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Bike the Bay: San Diego Cycling at its Best

Bike the Bay: San Diego Cycling at its Best

Biking by Beach at Sunset in San Diego

The weather that San Diego’s privileged to experience year-round is meant to be enjoyed from the seat of a bicycle. (Or out on a paddleboard. Or from a kayak. Or a sailboat. Or a top-down convertible…well, you get the gist.)

Just about any day is a good day for a bike ride around America’s Greatest City—especially when you have got the Sofia, one of the great hotels in downtown SanDiego, as your home-away-from-home. However, one of the absolute best opportunities to get out and about on two muscle-driven wheels is coming up later this month: Bike the Bay!

2017 Bike the Bay

Bike the Bay is a non-competitive 25-mile community bicycle ride tracing the fabulous water-front course of the Bayshore Bikeway, which makes a neat oval around our watery doorstep of San Diego Bay. Proceeds go to the nonprofit group San Diego County Bicycle Coalition, which focuses on generally promoting pedaling and bike safety in the region.

Bike the Bay kicks off and ends up at the Embarcadero Marina Park South just a few blocks from the Sofia Hotel. In between, it traverses the Bayshore Bikeway, which we’ve celebrated here at the Check In San Diego blog before. Pedaling through Coronado, Imperial Beach, Chula Vista, and National City put a genuinely gorgeous slice of the greater San Diego water-front on a platter for you, all along a level bikeway meant to be covered in as leisurely (remember: non-competitive!) a manner as suits you.

Things get going on the 27th at 6:30 AM and the course officially closes at 11:30 AM.

Crossing the Bridge

One of the great things about the Bike the Bay event is it allows a thoroughly unique opportunity to ride across the grand Coronado Bay Bridge: the only time of the year that’s possible.

The Post-Ride Celebration

Your Bike the Bay ticket gains you access not only to along-the-way refreshment stops, but also the post-ride festival: a bash involving local food trucks, entertainment, and a well-deserved beer garden.

Biking Out of the Sofia Hotel

The joys of San Biego cycling are by no means restricted to Bike the Bay. As a guest of ours at the Sofia, you are eligible to take out a loaner bike perfect for hitting the streets and soaking up all the Southern Californian sunshine whenever you feel so inspired.

Meanwhile join us here at among the legendary hotels in downtown SanDiego for Bike the Bay: one pedal-powered love letter to San Diego Bay!