|Places to Skate in San Diego
The warm and dry climate makes southern California
an excellent area for many outdoor activities, and San Diego is no exception.
The county offers many places to skate, each unique in its own way.
These locations are suitable for speedskating and
training. They are usually well-maintained dedicated bike paths or roads with
little or controlled traffic.
These routes are usually on bike lanes along the
shoulder of the road. Skaters should be comfortable dealing with traffic,
restricted space, and debris.
All of the trail skates at top are also great
places for recreational skating in addition to those listed below. These
locations are not suitable for speedskating or training.
Recreational Skating - Solicitation for Additional Places
SDSE would like to expand its list of places to
skate. In particular, we know that there are many dedicated bike paths in the
county that may make for a good, quick skate for nearby residents. If you have
recommendations for a dedicated trail that we don't have listed, please send us
an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The paths we are
currently reviewing are:
| San Diego River Trail (Ocean Beach)|
| San Diego River Trail (Fashion Valley)|
| San Diego River Trail (Mission Valley)|
| Shelter Island|
| Sweetwater River Trail|
Additionally, many roads in San Diego county have
marked bike lanes which are suitable for the experienced road skater. Join us
on our skates of the above routes or others which are too complicated to
describe here. Many of our road skates are best done with the company of an
SDSE member as a guide.
Please note that according to California state law,
it is illegal to skate on streets, including bike lanes, since skaters are
classified as pedestrians. Unfortunately, the city of San Diego follows this
strict interpretation if you choose to skate within their city limits. However,
enforcement is rare if you skate responsibly.
Skate safely and have fun!
Last updated 9/10/08 CY
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