Nov
3
8:00am 8:00am

8th Annual Mike Nosco Memorial Ride

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What:    The 8th Annual Mike Nosco Memorial Bicycle Ride 2016
When:    Friday, November 3, 8:00am - 6:00pm  (Yes, it’s a Friday)
Where:    Dos Vientos Community Center, 4801 Borchard Road, Newbury Park, California 91320

Register at http://mikenosco.com/register/

Join many professional and amateur cyclists along our beautiful coast and through the epic Santa Monica Mountain range.  The ride includes famous climbs, Deer Creek, Latigo Canyon and Mulholland into the Santa Monica Mountains. See the route at http://www.strava.com/routes/326660 This challenging course will bring you, your friends, & family memories filled with love and laughter, but most of all, support for Juan Carlos Viñolo who will receiving a portion of the ride proceeds.

When you register, select the "Michael P. Nosco Foundation, Inc" from the drop down 'donation destination' box and then note “Juan Carlos Viñolo” in the memo box. All donations are tax deductable. (Tax ID#45-3794018)

Questions? Email specialevents@sdbc.org 

For more details go to
http://mikenosco.com/

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Nov
11
to Nov 12

Padres Pedal The Cause

Ride Marshals Needed

November 12 & 13th

Padres Pedal the Cause is looking for ride marshals on November 12 & 13th. The event starts and ends at Petco Park in downtown San Diego. There are a number of ride distances where we need marshals to be at the front of the pack, middle and back on both Saturday and Sunday.

Distances:

Saturday: 100 Miles: RideWithGPS.com route

Sunday: 66 Miles: RideWithGPS.com route

Sunday: 37 Miles: RideWithGPS.com route

Sunday: 21 Miles: RideWithGPS.com route

Sunday: 8 Miles: RideWithGPS.com route

Please call:

Myra Sanders-Lyle

Office: 760.642.2723 Cell: 314.616.0710

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Nov
18
to Nov 19

Borrego Springs Ride/Camping Trip

  • Mira Mesa Park and Ride (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NOTE:  The dates on this event are not yet firm.  Please check back for more information.

San Diego Bicycle Club's annual ride and camp weekend will be November 19th & 20th this year. Here's how it works. Meet at the Mira Mesa Park & Ride (Mira Mesa Blvd & I-15) at 7:00 am, leave your camping gear with a sag vehicle and enjoy the 75 mile ride to Borrego Palm Canyon campground. Have dinner and swap stories around the campfire. After Sunday breakfast, return to San Diego via Montezuma grade.

Sag support is limited to carrying your gear. You are responsible for getting yourself to Borrego. Event is limited to 50 riders/sag drivers. Dinner and breaking provided. Free to club members. Up to 10 sag vehicles welcome. (Motor homes are not allowed in the group campground)

Reservation required.

Strava Route - Day 1

Strava Route - Day 2

Contact: Linda Web
Email: volunteer@sdbc.org
Phone: 619 806-1284

2015 Trip

2008 Trip

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Nov
23
8:30am 8:30am

65th SDBC/MGE Racing Turkey Ride & Hunt To Elfin Forest

This is a 60 mile "Fun Ride", NOT a Race!  Leaves at 8:30am sharp! from La Jolla Village Square. No Fee, No Sag, No Patch, just a good old fashion Fun Ride, and a great way to get ready to pig-out later in the day!

Please ride safely and obey all traffic laws and never more than "two on a breast!"
Remember it's not whether you win or lose, but it's how much fun your have!
The object is to Hunt Turkeys, Not be One! Happy Thanksgiving

The Strava Ride Route for this event is here.

The MapMyRide Ride Route is here.

Ralph Elliott
619-239-4321
ralph@mgeracing.com

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Nov
24
9:00am 9:00am

Black & Green Friday Ride

Join SDBC the day after Thanksgiving for a Black Friday ride! A moderate pace ride departs at 9 a.m. from the Karl Strauss Tasting Room located at 5985 Santa Fe St., San Diego, CA 92109
SDBC members will receive 10% off their drink purchases with the club card and snacks will be served. Wear your Black and Green!

Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

Strava Ride Route is here.

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Nov
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

SDBC Club and Kit Fit Night

Fit Kit Night will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, November 27 at UC Cyclery. The 2018 SDBC Kit design will unveiled to SDBC members and the new fit kit will be available. Watch for more details coming soon.

