Friday, June 19, 2009


The City of Oceanside actively supports being a bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly community. The City hosts several events and activities that promote such a concept. Saturday on The Strand is a new upcoming event with the goal of connecting the community: walkers, bikers, runners, seniors, adults, and children, all in a relaxed car-free environment. This is a free, healthy, recreational event that brings residents together and encourages being a walkable and bikeable city. Saturday on The Strand will be held on June 20 from 9am to 3pm.

The Strand will be closed to vehicle traffic between Breakwater Way and Wisconsin Avenue. Volunteers and police enforcement will be stationed to aid those residents who live on The Strand and need to access their residences. There will be free parking at all City lots and a “Bike Corral” at Betty’s Lot (parking lot south of the Pier Amphitheater). For those commuting to Oceanside via public transportation please check with the North County Transit District (NCTD) for Coaster, Sprinter, and Breeze schedules, as the transit center is located only a few blocks away from the Amphitheater.

Saturday on The Strand will be held in conjunction with Race Across America (RAAM). RAAM is a 3,000 mile endurance bicycle race that spans the United States. The race starts in Oceanside at the Amphitheater and terminates in Annapolis, Maryland.

Don’t miss being part of Oceanside’s first Saturday on The Strand event and cheering on the RAAM team riders! Should you have any additional questions please contact the Development Services Department – Engineering Division at 760-435-5099.

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