1. San Diego's Premier Bike Fit
Get your bike and cleats personalized for your cycling activities and your body’s idiosyncracies.

2. Stationary Training for Strength, Power and Hill Climbing
Progressively difficult trainer classes for cyclists of all capabilities. Over 75% of the attendees are returning cyclists from previous classes! 

3. Endurance Ride Coaching
Do that Century, Double Century or Faster Century you really want to complete! Contact Coach Darryl to discuss your situation, find out what options are available for you.

Bike Shorts
Off the Bike Cyclist Info 
Get the latest information on San Diego rides, discounts on cycling events and Thinking Cyclist tips check out these 2 free cyclist information sources:
    1  Send an email to Coach Darryl.
    2  For Facebook users, click here and do a Like. 

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Coach Darryl Ride Schedule
Ride With Us!
​Rarely are there changes or cancellations on individual days but any will be posted on Coach Darryl's Facebook page, click here
It is not possible for me to update this page while I am on the road.

Yearly Reoccurring 
Ride Calendar Dates 
Are At the Bottom  

Holiday Ride!
For many holidays we pedal a Holiday Ride. It is well attended with 20+ cyclists.
The Next Holiday for the Holiday Route?
See Dates on the Calendar Below
Start:                      South Shores Parking Lot [MAP]
Rolling Time:        9:00am 
Route:                    This is the well liked Holiday Route. Lots of bike paths and roads that scarcely if ever have traffic. North through Mission Bay, Rose Canyon, UCSD, down Torrey Pines, then east on Carmel Valley Road, returning south along the I-5 old frontage road and new bike path to UCSD and Gilman back to Rose Canyon.
RideWith GPS:      [ROUTE]
Distance:               32 miles
Pace:                      That which everyone can pedal.
Please let me know if you can make it. Contact Coach Darryl.

Taco Tuesday!
On Hold Due to Covid
Our Annual Summer Classic Rides Hopefully Will Resume In 2022
Taco Tuesday rides are a San Diego mid year favorite! Nothing says summer fun evenings like Taco Tuesday. 
Because of evening daylight, the Taco Tuesday ride season is March to September. 
Start:               Trek Bicycle Superstore in Kearny Mesa [MAP] 
Rolling Time: We will start rolling at 5:30pm. Arrive whenever, we do announcements 5 minutes before the departure which is always on time!  
Route:               Aero Drive, Mission Center Road to Mission Valley, and all the way to the coast at Hospitality Point, which goes a quarter mile or so into the ocean on the jetty. We return by climbing Linda Vista Road. While Linda Vista Road is around 300 feet of climbing, it is spread over 4.2 miles so it is very gentle climbing. It is ideal for both those not in as good shape as they would like to be as well as those who want to set a new Personal Record on the climb. 
Distance:         About 18 miles when less daylight in March and September, about 24 miles in June.
Pace:                That which everyone can pedal. 
Post Ride Tacos:    Everyone enjoys the post ride cycling conversation at Rubio’s [MAP] where we can get 2 taco and chips for around $5. We drive from Trek to Rubio's.
Join your cycling friends or make new ones. We usually have 10 - 20 riders. The split is usually half males and half females. 
No one gets left behind!  
A threat of rain will cancel, cancelations will be posted here.

Trek Endurance Century 
Training Series
On Hold Due to Covid
Rides Hopefully Will Resume In the Spring 2022
Spring and Fall Series Yearly
This popular series has a metric century of 65 miles or so as well as full century of 100 miles. Many cyclists new to riding will use the 65 miles as a stepping store to a future 100 miles.
Rides are every Saturday, starting at 20 miles, adding approximately 5 miles per week until the event around week 16. 
For more information on the series and the individual rides, click here to contact Coach Darryl or visit the Trek Bicycles web site.

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Coach Darryl's Organized Rides and Favorite Yearly Events 
Coach Darryl’s favorite ride calendar is below. Some are Coach Darryl rides others are organized events. 
The rides are listed in order of calendar year. Scroll down to get to the area in the calendar currently of interest to you. 
Caution, rides are listed January through December, there are rides from both 2022 and 2023 intermingled.

For many commercial events, there is a Coach Darryl Discount. This discount will be provided only to cyclists who have had a Coach Darryl Bike Fit or have attended one of Coach Darryl's Coaching Programs like the Double Century Team, Tour of Plan Springs Century Team, or Stationary Training. Contact me for the code.  If no discount is noted, I do not have one for that event.
Times below are wheels rolling times, arrive whenever, the ride starts at that time.  

January 2022 & 2023
Martin Luther King Day Ride, Monday January 17, 2022. 
No 2022 ride due to Covid.
January 16, 2023: We may be pedaling the Holiday Route, see Holiday Ride above.

February 2022
President's Day, Monday February 21, 2022. 
We may be pedaling the Holiday Route, see Holiday Ride above. 

March 2022
Taco Tuesday rides are held every Tuesday, Covid permitting, from mid March to mid September.  See above for details! Watch here for the announcement of the resumption of Taco Tuesday.

