Carlsbad Grand Prix Brings Cycling Home

by The Editors on June 6, 2014

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Professional cycling returns to Carlsbad, California on July 20, 2014 as the Swami’s Cycling Club presents the Carlsbad Grand Prix of Cycling.

The 2nd Annual Carlsbad Grand Prix located at Armada Drive and Fleet Street, newer Legoland. Professional and amateur bicycle racing, free kids races, plus the one-of-a-kind Family Fun Race for prizes. Mark your calendars for July 20, 2014 and find out what the Carlsbad Grand Prix is all about.

For more information click the link

[Link: Carlsbad Grand Prix]


The Carlsbad Triathlon Needs Voluteers

by The Editors on May 27, 2014

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Personally, we don’t know why someone would want to ruin a perfectly good bike ride by preceding it by swimming or following it with a run (Rule # 42), but there are those who do and on Saturday and Sunday, July 12 -13, 2014 there will be an ocean load of them here right here for the annual Carlsbad Triathlon. The City of Carlsbad needs help making sure all these people are headed in the right direction. They need volunteers.

Volunteer opportunities for the Lifestyle and Fitness Festival, taking place Saturday, July 12, include checking in athletes and handing out goodie bags. Body marking, assisting with timing at the finish line and passing out refreshments at the hospitality booth are among race day volunteer opportunities on Sunday, July 13. . . “Even if you may not want to swim, bike or run in the Carlsbad Triathlon, you can still play a key role in the exciting race weekend as a volunteer,” said Sue Irey, volunteer coordinator for the City of Carlsbad.

If you’d like to spend the day hanging out with extremely fit, barely clothed people this could be your lucky day. Follow the jump for more info. [click to continue…]


Alga Norte Park Grand Opening Tomorrow

by The Editors on January 10, 2014

The City of Carlsbad’s amazing new Alga Norte Community Park is hosting its grand opening on Saturday, January 11, 2014. The celebration kicks off at 10 AM in the aquatic center. The park will then be open to the public with open play in the swimming pools, a dive show, Skateboarding demonstrations, park turns, and a youth basketball scrimmage with guest announcer and NBA legend Bill Walton.

The Alga Norte Community Park is located at 6565 Alicante Road in Carlsbad, California. For more information please click the link.

[Link: Alga Norte]


Sign-ups Still Open For Fall Youth Basketball

by The Editors on September 23, 2013

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Registration has been extended for the City of Carlsbad’s 2013-14 Fall Youth Basketball Season. The league is for boys and girls grades 1 through 8 and is held at the Calavera Hills Community Center Gymnasium and the Stagecoach Community Center Gymnasium. Practice begins the first week of November, games start the first Saturday in December. The fee is $110 for Carlsbad residents and $120 for non-residents. For the official word from the Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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by The Editors on September 20, 2013


After making what seems like dozens of trips to get geared up for the new Carlsbad Wave soccer season it should be a relief to Carlsbad parents and players that is announcing the grand opening of a Carlsbad retail store at 5617 Paseo Del Norte just across from the Premium Outlets.

“We’re excited to be bringing the soccerloco experience to Carlsbad and look forward to serving the North San Diego soccer community,” Soccerloco President John Lococo said. “Our new location will blend next level retail with an innovative in-store experience and premium products to create the ultimate soccer specialty store for all players and fans of the game.”

Soccerloco officially opens on October 1, 2013. For the complete word from Soccerloco, follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Lake Calavera Trails Clean Up Day

by The Editors on September 10, 2013

Lake Calavera Trail Cleanup

On Saturday, September 28, 2013 the City of Carlsbad is going out to Lake Calavera and groom our mountain bike trails for us as a way of celebrating National Public Lands Day and we’d all like your help.

Volunteers will assist in planting approximately 300 native plants in a one-acre restoration site and help with other trail work. City staff will be on hand to assist with the activities and to provide information on trail maintenance and restoration. Those who attend will also learn about the boardwalk trails being built this winter and can hike any of the six miles of trails within the preserve. . . “Every day is a good day to celebrate the extensive 46 miles of trails available to the Carlsbad community,” says Liz Ketabian, City of Carlsbad park planning manager. “But once a year in September, the city welcomes the opportunity to join with other communities nationwide in a special day of volunteer activities focused on appreciating public lands throughout the country.”

