Cycling event gets backing from Amtrak

COAST CITIES — Bike the Coast — Taste the Coast announced that Amtrak California will take part as official transportation sponsor for the cycling event and food/entertainment festival set for Nov. 6.
The inaugural Bike the Coast — Taste the Coast event, beginning and ending at the Oceanside Pier, offers cyclists of all abilities the choice of four courses along the San Luis Rey Bike Trail and the beaches of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar. In addition, Bike the Coast — Taste the Coast will feature a comprehensive exposition, with exhibitor booths, live music area, a beer garden, finish-line photographs, a bike valet and Taste the Coast food booths. For more information on Bike the Coast — Taste the Coast, including registration visit: www.bike-the-coast.com or call (760) 632-6843.
“We’re thrilled to have Amtrak California jump on board as our official transportation sponsor,” said event organizer Jim Curl. “We all know that the train is a wonderful mode of transportation and how easy Amtrak California makes it for cycling enthusiasts to transport their bikes. The Free Companion Fare Coupon is a great offer for all our riders.”
Each Bike the Coast — Taste the Coast rider will receive an Amtrak Free Companion Fare Coupon at registration. The Free Companion Fare Coupon allows a companion to ride free on the Pacific Surfliner, San Joaquin or Capitol Corridor when accompanied by a full-fare adult ticket. The offer is good through June 15, 2011. Certain restrictions and blackout dates apply.
Bike the Coast — Taste the Coast, produced by Event Media, Inc., has partnerships with the Oceanside Bicycle Committee, Main Street Oceanside and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. These groups, along with the Oceanside Visitors Bureau, are bringing together the cycling and business communities in Oceanside to promote bicycling and offer a fun day at the Oceanside Pier.

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