Sunday, January 8, 2023 - 10am - 2pm
Coast Highway 101 - D St to J St

The City of Encinitas is excited for the return of Cyclovia Encinitas on Sunday, January 8, 10am-2pm on historic Coast Highway.  Explore Downtown Encinitas via bike, on foot or other means of self-powered transportation, free of cars!  Grab your friends and family, bring the bikes and enjoy downtown Encinitas at a different pace.  Make a point to visit and support Encinitas' many amazing restaurants, retailers and businesses all along Highway 101.

What is a Cyclovia?

It is a Spanish term that means "Cycleway". It is the closing of certain streets to automobiles for a temporary time, in order to allow cyclists, skaters and pedestrians access to local businesses on open streets. It is an event that is held globally as well as locally, such as San Diego, Pacific Beach and Chula Vista.  Cyclovia Encinitas is the first and only similar open-streets event in North County.

Who is organizing Cyclovia Encinitas?

It is a partnership effort between the City of Encinitas Environmental Commission, the Traffic and Public Safety Commission, with support from the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and Encinitas 101. The event is intended to promote mobility and the City's Climate Action Plan.

Description of Event

Enjoy Encinitas' vibrant downtown along hwy 101 from D to J Streets from 10am-2pm on Sunday, January 8, 2023. Swing by multiple locations where live music and activities will be. The San Diego Mountain Bike Association will host a bike skills/pump track area. The San Diego County Bike Coalition will host a bicycle safety rodeo course and provide bike racks and bike valets for people traveling by bikes downtown. Stop and learn about many bike and mobliity related programs and projects at various booths hosted by the City of Encinitas and partner agencies. Look for event-day specials from participating downtown shops and restaurants. The event is free and open to the public! 

Event Highlights*

  • Bike Skills Pump Track hosted by the San Diego Mountain Bike Association at Coast Highway/G St.
  • Safety Skills Rodeo course hosted by the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition at Coast Highway/H St.
  • B-Cycle Encinitas electric bikeshare bikes throughout downtown
  • Many fun and educational booths throughout
  • Bike Parking and Free Bike Valet Area
  • Many amazing downtown eateries, shops and businesses to explore!

*event features and locations subject to change

Looking to ride your bike to Cyclovia? Click here for an Encinitas map which indicates various bike routes, lanes and paths to get you there!

Event area below

Cycling Resources

We hope you enjoy exploring this webpage, loaded with interactive media, materials and resources categorized below (click category to drop down).

Just For Fun
Health and Safety
Skills (including FREE bike/e-bike skills and safety classes)
Education and Advocacy
Maps, Routes and Resources
Bikes Mean Business
Sponsors and Partners

Note: this webpage features content sourced from third-party organizations (not connected to the City of Encinitas).  The City of Encinitas does not endorse or receive funds to advertise any of the third-party sites or services listed or referenced on this page.


E-bikes are more popular than ever and allow people of many ages and abilities to get out and enjoy the fun and enjoyment of cycling with assistance from an electric motor.  There are many different styles of e-bikes, from cargo e-bikes to beach cruisers to mountain bikes, making them useful and fun in many ways.  E-bikes also provide a great alternative to getting in a car to travel around town. 

If you ride, or are considering riding an e-bike in and around Encinitas, please take the time to learn what's allowed, what the applicable laws are and follow guidelines and recommendations for riding safely. Click here to visit the City's e-bike information webpage.

Just for Fun

Submit Your Best Message Board Phrase – Have you seen the clever phrases on our traffic message boards along Coast Highway 101 which promote safe cycling and etiquite while sharing the roadways?  We'd love to read your best ideas to keep it safe and fun on the 101.  Submit your own phrase below for us to consider using in the future.  If selected, we'll contact you so you can be sure to go by bike and grab a pic!  Phrase submittals must be no more than 35 characters total, split between two consecutive sign boards (example “Keep speeds low" – “Keep Leucadia funky”) - click here to submit yours. 


Let’s Ride Bikes Coloring Book - Read-along coloring book about bicycle safety.  Click here to download a pdf version of the coloring book for you to print and color at home.  



Bike Jeopardy Game - Here's a great activity for families and teachers alike.  Just like the famous TV game, only bike-centric! Includes instructions for presentation-style display. Grab your group and use this interactive presentation to put your bike knowlege to the test.  Click on over to Bike NYC for the game here.


Health and Safety

Top 10 Stretches for Cyclists - Stretching can be just as important as the ride, so take a few minutes after every ride to stretch those muscles.



Helmet Fitting and Safety Standards –  Head injuries are by far the greatest risk to bicyclists, making up one-third of emergency department visits, two-thirds of hospital admissions and three-fourths of deaths. A helmet can decrease the severity of a brain injury and even save your life.  Learn more here and check back for a helmet fitting video provided by AMR Ambulance in the near future!




