2nd Annual Bikes & Beers Returns To San Diego On Saturday, March 28 | Save On Tickets And Enter To Win 2 Passes

March 8, 2015

The 2nd annual Bikes & Beers returns to San Diego on Saturday, March 28. Starting and ending in the East Village at the newly opened Quartyard urban park, the 21-mile course will take riders through Balboa Park, Hillcrest, Mission Hills, Old Town, Presidio Park, Ocean Beach, Point Loma, Downtown and East Village, offering glimpses of the majestic natural scenery that Mission Bay, Sunset Cliffs and San Diego Bay have to offer. Upon completion of the course, riders will enjoy a couple pints from a selection of San Diego’s finest craft beers including Stone, Modern Times, Mike Hess Brewing, Mission Brewery, Mother Earth Brew Co., The Lost Abbey and many more. There will also be food to sample from local food trucks, booths to peruse filled with bicycle related gear from local vendors and live music and entertainment. SanDiegoVille is raffling off complimentary registration for two, as well as offering our readers a promo code for $5 savings on each registration (SDVILLE).

Last year’s Bikes & Beers event drew nearly 700 riders and with a new host location and streamlined course an even larger turnout is expected in year two. Registration is $45 per person until Saturday, March 14, then $50 after that, and includes access to the bike route, an event pint glass, snacks and water along the ride, two pints of great San Diego craft beer, a first-year membership to BikeSD, a free raffle ticket for great prizes including 2 new bicycles, and access to the post-event festival with music, vendors, speaker. Save $5 on registration by entering promo code SDVILLE at checkout. Event proceeds will go to BikeSD, a non-profit bicycle advocacy organization working with policymakers, residents, and other local entities to create a more livable San Diego.

"The most fulfilling way to truly experience all that a city has to offer is via a bicycle," explained BikeSD Executive Director Sam Ollinger. "With Bikes and Beers returning again, San Diegans and her visitors will once again have an incredible opportunity to experience all of San Diego's beauty from atop a bicycle saddle. The route is perfect in that it traverses geographical diversity and will also hint at the livability challenges that prevent most San Diegans from riding regularly and experiencing our largest public spaces: our streets."

The event route is predominantly flat and relaxing with only a couple of hills - the steepest portion is crossing from Sunset Cliffs to Point Loma. Any participant with a geared bike can have a great time on this course. Additionally, much of the event utilizes bike paths, like the Old Sea World Drive bike path and trail, to expose participants to existing bicycle infrastructure of which they may not be aware.

"We were overwhelmed last March when nearly 700 riders came to our first event and since that time we have held similar events in Philadelphia, Denver, Salt Lake City, and Vista," detailed event organizer Benjamin Robbins. "We are excited to host our 2nd annual event in a facility like the Quartyard that features lawns and plush seating for up to 1,500 participants. Also, we can’t wait for riders to see this year’s course because we put a lot of thought and time into mapping out a shorter and flatter course that still offers all the same amazing scenery as last year.”

For more information on Bikes & Beers San Diego, visit bikesandbeers.org or to register go to active.com/san-diego-ca/cycling/races/bikes-and-beers-sd-2015.