What we're about

When: Every Saturday morning at 8:15 AM for first-timer orientation. Rides begin rolling out just after 8:30

Where: Meet in front of UC Cyclery at 8715 Via La Jolla Drive (in the La Jolla Village Square mall at the intersection of Via La Jolla and Nobel Drive)

What: Have a fun bike ride around San Diego's North County! You'll enjoy views of inland valleys and the coast. Ride leaders help you decide which group you should join based on your riding experience. Then we roll out at 8:30 AM after some brief announcements.

Connect with us:

• SDBC website (https://www.sdbc.org/)

• Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/sandiegobicycleclub/)

• Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/sandiegobicycleclub/)

• Twitter (https://twitter.com/SDBicycleClub)

• Strava (https://www.strava.com/clubs/sdbc)

Details

You can ride to the start or drive there and leave your car in the lot while you ride. Seven ride groups ranging from 24 miles to 47 miles. The shorter rides are also slower. Most riders stop in Solana Beach at Cafe LaTerre before heading back to UC Cyclery or going directly home.

Please see full details on our website: sdbc.org/saturday

You ride at your own risk, but you'll get lots of guidance from experienced SDBC ride leaders if you need it. We generally consolidate groups if it's raining.

• Ride with us! You don't need to be a member (of SDBC (https://www.sdbc.org/) or Meetup) to join the ride, but as you may soon learn, becoming a member brings many social & economic benefits.

• Join SDBC. The $55 annual fee is quickly recouped in special, unpublished discounts from sponsors like Spinergy Wheels (https://www.spinergy.com/), UC Cyclery (https://www.uccyclery.com/) in La Jolla, Fluid Sports Nutrition (https://livefluid.com/) and many more (https://www.sdbc.org/sponsors). You can sign up for the weekly SDBC email update to stay informed about local rides, races, and discounts.

• Donate. SDBC is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that promotes and provides education around healthy physical activity and the local community. Your donations are deductible in accordance with IRS regulations. https://www.sdbc.org/donate

Saturday Ride Rules:

• Helmets required

• No earbuds or headphones

• No Aero bars

• No flashing lights while in group

SDBC assumes NO responsibility or liability for your safety. When you ride with SDBC, you are giving your implied consent that you are assuming all responsibility and liability for your safety. With this implied consent, you acknowledge that cycling is an inherently dangerous and potentially deadly activity. You—for yourself and on behalf of your heirs, assigned personal representatives, and next of kin—release SDBC, its officers and directors, volunteers, and members from any and all liability associated with your participation in any SDBC-related activity.

— Charlie Sykes, SDBC Training Director and Development Ride Leader.

Upcoming events (4+)

SDBC/San Diego Bicycle Club Saturday Rides 🚲 Coastal North County

Needs a location

Join over 100 avid road cyclists every Saturday (with a few exceptions,) on San Diego Bicycle Club's famous Saturday Rides. SDBC is the oldest and largest bike club in San Diego County. We have been conducting our Saturday Rides since the mid 1970's. Seven groups roll each week ranging from our mellow 24 mile entry-level Development-4 group (D-4) to the fast and furious 47 mile long A-Ride.

Meet in front of UC Cyclery at 8715 Via La Jolla Dr (La Jolla Village Square mall - intersection of Via La Jolla and Nobel Dr) at 8:15 AM for First-Timer Orientation. Ride leaders can help you decide which group you should join based on your riding experience. We roll out shortly after 8:30 AM after some announcements. The faster groups roll first.

Ride to the start or drive there and park in the large lot east of UC Cyclery. Please do not park in the spaces directly in front of the bike shop. Restrooms are available inside of Ralphs south of UC Cyclery.

About 10 miles before the finish, most riders stop for coffee & snacks at CAFÉ LaTerre at 315 Hwy 101 in Solana Beach (next to CVS) before heading back to the start. Water is available for bottle refills and restrooms are inside the building.

You ride at your own risk, but you'll get guidance from experienced SDBC ride leaders if you need it in the Development (D) Rides. Cyclists must have fast group riding experience and competence to ride in the A, B, or C groups. We generally don't ride if it's raining heavily and will consolidate ride groups if raining lightly.

You don't have to be a bike club member to ride with us; but being a member supports the cause and saves you many times the club membership fee in bikes, apparel and supplies discounts plus other benefits from our sponsors. https://www.sdbc.org/join

If this is your first time attending the ride, please show up by 8:15 for the first-timer orientation that will help you decide which of the seven groups you should start with (A, B, C, D1, D2, D3 or D4) and answer any questions you have.

