Welcome to Bike Buddies Cycling Club
Bike Buddies Cycling Club is a club for people who like to ride bikes. It doesn't matter whether you like to ride on the road, off the road, race, climb hills or just ride to the coffee shop. What matters is that you like to ride. That's what this club is about, people who ride bikes.
We encourage people to ride bikes and to achieve whatever dream they have for their biking, whether it is; to race professionally, to ride a century, to ride in a criterium, to be the quickest climber, to bike across the USA, to climb Dehesa Hill, to hang with the pack, or just ride to the coffee shop. The purpose of the Bike Buddies is to create a supportive environment that encourages and nurtures those dreams.
In the process, we want to make riding fun, help others and contribute to our community; not only the biking community but the larger community in which we live.
If this sounds 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:
Ride to the Border February 4, 2017
This was an unscheduled ride that some went on at the last minute. It was a great day for the ride.
February 25 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.
February 25. We will have another Road Clean-up. We will do a shorter ride (or longer if you leave earlier) and meet back at Starbucks around 10:30 to get the assignments and equipment. We hope everyone can make it for this Clean-up. We need everyone's help to keep our section of the road free of rocks, glass, sand and trash. We even trim trees as needed to help keep the bike path clear. If we have enough helpers each person only needs to clean about 1/2 mile of the road. Good way to stretch your legs after a ride. So come on out and have a good time and see what treasures you might find along the way!