Course Information

San Diego’s Finest Routes
All cycling routes will ride over the iconic Coronado Bay Bridge and through the heart of Coronado on the Silver Strand. The 5K will weave through the historic San Diego Embarcadero. All routes finish on center field at Petco Park! And, check out our training plans for recommendations on getting in top form for event weekend!

All courses subject to change.


Course Maps
Coronado Classic

If you’re as excited as we are about riding on the Coronado Bridge but don’t want to stray too far, this is your course! You’ll begin in Petco Park, ride over the bridge, down the Silver Strand and return on Bay Shore Bike Way. We anticipate that this wonderful ride will be the most popular course we offer!
~25 Miles

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~ 25 MILES
Olympic Challenge

This solid course starts at Petco Park, then takes a memorable cruise over the historic Coronado Bridge and down the Silver Strand before turning south to ride along the border next to International Park. Make it to the Olympic Training Center before turning back west to meet up at the Bay Shore Bike Way.
~55 Miles

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~ 55 MILES
Honey Springs Heartbreaker

Designed for experienced cyclists, this course will provide a challenging ride that starts by heading over the Coronado Bridge, into Southeast San Diego past the Olympic Training center and up Honey Springs before returning home to Petco Park on Bay Shore Bike Way. This is a fun, yet difficult ride, but it’s sure to offer some incredible views.
~88 Miles

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~ 88 MILES Due to course safety and permitting, cutoff times will be enforced for this course. Cutoff times will be based on an average moving speed of 11 mph for the 88 miler.
The Century

Our longest and most difficult ride, the Century is designed for experienced cyclists. After passing the Olympic Training Center and the idyllic Otay Lakes, the route will climb up from Honey Springs and then towards Sycuan Reservation before turning around to finish centerfield at Petco Park. The most challenging, but most rewarding course.
~100 Miles

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~ 100 MILES Due to course safety and permitting, cutoff times will be enforced for this course. Cutoff times will be based on an average moving speed of 12 mph for the 100 miler.
5K Run/ Walk

Attention all runners! Padres Pedal the Cause 2019 will have a new 5K Start Line location - just outside Petco Park at the Park on J Street. Course update perks include:Start and finish at Petco Park make parking and logistics a breeze. Start at the same location as the cyclists so you can coordinate and spend more time with friends and family participating in those events. Enjoy pre-race snacks and coffee at Park in the Park.

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~ 3.4 MILES

Navigating Padres Pedal Cycling Courses

If you’re new to Padres Pedal, rest assured that navigating our courses will be a fun, safe experience. All courses feature the following:

• Highly visible course signage at every turn along the route
• Course maps and turn-by-turns you can download to print or onto your smart device using apps like Strava, Ride GPS, or other cycling apps
• Paper copies of your route available before all training rides and event weekend
Training plans to help you get in top form for the event
• Volunteers along routes to help guide and encourage you
• Traffic control at major intersections along the route
• Ride marshals accompanying riders along all routes
• End on the field at Petco Park

Your Safety Is Our Priority

We work hard to ensure everyone’s safety and enjoyment at our event. It is not uncommon to hear previous riders say that Padres Pedal is the “best-supported ride I’ve participated in.” Here’s what we provide to support you:

• Cyclists are to follow the rules of the road at all times.
• All courses are patrolled by SAG (safety) vehicles
• Ride marshals are assigned to each ride distance and will assist with minor mechanical needs
• You will receive an emergency contact number for on-event emergencies on your participant wristband; please wear your wristband at all times while on event.
• We partner with city police, traffic control and CHP to monitor all key intersections
• Mobile and stationary mechanical support is provided, pre-ride and along the routes
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Remember, Padres Pedal the Cause is a ride, not a race – be safe and have fun out there!

Staying Fueled and Hydrated

We realize that many of you are challenging yourself to ride long miles for this important cause and we want to make sure you reach your goal! You will have access to plenty of fuel along the course to keep you going. All routes will provide:

• Well-stocked refueling stops at regular intervals
• Food items may include: bananas, oranges, PB&J sandwiches, hard-boiled eggs, pickles and more
• Drinks: hydration drinks, iDrink water, and plenty of ice
• Nutrition: gel packs and nutrition bars
• Sunscreen and first aid
• Mechanical support will be provided at select stops
• Restroom facilities at all stops
• Chairs and shade at select stops for quick rest and recovery before getting back on the road

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