A Note from the Veledrome Director

First, the track is going to get a resurfacing in September. We will close the facility for riding from September 14 through September 26th. In this short time the riding surface will be re-paved and painted. We will add an additional cool-down/warm-up circle in the northern half of the infield and will make some upgrades to other parts of the facility. This is going to be a TON of work and we will be seeking your help to ensure this goes off smoothly. It's your track and now's the time to really get involved.

Our website recently received a facelift too. We hope this layout better serves to inform and bring in more riders to our facility. Check it out! If you're a current member, there is a members-only area that is accessible through a secure log in. Requests are manually verified against our current member's list. Once you have been verified (usually no more than 6-8 hours) you will be able to access the Members-Only tab under Membership on the website. In there you can find the current membership list, member documents, as well as BOD meeting minutes. It is currently an evolving section; so if there are things you feel are missing let us know.

Starting August 1st, 2016 memberships to the SDVA are 50% off. Memberships will be valid to the end of this calendar year. New members will receive the same benefits as current members as well as a combo into the facility to ride during open hours. To apply, please fill out the form in the New Members section attach a check or money order and send it in.

SDVA link - sdvelodrome.com

Some reminders:
Public hours are on Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. During this time ANYONE is invited to ride their bicycle (any bike) on the track. Please bring a helmet and be prepared to sign a waiver.
Members are allowed to ride only during Open Hours on the track. All scheduled events are noted on the calendar.
Motor Pacing is only allowed by SDVA approved coaches.

Victor Hupp
San Diego Velodrome Director
velodrome@sdbc.org

2016 Barrio Logan Grand Prix Race Director’s Report

I’s that time of year again and planning and preparations for the 2016, 20th Annual Barrio Logan Grand Prix are in full swing! Currently we are working hard to ensure this year’s will stand up to if not surpass, it’s outstanding reputation as one of Southern California’s premier bicycle races! Again this year we will be the SCNCA Junior Criterium Championships and part of USA Cycling’s Road Development Race Series. Plus we will feature races for Elite Men and Women, Master’s and our always popular Kid’s Races! New this year we will be having a Bicycle Safety Rodeo and the Helmet Give away at Cesar Chavez Park on San Diego Bay!

Right now we are working feverishly on raising the $6000. Cash prize list committed to this year’s race. But we need your help! If you have any leads on someone or a business who you believe might like to sponsor the race (how about you???) please give me a call. Everyone loves a race with lots of “primes”, SDBC has over 400 members, if each member acquired just one prime, this year’s Barrio Logan Grand Prix could give out 400 prime prizes!!! Primes can be just about anything: gift certificates, dinners, clothing, services, bike parts, auto parts, gift cards, cash… let’s get creative!

Speaking of needing your help; it’s time to start signing up for one of the many race day volunteer positions. Positions available are in the areas of; registration, course set-up and tear-down, course marshalling, hospitality, expo area, equipment truck driver, etc.
So if you have any ideas on sponsorship, or you want to volunteer, please give me a call (619-239-4321) or you can reach me on the World Wide Web at: Ralph@mgeracing,com

See ya at the races,

Ralph Elliott
2015 BLGP Race Director

Barrio Logan Sponsorship

The 20th Annual Barrio Logan will be held on May 7, 2016. Interested in becoming a sponsor? We provide our sponsors with widespread exposure through local, regional and national advertising prior to, during and immediately following the event. See the Sponsorship Flyer and contact Ralph Elliot if you're interested.

Thanks!

Ralph Elliot
Race Director
619-239-4321

From The Bike Coalition Liaison

Safety tip of the week: When riding in a paceline look much further ahead than when riding solo and adjust for obstacles sooner, to give those behind time and space to do so too. So this doesn't happen:
Facebook Video - Rider crashes trying avoid bollards

Legal rights tip of the week: Can bicyclists be cited for impeding traffic? San Diego cyclist Bill Davidson, who is not a lawyer, recently argued why the answer to this question is no:
Facebook post explaining why cyclists in California cannot be in violation of impeding traffic (CVC 22400)

More and more cyclists are learning their rights to use the full lane and the associated safety and comfort advantages that come with it, but some in law enforcement are not there yet. Example from Park Blvd last week:
YouTube video - San Diego Police Department Officers still don't quite get it

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

Serge Issakov
Bike Coalition liaison
bikecoalition@sdbc.org

Changes to Bicycle Access to Camp Pendleton

We received the following message this week from Carl Redding at Camp Pendleton Marine Corp Base:

Camp Pendleton wanted to give you an update on our visitor access policy. We value the great relationship we have with the area cycling community and wanted to develop a process allowing cyclist’s continued access to Camp Pendleton.

