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.
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:
Basic Bike Fit for a neutral position:
More detail on bike fit including diagnosing poor fit from aches and pains:
Don’t forget helmet fit:
NOTE: The best solution is a professional bike fit - ask other members for a recommendation
Repair and Maintenance
Fixing a flat (the right way!):
Useful bicycle maintenance tips:
More information: Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance: The World's Best-Selling Bicycle Repair and Maintenance Guide:
NOTE: Some repairs are best left to a professional - ask other members for a mechanic recommendation
Basic Riding Skills
Basics of group riding:
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.
Good luck to all the Bike Buddies who are riding the Alpine Challenge this Saturday.