On Club Night, all SDBC members get:

  • 20% off parts & accessories!
  • 10% of Garmin products!
  • 10% of bikes - no discount limit!
  • Other specials to be announced!
  • Food and prizes - don't miss out!
  • New kit design unveiled

RSVP online at the SDBC Facebook page

Armando Valencia
SDBC Special Events Director
specialevents@sdbc.org

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Nov
30
to Dec 3

22nd Annual SDBC Joshua Tree National Park Trip

  • Joshua Tree National Park (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come on out to Joshua Tree National Park!  Bring your Mountain bike, non technical riding, Hiking Boots, Climbing Shoes & Ropes, Camping gear, Telescope, Easy Boy Chair, Lots of Water, and some food and drinks.  

Arrive either Thursday or Friday night. We will be camping at Jumbo Rocks campground, and spending the weekend Climbing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Eating & Drinking, Star Gazing, or just enjoy doing nothing! Bring your own Food and Drinks, and something to shear for our "group meal" on Saturday night.  Yes, it can be cold, so don’t forget some firewood to help stay warm!!!

There is NO Water in Joshua Tree Park, so bring LOTS!

If you want to go please contact:

Ralph Elliott
619-239-4321
ralph@mgeracing.com

 
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Dec
9
8:30am 8:30am

30th Annual SDBC Light Up A Life Holiday Toy Ride

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Join San Diego Bicycle Club for the 30th Annual Light Up A Life Holiday Toy Ride to benefit the Salvation Army. The 50-mile round trip ride starts at 8:30am at UC Cyclery located at La Jolla Village Square. 

Riders are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to carry to the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, located at University Ave. and 69th Street. Led by Santa Claus, the ride is holiday pace (slow), and everyone is welcome. The Salvation Army is collecting toys for children of all ages—toys for older children are especially appreciated—as well as canned or boxed nonperishable food. Decorate your bike in the holiday spirit. Prizes will be awarded before the ride begins to the best-decorated adult rider, junior rider, and tandem riders. 

Every year the Salvation Army invites hundreds of San Diego families to select from the toys collected at the holiday distribution center. 

Contact Info:

Ralph Elliott
619-239-4321
ralph@mgeracing.com

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Dec
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

25th Annual Parade of Lights Party

 

It’s time for some Chili on the Bay

Join Ralph for the 25th Annual
Parade of Lights Party on the San Diego Bay

The Chili Cook-off format will continue again this year. Ralph would be honored to have our guests serve as judges for the Chili Cook-off. If you feel a bit more adventuresome please bring your Chili to the party!

Previous winners:

  • Robert Reid, MD (2004)
  • Randy Reid (2005)
  • Robert Citrano (2006)
  • Lindsay Bunn (2007)
  • Ralph Elliott (2008)
  • David Landman (2009)
  • Windy Storm (2010)
  • Eric Landman (2011)
  • Beth Landman (2012)
  • Tom Welch (2013)
  • Victor Hupp (2014)
  • Victor Hupp (2015)
  • ?????????? (2016)
  • ?????????? (2017)

Location: On Harbor Island, San Diego Bay, near the public parking lot directly across from the Hilton Hotel. Look for Ralph’s big red truck with camper and flags. Remember parking is limited at this event so first come, first served.

Don’t let parking keep you away! Be creative: Ride your bike, take a cab, hitchhike, park at Spanish Landing and walk, skate, ride your scooter, or valet parking at the Hilton.

Time: Chili cooks should arrive by 3:30pm. Judges should start to arrive at 4:00pm for the 5:00pm “Chili on the Bay cook-off”.

What to bring: Warm clothes, Beverages of your choice, lawn chairs, blankets, a cheerful attitude, and a empty stomach! A public restroom is conveniently located within walking distance from our location.

Hope to see ya at the Parade of Lights

Ralph Elliott
619-239-4321
ralph@mgeracing.com

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Dec
25
8:30am 8:30am

Annual Christmas Day Orphan Ride

 

27th Annual Christmas Day Orphan Ride

25 miles around San Diego Bay and back on the Ferry.

Meet at 1058 22nd Street in Golden Hill at Ralph’s. We will have coffee, donuts, juice and snacks before the ride. Do the ride, "Holiday Pace", drink coffee-mochas on Coronado Island, ride the Ferry back home to Ralph’s.

We will return at about 12:15 in the afternoon, and don't forget to bring some money for the ferry and coffee.

Merry Christmas & Enjoy the Ride!

 

Ralph Elliott
619-239-4321
ralph@mgeracing.com

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Jan
1
8:30am 8:30am

SDBC New Years Day Metric Century

Ring in the New year with SDBC and a Metric Century.

Route: Out Miramar Road, Pomerado Road, through Poway, RB, over Lake Hodges, into Escondido, over to San Marcos, out Palomar Airport Road to the Coast Highway, down the Coast Highway to Java Depot, then back up Torrey Pines to the Finish!

