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SDBC 2015 Sponsors

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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The Official Bike Shop of SDBC
and Sponsor of the Cat 1/2 Team

UC Cyclery, the official bike shop of the SDBC, is HIRING!  They are looking for both full time and part time employees to join their Sales and Service Staff.

If you  are passionate about bikes have excellent customer service skills and work ethic, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

Please apply in person at UC Cyclery.

8715 Villa La Jolla Dr. #B
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858-452-8842
Fax: 858-452-0525

Hours: M-F 10-8 , Sat 9-7, Sun 11-6

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

The deadline for Weekly Update submissions is Noon on Wednesday. Updates are published on Thursdays. Email submissions to Submissions can include anything from photos to race reports and results, etc.

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.

If you are unable to view the Weekly Email Update correctly, you can view an archived copy here. All corrections are also posted to the online version as well.
SDBC/SPY Sunglasses Closeout
SDBC LogoSpy Optic web site

SDBC Custom SPY Sunglasses

The remaining SDBC sunglasses are available at a huge discount.

Brand new Spy sunglasses.  Retail $170.  Old Club price:  $85.  NOW JUST $49.  Quantities are limited. Get a pair now for Christmas & Hanukkah.

Available at the Saturday ride by cash, check, or credit card.

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A Note From the Clothing Director
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2016 SDBC Kit Design

The 2016 SDBC Kit was unveiled to SDBC members Monday night and the Pactimo store will be open December 1st. Click the images for larger views.

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To access the Team Store from the club web site, click on Mebers, then SDBC Clothing, sign in with your email address and password, click on Order Uniform, 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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SDBC Sunday Ride, 11/29

San Diego Bicycle Club
A Ride up the Coast

Leaves UC Cyclery at 8:30, distance to be determined by participants. There may or may not be an SDBC ride leader.

Bring 2 bottles of fluid, and be ready to roll at 8:30.

Please keep camaraderie and rider safety in the forefront. Have someone take a group pic and email me with any new email addresses.

Michael  Pelkey
SDBC Sunday Ride Leader

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Help Wanted Fiesta Island Time Trials
San Diego Bicycle ClubFITT

Fiesta Island Time Trials is seeking a few volunteers as backup for timing operation. The only requirement is familiarity with tablets (either iPad or Android OS). No experience needed. Will train the right the candidates.

The time trial series is sponsored by SDBC. It's very well known in cycling community. And highly appreciated by new and experienced racers alike. The event runs in early spring and fall on Sundays. Each should last about two hours. You will be provided with an iPad. The training to operate the timing app should take no more than an hour.

If interested, please contact

Thank you!

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A Note From The Bike Coalition Liaison

SDBC Logo Remember, your SDBC membership includes membership in the San Diego County Bike Coalition which includes a number of benefits. See the new coalition website at

Safety tip of the week: When merging left… don’t wedge the cars! Turn from the rear!

  1. Leader signals left (but does not yet move left).
  2. You signal left when you see someone in front of you signal left.
  3. Last person makes sure it’s clear, yells “clear!”, and moves left.  
  4. When you hear “clear!” behind you, double-check (look back), yell “clear!” to those ahead, and then you move left.
  5. Communicate! Person on the right follows lead of person on his or her left. Stay together. Look PRO!

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Serge Issakov
Bike Coalition liaison

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In this Thanksgiving Day Issue
This week the update was sent early since the first item is taking place at the same time as the normal release.

There is a lot of riding to be done this weekend starting with the Turkey Ride on Thursday,the Black and Green Ride Friday, our regular Satuturday rides, and the Sunday Ride. Even if you just make couple of these rides it should help offset your lapse in self-control at the Thankgiving table!

The Annual Light Up A Life Toy Ride will be in two weeks, on Saturday December 12th - save the date and arrange your schedule now so you can attend.

Watch upcoming weekly updates for info on Ralph's Christmas Day Orphan Ride, the New Year's Day Ride, and the Annual Banquet of Champions to be held on January 24th.

Select a link on the left to see what else is happening in the weeks ahead.

Be sure to check our website and social media pages for more information.

64th Annual M*G*E Racing/SDBC Turkey Ride and Hunt to Elfin Forest
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 26, 2015

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"

Route available on Strava and MapMyRide - Please note that the route may deviate slightly to avoid the Turkey Trot in Encinitias.

