Now in its 4th year, Bikes & Beers returns to San Diego on Saturday, April 8, offering participants a fun and scenic ride around San Diego that finishes with a beer festival at The Point in Mission Bay. 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 over 1,000 riders for a scenic morning cruise followed by a refreshing beer fest. Registration is currently $45 per person and includes access to either bike route, an event pint glass, snacks and water along the ride, two pints of great San Diego craft beer, 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 & 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. 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 pit stops on the route for rest, snacks, water, etc. Additionally, much of the event utilizes bike paths 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.com/portfolio/san-diego.