Questions on any of the above events?  Contact:

Ralph Elliott
619-239-4321
ralph@mgeracing.com

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Jan
28
5:00pm 5:00pm

71st Annual Banquet of Champions

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Please join the San Diego Bicycle Club for our annual banquet to celebrate our accomplishments during 2016 and kick-off our 71st year of bicycle racing!

When

Sunday, January 29, 2017
5:00 – 6:00 pm No Host Social Hour (Cash Bar)
6:00 – 8:30 pm Dinner, Raffle and Awards

Where

Bottega Americano
1195 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Menu

  • Antipasta Display - an array of artisan meat and cheese honey walnuts, fresh and dried fruit, house mustarda olive oil crostini
  • Arugula Salad- reggiano, lemon, Giuseppe's olive oil
  • Orecchiette - tomato, mozzarella, pesto, pangrattato
  • Meatballs - pork and beef blend, reggiano
  • Roasted Chicken Breast - served with marsala pan jus
  • Sauteed seasonal vegetable medley
  • toasted quinoa / fine herbs / vinaigrette / farmers market offerings
  • Dessert - a selection of house made cookies and brownies

Other

Ticket cost will be $30 per person. Valet parking will be available for $10 per automobile.

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May
28
8:30am 8:30am

Memorial Day Ride

Leaves UC Cyclery at 8:30, led by SDBC ride leaders, 39 miles. 

Join us for a pleasant ride down Rose Canyon Bike Path, and up Soledad Mountain Road to the Mt. Soledad National Veterans Memorial. Here, we will dismount & view the memorial wall plaques briefly, remembering what Memorial Day is all about. 

We will then continue down Nautilus St. to Windansea, riding along the coast to Point Loma (to first gate), regroup, then head back through OB, with a stop at Newbreak Coffee & Cafe, before returning to UCC.

* Tandems welcome, remembering we will have the climb up Soledad Mountain Road.

Bring 2 bottles of fluid, and be ready to roll at 8:30. A group pic will be taken at the Soledad Memorial for the SDBC Weekly.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/1085787146

RSVP on Facebook at SDBC Memorial Day Ride

 

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Jun
10
5:00am 5:00am

Salsa Ride at the Border

On behalf of the Foundation for the Children of the Californias (FCC) and the Hospital Infantil de las Californias, we cordially invite you to participate in the "Salsa Ride at the Border”. All proceeds go to the hospital, with it's dedicated doctors, nurses and staff that provide services to children whether their parents can afford to pay or not.  

The Salsa Ride is a fun and challenging metric century that begins and ends in south San Diego county at the “Outlets at the Border” in San Ysidro, and offers a scenic passage through Otay Lakes and the Eastlake area, with a chip-timed section up Honey Springs Road.

Juan Carlos Viñolo, the cyclist paralyzed at the Fiesta Island crash in 2014, will be wearing bib #1 and leading out the ride on his hand-cycle! And once again, Raul Alcala, bib #2, first Mexican Tour de France rider and winner of two stages, will be our celebrity rider. There is a meal afterwards, a beer garden, a band playing, and raffle prizes. 

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Jun
16
8:30am 8:30am

Club Photo

1978 SDBC Club Photo 

Our annual club photo will be taken on Saturday, June 16, just before the club rides.

So that we can look almost as sweet as the '78 team pictured to the right, Rule #18 will be strictly enforced - Only members with current and complete kits will be allowed in the photo.  

Please wear the regular, current kit - NOT the summer jersey, NOT fall jersey, NOT last year's kit, nor the one from 4 seasons ago.  We'll have nearly as much fun as the "year unknown" team below.

SDBC Club Photo, year unknown

Meet at UC Cyclery and we'll ride to the intersection of Eastgate Mall and Town Center Drive.

Thanks!

San Diego Bicycle Club

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Jul
4
8:30am 8:30am

SDBC Red, White & BREW - Independence Day Ride

Karl Strauss Tasting Room

Karl Strauss Tasting Room

Join us for our 4th of July ride and picnic, SDBC Red, White & BREW! The ride starts at 8:30 am from the
Karl Strauss Brewery Tasting Room at 5985 Santa Fe St San Diego, CA 92109 (Just south of the Rose Canyon Bike path).

The ride route will be 57 miles in distance at a moderate pace, rolling out at 8:30AM.  

There's also a shorter, alternate route that's about 28 miles and rolls out at 9:30A. This route will have a break at mile 12 at Java Depot before returning to Karl Strauss.  The pace for this ride will be D3.

