North Park: Bike the Boulevard

El Cajon Boulevard is better by bike.

El Cajon Boulevard has a long-standing and ongoing reputation as a nexus of vice and debauchery, but beyond the short-hewn skirts of nightwalkers and shifty alleyway lurkers thrives a vibrant avenue that is home to a number of destinations championed by foodies, craft beercolytes, and creatives of all types.

Bike the Boulevard has offered a periodic glimpse at ECB’s tasteful underbelly since their inaugural ride in November 2010.

“Bicycling has a way of bringing more vibrancy to a city,” Beryl Forman, marketing manager for the El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association, told the Reader in 2011.

“When you see a bunch of bikes in front of a business, it’s attractive, and it draws people in.”

This Saturday, April 27, Bike the Boulevard invites you out for a leisurely ride along San Diego’s slice of old U.S. Route 80, which once connected the west coast to Savannah, Georgia, and was the site of the 1960 El Cajon Boulevard Riot.


12 -2: Live Wire

Bicycle Balloon Ornaments, Beer Specials, & Free Bike Maintenance provided by SDSU’s Bike Stand

2103 El Cajon Boulevard


2-3: Kickball!

Let’s get our adult recreation on!

Garfield Elementary – Entrance on Meade and Oregon


3 -4: Til-Two

Free BBQ

4746 El Cajon Boulevard


4 -5: Pedal Pushing Bike Shop

Party in the alleyway - BMX trick contest, DJ & Free Pizza compliments of Luigi’s

4966 El Cajon Boulevard


Remember: “Drink moderately, pedal responsibly, lights for night riding!”

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