The Knickerbikers is San Diego's bicycle touring club,
offering day trips (mostly on the road, but some
mountain biking) throughout San Diego County every Saturday
and Sunday morning. The length and pace vary, but most
of the rides are in the 30-60 mile range.
Tours, ranging in length from two days to three
weeks, explore scenic areas throughout the U.S., and
the rest of the world. Recent tours have taken the Knickerbikers
to Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, and New Mexico. Others
have been to the Canadian Rockies, Hawaii, Washington,
Wisconsin, Ireland, France, Arizona, many Coastal CA
loops, CA Shasta, N&S Dakota, Colorado, Texas, and
Our club, the Knickerbikers of San Diego county, was
established on Friday, May 31, 1974. Forty-three charter
members subscribed to the idea that a regular program
of bicycle touring experiences could be offered without
involving institutional encumbrances.
In effect, our club was purposefully not organized.
There are neither rules nor regulations, no club officers
- aside from our tongue-in-cheek representative office
of Knickercommander (the club servant) - and no business
Everyone is still responsible for himself or herself.
It was and still is a simple idea, which is to ride
our bikes! Two founding principles guide our group behavior:
it's nice to be noticed, and it's fun to be a kid again.