Bike to the Border!

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Join BikeSD and 100s of fellow riders for a conversational-paced (12mph) 35 mile fun ride that takes you through the different neighborhoods and cities between Barrio Logan and San Ysidro

What To Know

  • 🚴 100s of friendly riders
  • 🚴 A conversational-paced and mostly flat route, traversing beach neighborhoods along the San Diego Bay.
  • 🚴 Rest stops will be provided at the 17 mile point and at Border X Brewing
  • 🚴 Timeline:
    • 🚴 8:00 AM: Rider check-in opens
    • 🚴 8:30 AM: Optional Coffee Roaster Tour at Cafe Moto
    • 🚴9:30 AM: Check-in closes
    • 🚴 9:45 AM: Councilmember David Alvarez Welcoming Remarks
    • 🚴10:01 AM: Bike to the Border Ride riders depart!
  • 🚴 Riders are due back to the starting point back around 1:00 PM.
  • 🚴 We ride no matter what the weather is (perfect or less than perfect)
  • 🚴 The ride will be at conversational-friendly pace. This is not a race.
  • 🚴 Ride marshalls and BikeSD volunteers will be riding on the ride, so you can ride safely
  • PRE-POST RIDE PARTY

    It is summer and in San Diego you do three things

    #1 Ride your bike

    #2 Meet new people

    #3 Drink craft beer

    And you can do all three at the Bike to the Border Ride!

    Start a beautiful Saturday morning with a delicious cup of coffee and an optional tour of Cafe Moto tour. Enjoy a fun and conversational-paced ride along the San Diego Bay. Cool off by sipping a delicious pint of San Diego craft beer at Border X Brewing, which will be the host of the post-ride party.

    What to Know

    • ☕️ Free coffee courtesy of Cafe Moto (with optional tour of roaster)
    • 🌄 A perfect bike ride down to the San Diego/Tijuana border
    • 🍺 Free first beverage courtesy of BikeSD
    • Apple's Taco Plenty of local San Diego Beers on tap and delicious food for purchase
    • 💵 Cash bar will also be open as will the Border X kitchen.

Festival Of Dankness

TICKETS

VIP TICKET

SAN DIEGO WATERFRONT PARKAUGUST 22, 2015|2PM - 7PMTICKETS: $75

  • Very limited ticket gets you in one hour early entry to the festival with unlimited 2oz pours
  • No lines! First dibs on all beers & schmoozing with brewers
  • Includes super awesome festival tee ($20 value)
  • First crack at all the tasty food trucks
  • Priceless feeling of superiority

GENERAL ADMISSION

SAN DIEGO WATERFRONT PARKAUGUST 22, 2015|3PM - 7PMTICKETS: $45

  • Unlimited 2oz pours of the dankest beer imaginable
  • Access to top notch food trucks
  • Four solid hours to mingle with some of the most innovative brewers in the world
  • Add a ridiculously cool festival tee at check-out for an addition $20

DANKSAUCE FOR YOUR DOMEPIECE

You are invited to the first ever Festival of Dankness, a celebration of the stickiest of the icky, the dankest of the dank, the bombest of the bomb-diggity. We hunted high and low for the most face-meltingly awesome new wave hoppy beers in the world, with the goal of showcasing incredible new approaches to brewing with hops, and hot damn did we ever come up with a killer list.

The Festival of Dankness will allow you to marvel at the ways badass breweries are using incredible new hops from around the world to craft juicy aroma bombs that are revolutionizing the craft beer world. Many brewers will be in attendance, allowing you to schmooze with some of the brightest minds in the hop game while taking in the gorgeous view of San Diego from downtown's beautiful new Waterfront Park.

We'll also have kickass food trucks for all your noshing needs, plenty of water stations, ample shade, and loads of luxurious merch.

Naturally, all profits from this insanely awesome event will benefit a highly effective, extremely worthwhile charity: BikeSD, a non-profit at the forefront of making San Diego a better, more sustainable place to live, work, and ride.

FESTIVAL TEE

All Sizes: $20100% sex. 100% cotton. This devastatingly tasteful American Apparel shirt will look extra rad on your super hot bod. You can lock one in with your purchase of a VIP ticket or add one to your General Admission ticket for $20. We aren’t going to order many extras, so preordering is for the wisest of beer nerds.

