Ready to peddle 0ver to the Gaslamp? A bike sharing system has starting up this week, eventually to span most of San Diego. The very first, solar-powered, automated, credit-card accepting bicycle renting station came online at Sixth and E on Monday. More than a dozen bikes are available at the initial site.
This year’s Formula and Foil Class Kiteboard racing North American Championships were held from the 7th to the 10th on the beaches of Coronado Shores. Organized and put on by the San Diego Yacht Club of America’s Cup fame, the event draws almost all of the most outstanding competitors in the sport each year. The “Coronado Roads” area was the actual site of the races.
Rock-climbing inside a building? Okay, that’s been done. Swimming indoors? Maybe a novelty long ago, commonplace now. Skydiving indoors, in downtown San Diego? Now that’s something new. While outdoor skydiving is normally done at or around 13,000 feet up, the fans providing the wind at the indoor facility will simulate jumping from that height by producing winds around 60 miles per hour.
The 17th annual Suja Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Marathon & 1/2 Marathon To Benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is set for this Sunday, June 1. A big treat is that our own Meb Keflezighi, champion of this year’s Boston Marathon is participating in the half-marathon. He will be at the front of a pace group.
The 2013 fifth annual, Italian-inspired Gran Fondo is back in San Diego. With four successful years of mass cycling through the scenic areas of sunny Southern California starting in Little Italy, this will be the first year San Diego is sponsored by Campagnolo, a world-renowned manufacturer of cycling components in Italy.