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Where to eat, drink at Bike the Coast


Bike the Coast in North County

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Cheer on the bikers and party at the finish line.

Taste the Coast

Taste the Coast
While the cyclists are coming and going, eat and drink at the start/finish line at an event that mimics the weekly Sunset Market Food Festival.
November 3, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Beer garden opens at 10 a.m.
Oceanside Pier

Movie Night at the Pier and bike expo
Several former great cyclists, like John Howard and Steve Hegg, plan to make an appearance at the outdoor screening of Hell on Wheels, a Tour de France documentary.
November 2, 4 p.m.
Oceanside Pier Amphitheatre

Photo by Sam Wells

Bike the Coast is a massive community bike ride, going down November 3. You know the bike route—now map out your day in meals. Here are 10 good eats along the way.

1. Beach Break at the Harbor
For those on the seven- and 15-mile routes, take a quick detour into Oceanside Harbor. The original restaurant on the 101 is one of Oceanside’s most popular breakfast spots, and this second location has the same great menu, with an added bonus of charming harbor views. Just don’t get too comfortable.
280 South Harbor Drive, Oceanside

2. Board & Brew
Top cycling coaches often suggest deli meat for a good mid-ride snack, and Board & Brew is tough to beat in that specialty. We recommend the Turkado: turkey and cheese with avocado on sourdough.
1212 Camino del Mar, Del Mar

3. It’s a Grind Coffee House
To accurately play the part of a cyclist, stop and caffeinate during your ride. Like baseball players and gum, it’s just what you do.
2744 Carlsbad Boulevard, Carlsbad

4. Buccaneer Café
Arrrgh you hungry already? This small, charming place serves delicious breakfast burritos and is a perfect in-and-out eatery located right across the street from the beach.
1508 South Pacific Street, Oceanside

5. Juanita’s Taco Shop
It’s not the prettiest eatery on the route, but Juanita’s quick service and tasty burritos are worth the stop. If you’re riding the 25-, 50- or 100-mile routes, you’ll pass Juanita’s at least twice. Breakfast burrito in the morning, California in the afternoon!
290 North Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

Bike the Coast
November 3, various start times. Routes range from seven to 100 miles.

6. Swami’s Café
Swami’s makes the cut for two reasons: Its extensive menu of fruit smoothies (perfect mid-ride fuel), and the tasty açai bowl, which has an array of fruit topped with granola, coconut, and bee pollen.
1163 South Coast Highway 101, Encinitas

7. Via Italia Trattoria
Though the longer routes veer off the 101 just before you hit Via Italia, this place is too good to pass up. The restaurant is a favorite of Bike the Coast event director Jim Curl, who says “I love it for the owner, Paolo, the wines, the margherita pizza, and the fact that soccer or cycling is always on TV.”
569 South Highway 101, Encinitas

8. Woody’s Solana Beach
Woody’s has a great Sunday brunch and daily lunch, but there’s an added bonus if you go for a post-ride meal: Live music starts at dinnertime every Wednesday through Saturday. 437 South Highway 101, Solana Beach

9. Pizza Port
Grab a slice on the go at this well-known grub and grog joint (it offers lunch specials). Take a rain check on the craft beer... you’ve got a lot of miles to ride yet!
135 North Highway 101, Solana Beach

10. 333 Pacific
Celebrate your accomplishment at this jewel across the street from the Oceanside Pier—and the Bike the Coast finish line! The steak and fish are to die for, and there are lots of martini and wine choices if you need to replenish lost calories.
333 North Pacific Street, Oceanside

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