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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.
A Note From the Clothing Director
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2016 SDBC Kit Design

The 2016 SDBC Kit is now available and the Pactimo store is open. 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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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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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 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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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: Take a traffic cycling class from the Bike Coalition! Learn the latest about cycling safely in traffic! Everyone is surprised how much they learn at these courses - it really gets you to think about your interaction with motorists differently.

There are six Smart Cycling (aka TS 101) sessions open with the classrooms at Qualcomm and road sessions starting from Mira Mesa Rec center.

To register, just go to and view the Events Calendar (scroll down on the right), select the correct month and the dates have a blue dot on them. They are the first Tuesday of each odd month and the following Saturday. Or just click the direct registration link.

This is scheduled bimonthly for calendar year 2016 - Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep, Nov and the fee is $25.

Serge Issakov
Bike Coalition liaison

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In this Issue

Well this little elf got lost in the the holiday spirit and it wasn't till santa sent a text asking what happened to the weekly update that reality set in and work on this week's update got into full swing. So here it is, your day-late but ever-so-great update on what's going on.

If you are reading this early enough there may still be time to get to Ralph's house for the orphan ride.

All the regular rides will roll out from UCC this Saturday.

Check out the info on the Fluid discounts for the last team order of the year with an extra holiday offer of free FLUID.

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.

25th Annual Christmas Day Orphan Ride

Friday, Christmas Day,

December 25, 2015

Friday December 25th, 8:30am

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.

Back at about 12:15 in the afternoon, and don't forget to bring some money for the Ferry.

Merry Christmas & Enjoy the Ride!

Ralph Elliott, 619-239-4321

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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 December 23rd and ends December 31st.

FLUID holiday special: buy a FLUID team jersey - get one free tub of Fluid, buy jersey & bibs, get two free tubs. Just put your free tub preference in the notes at check out. FLUID will throw in the items you want when filling up your order. FLUID team clothing can be found:

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
2. Stock up on all your favorite goods.
3. Click "Proceed to Checkout" button.
4. Use code "SDBC2015-4" 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 January 11th, 2016.

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SDBC New Years Day Ride
San Diego Bicycle Club

 Friday January 1st, 2016

Celebrate the New Year with a Fun Ride! Leaves at 8:30am from La Jolla Village Square, UC Cyclery.

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!

No Fee, No Patch, No Sag, just a great way to start your 2016 training miles and miss a little football!

Happy New Year & Enjoy the ride!

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SDBC Custom Sun Glasses CLOSOUT
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Only 5 Pair Left

SDBC Custom SPY Sunglasses

Help SDBC get out of the sunglass business! Get your partner, a friend, or yourself a great stocking stuffer!

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.

Order Now for Christmas. Pay online at, or at the Saturday ride by cash, check, or credit card. No shipping charges if picked up at the Saturday ride. If shipping is required add $15.

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Attention 2014 SDBC Perpetual Trophy Winners

PLEASE Return NOW! Turn them in so we can complete the engraving for the 2015 winners in time for the banquet of champions.

2014 Trophies to be Returned
Midget BAR  Julian Munoz 
Senior Men BAR  Eric Geier 
Cyclist of the Year  Marilyn Detloff 
Most Improved Rider   Mason Turvey 

Please get these trophies to Ralph Elliott ASAP, or by Dec. 20, 2015; Thank you.

Ralph Elliot: 619-239-4321

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69th Annual SDBC Banquet of Champions - NEW LOCATION
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San Diego Bicycle Club

Please join the San Diego Bicycle Club for our annual banquet to celebrate our accomplishments during 2015 and kick-off our 70th year of bicycle racing!

The banquet is filling up fast. If you would like to attend the banquet, you should purchase your tickets ASAP. We need a few volunteers from 4:30-5:30p the night of the event. Meet at the Tango del Rey to help setup equipment. Contact the Special Events Director at


  • Sunday, January 24, 2016
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm Cocktail Hour
  • 6:00 – 8:30 pm Dinner
  • Raffle and Special Awards
  • Racing Team Introductions


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A Note From the Special Events Director

San Diego Bicycle Club Do you own a local business or offer a service? Can you help us out at our SDBC annual Banquet of Champions and donate a raffle prize? Gift Certificates for a service or product to raffle of any value would be helpful!!

Please contact Pat Murray at ASAP.

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SDBC Sunday Ride, 12/27

San Diego Bicycle Club
Last Sunday Ride of the Year!

A Ride to Oceanside Harbor ~ a Sunday Ride favorite!

This Sunday we'll be doing a training ride up the coast to Oceanside with emphasis on working together, cooperation, riding two abreast, and rotating pacelines when possible. Pace will be a steady D1 level on flats slowing on grades to keep everyone together. It's a no-drop ride. Stronger riders can do more work on the front. 53 miles round-trip.

Bring two bottles of water and be ready to roll from UC Cyclery at 8:30.

The route north is available on STRAVA
Reverse that on the return.

Michael  Pelkey
SDBC Sunday Ride Leader

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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: 2007 Fuji Track Pro - 52cm

Posted: 12/25/2015

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This is a 2007 Fuji Track Pro purchased new in 2009 and used two seasons without any crashes, accidents or damage.

  • 52 cm
  • 15.1 lbs
  • A-6 alloy frame
  • 770 carbon fork
  • FSA carbon pro track crank, 49 teeth
  • 15 teeth rear cog
  • Deda Pista Track handlebar
  • Selle San Marco Blaze saddle
  • Crostini wheels with Vittoria Diamante Pro Lite tires.
  • $590

Contact: Albert M. Tamayo

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