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Yearly Reoccurring Ride
Calendar Dates Are
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For many holidays we pedal a Holiday Ride. It is well attended with 20+ cyclists.
Columbus Day, Monday October 12
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.
Distance: 32 miles
Pace: That which everyone can pedal.
Our Annual Summer Classic Will Resume In 2021
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 Bicycle Superstore
Endurance Century Training Series
A Fall Virtual Series Is in Progress
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 weekly and can be completed anytime between Thursday and Wednesday. Routes start at 20 miles, adding approximately 5 miles per week until the event on the last weekend.
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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 2020 and 2021 included.
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.
Times below are wheels rolling times, arrive whenever, the ride starts at that time.
Martin Luther King Day Ride, Monday January 18, 2021. We will be pedaling the Holiday Route, see Holiday Ride above.
President's Day, Monday February 15, 2021. We will be pedaling the Holiday Route, see Holiday Ride above.
Taco Tuesday rides are held every Tuesday from mid March to mid September. See above for details!
April 18, 2021 the Recovery Ride.
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.
1 Gordy Shields Memorial Ride, Sunday May 2, 2021.
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, 2021.
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.
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 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!
1 Scripps Ranch 4th of July Ride. In 2021, for the first time, there will be a Coach Darryl Discount for this ride. More details closer to the event.
Bike the Bay, Sunday August 23, 2020.
Labor Day Ride, Monday September 7, 2020. We usually pedal the Holiday Route, the ride will be cancelled due to the coronavirus.
Columbus Day, Monday October 12, Holiday Ride. Can we REALLY get a Holiday Ride pedaled after the start of the coronavirus? I sure hope so. We have not had a Holiday Ride since February! For details, see Holiday Ride above.
1 Ride the Point November 7, 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 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.
2 The last Taco Tuesday ride of 2020! Saturday December 26, 2020, 8:30am.
Yes, this ride will be on a Saturday morning. Other Taco Tuesday details will be the same. See other details above under Taco Tuesday.
"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.
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."
"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.!!"
"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"