Carlsbad Day 2 Bike MS Challenge

We’re focusing in on the Day 2 ride of Bay to Bay 2017, a 50 mile mostly straight shot down Pacific Coast Highway that starts at the sophisticated Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa and ends at Crown Point, the sandy gem of Mission Bay.

Beachside with Bike MS

We couldn’t think of a better way to do our first Carlsbad “Route” then with the help from our friends at Bike MS. We’re focusing in on the Day 2 ride of Bay to Bay 2017, a 50 mile mostly straight shot down Pacific Coast Highway that starts at the sophisticated Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa and ends at Crown Point, the sandy gem of Mission Bay. Designed to provide a scenic and challenging ride for both the experienced cyclist and the energetic novice, the official event will take place October 21st and 22nd, 2017, and offer riders a 25 mile one day option, or 100, 125 or 150 mile two day options; you can also opt-in to do the Virtual Spin event at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, which will be the indoors equivalent to the outdoor ride. This year, organizers are celebrating 35 years with a 1980’s theme, that means a massive party on the beach at the end of the ride; costumes are strongly encouraged! This route is a must for visitors and residents, and the start and finish points are excellent for catching all the best views that these beach-side cities have to offer.


Following a hearty breakfast at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, riders will explore the village of Carlsbad before returning to the Coast Highway and heading south (an “Express Route” that cuts off Carlsbad is also an option by just heading straight south on the Coast Highway). Count the surf shops and yoga studios as you pedal through the iconic beach-side communities of Leucadia, Encinitas, Solano Beach and Del Mar. Then it’s up Torrey Pines hill and past the San Diego campus of the University of California before dropping down into La Jolla, the Jewel by the Sea. Continuing south along the coast, you turn inland at Bird Rock, continuing through Pacific Beach before you arrive at the finish line and party at Crown Point.

Left onto Grand Pacific Drive 0.1
Left onto Cannon Road 0.2
Right onto Carlsbad Boulevard 1.6
Right onto Carlsbad Village Drive 3.6
Left onto Jefferson Street 4.0
Right onto Marron Road 5.4
Continue on Monroe Street 5.7
Right onto Park Drive 7.2

Continue on Kelly Drive 9.1
Right onto El Camino Real 9.5
Right onto College Boulevard 11.2
Proceed onto Aviara Parkway 13.1
Continue on Batiquitos Drive 15.5
Left onto Poinsettia Lane 17.9
Left onto Carlsbad Boulevard 18.6

Continue on N Coast Highway 101 20.1
Continue on S Coast Highway 101 22.6
Right onto West D Street 22.8
Proceed onto West D Street 22.8
Left onto 3rd Street 22.9

Proceed onto West K Street 23.5
Right onto South Coast Highway 101 23.7
Right onto Dahlia Drive 27.3
Left onto Sierra Avenue 27.4
Continue on Border Avenue 27.9
Right onto Camino del Mar 28.0
Continue on South Camino del Mar 30.3
Continue on North Torrey Pines Road 30.9

Right onto La Jolla Shores Drive 35.7
Continue on Torrey Pines Road 38.0
Right onto Prospect Place 38.8
Left onto Ivanhoe Avenue 39.1
Right onto Silverado Street 39.2
Right onto Draper Avenue 39.6
Left onto Prospect Street 39.6

Right onto Olivetas Avenue 40.0
Right onto Marine Street 40.2
Left onto Monte Vista Avenue 40.2
Right onto Sea Lane 40.3
Left onto Monte Vista Avenue 40.3
Right onto Fern Glen 40.5
Continue on Neptune Place 40.6
Continue on Palomar Avenue 41.1
Right onto Camino de la Costa 41.1
Right onto Chelsea Avenue 42.0
Proceed onto Chelsea Avenue 42.1

Left onto Midway Street 42.5
Left onto La Jolla Boulevard 42.5
Right onto La Jolla Hermosa Avenue 42.6
Left onto Colima Street 42.7
Right onto La Jolla Mesa Drive 43.0
Left onto Archer Street 43.2
Right onto Fanuel Street 43.7
Left onto Diamond Street 44.5

Right onto Olney Street 45.5
Right onto Pacific Beach Drive 46.1
Left onto Jewell Street 46.7
Right onto Pacific Beach Drive 46.7
Left onto Riviera Drive 47.0
Left onto Crown Point Drive 48.0
Right onto Corona Oriente Road 48.2

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