By March 1, cyclist will be required to register in order to have access to the base. An online process will be complete mid-February and base access will be good for one year. Cyclist will need to re-register every year. Until the registration process is finalized, cyclists will still be able to enter the base with their U.S. or State government issued identification card just like now.

After March 1, all cyclists will need to be registered and show their U.S. or State identification when entering the base. Once the registration process is up and running in a few weeks, we will share the link. Our goal is to maintain a great relationship with area riders but also balance that with security and protection for our Marines, Sailors, civilian employees and families. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please be respectful when entering and riding on the base!

Thanks,

San Diego Bicycle Club

 

Note From The Membership Director

Join or renew now for 2016 and get the 2015 Membership Rate - $45!

NOTE:  Membership fees are being raised effective 1/1/2016.  See here

Exciting things are happening – look...

2008 Beach to Brewery Ride

  • Expanded discounts to all members.
  • Increased sponsor support benefiting both the race teams and the general membership.
  • A new Women's Cat 1-2 Team.
  • An entirely 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.
  • Offer specialized training programs.
  • Continue our philanthropic work like the annual Christmas Toy Ride.
  • Keep our annual Beach Party and Borrego Spring 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 November and December. There will also be a membership renewal letter showing up in many of your mailboxes, so you can renewal by mail, too.

Marilyn Detloff
SDBC Membership Director
membership@sdbc.org

A Note From the President

Dear SDBC Member,

The Club is in the process of converting to a tax-exempt 501(3)(3) entity.  As a tax-exempt, sponsors will be able to deduct contributions to the Club as charitable deductions.  This should enhance our ability to obtain more corporate sponsors.

To affect this change, the state of California requires that we amend our Articles of Incorporation with the following changes:

  1. Expressly state that we will not engage in any activity that is not permitted under IRS rules pertaining to 501(c)(3) entities,
  2. Upon dissolution of the Club, all assets will be distributed only to another tax-exempt entity, and
  3. Both the Board and the Members have approved these changes.

The restated Articles of Incorporation that we propose to adopt can be viewed by clicking the following link - Restated Articles of Incorporation.  

We will conduct an email vote next week and will be have paper ballots available at UCC before the Saturday ride September 12.

Thank you,
Jim Swigart
President
San Diego Bicycle Club

 

2015 Barrio Logan Grand Prix Race Director’s Report

2015 Barrio Logan
Saturday, May 2

It’s that time of year again and planning and preparations for the 2015, 19th Annual Barrio Logan Grand Prix are in full swing! Currently we are working hard to ensure this year’s will stand up to if not surpass, it’s outstanding reputation as one of Southern California’s premier bicycle races! Again this year we will be the SCNCA Junior Criterium Championships and part of USA Cycling’s Road Development Race Series. Plus we will feature races for Elite Men and Women, Master’s and our always popular Kid’s Races! New this year we will be having a Bicycle Safety Rodeo and the Helmet Give away at Cesar Chavez Park on San Diego Bay!

Right now we are working feverishly on raising the $6000. Cash prize list committed to this year’s race. But we need your help! If you have any leads on someone or a business who you believe might like to sponsor the race (how about you???) please give me a call. Everyone loves a race with lots of “primes”, SDBC has over 400 members, if each member acquired just one prime, this year’s Barrio Logan Grand Prix could give out 400 prime prizes!!! Primes can be just about anything: gift certificates, dinners, clothing, services, bike parts, auto parts, gift cards, cash… let’s get creative!

Speaking of needing your help; it’s time to start signing up for one of the many race day volunteer positions. Positions available are in the areas of; registration, course set-up and tear-down, course marshalling, hospitality, expo area, equipment truck driver, etc.

Volunteers can sign up here.

So if you have any ideas on sponsorship, or you want to volunteer, please give me a call (619-239-4321) or you can reach me on the World Wide Web at Ralph@mgeracing,com

See ya at the races,
Ralph Elliott, 2015 BLGP Race Director

A Note from the Velodrome Director

Attention velodrome racers or anyone interested in the velodrome: the season is approaching and I have spoken to Dave at UC Cyclery about a deal on track bikes. SDBC members already get a 10% discount, but he said that if we can get a commitment on a number of track bikes to order there is more room to discount and the process is easier than one at a time. Contact me and let me know if you are interested in a track bike, and we can get with Dave to start the process in time for track classes and the racing season.

Also, if interested in joining the SDVA SDBC members get a 50% discount. Let me know and I will email you a waiver and the contact info for the SDVA .

SDBC Velodrom Director
Victor Hupp

velodrome@sdbc.org

Visit Juan Carlos

Memorial Rehabilitation Center

Memorial Rehabilitation Center

Many SDBC club members have recently visited Juan Carlos Viñolo. He really enjoys visits from cyclists in particular, so if you can, go say hello to him! He will be at Sharp Memorial Rehabilitation Center until mid-November. The best time to visit is between 3 and 6 pm. He works pretty hard during the daytime with the therapists preparing him for independent living.

