Course Information

San Diego’s Finest Rides

All Saturday routes will be going over the iconic Coronado Bay Bridge and through the heart of Coronado on the Silver Strand and Sunday routes will include classic rides along San Diego’s picturesque coastline. Browse all the courses below.

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! Ride over the bridge, down the Silver Strand and return on Bay Shore Bike Way on what we anticipate to be the most popular course!

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~ 25 MILES
Olympic Challenge

Take a cruise over the Coronado Bridge and down the Silver Strand before turning south to ride along the border. Make it to the Olympic Training Center before turning back west to meet up at the Bay Shore Bike Way.

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~ 55 MILES
Honey Springs Heartbreaker

For experienced cyclists, this course will provide a challenging ride 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.

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~ 88 MILES
Urban Loop

The rookie ride gives all level cyclists a laid back tour of Downtown San Diego like it’s never seen it before. From road bike to beach cruiser, this friendly urban ride is built for beginner afternoon enjoyment.

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MULTIPLE 3-5 MILE LAPS
Mission Bay Ride

This scenic course weaves through downtown, Hillcrest, to Pacific Beach, and turns around at Mission Bay. With only a few short climbs this ride is accessible for almost everyone regardless of skill level!

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~ 21 MILES
Beneficiary Tour

Head up the coast through Hillcrest, Pacific Beach, and up to the Mesa before turning around before Torrey Pines and returning down Harbor Dr. Be prepared for a few short steep climbs along the way!

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~ 37 MILES
Coastal Classic

This course provides plenty of beautiful coastal riding. Start at Petco Park and work your way through Hillcrest, Pacific Beach, Torrey Pines, and up to Carlsbad before returning back along the coast.

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~ 66 MILES

Navigating Padres Pedal Courses

If you’re new to Padres Pedal or perhaps 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 (click on maps above) 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
• Volunteers along routes to help guide and encourage you
• Traffic control at major intersections along the route
• Ride marshals accompanying riders along all routes

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:

• 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 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
• For more bike safety tips, click here.

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:

• Refueling stops at regular intervals that will be well stocked
• Food items: bananas, oranges, PB&J sandwiches, hard boiled eggs, pickles and more
• Longer routes will provide heartier fare at select stops
• Drinks: water, Gatorade, hydration drinks and plenty of ice
• Nutrition: gel packs and 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 before getting back on the road

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