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Valley Center: Mt. Palomar Assault - 50 miles / 6500' - or Less! (several options)

  • Harrah's Rincon / Valley Center, CA 777 South Resort Drive Valley Center, CA, 92082 United States (map)

**Full Route Map Below, but one may "alter" the Distance several ways**

Come Join us for our Member* Group ride.

A San Diego iconic ride!  Ride the same rodes the Pros did during the Amgen TOC!

We leave HARRAH'S RINCON and the climbing begins immediately--and continues for about 15 miles at an average of 7-8% (with some 10% thrown in for good measure!).

Ride up to the World-Famous Palomar Observatory, then head down "East Grade" for a thrilling descent with Views of Lake Henshaw!

Then its a nice "cruise" back to the start (very little additional climbing)--and some more FUN downhills as your reward!

Please note that there is a convenience store and restaurant at Palomar Mountain, and the Observatory has restroom and water.

You will be challenged.  You will need to pace yourself.  You will be PROUD!

NOTE: The following are ways to reconfigure the ride:

1) Don't ride to the Observatory;

2) Go back via South Grade (the way you went up)

3) Turn-Around "anytime"

*Non-Members may ride one "test" ride.

Note: Due to the wide-range of fitness and ability levels among cyclists, you should load the course onto your GPS device in case you become separated from the group (ahead OR behind!)

Ride Duration Time is Estimated

All Riders must be self-sufficient (nutrition, hydration, tools, tubes, etc.)

The FRCC rides in a safe and predictable manner.

All Riders Shall:
- wear helmets with proper fit & adjustment.
- follow all laws specific to the areas in which we ride.
- stop and wait at traffic lights & stop signs.
- yield to pedestrians.
- scan for obstacles/risks, warning those behind by visual/verbal cues.
- when turning right, take a position behind vehicles turning right.
- when going straight, line up left (clear) of the right turn lane
- when turning left, each rider is responsible for scanning and the last rider scans and signals the merge left.
- when safe, allow vehicles to pass.
- ensure that riders with physical or equipment issues are safe.

Riders shall also conduct themselves in a reasonable and proper manner, specifically:
. refrain from the usage of inappropriate or vulgar language;
. treat others with courtesy and respect--including vehicle operators;
. maintain ride Safety as the #1 priority;
. maintain their bicycles and equipment in proper working order
. do their best effort to enhance the image of cycling and cyclists.