The building is directly EAST of the Sharp Mary Birch parking garage on Health Center Drive. (That's the one with the stork on it you see from 163) If you are coming north on 163 get off on Mesa College Drive and turn east then south on Heath Center Drive and park where the stork is (or park on the street for free along that road). Then walk between the buildings and go to 2929 Health Center Drive - you will see lots of picnic umbrellas and a sliding glass door that faces WEST (towards the parking garage) go in there and turn left. Then at the end of that hallway is reception. Juan Carlos is in room #140 (As of 9/24/2014)

Michael Pelkey, Juan Carlos and Serge Issakov

Michael Pelkey, Juan Carlos and Serge Issakov

From Serge Issakov:  "Michael Pelkey and I went to visit Juan Carlos today. I was very impressed with his demeanor and character. I can only imagine what he is going through, but can tell you he is dealing with it effectively. He was out on the patio and independently mobile in an electric wheel chair. He should be home in about 2 months. He does plan to go back to his job and looks forward to cycling again on a handcycle. JC welcomes visits. I encourage you to go."

2014 Invitation to the Junior State Championships at The Barrio Logan Grand Prix.

Hi, my name is Coach Jesse Eisner.  I am the Junior Director and Coach of the San Diego Bicycle Club’s Junior Team.
 
I’d like to invite you,
your junior team,
and your club to participate
 in The Barrio Logan Grand Prix on May 3rd 2014.
 
This is The San Diego Bicycle Club’s sixth year hosting the Junior State Criterium Championships. 
           
The San Diego Bicycle Club awards all junior state champions with a California state championship jersey. A Junior State Champion is eligible to race the rest of the 2014 criterium season in their State Championship Jersey.
           
You can register now at www.usacycling.org
 
We are excited to have you come race with us.
 
Till then,
 
Enjoy some footage from last years junior men’s  13 14 race.

Cheers,
Jesse Eisner
619-962-3176
jesseeisner22@gmail.com
www.eisnercoaching.com

SDBC Junior Racers Tearing Up the Spring!

It is hard to believe but May is just around the corner. Can you say Barrio Logan Gran Prix!  Not only is it a fast and exciting racecourse, it will also host the Junior State Championships.  

The SDBC Junior Team has already participated in over 14 separate events since the end of January. One of these junior riders stands out. He has already competed in three stage races since February. Congratulations to our very own Kyle Kirby for taking 3rd place at the Valley of the Sun Stage Race. Kyle told me at the end of last year that he really wanted to focus on the Valley of the Sun Stage Race. He had taken 5th in 2013 and wanted to be on the podium.

Kyle planned out his own off-season base training and with focus and discipline; he was riding at 730 miles in December and 766 miles in January. This type of focus and discipline is what we are trying to teach our juniors at The San Diego Bicycle Club. Riders should set achievable yet challenging goals, and then practice discipline and balance to reach those goals. Kyle is an exemplary athletic role model and a good ambassador for cycling in general whether it is on the road, in his training, and/or racing. He receives instruction, is open to feedback, and is always looking to learn new things.  Kyle represents the club and team and well.

If you see him on the road please make sure to congratulate him and encourage him to keep up the good work.

Below is Kyle’s race report for the Valley of the Sun Stage Race (VOS). He is also a pretty good writer, enjoy.


A few weeks ago I competed in the Valley of the Sun stage race over in Arizona. I got into Arizona late Thursday night and was able to get in some descent rest.

Stage 1:
On Friday morning before the time trial, I was able to get my legs opened up and got in a good warm-up. As I warmed up, the wind picked up and the directions changed to a tailwind on the way out and a headwind on the way back. The time trial went as I had hoped it would. I was able to cross the line in third, ten seconds off of the winner, Ian Schwartz of Rokform, and four seconds off of second place, Sean Quinn also of Rokform.

Stage 2:
The next morning was my road race. As it was such a close top 3, I knew that the overall would come down to time bonuses. We rolled out with a neutral start until the first corner, where there was a cattle guard, and then the racing started immediately. After multiple attacks, we started to settle down into a nice tempo. About five miles into the stage I counter attacked someone on a long roller and got a nice 10-15 second gap. After staying away for about a mile, I was finally brought back by Weston Giem of the Major Motion Junior team. On the flat, crosswind side of the course it stayed together after a few attacks by the Rokform kids. As we made the final turn onto the climb to the finish, the pace started to ramp up. I attacked with 3 km to go which started the fireworks. The two Rokform guys sat on the front and set a really high tempo, dropping everyone except for myself by around 2 km to go. With the pace so high, it was very hard to attack and even harder to get any real estate. There was no real sprint as no one could manage to lift the pace at all. I rolled across the line in third, behind Ian in first and Sean in second, lucky losing no time to the leaders except for time bonuses. I stuck around after the race to watch my brother who raced later in the afternoon. After the drive back to my hotel and after some rest I was ready for the final stage.

