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:

Pre-Race Shuttles: 

  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)

Post-Race Shuttles: 

  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

  • Friday, June 15, 2022 from 5pm - 8pm
  • at the Union Bank (same as last year) at: 800 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118

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 SURFSATURDAY, June 16, 2022 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.

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.

  • There are no dogs allowed in the race.
  • Bring sunscreen!!
  • All children riding bikes, who are under the age of 18, must wear a helmet.
  • No ID is required to receive your Bib. Simply provide the name you pre-registered with.
  • There are no age limits for this race.
  • Children who are small enough to be pushed in a Jogger or Ride in a Bike Seat do not need to register and can accompany an Adult for free.
  • NOTE: Only participants who have registered and paid will receive a Bib and T-Shirt.

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 [email protected].

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.

Remember to submit a waiver either an online waiver or a print and mail waiver.

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:

[email protected]

or call (619) 312-7465

Teams are eligible for a discounted ticket price.

  • 12& Under
  • 13-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80+