SDBC Weekly Update

SDBC 2015 Sponsors

We have some new sponsors this year - SPY Optics, Specialized, Pro-Lite USA, Bike Ride San Diego, and NUUN. Emerald Textiles will continue as our title sponsor, UC Cyclery is continuing as our official bike club and sponsor of the Cat 1/2 team, and many sponsors that have supported us for years will continue to support us this year. Please support our sponsors. Without them SDBC would not be able to maintain the racing teams and other activities that we have all enjoyed. Visit the sponsors page on the SDBC web site to view more information about each of our sponsors or click the logos to go the specific sponsor's web site.

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SDBC Title Sponsor

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Interested in advertising with us? Please email our Sponsorship Director for details.

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Classifieds for bikes and cycling related gear can be submitted by any SDBC member. Your add will run for three weeks. In the event you have not sold your items at the end of three weeks you can re-submit the ad. Email your classified submissions to Please provide any photos in the original size if possible.

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68th Annual SDBC Banquet of Champions
San Diego Bicycle Club

Please join the San Diego Bicycle Club for our annual banquet to celebrate our accomplishments during 2014 and kick-off our 69th year of bicycle racing!

There are only a few seats left. This event will sell out, you should purchase your tickets ASAP.  You can sign up on the SDBC website. Click on “2015 Banquet of Champions, January 25” under “New With SDBC". Facebook page RSVPs are NOT official registrations.


  • Sunday, January 25, 2014
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm No Host Social Hour (Cash Bar in Bar Area)
  • 6:00 – 8:30 pm Dinner, Raffle and Awards


  • Old Spaghetti Factory (map) - link fixed
  • 275 5th Avenue
  • San Diego, CA  92101
  • (619) 233-4323

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A Note from the Velodrome Director

San Diego Bicycle Club Attention velodrome racers or anyone interested in the velodrome: the season is approaching and I have spoken to Dave at UC Cyclery about a deal on track bikes. SDBC members already get a 10% discount, but he said that if we can get a commitment on a number of track bikes to order there is more room to discount and the process is easier than one at a time. Contact me and let me know if you are interested in a track bike, and we can get with Dave to start the process in time for track classes and the racing season.

Also, if interested in joining the SDVA SDBC members get a 50% discount. Let me know and I will email you a waiver and the contact info for the SDVA .

SDBC Velodrom Director -
Victor Hupp

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Fluid Customer Survey

Fluid website link The best part of our work day is taking care of our customers! Help us understand how we can continue to serve you best by completing a short survey. As a small token of our appreciation, you will receive a $5 Fluid Store credit just for completing the survey. Your honest answers are greatly appreciated. Cheers to an awesome 2015!

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SPY/SDBC Sunglasses
SPY Optic LogoSpy Optic web site

SDBC Custom SPY Sunglasses

The spy glasses will be for sale on Saturday morning 8 to 8:15am in front of UCC – look for serge. Cash or Credit Card. Email for price or questions.  2015 SDBC ID required.

The SPY/SDBC sunglasses are here! Did you get your pair yet?  They are available at La Jolla Swim and Sport, located at 1008 Torrey Pines Road, 858 454-4002. Open M-Th 10-6; Fri-Sun 8-6.

If those times are inconvenient for you, please call to make an appointment for a different time, or email

Purchases can be made with credit card, check or cash. SDBC members also get 10% off any items in the store, including extra lenses for the glasses. These SPY Screw frames accept Screw Under (smaller) and Screw Over (larger) lenses, as well as standard Screw lenses.

Please bring a current SDBC ID to verify 2015 membership.

Email me if you have any questions.

Serge Issakov

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SDBC Sunday Ride, 1/25

San Diego Bicycle Club  
Black Mountain Side
(courtesy of Jimmy Page)

44.4 miles complete with some decent climbing (if in doubt, review the route). Leaves UC Cyclery at 8:30, led by SDBC ride leader(s), focus on riding 2x2 but with regrouping as needed, coffee stop at Java Depot in Solana Beach before return. Last time we pulled in by 11:00.

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

Come join us!

Route available on Google Maps

Contact SDBC ride leader Michael Pelkey at

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A Note From The Membership Director


Now is the time to renew your membership for 2015. Still just $45!

Exciting things are happening in 2015 - take a look…

  • Expanded discounts to all members.
  • Increased sponsor support benefiting both the general membership and the race teams.
  • A new Cat 1-2 Team.
  • A new Club kit. Fun!

So whether you’re an experienced racer, an endurance cyclist, a recreational cyclist, or someone just getting into biking, when you join/renew, you’re teaming up with hundreds of other cyclists to help us:

  • Keep our Saturday rides free and open to everyone.
  • Offer coached training rides for all levels of riders.
  • Expand our racing program for men, women & juniors.
  • Offer specialized training programs.
  • Continue our philanthropic work like the annual Christmas Toy Ride.
  • Keep our annual Beach Party and Borrego Spring Camp-out ride free to members.
  • Advocate for cyclists rights.
  • Create a safer riding environment.

You may renew on-line - we’re picking up the registration fee this year, OR pay by cash, check, or credit card at most Saturday rides in December.  There will also be a membership renewal letter showing up in many of your mailboxes, so you can renewal by mail, too.

Marilyn Detloff
SDBC Membership Director

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Have You Moved In The Last Year?

