The five-mile ride is a cruise along the beach, under the Pier and back to the finish at the beautiful, Greek-inspired Oceanside City Hall. The 25-mile course takes place on the vehicle-free San Luis Rey bike trail to the historic Old Mission San Luis Rey where riders are blessed by the Mission’s friars, offered a snack and a photo op and return to City Hall with the option of”THE HILL” to the Prince of Peace Abbey.
The very scenic 25-mile course for the Oceanside Valentine Bike event tours the Strand next to the beach near the Oceanside Pier, the beautiful Mission San Luis Rey, plus a unique optional challenge near the end of the course. Riders will have the option of climbing straight up the three switchbacks to the Prince of Peace Abbey to receive a unique memento of the climb before they descend. The hill is short, but steep and only those who can climb hills, or are willing to walk their bike, should try it. Have a Happy Valentine’s Day!
The 5-mile course for the Oceanside Valentine Bike event tours the incredible beachfront views up and down the Strand, passing underneath the Oceanside Pier. You’ll have the opportunity for fun Valentine photos all along the waterfront before returning to a great celebration at Oceanside City Hall.
Oceanside, San Diego’s North Shore, will be the warmest spot in the county during its inaugural Oceanside Valentine’s Week (OVW) celebration from Feb. 3-16, 2017. Businesses, attractions and community members throughout the coastal community have come together to offer days of exciting Valentine-themed activities and promotions that include events, exhibits, performances, tours, movies, special menus, hotel packages and the unveiling of one of the biggest inflatable hearts in the country. A co-production of the City of Oceanside, MainStreet Oceanside, The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce, Visit Oceanside and Event Media, Inc., featured events include a Valentine’s Car Cruise, Valentine’s Night at Sunset Market, Valentine’s Harbor Cruise, Romantic Movie Night at The Bandshell, a theatrical event, street and museum art, and special menus and brewery offerings. Designed to appeal to all types of visitors from couples to families and friends, OVW will showcase the best of the beach community. For more information, visit: www.oceansidevalentinesweek.org.
The Valentine Bike Ride (http://vdaybike.us), a 5 or 25-mile ride around the Strand and out to Mission San Luis Rey and back, is the premier athletic events of Oceanside Valentine’s Week. The event features music, unique prizes and participant gifts, along with a special costume contest for participants at City Hall after the event. The official endurance shop and course support sponsor is Endurance House. Late Registration for the event will be held at Endurance House http://endurancehouseoceanside.com on Friday, Feb. 10 from 3pm to 7 pm. Visit www.OceansideValentinesWeek.org for specific events and updates, travel deals and more. To register for the Bike Ride, go to http://vdaybike.us