Rides/TT/Volunteers needed Cycle-MAYnia May 8th

May 5, 2024 | SYVCC News

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“SYVCC, Dr. J’s Bicycle Shop and Solvang Rotary will be giving away bicycle helmets to kids at the Solvang CycleMAYnia bike event in the Solvang Park this Wednesday, May 8th from 2-6pm. We need some club volunteers to help hand out and fit over 100 helmets donated for this event. Please contact Corey directly for more information at: corey@drjsbikeshop.com



Weekly Rides

CLUB RIDES (Standard Rules Apply: helmets required, no head phones in the group, obey all traffic laws) – These rides are not for our members only, so if you have friends and family in town, invite them out on one of the rides, all are welcome!

Saturday A Ride

Start: 9:15am
Duration: 3hrs
Where to meet: Solvang Park
Description: The Valley Loop: East on 246, Armor Ranch Rd, Happy Canyon, Baseline, Roblar, Alamo Pintado, Foxen Canyon, Out to the top of Zaca Mesa, Turn Around, Zaca Station,  East on 154 to Ballard , pace 18-19mph avg. 

Saturday B Ride

Start: 9:05am
Duration: 2.5hrs
Where to meet: Solvang Park Solvang
Description: This ride is not a “hammer ride”.  It will be led as a “no-drop”, 14-16 mph group ride. This pace may change depending on the route and the riders who show up. The plan is for this to be a fun, intermediate, social ride, where we can stop for coffee/smoothie after or close to the end of the ride.

Wednesday Ride

Start: 4:15p
Duration: 90 Minutes to 2 hours
Where to Meet: Solvang Park
Description: 17-19 MPH. The route will vary week to week. The routes will be designed to be out and backs so we can regroup. We will also incorporate the TT’s when those start back up in later Spring and Summer. The Route This week: Santa Rosa Road to the Park and Back at the climb. This route was Pete’s idea, so that means he will be up front pointing out all the pot holes…. Last year when did this ride we had 4 flats. The road is horrible, so pay attention and ride safe. 

Upcoming Club Team TT

Our May TT Giro De SYV will be May 13th to May 27th. We will be building the teams in the next 2 weeks
The Fig MTN to Neverland Segment you can ride with others, and Alisal is a individual segment you ride alone. Come out and give it a try, it’s a great way to meet other club members and a lot of fun. All club members are welcome to join a team.

See the links below to get a idea of the start and end points.

The Alisal one Starts near the end of the Rodeo Arena, you go out to the T at the stop sign and turn around and ends at the end of the straight away coming back past Nojoqui. Here is the start and finish map for this one.



The Fig Mtn Neverland Segment starts at First Street, and ends about 30 feet before first street on the way back

One of the best ways to know exactly where you are on the segments is to Star the segment on your phone and it will synch it with your bike computer. Also below are start and end google maps of the Alisal Segment.




Email Jeff or Kirk if you are in
-If you want to see who has done the route that week, click the weekly view tab on Stava for that Segment -Ride the TT course at least once (May13th to May27th) or as many times as you want. -Upload your ride to Strava (you must have a GPS cycling computer OR use the Strava phone app to record your ride) As a general reminder, here are a few rules we need to adhere to: -be safe! you are responsible for your own safety 
-Encourage your fellow SYVCC Members -be a good representative of cycling in the valley (be courteous to drivers) -time yourself with Strava if you want to see your results -no drafting on the Individual segment, only the team one. Everyone is encouraged to participate!  Good luck!


For more club information check out our updated web site


See the clubs Strava page info








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