All 150 participants rode their bikes right on to the sand, happy to be back home Saturday after a 260-mile bike ride.
More than 100 elementary school students from San Diego are resting up after completing a 260-mile endurance bike ride across Southern California.
The 5th graders, their parents and guides, rode into Moonlight Beach in Encinitas Saturday days after launching their “Ride Across California.”
The children began the trip at the Colorado River near Yuma, Arizona a week earlier.
“I'm tired, happy that I just feel that I've conquered something great,” said rider Joshua Keegan. “So I'm feeling pretty good right now.”
Students said the trip taught them they could accomplish anything but the parents who rode alongside say the experience was one they’ll never forget.
“Have a great adventure bond with my daughter, get to see parts of California that I’ve never seen or parts that I have seen from a whole other vantage point,” said Cal Logan. “Those expectations were exceeded.”
The riders were accompanied by a caravan of RVs and other support vehicles as they crossed the rural sections of Imperial and San Diego counties.
More than 100 participants took part in this, the 22nd year of the ride hosted by the Rancho Family YMCA.