St Paddy’s Palomar Punishment

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Come and join CCSD for some ‘fun’ to celebrate St Patrick’s day.  Conquer Mount Palomar on your bike then join our Irish Party at the finish, with delicious food, beer tent and our fantastic Irish Band, ‘Highland Way’

10% of proceeds will once again go directly to Escondido Humane Society (now part of San Diego Humane Society).  
‘Pain’ – 55 miles, 7,500 ft
‘Punishment’ – 64 miles, 8,500 ft
‘Punishment Plus’ – 80 miles, 9,000 ft
‘Supreme Punishment’ – 97 miles, 10,500 ft
10 mile Family Ride
Beer Tent
Live Irish Band
Buffet (free for all registered riders) featuring healthy and hearty salads, soda bread, pasta and grainsThanks to Stone Brewing Co. for sponsoring the beer tent.  All profits go to the Humane Society
REGISTRATION FEESFirst 50 registered riders – $49
Next 100 registered riders – $59
After 150 
registered riders fees are $69
On the day registration $75
Family Ride – no fee
Teams of 5 get 10% discount
Teams of 10 gets 20% discount  
 1922367_10152379860579136_830174358_n1466015_10152358260162387_1825029431_o EVENT FEATURESOur legendary SAG stations - Jo’s Irish soda bread, home-made foods and delicious baked items are a hit every year!Palomar KOM and QOM challenges -  test your grimpeur status on the mighty Mount Palomar with out Strava hill climb contest.  Trophies for fastest male and female

Palomar Observatory – worth the extra climbing  to visit the ‘real’ summit of Palomar. An extra 9 miles of beautiful road

Cole Grade Road – used in Stage 8 of the Tour of California, Cole Grade is not a climb to be taken lightly!  Watch the ToC clip HERE

Woods Valley Roadbeautiful!

Unique Finisher Awards

Swag bagfor all advance registered riders

Finish Line Party - with a home-made, delicious picnic and beer tent


WHAT PAST RIDERS HAVE SAID!“Palomar Punishment lived up to its name. Oh yeah! The delicious bread was such an awesome treat at the top of Palomar. You guys rock!”“One of the ‘funnest’ group rides I’ve been on. Looking forward to more!
P.S. are there any more cookies left? “

“thanks so much for a sweet sweet sufferfest” 

“It was a delight: the people the support and the scenery”


Detailed maps and profiles released to registered riders only

Painroute: Escondido, Woods Valley, Palomar South Grade (up & down), Cole Grade
Punishmentroute:  Escondido, Woods Valley, Palomar South Grade (up & down), Palomar Observatory, Cole Grade
Punishment Plusroute: Escondido, Woods Valley, Palomar South Grade (up), Palomar Observatory, Palomar East Grade (down), Cole Grade
NEWSupreme Punishmentroute:  Escondido, Woods Valley, Palomar South Grade (up), Palomar Observatory, Palomar East Grade (down), Cole Grade, Lilac Road, Old Castle Road, Old 395


  • Start & Finish: Escondido Humane Society | 3450 East Valley Parkway, Escondido CA 92027
  • Start Times: 7.00am, 7.30am and 8am. Registration packet pick up from 6.30am.
  • Please note, only advanced registered riders are guaranteed a swag bag stuffed with cool items
  • Volunteers??:  Yes, we’re always looking for cool people to help out with our events.  In return we can offer a free entry into the event. 


  •  This is a 10 mile ride route mainly on the bike path in Escondido
  • You may turn up at any time to take part in the Family Ride (although we suggest trying to time your return to the finish party for 11.30am onwards)
  • There is no support on the route for this ride
  • There is no charge to register for the family ride however we may charge a nominal fee for the post ride buffet


More detailed information on the event will be sent to registered participants.




If you have any questions, please contact Jo at


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