Beginning the day after the Christmas holiday, 100 cyclists will make their way from San Diego to Palm Desert and back again, winding through the mountains, valleys, deserts and coastline of Southern California. Participants in the HI San Diego Christmas Bicycle Trip, in its 59th year, ride over 400 miles in 6 days. They return to San Diego on New Year’s Eve, after enjoying the excitement and challenge of the trip and building a sense of community.
According to Stephen and Jennifer Mann, 2015 Trip Leaders, “This is an Adventure! We are Adventurers, Roving Rouges, a Merry Band, a Spectacle, a Parade. We will ride over hill and dale, through whatever weather, wind or no. Mountains will fall in our wake. We will brave the valley floor and return. No matter our struggles, we know we will achieve success and come the end of the Adventure and the start of the New Year, we will be ready for anything!”