Thursday, August 22, 2013

Registration Now Open - Please Sign-Up Using this Link

I decided to do an event registration on Brown Paper Tickets which is now open.  If you're planning to attend the ride please register at the link below - if you have more than one person in your party just select the correct amount before checking out.  There is no cost to register, I mostly wanted to have a site where everyone can register and have heard good things about this service provider.

Thanks and see you on September 21st!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Updated Event Information - Including Lodging!

We're about one month out from the 2nd Annual Ride for the River Park on September 21 and 22 - I hope you're getting excited.  Please spread the word and invite friends, family, strangers, and visitors to join us for a great time.  I've been working on getting things squared away and wanted to share some news.

  1. Lodging - I've rented a cabin so we'll be able to shower up after the ride up to Julian. The cabin is located at 2112 Whispering Pines Driver, Julian, CA 92036, about one mile from historic downtown Julian.  The cottage isn't huge but has beds for six and is on a 5 acre property so we can also park vehicles and / or tents next to the cottage to accommodate everyone.  For photos and details see the listing here.
  2. Event day rough itinerary
    1. 6:30 AM - I'll be at Dog Beach in Ocean Beach welcoming everyone
    2. 7 AM - Ride begins!
    3. 12:30 PM - Lunch break.  I'm thinking at the Barona Casino since they have a food court and we could also use the restrooms, etc.  Definitely open to suggestions.
    4. 5:30 PM - Arrive in Julian. (Google Maps estimates 7 hours, 21 minutes for the 60.1 mile ride.  Adding an hour for lunch and two additional hours for cushion puts us around 5:30 PM but may be a bit later than this - really want to arrive by nightfall.)
    5. 7:30 PM - After a bit of rest and showering up head to Bailey BBQ for dinner.  Great food and in-house brewery.  Fun will be had!
    6. 8 AM (Next Day) - Gather up things and head back down the mountain toward Ocean Beach
    7. 2 PM - Estimated arrival time in San Diego / Ocean Beach.  We can all bike back to the ocean or split off for our various homes and we get back into town.  The way down is much, much, much easier.
Below are some of the details for the ride and photos from last year's ride.

The 2nd annual Ride for the River Park will take place September 21 and 22, 2013.  This event is to raise awareness for the San Diego River and The San Diego River Park Foundation (SDRPF) (the premier organization working for conservation and improvements throughout the San Diego River watershed).

Time & Date

We'll leave Dog Beach in Ocean Beach at 7 AM on Saturday, September 21, 2013 headed for Julian.  The way out is almost entirely uphill but will be a fun time.  Here's a link to Google Maps for the route details.


There will be a VW Westphalia camper-van accompanying riders as a support vehicle.  We'll have a motorized air pump, some snacks and drinks, and the vehicle itself for riders needing assistance or a pick up.


All riders are responsible for their own food and drink.  This ride is not sponsored by nor affiliated with SDRPF.  However, the ride is intended to raise awareness for this organization and if you would like to make a donation it would be greatly appreciated and help to ensure San Diego County has great natural resources in the future.  Donations can be made online here.

If You'd Like to Attend

Let me know and invite others to join as well.  You can let me know via the following methods:

  • Facebook Event
  • Email - (or
Here are some more photos of last year's event.  Awesome time and this year is sure to be as well.  Hope to see you there!