Rules:

  • Helmets required
  • No earbuds or headphones
  • No grocery store water bottles
  • No aero bar use in the group
  • No flashing lights while in the group
  • No e-Bikes
  • No tandems in the A, B, or C Rides

SDBC assumes NO responsibility or liability for your safety. When you ride with SDBC, you are giving your implied consent that you are assuming all responsibility and liability for your safety. With this implied consent, you acknowledge that cycling is an inherently dangerous and potentially deadly activity. You—for yourself and on behalf of your heirs, assigned personal representatives, and next of kin—release SDBC, its officers and directors, volunteers, and members from any and all liability associated with your participation in any SDBC-related activity.

Quick Guide to Rides:
The A/B/C/D1 rides are about 47 miles long with under 3,000 feet of climbing. The D2 ride is about 42 miles with more climbing than any other ride. D3 is about 38 miles, and the D4 is just over 24 miles long.

A - This is the only SDBC ride group with no ride leader. If you're an experienced road racer, this can be good race training.
B - Only experienced riders. Pace 20+ mph (32 kph).
C - Experienced riders who know how to ride in a tight group and participate in a clockwise circular/rotating paceline. (These skills are taught in the D-3 Ride.) Average pace is 18+ mph (29 kph).
D1 - Average pace is 17+ mph (27 kph) and there's more assistance, regroups & training provided on this ride compared to the C-ride.
D2 - This is a "chill" ride but be ready to climb! 16+ mph (26 kph) pace.
D3 - This is the core developmental ride of SDBC. Instruction is given in rotating double pace lines. Ideal for the those who have riding experience but are new to riding in packs. Pace is moderate.
D4 - More TLC for new or "been a long time off the bike" riders than rides above. The course terrain does have a number of short climbs plus the more challenging Torrey Pines grade. Riders should have the appropriate fitness and ability to stay with the group. Pace is set to accommodate riders (who are putting in a good effort) in the group as much as possible.

See route maps and more details at:
https://www.sdbc.org/saturday

Be safe. 🚲 Have fun.

SDBC/San Diego Bicycle Club Saturday Rides 🚲 Coastal North County

Join over 100 avid road cyclists every Saturday (with a few exceptions,) on San Diego Bicycle Club's famous Saturday Rides. SDBC is the oldest and largest bike club in San Diego County. We have been conducting our Saturday Rides since the mid 1970's. Seven groups roll each week ranging from our mellow 24 mile entry-level Development-4 group (D-4) to the fast and furious 47 mile long A-Ride.

Meet in front of UC Cyclery at 8715 Via La Jolla Dr (La Jolla Village Square mall - intersection of Via La Jolla and Nobel Dr) at 8:15 AM for First-Timer Orientation. Ride leaders can help you decide which group you should join based on your riding experience. We roll out shortly after 8:30 AM after some announcements. The faster groups roll first.

Ride to the start or drive there and park in the large lot east of UC Cyclery. Please do not park in the spaces directly in front of the bike shop. Restrooms are available inside of Ralphs south of UC Cyclery.

About 10 miles before the finish, most riders stop for coffee & snacks at CAFÉ LaTerre at 315 Hwy 101 in Solana Beach (next to CVS) before heading back to the start. Water is available for bottle refills and restrooms are inside the building.

You ride at your own risk, but you'll get guidance from experienced SDBC ride leaders if you need it in the Development (D) Rides. Cyclists must have fast group riding experience and competence to ride in the A, B, or C groups. We generally don't ride if it's raining heavily and will consolidate ride groups if raining lightly.

You don't have to be a bike club member to ride with us; but being a member supports the cause and saves you many times the club membership fee in bikes, apparel and supplies discounts plus other benefits from our sponsors. https://www.sdbc.org/join

If this is your first time attending the ride, please show up by 8:15 for the first-timer orientation that will help you decide which of the seven groups you should start with (A, B, C, D1, D2, D3 or D4) and answer any questions you have.

Rules:

  • Helmets required
  • No earbuds or headphones
  • No grocery store water bottles
  • No aero bar use in the group
  • No flashing lights while in the group
  • No e-Bikes
  • No tandems in the A, B, or C Rides

SDBC assumes NO responsibility or liability for your safety. When you ride with SDBC, you are giving your implied consent that you are assuming all responsibility and liability for your safety. With this implied consent, you acknowledge that cycling is an inherently dangerous and potentially deadly activity. You—for yourself and on behalf of your heirs, assigned personal representatives, and next of kin—release SDBC, its officers and directors, volunteers, and members from any and all liability associated with your participation in any SDBC-related activity.