BREWERY LIST & BEERS

  • MODERN TIMES BEER
  • CELLARMAKER BREWING CO.
  • ARIZONA WILDERNESS BREWING CO.
  • STONE BREWING CO.
  • BEACHWOOD BBQ & BREWING
    • Citraholic IPA
  • FAT HEAD'S BREWERY
    • IBUsive IPA
    • Head Hunter IPA
  • BONEYARD BEER
    • Notorious IIIPA
    • Bone Light India Session Ale
  • OTHER HALF BREWING
  • PIZZA PORT BREWING CO.
  • HALF ACRE BEER CO.
    • Daisy Cutter Pale Ale
    • Vallejo IPA
  • GARAGE PROJECT
    • Pernicious Weed Imperial New Zealand Ale
  • BLOCK 15 BREWERY CO.
    • Sticky Hands the Hop Experience IPA
  • ALMANAC BEER CO.
    • Hop Variant Project: Citra
    • Emperor Norton Tripel
    • Almanac IPA
  • COPPERTAIL BREWING CO.
    • Unholy Trippel
    • Free Dive IPA
  • DE GARDE BREWING
    • Dry Hopped Gose
  • THREE WEAVERS BREWING CO.
  • ABNORMAL BEER CO.
  • FIELDWORK BREWING CO.
  • KNEE DEEP BREWING CO.
    • Lupulin River IIPA
    • Breaking Bud IPA
  • HIGHLAND PARK BREWERY
    • Beer Spaceship IPA
    • 1UP IIPA
  • NOBLE ALE WORKS
  • CIGAR CITY BREWING
  • EL SEGUNDO BREWING
  • KERN RIVER BREWING
  • TIRED HANDS BREWING
  • PHANTOM CARRIAGE
  • FACTION BREWING
  • SANTE ADAIRIUS RUSTIC ALES

TRANSPORTATION

  • RIDE YO BIKE

    The kind folks at BikeSD will be running a bike valet right in front of the festival! Ride your bike right up to the front, and someone else will do the hard work of keeping it safe for you. That's pretty fucking cool if we do say so ourselves.

  • TROLLEY & AMTRAK

    This is a map of the trolley. What's super rad is that there is a stop right in front of the Waterfront Park, making this option one of the most convenient transportation options. Coming from North County? Take the Amtrak into Santa Fe Depot! Hazzah!

  • DECO BIKE IT UP

    San Diego did this progressive thing and allowed a bike sharing company to set up shop around town. It's super easy and convenient to use, and there are a couple of different stations at the Waterfront Park to park your bike.

CHARITY

BIKE SD FOR THE WIN!

All profits from the Festival of Dankness will benefit BikeSD, an independent member-supported non-profit advocacy organization. BikeSD is dedicated to making San Diego a world-class bicycling city while creating a more livable urban community by promoting everyday riding and advocating for bicycling infrastructure. By 2020, BikeSD's goal is to make San Diego one of the top 15 best cities for bicycling in the world.


Share the Road Ride on University Avenue

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Meet at MJ's Cyclery and learn about the rules of the road and your rights. Under what circumstances are you entitled to take a full lane? How much space should drivers give when passing you as a bicycle rider (minimum of three feet). Bike San Diego and San Diego County Bicycle Coalition are working together to host these educational events to ensure that San Diegans all know the rules and the laws governing transportation, especially bicycling. Educational instructors will be onsite to answer questions, teach you the rules of the road and how to ride safely on a road. When riding all traffic laws must be obeyed and we will invite the SDPD to observe and participate (if they so wish). The route will be along University Avenue in Uptown.


SANDAG Meeting Re: Uptown Bike Project (Mission Hills Alignment)

The SANDAG Transportation Committee has direction from SANDAG executive director, Gary Gallegos, to water down the entire project to sharrows. This ignored the incredible community support for protected bike lanes in Uptown along University Avenue. Please take the time off from work and speak up for safer streets on University Ave. SANDAG is advocating for sharrows on University Ave - which does nothing for bicycle rider safety. University Ave is the deadliest street in the city of San Diego. Sharrows won't keep you or any of us, safe. BikeSD supported a plan that the business community supports - the Frost plan called "Transform Hillcrest". Backroom deals out of the public eye has gutted the entire 2+ years of community outreach. It is time for you to demand that your elected officials vote to spend your tax dollars wisely and not just continue to promote unhealthy lifestyles.

Ride of Silence (city of San Diego)

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On May 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM, the Ride of Silence will begin in North America and roll across the globe. Cyclists will take to the roads in a silent procession to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. Although cyclists have a legal right to share the road with motorists, the motoring public often isn't aware of these rights, and sometimes not aware of the cyclists themselves.

In 2003, Chris Phelan organized the first Ride of Silence in Dallas after endurance cyclist Larry Schwartz was hit by the mirror of a passing bus and was killed. (Read the full history here...)

The Ride of Silence is a free ride that asks its cyclists to ride no faster than 12 mph, wear helmets, follow the rules of the road and remain silent during the ride. There are no sponsors and no registration fees. The ride, which is held during National Bike Month, aims to raise the awareness of motorists, police and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. The ride is also a chance to show respect for and honor the lives of those who have been killed or injured.
Please check the resources on this site. If there is a Ride of Silence in your area, we encourage you to join them. If there is not a ride planned in your area, please consider adding your city to the ever-growing list of sites. To get information on how to organize and host a Ride of Silence, please click here; you might also want to look at our FAQ.

The necessary expenses the Ride of Silence has to incur are met by concerned volunteers and donations.