Note: The longer, faster ride rolls out at 8:30A. The shorter slower ride rolls out at 9:30A.

Karl Strauss July 4th Ride Route

Karl Strauss July 4th Ride Route

  • The ride is open and free to everyone!
  • The BBQ and Karl Strauss beer is free to SDBC Members!  
  • Non-Members can pay $20 at the door
  • You MUST show you're SDBC membership card for the free party.
  • Bring photo ID to show proof of age.
  • Parking is at Karl Strauss 5985 & 5965 Santa Fe Drive, or on the street.
Karl Strauss July 4th Alternate Ride Route

Karl Strauss July 4th Alternate Ride Route

We expect to be back to the Karl Strauss Tasting Room around 12 noon to enjoy some great brew and celebrate our country's independence with a complimentary picnic with brats and dogs!

Please wear your SDBC Emerald Textiles Kit !

If you'd like to volunteer for this event, please click here.

Support our Nationals Riders!

 

Please contact our event coordinator specialevents@sdbc.org if you have any questions.

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Sep
3
8:30am 8:30am

Cecy Krone Memorial Ride

Please join SDBC for a 54 mile bike ride (that includes Les's Loop) to Carlsbad in memory of fellow SDBC members whose lives have been taken on the roads by drunk drivers.

The ride will leave UC Cyclery (home of the Saturday ride location) at 8:30am.

Note:  UCC will not be open.  Restrooms are available at Starbucks and Ralph's

This is not a race, but a fun ride (moderate pace) and a time for all of us to enjoy riding together to remember club members killed while riding. We will be stopping at Solana Beach Coffee Company on the return trip for a FREE cup of coffee.

Solana Beach Coffee Company is located at 437 Hwy 101 in Solana Beach.

Red memorial MADD ribbons will be given to all participants to tie onto their bicycles during the ride.

When: Monday, September 3, 2018 Roll out at 8:30 am
Where: UC Cyclery, 8715 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, CA 92037

Here is the link to the Facebook page event where you can RSVP and download the route to your garmin

https://www.facebook.com/events/129567520995879

 

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Apr
23
8:15am 8:15am

Gordy Shields Memorial Ride

In honor of all his work on the Bayshore Bikeway and resurfacing of the Fiesta Island Perimeter Rd. as well as countless hours of advocacy in the name of cycling for our cycling community. Please join us to honor and celebrate his life. We will be riding from Pepper Park, 3299 Tidelands Avenue near the Gordy Shields bridge in National City.

The route is about 35 miles. There will be a short advocacy at 8:20 AM. Be ready to roll at 8:30 AM.

http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/649410130

This is a fun ride at a conversational pace out around the Bayshore Bikeway to Coronado and back. We will help with issues as they may arise, but ask that you arrive with a mechanically sound bicycle and your own equipment to service any issues that could come up.

If you have questions, please contact Pat Murray 

2015 Gordy Memorial Ride Flyer

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Apr
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

SDBC Club Night at UC Cyclery

UC Cyclery will offer its biggest SDBC Discounts on "Club Night"

Monday, April 3rd between 6 and 8 PM.

It's time to start making your wish list...did you need a new bike, or maybe a helmet? Maybe it's time to replace those shoes, or maybe you need some new tires? Whatever you need, UC Cyclery will have what you're looking for.  Don't miss out!

  • Monday, April 3, 2017
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • UC Cyclery 8715 Villa La Jolla Dr. #B La Jolla, CA 92037(map)

Besides the wonderful discounts, there will be pizza and drinks, and raffle prizes too!

20% OFF ALL IN-STORE ITEMS! (excluding bicycles, Garmin, and GoPro products)

SPECIALS 
TBD

BIKES 
TBD

Additional specials will be available that night!

If you'd like to volunteer for this event, please click here

Renee Robinson
SDBC PR Director
pr@sdbc.org

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Sep
30
6:00pm 6:00pm

CyclingSavvy Club Edition course for SDBC

CyclingSavvy Club Edition course for SDBC Fri 9/30!!

SDBC is hosting a CycllingSavvy Club Edition course for you on Friday Sept 30 - 6 to 9pm at the Mission Bay Yacht Club. CyclingSavvy instructor Gary Cziko is traveling from LA to teach this course. This is an excellent opportunity to spend a few hours learning and thinking about what you can do to be even less likely to get hit by a car. I guarantee you will be glad you went.

A good 5-minute video overview of the principles of CyclingSavvy can be found here.

The special Club Edition course is new and has removed content already known by experienced cyclists like you to concentrate on the counter-intuitive stuff that will give you something to chew on. It has been taught to four clubs in the LA area - we're the first to get it in San Diego.
A summary of the principles of CyclingSavvy that will be distributed at the course can be found here.

