Bike the Coast - Taste the Coast Nov 6

Bike the Coast - Taste the Coast offers intriguing expo and sponsorship opportunities

Press Release   •   Sep 23, 2010 14:52 EDT

The inaugural Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast event on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Oceanside Pier will offer cyclists of all abilities the choice of tackling four unique courses along the San Luis Rey Bike Trail and the beaches of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar.

In addition, the event will present an array of promotional opportunities for businesses. Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast will feature a comprehensive expo that will be located just north of the bandshell at the Pier. The expo will comprise approximately 20 exhibitor booths, along with a live music area, beer garden, finish line photographs, bike valet and “Taste the Coast” food booths. Festival begins at 9:30 a.m. and runs until 2:30 p.m.

Booth space at the expo is available for $350, with sponsorship packages ranging from $450 for associate sponsor to $2,900 for presenting sponsor. A la carte sponsorship items vary from $50 to $450. For sponsorship and exhibition packets, contact Michael Esposito at Michael@bike-the-coast.com or (858) 752-3871.

Main Street Oceanside (MSO), producers of the weekly Farmers and Sunset Markets, will bring in a host of popular local food providers from their weekly markets. Booths will offer an array of gastronomic choices, ranging from handmade ice cream, tacos and hamburgers to Mediterranean, Philippine and Cuban cuisine. Live music and a beer garden sponsored by Oceanside Ale Works and benefiting the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition and the Oceanside Parks and Recreation Foundation (OPARC) will help keep the festival lively.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to experience the range of food and fun that Oceanside has to offer,” said Kim Heim, Director of MSO (www.msoceanside.com). “We are looking forward to a great event.”

Bike the Coast -- Taste the Coast, produced by Event Media, Inc., has partnerships with the Oceanside Bicycle Committee, Main Street Oceanside and the Oceanside Chamber of Commerce. These groups, along with the Oceanside Visitors Bureau, are bringing together the cycling and business communities in Oceanside to promote bicycling and offer a fun day at the Oceanside Pier.

Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast is a choice of 7, 15, 25 or 50-mile bicycle ride starting and finishing with food, fun and music at the Oceanside Pier on Saturday, Nov. 6. The cycling courses include the San Luis Rey Bike Trail and San Diego’s North County beaches of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach and Del Mar. Proceeds from the ride support the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition --www.sdcbc.org -- a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to making bicycling better in greater San Diego and the Oceanside Parks and Recreation Foundation (OPARC). For more information on Bike the Coast – Taste the Coast, including registration visit: www.bike-the-coast.com or call us at 760-632-6843. For sponsorship and exhibition packets, contact Michael Esposito at Michael@bike-the-coast.com or (858) 752-3871.