Oceanside Valentines Day Run, Walk and Ride

Oceanside Valentine Bike Ride

February 11, 2017

The annual Oceanside Valentine Bike Ride on Valentine’s Day are romantic, Valentine-themed fun events for all ages.

Celebrate Oceanside Valentine’s Week with a fun bike ride featuring 2 fun and beautiful courses that tour the beachfront, the Oceanside Pier, Mission San Luis Rey and the Prince of Peace Abbey. Riders finish with chocolate and bubbly (if you’re over 21) at the finish line. All ages are welcome for Valentine-themed fun including fun costume prize categories. It’s sure to be a great time for everyone followed by prizes, food, refreshments, beer/wine garden, music and fun at City Hall and the location of America’s Biggest Heart, a 25′ high inflatable balloon for more fun and photos!

The five-mile ride is a cruise along the beach, under the Pier and back to the finish at the beautiful, Greek-inspired Oceanside City Hall.

The 25-mile route takes place on the vehicle-free San Luis Rey bike trail to the historic Old Mission San Luis Rey where riders are blessed by the Mission’s friars, offered a snack and a photo op and return to City Hall. Near the end of the 25-mile course is a unique optional challenge. The 25-mile riders will have the option of climbing straight up the three switchbacks to the Prince of Peace Abbey to receive a unique memento of the climb before they descend. The hill is short, but steep and only those who can climb hills, or are willing to walk their bike, should try it.

All finishers receive special gifts – a Valentine’s friendship bracelet, a Valentine’s Week lapel pin and all riders receive a logoed cap. In addition, they will enjoy post-ride complimentary snacks of chocolate and sparkling wine (for those 21 and older). Cookies, candy, music, food and a wine/beer expo round out the finish. A celebrity judges’ panel will award prizes for best individual costumes, best group costumes and best couple costumes, all with a Valentine’s Day theme. Proceeds from the Oceanside Valentine’s Ride benefit the Oceanside Parks Foundation, a 501(c)3 charity.

Bring your Valentine, create a team of friends, family and co-workers or bring yourself and enjoy the incredible views and the celebration afterwards.

Welcome to Oceanside, Oceanside Valentine Bike Ride participants!

The Oceanside Valentine Bike Ride is part of Oceanside Valentine’s Week. Businesses and attractions throughout the City of Oceanside have planned a special 10-day celebration just for you, all centered around the theme of love. To see a complete list of events as well as lodging specials, please visit our Oceanside Valentine’s Week page.

Traveling with a Group?

Oceanside Valentine Bike Ride is a great experience for friends and family to get together and enjoy as a group.  Depending on the size of your group, Visit Oceanside may be able to assist you in finding the perfect location for your group to stay together or find a venue for a group celebration after the event.  Contact our Group Travel Department for more information.

Plan your stay in Oceanside

Request an Oceanside Visitor Guide prior to your arrival and use the following resources to help you plan your stay in Oceanside and check out the special hotel deals on our Oceanside Valentine’s Week page.