San Diego County

At Love to Ride we fully support the Government's advice to stay at home to slow the spread of Coronavirus. All nonessential outings are to be avoided. Only essential travel is now permitted. You can still go out to pick up groceries, medicine or take care of essentials such as banking or visiting your doctor or exercising to stay healthy. People working in 'essential' industries can also travel to/from work but they're advised to avoid congested public transport.

The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition encourages #LifeByBike - to ride your bike as your main mode for essential travel and as a fun, enjoyable form of exercise.  When riding in San Diego County, here are a list of National, State, County and City parks and public spaces and their open/closed status.  Californians can ... bike in their local neighborhoods as long as they continue to practice social distancing of 6 feet. This means avoiding crowded trails & parking lots.  Read more...

Riding a bike has so many benefits for our physical and mental health. It helps combat stress and anxiety, releases happy chemicals and strengthens our immune systems.

Recommendations on how to keep safe riding, set a riding goal for Bike Month and share your stories about how you’re keeping active.

We've launched a new website as a guide for biking in the Coronavirus Era with all the information you need:

Bike Month and the National Bike Challenge 

In response to Covid-19, we want to help you stay active, feel connected and make the most of riding. 

Riding a bike has many benefits for us as individuals, for our community and for the planet. Staying active and getting fresh air is so important for our physical and mental health, helps combat stress and anxiety, releases happy chemicals, keeps us connected and strengthens cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Share your stories about how you’re keeping active and keep up with the conversation on social using the hashtag #ChooseCycling. Follow us on TwitteFacebook and Instagram to stay updated!

Tips for riding during the Coronavirus Era

Has the current situation led you to take up cycling for the first time in a while? Want to learn more about the benefits of cycling? 

We've put together a host of handy articles to help you find some answers!

4 Things to Get You Started

How biking boosts your immune system

8 health benefits of biking

How to look after your bike at home

How to master the art of the bike

Indoor rides

During these unprecedented times, we appreciate that some people can’t go outside and ride a bike at the moment as they are in a high risk category as it relates to Covid-19. Therefore, we’re making an exception for March, April and May (and possibly longer TBC) that indoor rides on a stationary bike or trainer are OK to be logged on Love to Ride. This means they'll add to your rider stats and they’ll be included in our prize drawings

We still encourage everyone who is able to go out and enjoy a bike ride to do so at this time. Biking brings us so many benefits, including the health benefits and happiness of being out in the fresh air, exercising and feeling connected with the world around us. You can log indoor rides on your profile like this:

San Diego County, CA All time stats

  • 190 Workplaces
  • 2,586 People
  • 429 New riders
  • 3,030,864 Miles
  • 171,981 Rides
  • 178,559 lb CO2
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