Info: Ralph Elliott - 619-239-4321 or email

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Black and Green Ride

Join us the day after Thanksgiving for a recovery ride all around Point Loma. 35 miles, Pizza and beer after at Karl Strauss! If you don't want to go shopping, and don't want turkey - this ride is just the ticket for you! Tandems Welcome!

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28th Annual SDBC Light Up A Life Holiday Toy Ride

San Diego Bicycle Club

December 12th

Tell your buddies, call a friend, post it on your social media page - just get the word out! Join San Diego Bicycle Club for the 28th annual "Light Up A Life Holiday Toy Ride" on Saturday, Dec. 12th, to benefit the Salvation Army. The 50-mile round trip ride starts at 8:30 am 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.
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Every year the Salvation Army invites hundreds of San Diego families to select from the toys collected at the holiday distribution center.

Info: Ralph Elliott 619-239-4321

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Annual SDBC Meeting

Monday, December 14, 2015
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Community Room at
La Jolla Village Square Mall (map)

The Annual Meeting of the San Diego Bicycle Club will be held on Monday, December 14 at 6:00P in the Community Room of La Jolla Village Square Mall.

Meeting Agenda (TBD) - watch upcoming weekly updates for more details.


Attention All SDBC 2014 Perpetual Trophy Winners

Please bring them to our SDBC Annual Elections Club Meeting Monday December 14th in the Community Room at La Jolla Village Square; Lower level; Thank you.

If you cannot bring the trophies to the meeting make then make arrangements to drop them off at Ralph Elliott's house, 1058 22nd st, S,D, 92102, ASAP! 619-239-4321

Ralph Elliott - 619-239-4321

20th Annual SDBC Joshua Tree National Park Trip

San Diego Bicycle Club
December 3 - 6, 2015

Come on out to this outstanding place! Bring your Mountain bike, non technical riding, Road Bike, 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, 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 share for our "group meal" on Saturday night.

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

If you want to go please call Ralph Elliott at 619-239-4321 or email

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A Note From The Membership Director


Now is the time to renew your membership for 2016. Still just $45! Prices go up Jan. 1st, 2016

An SDBC membership makes a great Christmas present for those hart-to-buy-for friends and family members. Great for them and easy for you.

Exciting things are happening in 2016 - take a look…

  • Expanded discounts to all members.
  • Increased sponsor support benefiting both the general membership and the race teams.
  • A new Women's 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 Springs 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 send your renewal by mail, too.

Marilyn Detloff
SDBC Membership Director

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A Note from the Velodrome Director

San Diego Bicycle Club  

For all the latest info concerning the velodrome visit the San Diego Velodrome Association web site at 

Victor Hupp
San Diego Velodrome Director

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Please see the note in the left column for details regardging classified submission and run duration . If your item for sale has been removed and yu have not sold it you can re-submit your ad.

For Sale: Bontrager Aeolos 5.0 Wheelset

Posted: 11/12/2015

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Bontrager Aeolos 5.0 wheel set designed by HED. Shimano 8/9/10 and SRAM 10 compatible. Low mileage wheels with only a couple cosmetic scratches on the white spokes. Lightweight and fast, comes with specific pads and skewers. $975 for the set.

Contact: Ric Ladt
Phone: (858) 750-2415

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For Sale: 2016 Specialized S Works Tarmac Frame

Updated: 11/12/2015

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Essentially new 2016 Specialized S Works Tarmac disc frameset, matte black, 56cm. $2600 $2000

Perfect condition. (purchased 56cm complete bike, too small, so purchased 58 frame, transferred mechanicals), have receipts. $3750 retail. Frameset can be mechanical or Di2 shifting, MUST be disc brakes (they're great!).

Frameset is ridiculously light, same one Peter Sagan just used to win World Championship. Link to specs on Specialized web site.


Contact: Bernie Bogard

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2014 Specialized Allez

Posted: 10/29/2015

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2014 Specialized Allez, 54cm for sale. Complete stock bike, a few scratches but minimum damage. Full ten speed Sram Rival groupset, FSA carbon SLK cranks with compact chain rings.

Contact: Kyle Kirby
Phone: (858) 357-5561

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