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The Knickerbikers of San Diego County
www.Knickerbikers.com or Facebook

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If you're looking for a moderate TUESDAY or THURSDAY ride, sign up on the TTBikers email list.
(You must be signed up on Yahoo.com before you can access the group's website.)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TTBikers/
We meet at various locations - leader's choice - at 9:30 AM. No requirements to lead a ride unless you want to become a regular, in which case the schedulers may bug you about it.
If you have any further questions, contact Lois Horowitz at loalhoro@yahoo.com
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Do you want a Knickerbiker jersey?
The Knickerbiker jerseys are manufactured by Voler.
Price: Sleeveless and short-sleeved: $93
Long-sleeved: $98

If you would like to own one of these jerseys, send Ken an email: membership @ knickerbikers.com

Want to cycle more?

If you're looking for a moderate TUESDAY or THURSDAY ride, sign up on the TTBikers email list.
http://groups.yahoo.com/search?query=ttbikers We meet at various locations - leader's choice - at 9:30 AM. No requirements to lead a ride unless you want to become a regular, in which case the schedulers may bug you about it. If you have any further questions, contact Lois Horowitz at loalhoro@yahoo.com

You'll find a group of Knickerbikers ready to ride every Wednesday at 9:00 AM at Mission Bay. The meeting spot for the WEDNESDAY LITE RIDE is Mission Bay Visitor's Center in the north parking lot (East Mission Bay Drive & Clairemont Drive). The ride is usually about 25 miles at an easy pace. First stop is usually a coffee break which gives us an opportunity to decide the ride route and lunch spot!
To get to Mission Bay Visitor's Center, take I-5 to exit Clairemont Drive. Go west to Mission Bay Visitor's Center. Turn right on East Mission Bay Drive, then make an immediate left into parking lot, and another left towards Mission Bay Visitor's Center.

The ORIGINAL WEDNESDAY RIDE heads out every Wednesday at 9:00 AM. A large group of riders meet at the Target parking lot (1288 Camino del Rio North, corner of Mission Center Road and Camino de la Reina) in Mission Valley for a 9:15 AM departure. The rides are "brisk" and cover about 30 miles. Yes, there will be a lunch stop along the way. All riders are welcome!

Riders are welcome riders to join the SATURDAY LITE RIDE which meets every Saturday at 8:45 AM at the Old Town Trolley station parking lot. The Old Town Trolley is located at 4005 Taylor Street. The ride is usually about 25 miles at an easy pace. First stop is usually a coffee spot where the riders decide where to ride and enjoy lunch!

Need ride details or additional information?
Call Ken: 858 450 0373 or Sharon: 619 787 7427

It. Bike It. Be a Part of It!

Want to help spread the word about this campaign?
http://www.adventurecycling.org/beapartofit

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The Knickerbikers of San Diego County

EXCURSION RATING KEY
**** SIGHTSEERS - Leisurely riding. Destination and scenic oriented. Frequent stops. No extreme grades. 8 - 12 mph
*** TOURISTS – Moderate to brisk pace. Scenic roads including hills. Stops every hour. No one gets dropped. 12 mph
** SPORTS RIDERS - Vigorous, peppy pace. Possible steep grades. Good workout. Stops every hour or two. 15 -17 mph
* MASTER RIDERS (Animals) - Anything goes. Possible pace lines. Slower riders dropped. Ready for competition. ? mph

PROMPT DEPARTURES
Rides depart 15 minutes past scheduled assembly time. Please be ready and waiting for departure.
Greet your ride leader!

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Annual Membership dues are $10. Where does the money go? In addition to your personal membership in the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition ($5 if the club pays, $25 otherwise), your $10 goes to support Adventure Cycling Association, the League of American Bicyclists, the California Bicycle Coalition, our web site hosting, and our photo gallery subscription (SmugMug).

If you wish to join or renew, just send $10 per subscription (email address) along with your name, address, email address, and phone number to

Knickerbikers
8590 Cliffridge Ave.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Or, easier still, send it via PayPal to knickerb@san.rr.com. It's easy!

