Course Information

San Diego’s Finest Routes
All cycling routes will ride over the iconic Coronado Bay Bridge and through the heart of Coronado on the Silver Strand. The new 5K will weave through the historic San Diego Embarcadero. All routes finish on centerfield at Petco Park! And, check out our training plans for recommendations on getting in to top form for event weekend!

Note: All courses subject to change.

Course Maps
Coronado Classic

If you’re as excited as we are about riding on the Coronado Bridge but don’t want to stray too far, this is your course! You’ll begin in Petco Park, ride over the bridge, down the Silver Strand and return on Bay Shore Bike Way. We anticipate that this wonderful ride will be the most popular course we offer!
~25 Miles

~ 25 MILES
Olympic Challenge

This solid course starts at Petco Park, then takes a memorable cruise over the historic Coronado Bridge and down the Silver Strand before turning south to ride along the border next to International Park. Make it to the Olympic Training Center before turning back west to meet up at the Bay Shore Bike Way.
~55 Miles

~ 55 MILES
Honey Springs Heartbreaker

Designed for experienced cyclists, this course will provide a challenging ride that starts by heading over the Coronado Bridge, into Southeast San Diego past the Olympic Training center and up Honey Springs before returning home to Petco Park on Bay Shore Bike Way. This is a fun, yet difficult ride, but it’s sure to offer some incredible views.
~88 Miles

~ 88 MILES Due to course safety and permitting, cutoff times will be enforced for this course. Cutoff times will be based on an average moving speed of 12 mph for the 88 miler.
The Century

Our longest and most difficult ride, the Century is designed for experienced cyclists. After passing the Olympic Training Center and the idyllic Otay Lakes, the route will break off from Honey Springs to ride the pastoral Lyons Valley Road before turning around to finish centerfield at Petco Park. The most challenging, but most rewarding course.
~100 Miles

~ 100 MILES Due to course safety and permitting, cutoff times will be enforced for this course. Cutoff times will be based on an average moving speed of 11 mph for the 100 miler.
New! 5K Run/ Walk

Not a cyclist? Join our new family-friendly 5K course! This easy path starts at the Bayfront Hilton, tours along the water via the Embarcadero, and finishes on the field at Petco Park. Walk or run your way to the finish line.
~3.1 miles

~ 3.4 MILES

Navigating Padres Pedal Courses

If you’re new to Padres Pedal, or if this is your first cycling event, rest assured that navigating our courses will be a fun, safe experience. All of courses feature the following:

• Highly visible course signage at every turn along the route
Course maps and turn-by-turns you can download to print or onto your smart device using apps like Strava, Ride GPS, or other cycling apps
• Paper copies of your route available before all training rides and event weekend
Training Plans to help you get in top form for the event
• Volunteers along routes to help guide and encourage you
• Traffic control at major intersections along the route
• Ride marshals accompanying riders along all routes
• Begin and end in centerfield at Petco Park

Your Safety Is Our Priority

We work hard to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment at our event. It is not uncommon to hear previous riders say that Padres Pedal is the “best-supported ride I’ve participated in.” Here’s what we provide to support you:

• Padres Pedal the Cause is a ride, not a race
• All courses are patrolled by up to 10 SAG (safety) vehicles
• Ride marshals accompany every ride by riding alongside you
• Emergency response personnel are at the ready if needed
• We partner with city police, traffic control and CHP to monitor all key intersections
• Mobile and stationary mechanic support is provided pre-ride and along the routes
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Staying Fueled and Hydrated

We realize that many of you are challenging yourself to ride long miles for this important cause and we want to make sure you reach your goal! You will have access to plenty of fuel along the course to keep you going. All routes will provide:

• Well-stocked refueling stops at regular intervals
• Food items: bananas, oranges, PB&J sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, pickles and more
• Longer routes will provide heartier fare at select stops
• Drinks: water, hydration drinks and plenty of ice
• Nutrition: gel packs and nutrition bars
• Sunscreen and first aid
• Mechanical support will be provided at select stops
• Restroom facilities at all stops
• Chairs and shade for quick rest and recovery on stops before getting back on the road

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