Since SDBC is paying for the training ($150) we have priority for the first few days, but you need to RSVP as soon as possible. After Saturday we will invite members from other Coalition member clubs, if there is room.

Please RSVP to me directly: bikecoalition@sdbc.org *

MBYC is on the end of El Carmel Pl, a mini-peninsula on the west side of Mission Bay.

Special thanks to Coalition board member and CABO President Jim Baross for getting this venue for us.

Remember: your SDBC membership includes membership in the San Diego County Bike Coalition which includes a number of benefits. See the Coalition website at sdbikecoalition.org.

Serge Issakov
Bike Coalition liaison
bikecoalition@sdbc.org

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Sep
11
to Oct 2

Velodrome Resurfacing

It's finally time to resurface the San Diego Velodrome. This project cannot be effectively completed without an extraordinary amount of help from the velodrome community. We ask all of you to come to these work days and help for facilities preparation, fence demolition, and fence rebuild.
Work days have been scheduled for:

  • Sunday, Sep 11 @ 8 am
  • Saturday, Sep 17 @ 8 am
  • Sunday, Sep 18 @ 8 am
  • TBD some time between Sep 24 and Oct 2

Resurfacing starts on Monday, Sep 19 and will take a few days. At this time, we cannot exactly determine the reassembly days after the resurfacing. We appreciate your flexibility in scheduling.
Although required tools will be supplied, having more can be helpful. If possible, please bring:

  • Work gloves
  • Weed whacker
  • Tarp for hauling things around
  • Sheers or pruning tools
  • Rakes

Thanks for you hard work and commitment to making the San Diego Velodrome the best place to ride bikes in San Diego.

If you have any questions please contact the SDVA President, Mark Ainslie, at mark@sdvelodrome.com.
SDVA link - sdvelodrome.com

Some reminders:
Public hours are on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During this time ANYONE is invited to ride their bicycle (any bike) on the track. Please bring a helmet and be prepared to sign a waiver.
Members are allowed to ride only during Open Hours on the track. All scheduled events are noted on the calendar.
Motor Pacing is only allowed by SDVA approved coaches.

Victor Hupp
San Diego Velodrome Director
velodrome@sdbc.org

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Jun
18
to Jun 25

Saturday Route Change

Because of Caltrans work on the I-5 Chute the next two Saturdays (June 18 & 25) we will be changing the route of the Saturday rides. Simply put...Go through UCSD and get over to Torrey Pines. Go down Torrey Pines grade - Watch your speeds. Take a right on Carmel Valley Rd and a left on El Camino Real. Resume your regular routes.

For the purists among us, see the table below...

GoCumTurn At
0.10.1LVilla La Jolla Dr.
0.20.3RGilman Dr.
0.71.0LSouth Scholars Dr.
0.61.6LLa Jolla Shores
0.01.6QRQuick R Torrey Pines
1.22.8LAt Genesee, to stay on Torrey Pines (go down Torrey Pines Grade - watch your speeds)
3.66.4RCarmel Valley Rd. Go under the I-5.
1.88.2LEl Camino Real and resume regular route.

ENJOY THE RIDE!

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Mar
27
8:30am 8:30am

SDBC Easter Sunday Ride

54.5 miles ~ Leaves UC Cyclery at 8:30, led by SDBC ride leader, NOT hilly or challenging.

Easy ride up the coast to Oceanside Harbor, stop at Nautical Bean for coffee, and back.

Bring two bottles of fluid and be ready to roll at 8:30. A group pic will be taken and sent to you afterwards with ride write-up.

Route available on Google Maps

We'll have fun. Come join us!

Contact SDBC Ride Leader Michael Pelky
bichaelcalif@yahoo.com

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Mar
13
7:30am 7:30am

Tandem Rally

Please join Tony Lowery on January 10th, the second Sunday of March, for a tandem ride.  We'll ride through Mission Bay to Point Loma and return through La Jolla. We'll stop for coffee at the La Jolla Farmer's Market before heading back to UC Cyclery.  Approximately 35 miles with 1500' elevation gain.  Check out SDBC's facebook page for the event invite. Invite your friends!

Call or text questions to Tony Lowery 619.852.7141

 

 

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Jan
1
12:00am12:00am

New Membership Fees and Structure

SDBC Membership fees and structure will be changing in 2016. We will be offering multi-year memberships and renewels will now be on an annual basis (as opposed to yearly).