Quick Guide to Rides:
The A/B/C/D1 rides are about 47 miles long with under 3,000 feet of climbing. The D2 ride is about 42 miles with more climbing than any other ride. D3 is about 38 miles, and the D4 is just over 24 miles long.

A - This is the only SDBC ride group with no ride leader. If you're an experienced road racer, this can be good race training.
B - Only experienced riders. Pace 20+ mph (32 kph).
C - Experienced riders who know how to ride in a tight group and participate in a clockwise circular/rotating paceline. (These skills are taught in the D-3 Ride.) Average pace is 18+ mph (29 kph).
D1 - Average pace is 17+ mph (27 kph) and there's more assistance, regroups & training provided on this ride compared to the C-ride.
D2 - This is a "chill" ride but be ready to climb! 16+ mph (26 kph) pace.
D3 - This is the core developmental ride of SDBC. Instruction is given in rotating double pace lines. Ideal for the those who have riding experience but are new to riding in packs. Pace is moderate.
D4 - More TLC for new or "been a long time off the bike" riders than rides above. The course terrain does have a number of short climbs plus the more challenging Torrey Pines grade. Riders should have the appropriate fitness and ability to stay with the group. Pace is set to accommodate riders (who are putting in a good effort) in the group as much as possible.

See route maps and more details at:
https://www.sdbc.org/saturday

Be safe. 🚲 Have fun.

SDBC/San Diego Bicycle Club Saturday Rides 🚲 Coastal North County

Needs a location

Join over 100 avid road cyclists every Saturday (with a few exceptions,) on San Diego Bicycle Club's famous Saturday Rides. SDBC is the oldest and largest bike club in San Diego County. We have been conducting our Saturday Rides since the mid 1970's. Seven groups roll each week ranging from our mellow 24 mile entry-level Development-4 group (D-4) to the fast and furious 47 mile long A-Ride.

Meet in front of UC Cyclery at 8715 Via La Jolla Dr (La Jolla Village Square mall - intersection of Via La Jolla and Nobel Dr) at 8:15 AM for First-Timer Orientation. Ride leaders can help you decide which group you should join based on your riding experience. We roll out shortly after 8:30 AM after some announcements. The faster groups roll first.

Ride to the start or drive there and park in the large lot east of UC Cyclery. Please do not park in the spaces directly in front of the bike shop. Restrooms are available inside of Ralphs south of UC Cyclery.

About 10 miles before the finish, most riders stop for coffee & snacks at CAFÉ LaTerre at 315 Hwy 101 in Solana Beach (next to CVS) before heading back to the start. Water is available for bottle refills and restrooms are inside the building.

You ride at your own risk, but you'll get guidance from experienced SDBC ride leaders if you need it in the Development (D) Rides. Cyclists must have fast group riding experience and competence to ride in the A, B, or C groups. We generally don't ride if it's raining heavily and will consolidate ride groups if raining lightly.

You don't have to be a bike club member to ride with us; but being a member supports the cause and saves you many times the club membership fee in bikes, apparel and supplies discounts plus other benefits from our sponsors. https://www.sdbc.org/join

If this is your first time attending the ride, please show up by 8:15 for the first-timer orientation that will help you decide which of the seven groups you should start with (A, B, C, D1, D2, D3 or D4) and answer any questions you have.

Rules:

  • Helmets required
  • No earbuds or headphones
  • No grocery store water bottles
  • No aero bar use in the group
  • No flashing lights while in the group
  • No e-Bikes
  • No tandems in the A, B, or C Rides

SDBC assumes NO responsibility or liability for your safety. When you ride with SDBC, you are giving your implied consent that you are assuming all responsibility and liability for your safety. With this implied consent, you acknowledge that cycling is an inherently dangerous and potentially deadly activity. You—for yourself and on behalf of your heirs, assigned personal representatives, and next of kin—release SDBC, its officers and directors, volunteers, and members from any and all liability associated with your participation in any SDBC-related activity.

Quick Guide to Rides:
The A/B/C/D1 rides are about 47 miles long with under 3,000 feet of climbing. The D2 ride is about 42 miles with more climbing than any other ride. D3 is about 38 miles, and the D4 is just over 24 miles long.

