FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to questions we are frequently asked. If the answer to your question isn’t provided below, please feel free to contact us!
There are FREE shuttles to bring participants to and from the start/finish. Please be reminded that there are no bikes allowed on these shuttles.
The 2018 Low Tide Ride & Stride starts at 8:00am at Camp Surf YMCA on SATURDAY, June 16th.
Click to get directions to start line at 560 Silver Strand Blvd, Imperial Beach, CA 91932
Shuttles for the 2018 race run continuously from 6:00 am – 8:00 am and 9:00 am – 11:30 pm:
From: Sunset Park
To: Camp Surf for the starting line
Times: continuously starting from 6:00 a.m. to the last shuttle at 8:00 a.m.
(then the race will take you from Camp Surf and end at Sunset Park)
From: Sunset Park
To: Camp Surf
Times: continuously starting from 9:00 a.m. to the last shuttle at 11:30 p.m.
Public Parking is available at both the Start (YMCA Camp Surf) and Finish (Coronado’s Sunset Park)
If you are riding your bike, at the end of the race, you can leave your bike at the “bike corral” at Sunset Park that we have set up for participants, then you can take the shuttle back to Camp Surf and drive back with your car.
If you are running/walking, the shuttle will be able to take you back to Camp Surf and you can drive back from there as well.
A Pre-Packet Pickup and live registration will be held on
Participants can pick up packets for friends and families if they bring a signed waiver for that absent person.
Bibs and T-shirts will be available at the Pre-Pickup!
There will also be registration and bib pick up on the day of the event at CAMP SURF, SATURDAY, June 16, 2017 from 6:30 am until the race starts at 8 am. Shirts will be given out after the race for those who do the day of registration and or pick-up.
Bikes are not allowed on the shuttles. It is the participant’s responsibility to get bikes to the start line at Camp Surf. There is public parking available at Camp Surf to leave your car while your ride your bike during the event. Once in Coronado, there is a guarded bike corral where participants can leave their bikes. This will allow them to return to Camp Surf on the free shuttle and retrieve their car. They can then return to Coronado and get their bike.
Keep your bike locked up at the corral we have set up for participants. Then, take the free shuttle back to Camp Surf to get back to your car and drive up to Sunset Park to get your bike.
Take the free shuttle back to Camp Surf.
No! There are officers along the route that look out for your race bibs. For military security purposes, if you don’t have your bib, you will be turned back.
All tickets are Non-transferable.
There are no refunds on purchased tickets.
Yes, most of our top finishers ride road bikes on the sand. Since the race takes place on the lowest tide of the month, the sand is hard packed and easy to navigate. Occasionally bikers will have to carry their bikes over seaweed and other natural obstacles, but that’s what makes the race so fun and unique.
At low tide, any wide tire bike will really fly on the damp sand! The start time coincides with a very low ocean tide. In most areas, the course will be 50’ to 100’ wide, although the best riding and running is usually at the water’s edge. Bike helmets are required for all cyclists under the age of 18. The organizers will follow the riders on the beach in a vehicle to provide assistance and first aid.
Not if you rinse your bike after the race. Your entry fee includes a fresh water rinse and a free chain lube.
Yes, the finish line closes 2 1/2 hours after the race begins.
Yes, there will be 3 water stations along the course.
Yes. There is no additional fee.
To sponsor this event, please contact Robin MacCartee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download a copy of the registration form. Print, complete the entry form, and mail it along with registration fee to:
Coronado Rotary Low Tide Ride and Stride
P.O. Box 180487, Coronado, CA 92178-0487
Alternatively, take advantage of online registration.
Teams are a great way to get family and friends involved. Teams must consist of five (5) or more members. To form a team please contact the event organizer at:
or call (619) 312-7465
Teams are eligible for a discounted ticket price.