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In this Issue - December 15, 2016
Parade of Lights Party/Chili Cook-off - THIS SUNDAY

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

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

December 10th

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Photo courtesy of Ricard Lee

The 29th annual SDBC Light Up a Life Toy Ride was held last Saturday. We had about 230 riders participate. Santa (Ralph Elliot) led us from UCC across San Diego to the the Salvation Army Kroc Center on Univerity Avenue.

Many participants chose to decorate their bikes and were in costume, adding to the festive holiday spirit, and before roll out, and with Santa MC-ing, prizes were awarded for the best decorated male, female, junior, and tandem riders. Riders chose to either deposit their toys in support vans to be delivered at the center, or to carry their toys to be dropped off at the collection boxes on site.

We arrived at the Salvation Army, dropped off our toys, and were then treated to complimentary coffee and tasteful pastries, after which our group photo was taken.

Thanks to all that participated and a special thanks to Santa for leading us and to the ride leaders that assisted at intersectioopns keeping the peace with teh motorists.

Visit the SDBC Facebook page to see photos from the event.

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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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26th 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 Clothing Director
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Jersey Front
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Jersey Back
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Bib Front
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Bib Back

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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