A - This is the only SDBC ride group with no ride leader. If you're an experienced road racer, this can be good race training.
B - Only experienced riders. Pace 20+ mph (32 kph).
C - Experienced riders who know how to ride in a tight group and participate in a clockwise circular/rotating paceline. (These skills are taught in the D-3 Ride.) Average pace is 18+ mph (29 kph).
D1 - Average pace is 17+ mph (27 kph) and there's more assistance, regroups & training provided on this ride compared to the C-ride.
D2 - This is a "chill" ride but be ready to climb! 16+ mph (26 kph) pace.
D3 - This is the core developmental ride of SDBC. Instruction is given in rotating double pace lines. Ideal for the those who have riding experience but are new to riding in packs. Pace is moderate.
D4 - More TLC for new or "been a long time off the bike" riders than rides above. The course terrain does have a number of short climbs plus the more challenging Torrey Pines grade. Riders should have the appropriate fitness and ability to stay with the group. Pace is set to accommodate riders (who are putting in a good effort) in the group as much as possible.

See route maps and more details at:
https://www.sdbc.org/saturday

Be safe. 🚲 Have fun.

SDBC/San Diego Bicycle Club Saturday Rides 🚲 Coastal North County

Needs a location

Join over 100 avid road cyclists every Saturday (with a few exceptions,) on San Diego Bicycle Club's famous Saturday Rides. SDBC is the oldest and largest bike club in San Diego County. We have been conducting our Saturday Rides since the mid 1970's. Seven groups roll each week ranging from our mellow 24 mile entry-level Development-4 group (D-4) to the fast and furious 47 mile long A-Ride.

Meet in front of UC Cyclery at 8715 Via La Jolla Dr (La Jolla Village Square mall - intersection of Via La Jolla and Nobel Dr) at 8:15 AM for First-Timer Orientation. Ride leaders can help you decide which group you should join based on your riding experience. We roll out shortly after 8:30 AM after some announcements. The faster groups roll first.

Ride to the start or drive there and park in the large lot east of UC Cyclery. Please do not park in the spaces directly in front of the bike shop. Restrooms are available inside of Ralphs south of UC Cyclery.

About 10 miles before the finish, most riders stop for coffee & snacks at CAFÉ LaTerre at 315 Hwy 101 in Solana Beach (next to CVS) before heading back to the start. Water is available for bottle refills and restrooms are inside the building.

You ride at your own risk, but you'll get guidance from experienced SDBC ride leaders if you need it in the Development (D) Rides. Cyclists must have fast group riding experience and competence to ride in the A, B, or C groups. We generally don't ride if it's raining heavily and will consolidate ride groups if raining lightly.

You don't have to be a bike club member to ride with us; but being a member supports the cause and saves you many times the club membership fee in bikes, apparel and supplies discounts plus other benefits from our sponsors. https://www.sdbc.org/join

If this is your first time attending the ride, please show up by 8:15 for the first-timer orientation that will help you decide which of the seven groups you should start with (A, B, C, D1, D2, D3 or D4) and answer any questions you have.

Rules:

  • Helmets required
  • No earbuds or headphones
  • No grocery store water bottles
  • No aero bar use in the group
  • No flashing lights while in the group
  • No e-Bikes
  • No tandems in the A, B, or C Rides

SDBC assumes NO responsibility or liability for your safety. When you ride with SDBC, you are giving your implied consent that you are assuming all responsibility and liability for your safety. With this implied consent, you acknowledge that cycling is an inherently dangerous and potentially deadly activity. You—for yourself and on behalf of your heirs, assigned personal representatives, and next of kin—release SDBC, its officers and directors, volunteers, and members from any and all liability associated with your participation in any SDBC-related activity.

Quick Guide to Rides:
The A/B/C/D1 rides are about 47 miles long with under 3,000 feet of climbing. The D2 ride is about 42 miles with more climbing than any other ride. D3 is about 38 miles, and the D4 is just over 24 miles long.

A - This is the only SDBC ride group with no ride leader. If you're an experienced road racer, this can be good race training.
B - Only experienced riders. Pace 20+ mph (32 kph).
C - Experienced riders who know how to ride in a tight group and participate in a clockwise circular/rotating paceline. (These skills are taught in the D-3 Ride.) Average pace is 18+ mph (29 kph).
D1 - Average pace is 17+ mph (27 kph) and there's more assistance, regroups & training provided on this ride compared to the C-ride.
D2 - This is a "chill" ride but be ready to climb! 16+ mph (26 kph) pace.
D3 - This is the core developmental ride of SDBC. Instruction is given in rotating double pace lines. Ideal for the those who have riding experience but are new to riding in packs. Pace is moderate.
D4 - More TLC for new or "been a long time off the bike" riders than rides above. The course terrain does have a number of short climbs plus the more challenging Torrey Pines grade. Riders should have the appropriate fitness and ability to stay with the group. Pace is set to accommodate riders (who are putting in a good effort) in the group as much as possible.

See route maps and more details at:
https://www.sdbc.org/saturday

Be safe. 🚲 Have fun.

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