This is the 22nd year of our Summer Solstice weekend. The program has being renewed and refreshed to bring BCI members a new experience. Our new start location, route and destination this year will be from Laguna Niguel to Lake San Marcos, located 8 miles inland from Carlsbad in north San Diego county.
Lake San Marcos Hotel
1025 La Bonita Drive, Lake San Marcos, 92078
Detailed route instructions, regroups & good company make it fun and trouble free! Starting from the Laguna Niguel / Mission Viejo Metrolink Station we will leave at 9AM on Saturday with a 51.5 mile ride to the hotel. Traditionally the Summer Solstice Tour is the flattest route possible; It still is, but those last 8 to 10 miles will climb inland up to San Marcos this year! (Check in is not until 3PM so do it right & take your time!) Bill & Dev drove the route & it has some rollies & downhills in the mix... and great views of the San Marcos area. For a shorter ride, knock off 15 miles & start riding from south San Clemente: Check in & load your bags on the truck at the station at 8AM, see everyone off, then drive south & park near Carl’s Jr. in San Clemente. Everyone finds their own snacks or lunch on the route. There is no SAG to sweep the course, provide food & water or flat repair so be prepared to be on your own adventure & fill up before you get to Camp Pendleton.
Printable PDF Route Sheet
Saturday’s 51.5 Mile Southbound route detail: RideWithGPS.com/trips/525699
Sunday’s 50.9 Mile Northbound route detail: RideWithGPS.com/trips/525733
For those who can't join the Tour from Laguna Niguel, loop from the Hotel:
The 'Tail of the Tour' 21.5 mile loop will enjoy the northbound Tour route descent to Carlsbad past Linda's Ice Cream where the Tourists traditionally reload, and then take the Saturday route back to the Hotel. You can continue up the coast toward Oceanside and u-turn on your own to add miles, or to join the Tourists you see rolling south. 21.5 miles or more... RideWithGPS.com/routes/1055427
If you want to explore more of San Marcos, 3 alternate routes have been plotted; Saturday a 36 mile loop to Lake Hodges: RideWithGPS.com/routes/1271929
with a 30 mile short cut version: RideWithGPS.com/routes/1271789.
For Sunday a 26 mile loop is offered: RideWithGPS.com/routes/1314539
A trailer will be ready to receive your gear when you check in after 8am Saturday. It will be waiting, locked, at the hotel for you to unload when you arrive. Bring what you need but be reasonable! Everyone will be moving bags to find theirs, so a few small duffles are better than a big one.
For photos & details on the different room options, go to http://www.hotellakesanmarcos.com/accommodations/ DO NOT make reservations on line. Instead, call the property directly (760-744-0120), identify yourself as a member of the BCI group and indicate your preferred accommodations for June 23rd. Be sure they add "BCI" on the comments section of your reservation and have them email you a confirmation. Room mates: put both / all names on the reservation so the first to arrive can check in AFTER 3PM.
Room rates are $79 or $89, plus city tax and resort fee.
1) Deluxe King - $79 features a king bed. Available poolside and on the lake front.
2) Deluxe Double - $79 has two double beds.
3) Deluxe Lake view King - $89 gives you a view of the lake & a sofa sleeper.
4) Deluxe Lake view Queens - $89 view of the lake with 2 queen beds & a sofa sleeper.
You can cancel room up to one day before (June 22nd) by 3PM with no penalty.
We have an exclusive area of the Bridge Room and adjoining patio with fireplace overlooking the lake for our social time and dinner. A spectacular view! Check in after 3PM, then join the group at 4:30PM for some Cosmic WimpOut, social time and dinner Saturday evening.
SUNDAY CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST:
...is included starting at 6AM with a selection of fresh baked goods, cereal, waffles, coffee and tea.
Cost for the weekend including the luggage truck or trailer and dinner is
$20 per person. For non-riding participants the cost is $15 per person for dinner.
This weekend is available to BCI members only. If you are not yet a member, please include a membership form and additional dues for your membership. One year membership still only costs $20 for an individual, and $30 for a couple. Membership details: http://bikeirvine.org/join.php
No registration form: just send payment with your BCI# & email address
(on the memo line is fine) payable to the Bicycle Club of Irvine to
Bill Sellin SS XXII
405 East Wilson Avenue
Orange CA 92867-4832
before June 15th.
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Bill & Dev Sellin
Joseph Edwards &
Hahn Huynh &
Will & Kathi Decker
Dolores Gitlin &
Pam Tice &
Ramona Dalton &
Bob & Barb Ruris
Troy Wilson &
Kelly Wilson &
Lynette LaRoche &
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