The 12th annual Bike the Bay – a bicycling event across the iconic San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge – will bring thousands of people out on two wheels for waterfront views on Aug. 25. Photo courtesy San Diego Bike Coalition.

The 12th annual Bike the Bay – a bicycling event across the iconic San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge – will bring thousands of people out on two wheels for waterfront views on Aug. 25.

“We created Bike the Bay for people to enjoy our sights by bike,” said Bike Coalition Executive Director Andy Hanshaw. “What better way to take in San Diego Bay than from the Coronado Bridge? Coasting by the South Bay waterways is perhaps our region’s best kept secret for nature lovers.”

This bike ride tours 25 miles of the Bayshore Bikeway, passing through the cities of Coronado, San Diego, National City, Imperial Beach and Chula Vista. After the ride, participants can celebrate with other riders and the region’s bike community at a festival at Embarcadero Marina Park.

The event is open to all bicycling levels to see five San Diego neighborhoods outside a car while encouraging biking as a fun and efficient alternative to automobiles.

Proceeds from Bike the Bay benefit the San Diego Bike Coalition, the organization that protects and advocates for the rights of all people on bikes countywide. The ride has raised more than $700,000 for the organization with over 35,000 participants.

The ride starts and ends at the Embarcadero Marina Park South at 200 Marina Park Way, San Diego.

  • 5:30 a.m. – Late Registration Opens
  • 6:30 a.m. – Staging of Riders
  • 7:00 a.m. – Enthusiast Waves Begin
  • 8:00 a.m. – Recreationalist Waves Begin
  • 8:30 a.m. – Post-Ride Festival Opens at Embarcadero Marina Park (ends at 12:30 p.m.)
San Diego Bike Coalition is a nonprofit organization that advocates for and protects the rights of all people who ride bicycles. They promote bicycling as a mainstream, safe and enjoyable form of transportation and recreation. For more information, please visit www.sdbikecoalition.org.