You can renew your 2016 membership for the 2015 price until 12/31/2015. For questions about membership, see our Membership page or contact the Membership Director

The new fees and structures are:

Membership 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year
Single Member $55 $99 ($50/year) $135 ($45/year)
Additional Family Member $20 $30 ($15/year) $30 ($10/year)
Junior $10 $20 ($10/year) $30 ($10/year)
 

 

 

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Nov
8
8:30am 8:30am

Women's Open Ride

Join SDBC Women's Team to meet other women, especially those interested in racing, for a Mount Soledad Bike Tour designed and lead by Tony Lowery of "Bike Ride San Diego".  ride rolls out at 8:30A from Vacation Isle in Pacific Beach,

Enjoy a recreational paced ride, enjoy the views and meet SDBC Women's racing team members to ask questions about bicycle racing. Picnic lunch served afterwards provided by BRSD

Visit our FaceBook Event for more information

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Sep
12
8:00am 8:00am

Special Election

The Club is in the process of converting to a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity.  As a tax-exempt, sponsors will be able to deduct contributions to the Club as charitable deductions.  This should enhance our ability to obtain more corporate sponsors.

To affect this change, the state of California requires that we amend our Articles of Incorporation with the following changes:

  1. Expressly state that we will not engage in any activity that is not permitted under IRS rules pertaining to 501(c)(3) entities,
  2. Upon dissolution of the Club, all assets will be distributed only to another tax-exempt entity, and
  3. Both the Board and the Members have approved these changes.

The restated Articles of Incorporation that we propose to adopt can be viewed by clicking the following link - Restated Articles of Incorporation.

Voting by secret ballot will be Saturday, September 12, before the Saturday ride at UC Cyclery.  SDBC Secretary Adina Cowell, and SDBC Membership Director Marilyn Detloff will oversee the balloting.  There will be NO balloting via email.  

Thank you,

Jim Swigart
President
San Diego Bicycle Club

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Aug
27
7:00pm 7:00pm

SDBC/MGE/OUTBACK Beach Party

Don't want to miss our 47th annual SDBC/MGE/OUTBACK Beach Party on Thursday August 27th, 7:00pm at Ventura Cove, Mission Bay, right next to the Bahia Hotel. GREAT Food & Drinks, Huge Bon-Fire, Marshmallows, Music, lots of Fun and Fireworks!

There is plenty of parking, (open after 10pm!) restrooms, sand and water (it's the beach!) You can race the "Thursday Night Fiesta Island training" or do your own ride and come on by afterwards! We are three miles from Fiesta Island with a great view of Sea World's Fireworks! The event is FREE to all SDBC members and only $10 donation for all non-members. 

When: Thursday August 25th, 7:00pm
Where: Ventura Cove, Mission Bay right next to the Bahia Hotel (same location as last year, look for the RalphMobile™)
Google Map: Ventura Cove

Ralph Elliot
619-239-4321

If you have questions about the Thursday night workout at Fiesta Island or about the Beach Party, send an email to specialevents@sdbc.org. Feel free to RSVP or post questions to the event announcement online!

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Jun
12
to Jun 19

Fluid Team Order

Make sure to take advantage of a team order with deep discounts (40% off retail prices) and get the nutrition you need with huge savings! Hurry up, the special online order starts June 12th and ends June 19th.

Remember to take advantage of the new single packet of performance drinks, perfect for carrying in pocket for refueling on a long ride. They're the only sports drink packet available designed to fill an actual bike bottle.

Fluid is proud to be an official sponsor of SDBC. We make premium electrolyte and recovery drinks to help you stay hydrated, energized, focused, and feeling great again tomorrow. Fluid products are low in sugar, lactose free, gluten free, and made 100% in the USA. Here is a brief product overview:

Fluid Performance - Before/During training & competition

  • Dual Source Energy System for rapid absorption & sustained energy.
  • Bioavailable Electrolytes to prevent cramping, buffer lactic acid, & enhance performance.
  • Great Taste - Blueberry, Pomegranate, Raspberry Lemonade, Passion Fruit Tea (contains caffeine), and Fresh Citrus!

Fluid Recovery - After training & competition

  • Whey Protein Isolate for lean muscle growth.
  • L-Glutamine for tissue repair and immunity.
  • Complex + Simple carbs for glycogen replenishment.
  • Great Taste - Tropical Escape, Berry Treasure, Chocolate Wave.
  • Ordering instructions:

1. Go to store.livefluid.com
2. Stock up on all your favorite goods.
3. Click "Proceed to Checkout" button.
4. Use code "SDBC" to get your discount.
5. Enter UC Cyclery’s address in the "Ship To" address fields.
8715 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, Ca 92037
6. Select "Local Pickup SLO" so that you don't pay for shipping.
7. Check out & write "SDBC TEAM ORDER" in the shipping details area.
8. Your Fluid will be available for pickup at UC Cyclery starting June 24th, 2015.