A Note From the Membership Director

Dear Members,

If you have moved in the last year, please send me an email with your new address to


Marilyn Detloff
SDBC Membership Director

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A Note From The Bike Coalition Liaison


 New Bike Coalition Website

Remember, SDBC membership includes membership in the San Diego County Bike Coalition which includes a number of benefits.  The Bike Coalition is changing its logo, website and other materials to reflect that most people refer to it as "the bike coalition" rather than SDCBC.  This is particularly good for SDBC because SDBC and SDCBC can get confused.  So, the new coalition website is at  Check it out!

Serge Issakov
Bike Coalition liaison

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2015 Fiesta Island Time Trial Series

FITTUC Cyclery

2015 Fiesta Island Time Trial Series is open for registration. Check it out on:

  • Sunday, January 11th
  • Sunday, March 29th
  • Sunday, April 26th
  • Sunday, September 27th
  • Sunday, November 15th

UC Cyclery will be our new series title sponsor, which will provide onsite mechanical support and prizes.

Top six finishers in each category will be eligible to earn points towards series competition. Prizes and awards will be given to series winners at the last race of the season in November.

You may sign up each race individually, or sign up for the entire series to receive 15% discount. The registration fee for 20K is $33 for adults, and $17 for juniors. Fees for tandems and 40K are $45. All prices include processing fees. No other hidden charges.

Thanks to all the racers, sponsors, and volunteers. You all make our race a success. Remember please support our sponsors, UC Cyclery , and SDBC . They make our race happen.

We will see you then!

Take care,

UC Cyclery/SDBC Fiesta Island Time Trial Series

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A Note From The Clothing Director
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2015 SDBC Clothing Store Open

The 2015 SDBC Kit was unveiled to SDBC members at the Fit Kit/Club night and the Pactimo store is now open.


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To access the Team Store from the club web site, click on Members, then SDBC Clothing, and follow the directions. If this is the first time you have ordered clothing from Pactimo, you will need to create your personal account.

Please be sure of your sizing. Neither Pactimo nor SDBC can be held responsible if you order the wrong size. Use the following link to access the Pactimo Custom Clothing sizing chart.

Nick Jones
SDBC Clothing Director

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Recent Race Results

Ontario "Ice Breaker" GP Race #1 1/11/2015
Mens Cat 1/2 - Daniel Zitter - 3rd
Men Master 60+ -Jim Swiggart - 5th

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Other Items Of Interest

The following items are not sponsored or endorsed by SDBC but may be of interest to the general membership.

2015 Free Bicycle Traffic Skills Course

Are you a "D" rider?  An "A" rider?  Or between the two?  This free course should be taken by everyone who rides a bike on public streets.  Everyone!  This course could save your life.

My wife Beth and I have been riding and racing with SDBC for 21 years and took this course a few months ago.  We feel safer riding on the road and learned the most current rules of the road.  This course is well worth a few hours of your time.

Taught by our local cycling hero Pete Penseyres (former record holder of RAAM)  and the Oceanside bicycle coordinator Howard LaGrange.

Sign up here:

Bob Parker

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Bicycle B & B Website Beta-Test

Help beta-test a website service that will connect cyclists with hosts when traveling to race or ride. Check out this idea as explained at the SDBC Cycling Community Blogspot.

Interested parties can call, text, or email me to sign up or ask questions:
Mobile (call or text): (949) 529-1323


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The new policy regarding classified submission and run duration is now in effect for the weekly update. Please see the note in the left column for details. If your items for sale have been removed you can re-submit your ad.

New 2015 SDBC Women’s Large Pactimo Ascent Jersey for sale or trade

Posted: 1/22/2015

2015 Women's Summit Jersey

  • New with tags attached
  • Same price as purchased on Pactimo online store ($85 + tax and shipping)
  • Or trade against Women's Medium jersey

Contact: Bea Dormoy

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For Sale: 2011 CAAD 10

Posted: 1/14/2015

52cm w/ Reynolds Assaults & Powertap - $2000 (Poway)

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This is a SoCal race machine! Perfect for racing and training. The power meter will change your training and make you faster! The Reynolds Assault wheels are amazing. I am selling because I am buying another bike. No room in the garage. The bike is perfect condition. I take really good care of my bikes and I am the original owner. What a deal - carbon clincher wheels and powertap!

  • Shimano 105
  • Crankset
  • Size 52
  • Reynolds Assault Carbon 46mm
  • Tektro brakes
  • PowerTap ANT+

Contact: Michael Farkas

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For Sale: Scott Speedster Aluminum Frame

Posted: 1/14/2015

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58cm Scott Speedster aluminum frame for sale. SDBC team color. It has only been ridden less than a dozen of times, and looks almost brand new. It only comes with frame and fork. Asking for $350, $300 for SDBC members.

Contact: Wells Wang

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For Sale: Specialized Langster London Underground Edition

Posted: 1/14/2015

49 cm 2008 Specialized Langster London Underground Edition. Mostly stock, with a 48 tooth chainring and KMC chain, also have the 46 tooth chainring and KMC chain. Alex 500 red track wheels, clincher tires, brakes and levers removed for the track, but comes with the bike. Flipflop rear hub fixed/freewheel, Shimano 105 clipless pedals, Polar 200 HRM computer. Also comes with Forte Team Road handlebars, 40 cm, fitted with Forte aerobars. Very good condition, kept in garage. $600 cash firm. Great starter bike for a junior racer at the velodrome.

Contact: Mike Abell
Text: 858-735-8239

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For Sale: 2011 Cervelo RS

Posted: 1/8/2015

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  • Cervelo RS Carbon Road Frame
  • Size - 51cm
  • Shimano Dura Ace 10 Speed Groupset
  • and Mavic Kysrium SL Wheels
  • $2500 or best offer


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