April 2022
April ?? 2022 the Recovery Ride. 
The 2022 date has not yet been set
Coach Darryl Will Have a Discount Code
I have attended this ride all 4 years it has been held and loved it! Pick the route you prefer, 12, 25, or the 40 miles to the Olympic Training center.
Coach Darryl has an exclusive discount code for all Coach Darryl cyclists. 
For the discount code, contact Coach Darryl.
Click for event info

May 2022
1 Gordy Shields Memorial Ride, Sunday May 1, 2022  
Below is a likely scenario for 2022, given the schedule for past years. 
Begin at Pepper Park [Info and map] on the National City side of the Gordy Shields bridge connecting Chula Vista and National City on the Bayshore Bikeway. Arrive at 8am for an announcement tribute before the 8:30 ride. Pick from a short ride to Imperial Beach around 10 miles or a longer ride to Coronado of 30 miles. Gordy is largely responsible for the 25 mile BayShore Bikeway from Coronado to the Ferry Terminal in San Diego. 

2 Memorial Day Ride, Monday May 30, 2022   
Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the supreme sacrifices our military have made for us. This is a Coach Darryl ride, not a commercial event.
Start:                          South Shores Parking Lot [MAP]
Rolling Time:            To Be Announced, the road through the National Cemetery is sometimes closed for a private service on Memorial Day. 
Route:                        San Diego has an ideal route to remember our military. We pedal through Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery on Pt Loma. Then continue to Cabrillo National Monument, to reflect on a great example of what those brave men and women fought to protect.
Distance:                      22 miles
Pace:                            That which everyone can pedal.
I have a National Park Senior Pass good for 3 others to enter for free. If you have one, bring it. If you are 62+, you can buy an $80 pass that does not expire until you do. Otherwise you can get a 7 day pass for $7.00.
If you plan to attend, please let me know. Optional restaurant visit afterwards.
Hope to see you there!

July 2022
Scripps Ranch 4th of July Ride. Check back for a Coach Darryl discount. To register, click here

August 2022
Bike the Bay, Sunday August 28, 2022 
This ride is on the website for the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition.  Click here for info and to register  

September 2022
Labor Day Ride, Monday September 5, 2022. There may be a Holiday Ride in 2022.

October 2022
Columbus Day, Monday October 10, Holiday Ride. We may be a Holiday Route, see above. 

​November 2022
1   Ride the Point November 12, 2022 
Coach Darryl has a Discount Code
This is a wonderful, scenic ride, and a great cause, pancreatic cancer research. Ride through the Submarine base, climb a route to Pt Loma that is usually closed to civilians and pedal to Del Mar as well! They call it "Ride the hidden, unridden and forbidden Pt Loma."
Three routes of 10, 25 and 62 miles.
The Discount Code is for cyclists who have attended a Coach Darryl training event, or has had a Coach Darryl bike fit. For the discount code, contact Coach Darryl.
For information on Ride the Point Click for event info.

2   Holiday Ride & Route, Black Friday, November 25, 2022
The Holiday Ride will not be held in 2021.   
For info on this free ride, see Holiday Ride above.

December 2022 
1   SDBC Salvation Army Toy Ride Saturday December 10 2022
Join San Diego Bicycle Club for the 34th Annual Light Up A Life Holiday Toy Ride to benefit the Salvation Army. This is certainly the best "Feel Good" ride of the entire year! The 50-mile round trip ride starts at 8:30am at UC Cyclery located at La Jolla Village Square. Be there well before that time, the festivities before the ride are well worth the time. Help Darryl celebrate his birthday on December 11!
For more info, click here 

2   The last Taco Tuesday ride of 2022! Monday December 26, 2022
Yes, this ride will be on a Sunday morning. Other Taco Tuesday details will be the same. See other details above under Taco Tuesday.

Cyclist Comments

"Darryl MacKenzie that conversation definitely impacted my life and was the beginning of some great rides and memories." (The conversation was in 1996)
Andrew G. January 2022

"...always I appreciate the way you treat your customers as friends."
Dave O. October 2021

"Darryl even though our relationship is new it has been a significant part of my biking success puzzle. I had never ridden more than 20 miles up until the ALC in 2019 training period. You Darryl gave me the ability to ride my bike as is best for my body and that was equally important. As I approach another 545 at 66 years these components working together with my desire will be important to getting to the LA finish line. Thank you for your council, effort, support and friendship."
Jim K. September 2021

"The most important thing is your health for sure but I sure am missing the camaraderie of our rides and nothing beats the real time wisdom you share!
Karen M. December 2020 

"Your wisdom is always with me when I ride."
Jerry K. December 2020

"Hi Coach D,
Just checking in with you that you are healthy and safe.
I'm still so grateful for your help with dialing in my road bike. I have mentioned your name to many new riders and I hope your business is doing well.  
Be well,
Jarrod G." June, 2020 (Bike Fit was February 2019) 

"When I met Coach Darryl I had no idea he would become such an important figure in my cycling life and a valued friend. Not only has he supported me in my cycling he is a community partner and a valued member of the ALC community here in San Diego providing bike fits to many cyclists and coaching tips on how to be a better and safer cyclist. Though we haven't ridden together in some time, he is always with me on the bike and will be with us in spirit over the 7 days from SF to LA on the ride to end AIDS."
Suzy H.

