Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Easy Biking to the Farmers Insurance Open

Planning on going to the Farmers Insurance Open at the end of the month? Try taking your bike to the tournament and save money, enjoy the outdoors, and get great parking at the event. The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition will be providing FREE bike valet parking for the golf tournament in Torrey Pines from January 23-27th.

Valet bike parking is like a coat check for bicycles, ensuring that bicycles and their accessories will not be stolen while at the event. Farmers Insurance is also generously donating $10 to SDCBC for every bike we park to go towards our efforts to make bicycling better in San Diego County!

Check out our easy biking routes to the tournament below. If you are interested in being a bike valet volunteer at the Open, please email Andy Hanshaw at execdir@sdcbc.org or call 858-487-6063.

Click here to see where the bike parking is located. 

Best ways to get to and from the tournament:

From the North

Take in  some of the best of coastal San Diego as you take Coast Hwy 101 from points north through Solana Beach and Del Mar. Enjoy the fresh ocean breeze as you cross Penasquitos Lagoon and get your lungs working as you climb through Torrey Pines State Reserve to the golf course.

From the East

Enjoy a mostly car-free trip down the Highway 56 bike path from points east. Take El Camino Real north before heading west on Carmel Valley Road. Enjoy a loop around Penasquitos Lagoon before making the climb up to Torrey Pines.

From the South

From Downtown, Old Town, Mission Bay Park

Take Pacific highway to West Mission Bay Drive, Enjoy the view of Mission Bay as you work your way all the way up past Grand and Garnet to Damon/Santa Fe Drive, or take the Rose Creek bike path to Damon. Follow Santa Fe until it turns it ends at the Rose Canyon Path. Continue on to Gilman Drive for a slow climb through the UCSD Campus. Continue through campus to North Torrey Pines Road and head towards the golf course.

From La Jolla/Bird Rock

The La Jolla Bike path is a hidden gem for coastal San Diegans. Pick it up at the end of La Jolla Hermosa Ave and take it all the way to La Jolla High School. Take Fay towards the village and work your way down Torrey pines to La Jolla Shores. Stop along the climb to enjoy views of the ocean as your work towards UCSD's campus. Head north along Torrey Pines Rd until you find some world class golf.

With all the routes there will be friendly volunteers to help park your bike at the end!

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