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May
30
8:30am 8:30am

SDBC Tandem Rally

Join us for our second tandem rally! Our SDBC "T ride" route will take us through Rancho Santa Fe to Java Depot in Solana Beach break for coffee and return to UC Cyclery.  Approximately 35 miles - moderately difficult. Bring your long-bikes and strong-legs! Serge Issakov will be leading the ride.
 
Be ready to roll at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday May 30th. Meet at UC Cyclery 8715 Villa La Jolla Dr., San Diego, CA, 92037
Route: Sorrento Valley, a gradual climb up to Camino del Sur, then down San Dieguito Road, to the coast and up to Java Depot to refuel properly in preparation for the climb up Torrey Pines. 

The route can be viewed here.  Group Photo and route slips will be distributed. Re-Grouping spots will be in place! 
 

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Apr
4
8:00am 8:00am

Specal C-Ride Saturday

Across the Angeles Mountains

Once in a while we organize "special" C-rides to target the mythical climbs of the region. In the past we've done such rides as Escondido to Palm Desert via Palomar, a double Mt Baldy, Laguna by Kitchen Creek, or most recently GWL with Honey Springs to Otay Lake. Those rides are generally longer (80+ miles) and obviously with more climbing than usual (7,000 to 12,000 ft).

Saturday Apr 4th we're going on a big loop across the Angeles mountains, going up 39 all the way (after a 10mi warm up along the foothills) and back down by Hwy 2. It's 103 miles with well over 10,000 ft. And most of the climbing is a straight shot, going from 500ft to 8000ft at the "saddle", the highest point on Hwy 2, in 35 miles! It's a tough climb, with sections up to 10%. But it's a magnificent climb, nicer than Baldy or Palomar in my opinion. And then it's pretty much all downhill after that!

Because it's in the middle of mountains, it's very important that anyone joining this ride be self sufficient mechanically as well as for food and water.

Route available on MapMyRide.com

If you're interested please contact me for more detailed information and instructions.

Didier Sagan, C-ride leader
didier_sagan@yahoo.com

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Feb
28
to Mar 1

San Diego Omnium

The first annual San Diego Omnium is a full weekend of racing with two criteriums and a time trial being put on by SDSU, UCSD, and SDBC teams. Our goal is to provide a top notch collegiate race weekend and a multi-race format for the Elite riders. Check out our website and Facebook page for details, and please help us to spread the word.

http://www.sandiegoomnium.info/
https://www.facebook.com/SanDiegoOmnium

 

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Oct
12
11:15am11:15am

Kerry Kunsman Memorial Ride & Service

This Sunday, October 12th, please join members of the SDBC Sunday Ride back at UC Cyclery at 11:15 after another easier than usual ride, who will then be riding over to Shoreline Park South on Shelter Island to participate in the ride in remembrance of Kerry. The Memorial Ride begins at 12:30, going along Harbor Drive and around the bay, and will be about an hour, beginning and ending at the park where the 2:00 service will be held. Feel free to ride your bike to UCC, or attend the event on your own via car or bike. Click here for more information or to RSVP

Our regular Sunday ride will roll out from UC Cyclery at 8:30, returning by 11:00 so that members can join the ride and service.

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Sep
25
to Oct 3

Fluid Team Order

Make sure to take advantage of a team order with deep discounts (40% off retail prices) and get the nutrition you need with huge savings! Hurry up, the special online order starts September 25th and ends October 3rd.

Fluid is proud to be an official sponsor of SDBC. We make premium electrolyte and recovery drinks to help you stay hydrated, energized, focused, and feeling great again tomorrow. Fluid products are low in sugar, lactose free, gluten free, and made 100% in the USA. Here is a brief product overview:

Fluid Performance - Before/During training & competition

  • Dual Source Energy System for rapid absorption & sustained energy.
  • Bioavailable Electrolytes to prevent cramping, buffer lactic acid, & enhance performance.
  • Great Taste - Blueberry, Pomegranate, Raspberry Lemonade, Passion Fruit Tea (contains caffeine), and Fresh Citrus!


Fluid Recovery - After training & competition

  • Whey Protein Isolate for lean muscle growth.
  • L-Glutamine for tissue repair and immunity.
  • Complex + Simple carbs for glycogen replenishment.
  • Great Taste - Tropical Escape, Berry Treasure, Chocolate Wave.

