SDBC Weekly Update


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Do you shop at If so, it’s easy for you to help SDBC receive donations from Amazon to SDBC. Just use the “Amazon Smile” charitable process in your account. Amazon Smile funnels a small percentage of their eligible purchase revenue to SDBC if you activate Amazon Smile in your account and choose “San Diego Bicycle Club” as the beneficiary nonprofit.

Instead of logging in through "" you log-in through “”  Very easy to use. It is EXACTLY the same shopping experience.  Nothing changes except SDBC receives contributions from Amazon.

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SDBC 2016 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.

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

SDBC Fit Kit Night

Fit Kit Night will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Monday, November 28, 2016 at UC Cyclery. See the announcement from the Events Director for more details.

Click for larger imageThe 2016 regular jersey and all other clothing items are still available at the clothing store site. Visit the Pactimo Team Store to order.

The special black jersey is also available in the men's and women's Ascent and Ascent Air options.

To access the Team Store from the club web site, click on Members, 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 Bike Coalition Liaison


Tip of the week - Know the law

Some of you may know I'm a board member at the California Association of Bicycling Organizations (CABO -, as a representative of our Caltrans District (District 11 - San Diego County) I published a blog article about cyclist rights and responsibilities on the CABO blog this week: - Why and how bicyclists are subject to traffic rules in California


Here is the link to the City of San Diego website to report street problems like the cracks, potholes and bumps on San Dieguito Road between Caminito Pacifica Trail and Winland Hills:

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

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.

Club night is next Monday, November 28th at UCC. More info below in this weekly update.

The 29th Annual SDBC Light Up A Life Holiday Toy Ride will be on December 10th - watch for more info next week.

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.

65th Annual M*G*E Racing/SDBC Turkey Ride and Hunt to Elfin Forest
Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016

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 you 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.

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

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A Note From The Events Director
SDBCUC Cyclery

SDBC Kit Fit & Club Night at UC Cyclery

SAVE THE DATE: Monday, November 28, 2016 at UC Cyclery from 6:00-8:00 PM

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

Just released by Dave at UCC - specials on club night:

  • Specialized S3 helmets reg. $160 - club night $80
  • 40% discount on select Hammer products
  • 16gr CO2 cartridges reg. $3.99 - club night $2.00
  • Specialized 700x20-28 48mm tubes reg $7 ea. - club night 3 for $12.00
  • Specialized BG Gel gloves reg. $35 ea. - club night $25

Plus many more deals to come...


SDBC Special Events Director
Armando Valencia

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Black & Green Friday Ride
Black and Green Ride

Join SDBC the day after Thanksgiving for a Black Friday ride! An endurance pace ride departs at 9 a.m. from the Karl Strauss Tasting Room located at 5985 Santa Fe St., San Diego, CA 92109.

Wear your SDBC club kits!

If you don't want to go shopping, and don't want turkey - this ride is just the ticket for you! Tandems Welcome! Join us the day after Thanksgiving for a recovery ride all around Point Loma. 30 miles, Pizza and beer after at Karl Strauss!

Questions? Contact Pat Murray at

Link to route on Strava


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Fluid Team Order

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

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 November 16th and ends November 27th.

Be sure to check out the latest flavor of FLUID Recovery, Mint Chocolate Mountain.


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 and Mint Chocolate Mountain.
Ordering instructions:
1. Go to
2. Stock up on all your favorite goods.
3. Click "Proceed to Checkout" button.
4. Use code "SDBC2016-3" 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 December 5th, 2016.

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Borrego Ride and Camp Weekend
San Diego Bicycle Club
November 19-20

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A group of 25 riders, along with 12 SAG vehicles gathered Saturday morning for the 77 mile ride to the Borrego Palm Canyon Campground. There were many repeat riders and some new faces as well. Everyone made it over the mountains, through the wild turkeys on the road, past the camel dairy, Borrego sculptures and into camp with enough energy to help with dinner prep and clean up. Some even had energy to swap tall tales around the campfire.

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Fifteen riders tackled the return trip, beginning with the 14 mile, 8% Montezuma Valley Road climb. Only one made a wrong turn, and climbed Banner Grade as well as Montezuma.

The remaining riders and sag drivers enjoyed hiking or biking in the valley before heading home.

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Thanks to all the riders for camp help and to SAG drivers for hauling campers gear. It was another great trip.

Linda Webb

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