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Rarely are there changes or cancellations but any will be posted on Coach Darryl's Facebook page, click here.
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Reoccurring Rides are First
Specific Calendar Date Rides are
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For most holidays we pedal a Holiday Ride. It is well attended with 20+ cyclists for many holidays.
Memorial Day Monday May 25
Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the supreme sacrifices our military have made for us.
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.
RideWith GPS Route: [ROUTE ADDED LATER]
Distance: 22 miles
Pace: That which everyone can pedal.
I have a National Park Senior Pass good for 3 others, 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!
Labor Day Monday September 7
Start: South Shores Parking Lot [MAP]
Rolling Time: 8:30am
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: [ROUTE] Distance: 32 miles Pace: That which everyone can pedal.
Weekly From March 17 to September 8
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. Rides will resume on Tuesday March 17.
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 Bicycle Superstore
Endurance Century Training Series
The spring series is in progress!
Note the new name...the emphasis is now on 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 begin with just 20 miles on Saturday February 22 and continue to Saturday May 30 for the Century and Metric Century.
Rides are every Saturday starting at 20 miles, adding approximately 5 miles per week until the event on May 30.
The Trek Bicycle Superstore Endurance Training Series is one of the best attended training series in the county. Each week around 100 riders spread over 7 groups averaging from 9-20 MPH, there is a group speed for everyone.
For more information on the series and the individual rides, click here
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Coach Darryl's Favorite Yearly Events
This is a new Coach Darryl calendar. The below events are listed in order of calendar year. Scroll down to get to the area in the calendar currently of interest to you. Caution, there are rides from this and the next year included.
Later, many more rides will be added and this area will be its own page on this Coach Darryl web site.
For many rides, 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.
Times below are wheels rolling times, arrive whenever, the ride starts at that time.
March 17, the first weekly Taco Tuesday ride for the year! See above!
April 19, 2020 the Recovery Ride. Coach Darryl Has 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.
1 Gordy Shields Memorial Ride, Sunday May 3. 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 25. See details above under Holiday Rides.
1 Scripps Ranch 4th of July Ride - For the first time every, there will be a Coach Darryl Discount for this ride. More details closer to the event.
1 Ride the Point November 14, 2020.
Coach Darryl will have 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.
2 Holiday Ride & Route, Black Friday, November 27, 2020
For info on this free ride, see Holiday Ride & Route above.
1 SDBC Salvation Army Toy Ride Saturday December 12 2020
Join San Diego Bicycle Club for the 35rd 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.
2 The last Taco Tuesday ride of the 2020! Saturday December 26, 2020.
Yes, this ride will be on a Saturday morning. See details above under Taco Tuesday.
1 Martin Luther King Day Ride January 18, 2021. Holiday Route.
President's Day, February 15, 2021. Holiday Route Ride. See Above.
" 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.!!"
"You are great!. Thanks for all you do!"
"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."
"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!"
"Coach Darryl is the gift that keeps on giving. His advice and counsel have made all the difference in my cycling"