Rider Information

  1. The 2019 Bike The Coast ride will be held on Saturday November 2, 2019 rain or shine.

  2. CHECK IN – You must check in and pick up your bike number and course ID wristband
    a. FRIDAY Nov 1 – Outside the Bandshell, Oceanside Pier between 4:00pm and 7:00pm.
    b. SATURDAY Nov 2 – Betty’s Lot on The Strand, south of the Oceanside Pier, between 5:30am and 9:00am.
    Please walk/bike only on Seagaze Drive, TURN RIGHT use the Strand to get to Betty’s Lot.

  3. You MUST claim your ride number BEFORE THE START TIME OF YOUR WAVE.
    Pick up your ride number 1 hour prior to the wave start time of your distance (see wave start times below).

  4. WAVE START TIMES
    – Faster riders should try to get to the first wave of their distance.
    – 100 mile ride waves start at 6:50am (Civil Dawn)
    – 50 mile ride waves start at 7:45am
    – 25 mile ride at 8:45am

  5. Walk-Up Registrations: online registration closes at 11:59pm on Monday Oct. 28. If spots are still available, unregistered riders will be able to register outside the Bandshell near the Junior Seau Recreation Center on Friday Nov. 1 between 4:00pm-7pm, or at Betty’s Lot on Saturday Nov. 2 from 5:30am-9am.
    • First-come, first-served.

  6. Waivers: all riders MUST sign a waiver at check-in before receiving a number. A PRINTED and signed copy is required.
    Download the waiver: Bike the Coast Event Waiver

  7. Packet Pickup for Friends and Family: please present the information below to claim a packet for a friend or family member:

    • A printed, signed Pick Up Authorization Form. Download the Authorization Form: Authorization Form

    • Copy of the registrant’s Driver’s License

    • Waiver, signed by the registrant. A PRINTED and signed copy is required. Download the waiver: Bike the Coast Event Waiver

  8. Wristband: you will receive a colored wristband when you check in. The wristband will get you into the aid stations on the course for which you have registered.

  9. Bike Number: please attach your bike number (self-adhesive strip on back) to the top tube of your bike. The telephone number for dispatch is printed on the name sticker on your number.

  10. Route/Cue Sheet: courses are marked with signs at all turns and major intersections. Download the route to your GPS or print a copy of the route sheet for your route and bring it with you on the ride. http://spectrumsportsevents.com/bike-the-coast

  11. SAG Stops: SAG stops are every 12-13 miles. They are located at Moonlight Beach in Encinitas and at another location to be announced. There is SAG at Seagaze and The Strand at 50 miles for the 100-mile route only, which includes a lunch, at the start of the second loop.

  12. Pre-purchased Clothing: pick up your order at the Merchandise Booth from 4-7pm on Friday or Saturday from 6am-4pm.

  13. T-Shirts, Jerseys, and Hats: Bike the Coast clothing and merchandise will be available for purchase on Friday & Saturday at the Expo.

  14. Finisher’s Award: all riders will receive a Finishers Gift. Awards, and Lunch Food Coupons will be available at the Food Coupons tent in the Expo after the ride.

  15. Taste the Coast Food Coupons: all registered riders who participate in the event will receive $6 coupons for food from “Taste the Coast” food vendors. Please bring additional money for food, and for the Beer Garden

  16. Finish Party and Expo: join us! Everyone is invited; this event is open to the public.

  17. Bike Valet Parking: – Free & safe bike parking just past the finish line sponsored by NOLAH, Inc. Leave your bike, take a bracelet, and enjoy the expo!

    • TIPPING FOR NOLAH, Inc.RECOMMENDED

    • DO NOT LEAVE EASILY-REMOVABLE ELECTRONICS (GPS, ETC.) ON BIKE HANDLEBARS

  18. Beer Garden: everyone 21 years and older with a valid photo ID will be admitted to the Beer Garden.The Beer Garden benefits NOLAH.

  19. Start and Finish: under the Pier on the Strand (Oceanside Pier, CA 92054)

  20. Parking: exit I-5 at Mission Ave, and head west. There will be free and all-day paid parking. Do not park in 4-hour lots or red zones. http://spectrumsportsevents.com/bike-the-coast/rider-instructions#parking (updated 1 week prior to event)

  21. Closing Time: the course and Taste the Coast Expo are closed at 5:00pm

  22. Support: there are on-course mechanical & SAG aid as well as SAG/aid stations.

    • For serious emergencies during the ride, call 911

    • For mechanical breakdowns, if race vehicle has not stopped for you, call the event dispatcher (909) 670-9344.

    • This is an answering service and we will attend to your needs as quickly as possible.

  23. Back-up Plan: please arrange with family/friends to be picked up if you can’t finish the ride. The ride shuttle is slow and can take a while before it reaches any given SAG stop.