3rd Annual Bikes & Beers Returns To San Diego On Saturday, March 26 | Save On Registration & Enter To Win 2 Tickets

March 1, 2016

The 3rd annual Bikes & Beers returns to San Diego on Saturday, March 26. Starting and ending in the East Village at the Quartyard urban park, the approximately 20-mile course will take 1000-plus riders throughout San Diego, offering glimpses of the majestic natural scenery that America's Finest City has to offer. Upon completion of the course, riders will enjoy a couple pints from a selection of San Diego’s finest craft breweries. 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 SDVILLE for $5 savings on each registration.

Last year’s Bikes & Beers event drew nearly 1000 riders for a scenic morning cruise followed by a refreshing beer fest. Registration is currently $40 per person (until 3/12 when it increases to $50) 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 and speakers. Save $5 on online 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 (and a required helmet) can have a great time on this course. There will be large signs at turns throughout the ride to help guide bikers, as well as people in the crowd for repairs and guidance. There will also be two pit stops on the route for rest, snacks, water, etc. 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.

For more information on Bikes & Beers San Diego and to register, visit bikesandbeers.org/san-diego.html.