Stage 3:
The Criterium course was close enough to my hotel that I was able to ride to it the morning of my race. After I signed in and worked up I devised a plan to go on the offensive. I only needed a 15 second gap to take the overall. I needed less than 10 seconds to move into second. As soon as the race started I was on the gas. I tried to attack every lap or so, sometimes opening up a small gap. After my past attack with 2 laps to go, I realized it would end up in a field sprint. I positioned myself near the front and sat on wheels until the last 250 meters or so. The sprint opened up with about 200 to go and Weston from Major Motion came around immediately. I closed the gap down to him but couldn't come around in the last 50 meters. I ended up getting 2nd on the stage by a bike length.

Overall it was a very successful weekend with three podiums in as many days. I ended up 3rd in GC behind by 9 seconds to Ian Schwartz and 5 behind Sean Quinn. It was a very hard weekend of racing that told me where my fitness was at and I am excited for the rest of the season. Thank you to all of the club members and friends because without you and the support you give it would be hard to race in these big events. Ride fast, be safe, and have fun!
 
Kyle Kirby

 

Watch for more updates from the junior racing team coming soon.
 
Till then see you on the road,

Coach Jesse Eisner
juniordirector@sdbc.org
 

SDBC Team Bottles

SDBC Team Bottles complimenting the new kit colors and with the SDBC logo one one side and the logo of Fluid, one of our sponsors, on the other side are available.

The bottles can be purchased at UCC for $5 each or $10 for a pair, cash only. Hurry, quantity is limited.

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 March 20th and endsApril 3rd.

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 store.livefluid.com

2.Stock up on all your favorite goods.

3.Click "Proceed to Checkout" button.

4.Use code "SDBC" 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.

7.Your Fluid will be available for pickup at UC Cyclery startingApril 7th.

2014 Tour de Murrieta

SDBC/Emerald Textiles had nearly 30 racers at this year's Tour de Murrieta!  

The Category 4 team had a double podium finish at the Criterium on the second day.  Eric Boarman took the win and Mason Turvey took 3rd place.  At the Circuit Race on day 3, Mason Turvey took 2nd in GC, Eric Boarman took 3rd in GC and Cat 4 team won the Team Competition trophy!  

The Category 3 had a strong finish in the last day with Edwin Clement taking 2nd place in the Circuit Race and Sean Mulderig taking 3rd.  Edwin finished 3rd place in GC and Sean finished 6th in GC. Job well done boys!

Service for Jerry Rimoldi

 

Jerry Rimoldi was an SDBC Life Member. He was born 12/28/1934 and he passed away Sunday, 3/02/2014. He was one of San Diego Bicycle Club's Original members.  Services for Jerry will be held at 10:00A, Friday, March 7 at St. Patricks Catholic Church.

Jerry, a former Racer & Coach was President and a Board member for both SDBC and the ABLofA, now USA Cycling!  Jerry was a bicycle store owner and he was SDBC all during the 1950's and 1960's and early 1970's!

Jerry coached many former State Champion's, National Champion's and 1969 Women's World Champion Audrey McElmury.

Jerry is now "taking a pull" in a better place!

SDBC will be dedicating the Masters 55/60+ race at this years 2014 Barrio Logan Grand Prix, May 3, in his honor!

Enjoy the Ride!

Sincerely,

Ralph Elliott, SDBC Life Member

Last Call for $50 Helmets!

Deadline for the Final Order Is Noon, Monday, 2-24

scotthelmet.jpg

Hi-Tech Bikes, the sponsor of our new Cat 1-2 Team and the Fiesta Island Time Trials, continues to offer us a killer deal on Scott helmets. Brand new, still-in-the-box, black & green helmets that match our 2014 club kit for just $50, and that includes shipping and sales tax! BobShop.com is selling them for $151 – see the link below. It's the 2013 WIT-R model, which Scott continues to sell but has discontinued the color green.

You buy the helmets through the Club, not HTB.  We will place one final order on Monday afternoon, February 24th.  If you want a helmet, this is your last chance.  Either:

(1) Sign the order sheet at this Saturday’s ride – it’ll be over by Pickup Stix,

OR

(2) E-mail the following to treasurer@SDBC.org  

  • Your name
  • Helmet size
  • Your phone number

We will buy exactly enough helmets to fill the orders.  Helmets will likely be in by Friday, March 7th and ready for pick-up at the Saturday ride the next day.  Payment is at time of pick-up and is $50 by cash, check, or credit card; we prefer checks, which should be made payable to SDBC.

Click here for more information about the helmet on the BobShop.com web site.

Mike McLaughlin
treasurer@sdbc.org

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