this route so  riders have a clear picture.

I will be adding enhancements, to this post, such as Mass Transit info, in the future.

Clickable Mapquest Map of San Diego County

For Cyclists coming from CAMP PENDLETON, or off the Freeway: Harber Dr. Connects with N. Coast Highway ( Old Highway 1 ), heading South.

A Right on Mission, and a left at Tremont St. brings you to the Transit Center.

Start = Oceanside Transit Center at 235 S. Tremont St.

N = Tremont St.
L = Mission Ave.
L = The Strand
L = Wisconsin Ave.
R = Pacific St.
L = Eaton St.
R = Coast Hwy./ Carlsbad Blvd. ( over Buena Vista Lagoon )
Pass Agua Hedionda Lagoon
Pass Bataquitos Lagoon
Becomes Coast Hwy.
Pass San Elijo Lagoon

Stay on Coast Hwy. after Lagoon and continue S. on Camino Del Mar.
Camino Del Mar becomes Torrey Pines Rd. through Torrey Pines State Reserve.
Stay on right  on N. Torrey Pines Rd.

R = La Jolla Shores Dr.
R = Torrey Pines Rd.
L = Girard Ave.
R = Pearl St.
L= Fay Ave.
R = Nautilus St.
L= La Jolla Blvd.
R = Loring
L  = Crystal ( Quick Left )
Arrive at Strand Way ( Ocean Blvd. _
L = on to Bike Trail
( If there’s a gap in the Trail after Diamond: exit, and go S. on Ocean St. – L on Reed Ave. – R on Strand Way – R on Pacific Beach Dr. – L on Ocean Front Walk back to the Trail. )

OPTION #1 - Take trail down, and around South Mission Beach Pk.
Follow Trail R ( parallels Mission Bay Dr. ) and across Mission Bay Channel.
Trail goes right ( parallels to Sunset Cliffs Blvd.  and Nimitz Blvd. ).
Turn left on to Harbor Blvd. near a little San Diego Bay inlet.
Get on Bike Trail again at Spanish Landing Park, on Harbor Blvd.
Lindberg Field Airport is on your left.

OPTION #2 – Take Trail  S – L on Ventura Pl. – X Mission Blvd. – Becomes  Mission bay Dr. over Channel. – next light allows access, on right, back to Bike Trail, at Quibera Basin ( near Quivera Rd. ) – Stay on Trail over S.D. River to Ocvean Beach and exit path onto Sunset Cliffs Blvd. Looking for L onto Nimitz Blvd. – Then Left on Harbor Blvd..

( Is there anyone that can confirm about Diamond, and/or whether the trail in Option #1 IS A CONTINUOUS ONE? )

Bike Trail begins near sidewalk at the Park, and exits near Laurel St.

Balboa Park: Optional Side Trip: Exit Harber, Left onto Laurel, and ride to the Park.

Stay on Harbor to Broadway.
R= To Broadway Pier and Coronado Ferry at end of Pier. ( A Left, on Broadway, takes you to Santa Fe Depot  ( Amtrak Station ) at Broadway and Kettner Blvd. )
Take Ferry to Coronado.
From Centennial Pier enter Bike Trail heading Left.

Stay on trail thru Tidelands Park, and as it parallels Glorietta Blvd. After  a leftward turn. ( May have to ride Glorietta  to Pomona Ave. )
At  Vista Del Barco Park exit trail and take Pomona Ave. in same direction.
L = Orange Ave.
Continue to C Ave.

Here is Mc. P’s Irish Pub and Grill.

Retrace route back to Trail, and turn R to continue. ( Trail Entr. Marked by sign )

As you approach Orange the trail turns left to parallel Silver Strand Blvd., and continues all the way to 13th Street.
R = 13th
L = Coronado Ave.
R = Beyer Blvd.
R = Dairy Mart Rd.
L = West San Ysidro Blvd.
R = Via de San Ysidro
L = Primera
R = Willow Rd.
L = Camino de La Plaza
Pass the Las Americas Mall and San Ysidro Village.
Stay on Beyer.
R = East San Ysidro Blvd. To the TRANSIT CENTER near US Customs.

END OF BIKE RIDE!!

The Blue Line Trolley  can be used to return to San Diego proper.

You will return to the Santa Fe Depot  ( Amtrak Station ) at Broadway and Kettner Blvd.
Here you can take the Coaster Train back to the Oceanside Transit Center.

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