With a population of 183,095 as of the most recent census, Oceanside, California is the third largest city in San Diego County. Only San Diego and Chula Vista have larger populations than this South Coast community that together with Carlsbad and Vista forms a tri-city area.
Located just south of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, with its beautiful beaches and weather, Oceanside is a prime vacation spot. Besides its beaches, other Oceanside attractions include Mission San Luis Rey, the California Surf Museum, Oceanside Pier, Buena Vista Audubon and Oceanside Harbor. Oceanside is also only a short drive from Sea World, the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
In addition to joining visitors in enjoying many of its local attractions, Oceanside’s residents also take advantage of the city’s employment opportunities with employers such as Ocean’s Eleven Casino, the City of Oceanside, Mira Costa College, the Tri-City Medical Center and the North County Transit District (NCTD). Oceanside Transit Center also provides employment to many in the area, serving as a transit hub between San Diego and Los Angeles by providing train services on Sprinter, Amtrak and Coaster.
Oceanside is known for its surfing conditions, which are considered some of the best in Southern California. The conditions are so good, in fact, that the city often hosts major surfing, body surfing and body boarding competitions.
Another outdoor activity that is right at home in Oceanside is cycling. The San Diego area in general is very bike friendly, and Oceanside is no different. Many riders enjoy riding the Coastal Rail Trail and the 7-mile San Luis Rey River Trail. In addition, since 2006, Oceanside has hosted the official start of The Race Across America, a 3,000-mile bicycle race.
Even as bicycle friendly as Oceanside is, bicyclists still run into trouble there from time to time. The fact is, when motorists make mistakes out on the road involving cyclists, the cyclist is often the one who pays the price for that mistake with serious injuries or even their life.
Our San Diego bicycle accident lawyer is an accomplished cyclist himself, so he knows what it is like out there on road for bicyclists. However, as accomplished of a rider as he is, he is an even more accomplished attorney, especially when it comes to defending the rights of injury victims, which he has been doing successfully for decades.
For more information on bicycle accidents, bicycle safety laws and how we can help you if you have been injured, please visit our website and fill out a contact form, or contact our firm at (858) 530-4800 for a free consultation.
Did you know?: In 2009, the average age of cyclists injured in crashes with motor vehicles was 31 years old, up from 24 years old in 1998.
Dudek Law Firm, APC—San Diego bicycle accident lawyer