EXCURSION RATING KEY:
**** SIGHTSEERS - Leisurely riding. Destination and scenic oriented. Frequent stops. No extreme grades. 8 - 12 mph
*** TOURISTS - Moderate to brisk pace. Scenic roads including hills. Stops every hour. No one gets dropped. 12 mph
** SPORTS RIDERS - Vigorous, peppy pace. Possible steep grades. Good workout. Stops every hour or two. 15 -17 mph
* MASTER RIDERS (Animals) - Anything goes. Possible pace lines. Slower riders dropped. Ready for competition. ? mph

PROMPT DEPARTURES:
Rides depart 15 minutes past scheduled assembly time.
Please be ready and waiting for departure.
Greet your ride leader!

O suns and skies and clouds of June,
And flowers of June together,
Ye cannot rival for one hour
October’s bright blue weather!

You can sign up to lead a ride or schedule an event for the Knickerbikers in several ways:

call Sharon - 619 787 7427 OR
email editor @ knickerbikers.com

OR
Click on tab marked "Outings" and then click on -> Sign up to lead a ride!
Once you are there you can also see the calendar and available dates.

That’s all it takes to get your ride, dinner, or event onto the Knickerbiker calendar!

If you're looking for a moderate TUESDAY or THURSDAY ride, sign up on the TTBikers email list.
(You must be signed up on Yahoo.com before you can access the group's website.)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TTBikers/
We meet at various locations - leader's choice - at 9:30 AM. No requirements to lead a ride unless you want to become a regular, in which case the schedulers may bug you about it.
If you have any further questions, contact Lois Horowitz at loalhoro@yahoo.com



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BICYCLING SAFETY AND COURTESY!

- Ride single file (in most cases). If you are going to ride two- abreast, do so in an area that can be done safely and without compromising other cyclists or other drivers. NEVER EVER ride more than two abreast. We all hate road-hogs when we are driving our cars, and there is simply no reason to have to take up whole non-bike lanes when riding in a peloton on city streets. Everyone has a right to the road, cars and cyclist alike. Let's not incite road rage.

- Come to a stop when the sign or light says STOP. No short-cut "fake" U-turns to avoid a light. Stop.

- When passing other cyclists, call out "on your left" when at an appropriate distance from other riders. Give them a chance to yield the road. They will comply. Just let them know that you are there.

- Never, ever, pass a cyclist on the right side. Never. Ever.

- If you are out for a training ride and need to ride at high speeds, the place NOT to do this is on shared bikeways that include roller skaters, dog walkers, and other, rookie, cyclists. We all need to get in good workouts from time to time. Choose your routes carefully.

- Wearing a Spandex club jersey does not give you the right to blow people off the road or abruptly cutting in front of a passed cyclist. Never. Ever.

- Look up from the road immediately in front of you from time to time. You'd be surprised at how much fun you will get if you are not grimacing all the time with your sole intent on speed competitions (either alone or in a peloton). You'll live longer and might afford a less experienced cyclists to enjoy their ride, too.

- Get in the habit of acknowledging other cyclists that are SHARING the road with you. If they say hello, say hello back! They might not have the fanciest, lightest, bikes or that really cool Spandex outfit, but they are your cycling brothers and sisters. Say hello - FIRST.

- If you don't like the way someone is riding near you, tell them IN A NICE WAY HOW THEY CAN IMPROVE. No barking. Never. Ever. A little education, delivered in a calm voice, goes a long way. The rookies are usually terrified being out in traffic. If you share with them the right way to ride, they will likely share this with someone else and look up to their more senior cyclists for offering good advice instead of disdaining their behavior. Sort of a Golden Rule thing, you know?

- SHARE the road, courteously, safely. Is it really that hard?

Steve
bentrider@stevegebler.com

Steve teaches adult cycling classes and makes every effort to teach the right way to cycle (courteously and safely). While on some of the "joy rides" with his classes, he’s observed (and been the recipient of) some simply appalling behavior. If you'd like to chat about this, give Steve a shout at 760 487 8723.