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San Diego Century 2022

Sat May 21, 2022 Cardiff By The Sea, CA 92007 US Directions

Rider Instructions

Rider Instructions 2022


  • Follow traffic laws: please do not be ticketed as Police and Sheriffs patrol this route.
  • This is a BIKE RIDE not a race and is held on an OPEN ROAD with motor vehicles. All riders must follow the RULES OF THE ROAD and all regulations as defined in the California vehicle code.
  • Participants must follow all instructions of law enforcement and/or fire officials. All Public Safety vehicles have right of way at all times.
  • All riders MUST be wearing an approved bike helmet on course and it must be buckles
  • All riders MUST have a bike number and wristband on the course for safety and access to SAG.
  • We strongly suggest you bring at least TWO water bottles FULL of water/fluid as well as a cell phone.
  • Use the toilets provided at the SAG Stops only, please!
  • All riders must stay on the right hand side of the road, not cross the centerline and should ride single file.
  • If a rider cannot continue, he/she should move to a safe place off the road and signal a race vehicle for assistance OR CALL THE NUMBER PROVIDED.
  • Wearing earbuds of headphones in both ears is PROHIBITED

San Diego Century Bike Ride

        1. The 2022 San Diego Century Bike Ride will be held on Saturday May 21, 2022 rain or shine.
        2. CHECK IN – You must check in and pick up your bike number and course ID wristband
        3. FRIDAY May 20 – Revolution Bike Store, 235 S. Coast Highway 101, Solana Beach from 3:00
            to 6:00pm. Parking is available at CVS Pharmacy, one block south of Revolution.

        4. SATURDAY May 21 – MiraCosta College (MCC), 3333 Manchester Avenue, Cardiff (Encinitas) between
            6:00am and 8:00am

        5. WAIVERS – All riders MUST sign the 2022 San Diego Century Event Waiver and the County of
            San Diego Waiver at check-in before being issued a number.
        6. FRIENDS AND FAMILY PICK-UP – Packets MAY be picked-up for pre-registrants if they present the
            following at Packet Pick-up/Registration:

                             A printed, signed Pick Up Authorization Form
                             Download the Authorization Form (PDF)
                             Signed waiver- Download the 2022 County of San Diego Waiver (PDF)
        7. WRISTBAND – You will receive a colored wristband when you check in. The wristband will get you into
            the aid stations on the course for which you have registered.
        8. BIKE NUMBER (102.5 riders only) – please attach bike number to your bike per the instructions. This is
            the timing chip required for the time trial on the Purple Monster.
        9. BIKE CARD – please attach the bike card with the twist ties to the handlebars of your bike. It helps the
            SUPPORT CREW looking after you. The telephone number for dispatch
in case of a breakdown or
            emergency is printed on your number.

      10. ROUTE/CUE SHEET – Courses are marked with signs at all turns and major intersections. Please print
            a copy of the route sheet for your route and bring it with you on the ride.  The cue sheet is listed when you open the 
            the course map.            
      11. PRE-PURCHASED CLOTHING – Pick up your order at the Merchandise Booth during registration 3-6pm
            on Friday or on Saturday 6am-4pm.

      12. SDC T-SHIRT, JERSEY & HAT – Logoed SDC clothing will be available for purchase Friday & Saturday at
            the Expo.

      13. FINISH REUNION – All registered riders who participate in the event will receive custom lunch options
            at the Finish line. 

PARKING – Free Parking is provided at MiraCosta College (start/finish), and the Greek Orthodox Church. Follow instructions of parking monitors.
                           MCC opens at 5:00am and can be full by 6:30am
                           Greek Orthodox opens when MCC is full 
6:00am – First 102.5 mile wave released
6:45am – Last 102.5 mile wave
6:45am – First 67 mile wave
7:15am – Last 67 mile wave
7:15am – First 33 mile wave
7:30am – Last 33 mile wave
CLOSING TIMES – The finish is CLOSED AT 5:30PM.
Aid SAG stations along the course will close earlier:
SAG #1 16 mile @ 10:30am
SAG #2 29 mile @ 11:30am
SAG #3 42 mile @ 12:30pm
SAG #4 66 mile @ 3:30pm
SAG #5 80 mile @ 4:30pm
Riders unable to maintain pace on the course should make personal provisions for aid and SAG to be available past these times. See #16.
SUPPORT – There are on-course mechanical & SAG aid as well as SAG/aid stations.For serious emergencies during the ride, call 911
For mechanical breakdowns, call or text the event dispatcher at (909) 670-9344 if a race vehicle has not stopped for you. This is an answering service and we will attend to your needs as quickly as possible.
Back-up Plan: Please make arrangements with family/friends to be picked up if you can’t finish the ride. The ride shuttle is slow and can take a while before it reaches any given SAG stop.

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