If someone could smooth out the trail on that left hander at the bottom of Flirting With Death Speed Check DH we’re pretty sure we can get nail down a KOM on Strava. For more information on how you can help make our mountain bike rides smoother, faster, better, stronger, please follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Carlsbad Grand Prix: Hot Bike Action

by The Editors on August 27, 2013

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Wondering what you’re doing on the weekend of September 7-8, 2013? Of course not. You know where you’ll be. You’ll be at the Carlsbad Grand Prix of Cycling. On Saturday, September 7, 2013 join the entire Carlsbadistan cycling community with the Family Fun Ride.

The featured Family Fun Ride event starts at Holiday Park in Carlsbad Village, looping out through the Village before returning to Holiday Park. All participants will be given a map with 5 destinations. Those destinations are places required to stop to pick up your wristbands. The main 5 stops will take you on an approximately 2-mile circuit of Carlsbad Village. After collecting all 5 wristbands, you will return to the park where your entry number will be qualified to enter the raffle for the grand prize, plus many more prizes to be announced at 3pm. A 6th bonus stop at any of the 11 Hoehn Motors Carlsbad locations provides you with a free entry into the additional raffle of 2012 Masi Evo Rival road bike (a $20 value), with the winner to be announced at 4pm. . . . Listed stops on the fun ride are: SubZero, Boys and Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, Pedego, The Grand Deli, and Supercuts. Please note, the Family Fun Ride is NOT a race. Fastest time wins nothing.

On Sunday, September 8, 2013 the action heats up above the Flower Fields as Southern California’s strongest criterium racers dice it up in the fast and furious Carlsbad Grand Prix of Cycling.

This full day of races will feature more than 600 junior, amateur, professional, and Paralympics hand cyclists (via Challenged Athletes Foundation) competing in timed races for prizes and/or cash in front of 2,000 spectators. This event will begin approximately at 7:00am and finish in the late afternoon. Spectating and expo is free and open to the public.

To register for the race click here. For more information on the entire event, click the link.

[Link: Carlsbad Grand Prix of Cycling]


Bocce World Champs For Boys & Girls Clubs

by The Editors on July 9, 2013

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It’s July so that means it’s time for Vigilucci’s Beach Bocce World Championships XXXIII at Dog Beach in Del Mar, California. This year, the event’s 33rd, is scheduled for Saturday, July 13, 2013 from 8 AM to 5 PM.

The tournament will crown World Champions in four divisions; Men’s Open, Men’s Intermediate, Women’s and Mixed. This year a record 390 – 2 player teams will be competing on a 78 courts. The championship, which is a one day tournament played in two phases – a Round Robin and Championship Single Elimination, will start at approximately 8 a.m.

So far these evens have raised over $800,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. So come out, enjoy the fun, and help support Carlsbad’s Kids. For the official world from Vigilucci’s follow the jump. [click to continue…]


Professional Tennis Moving Out Of Carlsbad

by The Editors on June 3, 2013

Show Image 248It appears that the La Costa Resort & Spa is no longer interested in hosting the their annual Women’s Tennis Association tournament after 2013’s Southern California Open, according to a story on

Daily Tennis News has learned that the La Costa resort, where the event is staged, does not want to host the event beyond 2013, which makes it very likely that the tournament will move out of San Diego County, as there are no private facilities that are big enough to be able to host a WTA Premier level tournament.

Guess that means if you want to see pro tennis locally, you better go this year. Click here to buy tickets for 2013. For the rest of the story, click the link.

[Link: 10Balls]


3 On 3 Basketball At Carlsbad’s Westfield Mall

by The Editors on May 8, 2013


On Saturday July 13, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Carlsbad’s Westfield Mall parking lot will be turned into a huge outdoor three on three basketball tournament for boys grades 3 through 12 thanks to the City of Carlsbad. To play, you need get your team registered while there is still time.

Five grade divisions will be offered: 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th, 7th and 8th, 9th and 10th, and 11th and 12th. Grades are determined by school year 2012-2013. Online registration may only be completed by a parent of a child from the team, or a team member who is 18 years of age or older.

It costs $125 per team. For more information please call: (760) 434-2971 or follow the jump for more information.

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