Ordering instructions:

  1. Go to store.livefluid.com
  2. Stock up on all your favorite goods.
  3. Click "Proceed to Checkout" button.
  4. Use code "SDBC" to get your discount.
  5. Enter UC Cyclery’s address in the "Ship To" address fields.  8715 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla, Ca 92037
  6. Select "Local Pickup SLO" so that you don't pay for shipping.
  7. Check out & write "SDBC TEAM ORDER" in the shipping details area.
  8. Your Fluid will be available for pickup at UC Cyclery starting October 8th.

 

 

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Sep
14
8:30am 8:30am

SDBC Sunday Ride - Vuelta a Soledad!

One-Year Anniversary Ride (to the day)!

To commemorate this special event, SDBC Special Events Director, Pat Murray, secured some giveaways from our title sponsor, Emerald Textiles. These will be handed out pre-ride to all participants and are small enough to be carried on the ride.

Leaves UC Cyclery at 8:30, led by SDBC ride leaders, 30 miles, interesting and scenic route, hilly & challenging but with regrouping as usual. Coffee stop in LJ Village (one free coffee to all participants), back at UCC by 12:30. Please plan on staying with us throughout the ride.

Bring 2 bottles of fluid, and be ready to roll at 8:30. A group pic at Soledad Park will be taken and sent to you afterwards with ride write-up.

We are looking forward to seeing you.

If I don't already have your full name and email, please supply ahead of time. 

Contact SDBC ride leader Michael Pelkey at bichaelcalif@yahoo.com

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Sep
10
to Sep 19

Membership Survey

San Diego Bicycle Club’s financial management team is reviewing several areas to ensure the continued fiscal health of the Club.  The team is made up of Club Treasurer Mike McLaughlin, Membership Director Marilyn Detloff, and Sponsorship Director Michael Farkas.

Please click on the link below to take a five-minute, confidential 14 question survey.  If you are a current member, past member, or thinking about joining SDBC, we encourage you take the survey.  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RXF5VWC

Please respond by Friday, September 19th.

Thanks!

Mike, Marilyn, & Michael

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Aug
19
5:15pm 5:15pm

Ride in Support of Juan Carlos Viñolo

There will be "Ride in Support of Juan Carlos Viñolo".   Juan Carlos (49) is fighting for his life after being very seriously injured in the horrific car crash on Fiesta Island this week.  He has lost a kidney and is paralyzed from the chest down. 

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Cyclist-in-Critical-Condition-Following-Fiesta-Island-Crash-271404141.html

Ride Details:

* Fiesta Island (Meet at the entrance of the Youth Camp and the Aquatic Center)
* August 19, 2014
* Meet: 5:45 PM, Roll: 6:00 PM  
* Two laps
* Moderate to slow pace
* Avoid riding more than two abreast
* Bring a friend - All cyclist welcome (road, tri, mountain, beach cruiser, etc.)

A fundraising account has been set up to raise money for Juan Carlos: http://www.gofundme.com/d1nuf8

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Jun
7
to Aug 30

The D-5 Saturday Ride Is Back for the Summer!

The D-5 Ride Is Back for the Summer!

June 7th through August 30th, this 8-12 mile entry level ride is designed for riders who can stay upright on their bikes.  It’s focus is to teach cycling basics while getting new riders comfortable riding on city streets. 

See a complete description of all our Saturday rides on this page.

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Jun
7
8:30am 8:30am

Club Photo

  • Eastgate Mall & Towne Centre Dr San Diego, CA 92121 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

It's been a couple of years since we had a club photo so we'll be taking one on June 7th. If you do not have the club kit for this year you need to place your order by April 27th to have it in time for the photo.

We'd like to have as many members as possible in the photo. This is important when reaching out to potential sponsors so mark your calendar and be prepared to bring your brightest smiles :)

Our last Club Photo, 2011

Our last Club Photo, 2011

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Mar
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Alaska to Argentina

Dirk Spits, a Dutch cyclist, will be making a presentation about his 5,000+ mile self-contained bike tour from Prudhoe Bay to San Diego.
His tour will continue from San Diego to Ushuaia, Argentina (southern-most tip of South America). Dirk is doing this tour to draw attention and 
support children and education-based projects throughout Central and South America through the Amsterdam based charity 99%RIDE Foundation.

The presentation will be at 7:30 PM Wednesday, March 26 at Point Loma Hosteling International, 3790 Udall Street, San Diego California 92107-2414, 
Phone (619) 223-4778. Please come and see Dirk's presentation. Seating area is limited, so come early. 
See the links, trailer, Seattle Bike Blog, and the Alaska Highway News article for more information

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