Changes are being made for cyclist who ride at the Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton. On October 1, 2018, all cyclist are required to register with the new Department of Defense Biometric Identification System (DBIDS), before entering the base. If you are a cyclist and currently have access to the base, the old system will continue to be used until September 30, 2018.
Though the access will be transitioning, the route will not. Cyclist can still enter the North/South from the Las Pulgas gate to the main gate as well as South/North from the main gate to Las Pulgas gate.
Here is what you will need to register for a DBIDS bicycle pass:
- Locate the main Visitors center located at 20250 Vandegrift Blvd, Oceanside, CA 92058.
- Have a valid government issues photo ID
- Submit a criminal background check and have your photograph and fingerprints taken.
The new DBIDS passes will be valid for one year and are restricted for only bicycles, vehicles carrying bicycles are prohibited. Online registration for recreational cyclist ends July 22, 2018. Once the system transitions on October 1, 2018, you will not have access to the base if you did not register for DBIDS.
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