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Welcome to Bike Buddies Cycling Club

Bike Buddies Cycling Club is the result of two groups of riders and friends merging together with a goal to advance participation in cycling and cycling related activities.

We welcome all skill levels of riding from someone who has never been on a group ride to professional cyclists.  Some members race on the road, some in a velodrome, some are mountain bike racers, some are ultra distance riders, and finally some just like to go out and ride with their friends every Saturday.  Everyone will benefit, have fun, and maybe learn a thing or two about cycling and how to be better. 

In the end, we have two main objectives and they are to increase participation in the sport of cycling at any level and to improve our local community.  If either of these objectives sound like something you would be interested in being involved with, come on out and ride with us!  We usually ride in the East County of San Diego.

We meet at Starbuck's (near PetCo) in Rancho San Diego, off of Fury Dr. and Jamacha Rd. in El Cajon, CA. We group together ready to ride at 8:00 am on Saturday mornings. Some in the group may leave a little earlier but the main group rolls out at 8:00 am. We head out towards Alpine and back with different level of riders turning around at their skill level. We meet back up for a little social time after the ride.

Get out there and ride!



Helpful Bike Links

Here are some Bike Links that you might be interested in checking out.

Set-up and Simple Bike Fit

Setting up cleats and pedals:
http://www.cyclingweekly.co.uk/videos/bike-fit-and-maintenance/cleats-explained-how-to-set-them-up-correctly 

Basic Bike Fit for a neutral position:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrZBjOloChg

More detail on bike fit including diagnosing poor fit from aches and pains: 
http://bikedynamics.co.uk/index.html

Don’t forget helmet fit:
 http://www.helmets.org/nhtsafit.pdf

NOTE: The best solution is a professional bike fit - ask other members for a recommendation

Repair and Maintenance

Fixing a flat (the right way!):
 http://www.teamestrogen.com/pages/how-to-change-a-bicycle-tire-without-levers

Pre-Ride Checklist: 
https://www.rei.com/content/dam/documents/pdf/
Gear%20Checklists/Printer%20Friendly/checklist-basic-cycling.pdf

Useful bicycle maintenance tips:
 http://www.bicycling.com/maintenance/bicycle-maintenance/101-bike-maintenance-tips

More information: Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World's Best-Selling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide:
https://www.amazon.com/Zinn-Art-Road-Bike-Maintenance/dp/193771537X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1486776279&sr=1-1&keywords=bicycle+maintenance

NOTE: Some repairs are best left to a professional - ask other members for a mechanic recommendation

Basic Riding Skills

Descending Hills:
 http://www.bicycling.com/training/fitness/cycling-tips-descending-hills

Basics of group riding:
 http://www.active.com/cycling/articles/6-basic-skills-for-group-rides

Riding a pace line:
 http://www.bicycling.com/training/fitness/9-paceline-rules and http://bccclub.org/documents/PaceLineBasics.html



Upcoming Rides

April 22 Our group ride leaves on Saturday at 8:00 am from Starbucks (near Petco), Rancho San Diego, 2512 Jamacha Road El Cajon, CA 92019. All level of riders are welcome to come out and enjoy a great ride. Some just go to the Dehesa Bridge and back (approx. 21 miles), while others go up Dehesa and make a loop back to Rancho San Diego (approx. 31 miles or more if there are takers for more miles). We return for coffee and snacks after the ride.


Check out our facebook page to see if anyone wants to do a longer or different ride that you might want to join. There may be posts from members with information about rides that you might be interested in so be sure to check out our page frequently.


Alpine Challenge

Good luck to all the Bike Buddies who are riding the Alpine Challenge this Saturday.