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Marilyn Detloff
SDBC Membership Director



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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.

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A Note From the Clothing Director
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2017 SDBC Kit Design

The 2017 SDBC Kit was unveiled to SDBC members Monday night and the Pactimo store is now open. Click the images for larger views. Order soon to have your kit for the January training camp.

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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In this Issue - December 8, 2016

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.

29th Annual SDBC Light Up A Life Holiday Toy Ride
San Diego Bicycle Club

December 10th

Tell your buddies, call a friend, post it on your social media page - just get the word out!

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Image of Santa on toy rideJoin San Diego Bicycle Club for the 29th annual "Light Up A Life Holiday Toy Ride" on Saturday, Dec. 10th, 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.

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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.


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

San Diego Bicycle Club 
Monday, December 12, 2016
5:45pm – 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 12 at 5:45pm in the Community Room at La Jolla Village Square Mall (Where the Saturday ride starts.)  The Community Room is located below Trader Joe’s.  There is always plenty of parking in the lower level.

We have several board of director positions that need to be filled this year - Vice President, Secretary, Sponsorship, Executive Race, and General Counsel. The incumbant nominees are listed in the PDF file on the SDBC web site. And, as always, any member can be nominated for a BOD position. The popular vote decides who will hold the position. So don't be shy - step up and help keep the club running as a well oiled machine!

Meeting Agenda

  1. Nomination and election of officers and directors for 2017
  2. Nomination and election of 2016 Cyclist of the Year, Teammate of the Year, and Ride Leader of the Year

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Attention All SDBC 2015 Perpetual Trophy Winners

Please bring your trophys from last year to our SDBC Annual Elections Club Meeting Monday December 12th in the Community Room at La Jolla Village Square, lower level. Thank you.

If you cannot bring the trophies to the meeting then either drop off the trophys at UCC or make arrangements to drop them off at Ralph Elliott's house, 1058 22nd St, San Diego, 92102, ASAP!

Please don't let this linger - we need to get the trophies engraved for this year's winners.

Ralph Elliott - 619-239-4321

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70th Annual SDBC Banquet of Champions
San Diego Bicycle Club

The San Diego Bicycle Club annual banquet will be held on January 29th.

Watch for more information in upcoming weekly updates, or contact the Special Events Director at

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24th Annual Parade of Lights Party

San Diego Bicycle Club
San Diego Bay
Sunday December 18th

It’s time for some Chili on the Bay

Join Ralph for the 24th Annual
Parade of Lights Party
on the San Diego Bay

Sunday December 18, 2016

The Chili Cook-off format will continue again this year. Ralph would be honored to have our guests serve as judges for the Chili Cook-off.

If you feel a bit more adventuresome please bring your Chili to the party!

Previous winners:

  • Robert Citrano (2006)
  • Lindsay Bunn (2007)
  • Ralph Elliott (2008)
  • David Landman (2009)
  • Windy Storm (2010)
  • Eric Landman (2011)
  • Beth Landman (2012)
  • Tom Welch (2013)
  • Victor Hupp (2014)
  • Victor Hupp (2015)

Location: On Harbor Island, San Diego Bay, near the public parking lot directly across from the Hilton Hotel. Look for Ralph’s big red truck with camper and flags. Remember parking is limited at this event so first come, first served.

Don’t let parking keep you away! Be creative: Ride your bike, take a cab, hitchhike, park at Spanish Landing and walk, skate, ride your scooter, or use the valet parking at the Hilton.

Time: Chili cooks should arrive by 3:30pm. Judges should start to arrive at 4:00pm for the 5:00pm “Chili on the Bay cook-off”.

What to bring: Warm clothes, Beverages of your choice, lawn chairs, blankets, a cheerful attitude, and a empty stomach! A public restroom is conveniently located within walking distance from our location.

Hope to see ya at the Parade of Lights

Questions - contact Ralph Elliott at (619-239-4321)
Or Email:

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25th Annual Christmas Day Orphan Ride

San Diego Bicycle Club
Sunday, Christmas Day,
December 25, 2016

Sunday 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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SDBC New Years Day Ride

San Diego Bicycle Club
Sunday January 1st, 2017

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 2017 training miles and miss a little football!

Happy New Year & Enjoy the ride!

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A Note from the Velodrome Director
San Diego Bicycle Club
Track Closure & Annual General Meeting

The San Diego Velodrome is currently closed for resurfacing.

The Annual Member Meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at the San Diego Velodrome at Morley Field. Elections for the Board of Directors will be held.

New pricing schedule for 2017 to be revealed! Lower prices for college and youth track members!

SDVA link -

Victor Hupp
San Diego Velodrome Director

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