FREE Bike/E-Bike "City Cycling" Skills and Safety Classes offered in Encinitas!

The City of Encinitas, in partnership with the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition offers free classes this winter and spring which will teach road rules, where to ride, general bike safety, emergency maneuvers, legal rights and responsibilities and will include a guided road ride to put your new skills into action!

Classes are open to bike riders of all ages. Monthly “City Cycling” class content applies to both regular and e-bikes. E-bike specific classes are also held monthly. The 3-hour classes are broken up into 3 parts: lecture, skills drills, road riding. All classes are held Saturdays 9am-12pm at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive, Encinitas. 

Click dates below for more information and to sign up.  Class sizes are limited so register now!  You will need a bicycle for this class. Make sure your bike is in good working order and ready to ride!  Some cycling experience is required, this is not a "learn-to-ride" class.

E-Bike specific "City Cycling" classes
May 7
June 4

Bike/E-Bike "City Cycling" classes
May 21
June 18


Beginner Mistakes and How to Avoid Them - Here's a handy guide to avoiding 9 common beginner mistakes from Cycling Weekly online.



Bike Maintenance for Bike Safety - It's important to do an "ABC" quick check on your bicycle to ensure that it is safe before every ride. This video from the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition will teach you how to check your bike and diagnose problems that need to be addressed before you take a spin.



Check back, there's much more to come!


Education and Advocacy

It’s the Law! – People riding bikes on public streets have the same rights and responsibilities as automobile drivers and are thus subject to the same rules and regulations.  The San Diego County Bicycle Coalition website provides plenty of information to learn more about California Vehicle Code (CVC) basics, use of traffic lanes, required bicycle lights, where you can and can't ride (including guidelines for e-bike classifications), signalling and making turns and links to additional resources.  Click here.


Sharrows, Bike Lanes and Paths, so much to know! -  There's a lot to know about bicyle infrastructure for getting around town on a bike.  Check out this "Choose the Correct Lane" video provided by the San Diego Councy Bicycle Coalition.



Share the Road! - Unless otherwise posted, bike riders have the same rights and responsibilities on public roads as car drivers.  Watch this video from the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition to learn about what it means to "share the road." Following the rules of the road makes travel safer for everyone.



See, Click, Fix! - Did you know that the City of Encinitas has a great tool for reporting non-emergency issues to the City, such as potholes, poor street conditions or other hazards for cyclists?  Check out this handy tool online and you can also download "See, Click, Fix" as a mobile app which will give you the ability to report a problem on-the-go. Click here


E-Bikes - E-bike popularity is booming.  It’s important to know that people riding e-bikes on the roadways and in public places are subject to the same rules and responsibilities as motor vehicle users.  Visit the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition e-bike specific webpage to learn about e-bike classifications, California Vehicle Code (CVC) laws relating to bikes and more. Click here


Riding to 2050, the San Diego Regional Bike Plan - The San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) San Diego Regional Bike Plan was adopted to provide a regional strategy to make riding a bike a useful form of transportation for everyday travel. Additionally, implementation of the bike plan will help the San Diego region meet its goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve mobility. It also provides benefits to public health by encouraging more people to adopt a physically active mode of transportation for at least some of their trips.


Maps, Routes and Resources

iCommute SD Interactive San Diego Regional Bike Map - With more than 1,570 miles of bikeways in the San Diego region, riding a bike can get people where they want to go – to work, school, transit stations, and more. The interactive San Diego Regional Bike Map features base maps that show street, imagery or topographic views, as well as layers to highlight rail lines and steep routes. This free resource is produced by SANDAG and includes the latest updates to bikeways in the San Diego region and bike parking facilities. Use the bike map to plan your ride today! Click here


Bike Routes in Encinitas - Have a look at a pdf map created to show you available bike routes, paths and lanes by category in Encinitas.  Click here


Map Apps! - There are a ton of great mobile and web apps that make getting around easy, such as Komoot, MapMyRide, and Strava, but check back soon for more user tricks and tips.  



Check back, there's much more to come!


Bikes Mean Business

The Economic Impact of Bicycles in Communities - Check out these articles to read about how bike events, bike access, and bike gathering spaces can improve business and have positive impacts in communities - becoming a bike friendly business, The Economic Impacts of Bicycle Infrastructure


Check back, there's much more to come!

Sponsors and Partners

Special thanks to Cyclovia Encinitas' many terrific partner organizations and sponsors for their content, programs and support.  Click the links below to learn more and to get involved.

AMR Ambulance

Cardiff 101

City of Encinitas Environmental Commision

City of Encinitas Parks and Recreation Commission

City of Encinitas Traffic and Public Safety Commission

Circulate San Diego

Encinitas 101


Encinitas Chamber of Commerce

Leucadia 101

North County Transit District


San Diego County Bicycle Coalition

San Diego County Library - Encinitas Branch

San Diego County Sheriffs Department