"Hi Darryl, I’ve been meaning to email you so this is the perfect opportunity. After the accident when I went out on my bike I would panic. If I had to cross over a street I would check 2 or 3 times and by the time I finally decided to cross there was usually traffic coming. I kept thinking in the back of my mind about how you taught us when something happens concentrate only on your riding. I know I have the skills and just needed to pull my head together and stay with my ride and not the accident. Now I am able to ride normally so I am so grateful for your training. I just can’t begin to Thank You enough because I was becoming a dangerous rider with my long hesitations.
You are such a blessing in my life!!"
S.S. April 2020

"This just happened 🙂 a new Trek Domane SL 6 Disc, Ultregra groupset, Di2 ready for future upgrade, got a good deal at Trek in La Mesa. Much gratitude for Coach Darryl for his expertise, experience and just being an all around nice guy."
Steve S. March 2020

" Experience. Knowledge. Kindness. Great Guy on the bike and off!"
Carol H. October 2019

"Darryl MacKenzie it's always amazing to ride with you!! I was telling some of my friends that Trek Century Program was my Cycling family for years and that I learned so much from you!! Looking forward to see you this next week!! 
Mario C. August 2019

"you're so lucky to be riding with Coach Darryl.!!"
Claudia G"

"You are great!. Thanks for all you do!"
August, 2019

"Darryl is the best!!"
Jarrod G, August 2019

"I finally had a chance to open up my new Trek Domane today and see what I’m capable of riding her. What a difference! Thank you Darryl MacKenzie for helping me through the selection process. I’m so grateful! She rides like a dream."
Karen M July 2019

"Coach Darryl fit my bike to me, suggested a saddle change and I just took off, literally 🙂. Between the fit, the saddle and the tips, I completed my first Century this spring. I would never have made it with my bike in it’s old configuration. He’s a delight to work with, calm and open and relaxed. I recommend him without reservation."
Steve S. June 2019

"you really did an outstanding job of keeping your troops informed, motivated, trained, inspired, and ultimately, successful. Over the past couple of days, I've thought--I really couldn't (or wouldn't!) have done it without the benefit of the team.(Written just after completing a century, the final ride of the 16 week Trek Bicycle Superstore Century Training Series.)"
Donna, June 2019

"My first century, Super excited! Grateful for Trek, the rides and especially for coach Darryl, a font of wisdom for all things cycling. This Spring series helped me grow from a casual rider to a century rider. I’ll see you at future rides. My next bike will absolutely be a Trek. Thank you!!"
Steve S June 2019

"For the past 10 or so Saturdays I've been participating in the Trek Century training class. The weekly rides have been great, but the leaders are tremendous. Coach Darryl MacKenzie has provided so much more than leadership--he coaches every rider to give them practical tips on how to improve speed and performance--be it posture, safety, bike maintenance, bike fitting, sports nutrition, bike computers, traffic avoidance and even how to climb those d*** hills. He gives real-time advice to every rider, which somehow makes every challenge a little easier. His positive attitude is contagious! After 50 miles or so, that can-do attitude makes a big difference! Everyone in the group is now pedaling longer distances with less effort. Another plus, he genuinely cares. Thanks to Trek, and thanks to Darryl for this great (and free!) opportunity."
Donna May 2019

"I owe a lot to this guy! May he be the path for you to being a better and safer rider."
Ken F. April 2019

"Beginning many years ago with your Trek store spin classes, continuing with the bike fit and now, the ride guide ‘on the road’ suggestions and encouragement, my skills, endurance and safety have improved because of you!
Keep the suggestions and thoughts coming. They are appreciated. I am listening."
Paul N. 

"My best time up Torrey Pines. 9:07! A year ago 12:43. Thanks Coach for all your help. You have helped me immensely."

"Coach Darryl is exceptional. As a new road cyclist, he helped me learn how to properly position myself on my new road bike and meticulously measured and fit the bike to my body so that I can grow, perform, and love to ride. Thank you Coach Darryl!"
Jarrod G. 

"Coach Darryl is the gift that keeps on giving. His advice and counsel have made all the difference in my cycling"
John B
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The Double Team Riding 5-Across on the Runway on Camp Pendleton​
Taco Tuesday riders several hundred feet out into the Pacific near Hospitality Point
The turn around location for the 
Another Dam Ride route
There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love, only scarcity of resolve to make it happen. 
Holiday Ride Labor Day 2019
Horseshoe Bridge New I-5 Bike Path
Coach Darryl Lifetime Miles Pedaled
Coach Darryl Started Cycling June 1987
Total Miles Pedaled            167,325
Average Miles Per Week          93.1

Total Weeks                             1798
    1987 June to December              30 Weeks
    1988 to 2020, 33 Years,           1716 Weeks
    2021 January to December          52 Weeks
       As of December 31, 2021