“Bike the Bay” Event Allows Cyclists to Cross Coronado Bridge

On August 24, San Diego’s seventh annual “Bike the Bay” event will allow cyclists of all skill levels to pedal across the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, and enjoy a preview of the newly expanded Bayshore Bikeway.

The 25-mile trail allows riders to experience some of the best waterfront views in San Diego County, as it winds through the city’s most popular areas. More than 3,500 cyclists are expected to participate.

This is the only opportunity cyclists have to see the bridge’s magnificent views outside of a car. To accommodate the huge number of cyclists, one lane of the bridge is closed to regular traffic.

The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition (SDCBC) hosts the event as a way to encourage residents to see biking as a real commuter option.

Starting at Embarcadero Marina Park South, the ride crosses the Coronado Bridge and leads riders to the Bayshore Bikeway, one of the city’s top bicycle attractions. Bike the Bay participants will have the opportunity to tour the path’s completed portions, which surround the entire San Diego Bay.

Riders are treated to a guided tour of the city’s dedicated bike lanes and bike routes, in areas like National City, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista. The ride eventually comes full circle, returning to Embarcadero Marina Park South, where riders can enjoy post-ride activities and entertainment, including a New Belgium beer garden.

Refreshments and bike repair stations will be available along the route, as well as locally sponsored mile markers so spectators can cheer on their favorite riders. A portion of the proceeds go to benefit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, to help them promote bicycle riding and raise awareness about the rights of cyclists.

The Bike the Bay event promotes allowing bicyclists more access to the roads, and helps encourage bicycle commuting. This event and many other cycling amenities make San Diego one of America’s most bicycle friendly cities.

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[Did You Know: San Diego Bike Shop is offering discounted rentals for Bike the Bay participants.]

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Source: http://patch.com/california/coronado/pedal-across-the-coronado-bay-bridge-next-month#.U9ecIfldX1h