How To Get To Encinitas and MiraCosta College for the Start/Finish of the San Diego Century and the Taste the Hills Cycling Festival.
From the South – North on I-5 (approx. 25 miles north of San Diego Airport), exit on Manchester Ave. (two exits past Del Mar Race Track), turn east (left) on Manchester Ave., go ½ mile to MiraCosta College Ave. (3333 Manchester Ave, Cardiff-By-The-Sea CA, 92007) Turn left into MiraCosta College parking lot. Start and Finish are from the lot.
From the North – Take I-5 south to Manchester Ave. (three exits past Encinitas Blvd.). Follow instructions above.
From the East – Take I-8 or CA-78 west to I-5. Go North or South as above.
From the West – Nearest marina is in Oceanside. Tie up, take I-5 south.
There is ample free parking at MiraCosta College on ride day if you arrive early (before 7:00am). Overflow Parking will be at sites on El Camino Real (1/2 mile past MCC – Manchester Ave. turns into El Camino Real ) – look for “BIKE PARKING” signs. Best strategy – get there EARLY!!!