Clippers

Clippers and Cruisers

Clipper/Cruiser rides are always no drop and average speeds are a little slower than the Roadies, although there is probably some overlap between slower Roadies and faster Clippers. There may be a variety of speeds within the group but there are frequent regroups, particularly after climbs, to keep the group together. We count heads and stop for flats.

Clipper rides are typically at a faster pace (average speeds 13-14 mph) with plenty of adventure, safe routes, and a rest stop halfway. Saturday rides are about 40 miles, sometimes longer.

Cruisers are a revived slower ride group, 10-12 mph average speed, lots of stops whenever necessary to allow catch up, whether for red light stops, hills, mechanicals or just plain out of breath. Shorter distances around 30 miles, sometimes less, sometimes a little more. Always an 8:30 start time. Two rides per month currently.

Wednesday rides are 20-25 miles. Join us for coffee / tea after both the Wednesday and Saturday rides.

Make sure your bike is roadworthy; carry a spare tube. Helmet and drink bottles required. AND lots of enthusiasm.

Meet at OCRR (Restaurant Row – San Marcos), 1020 W San Marcos Blvd. San Marcos, unless otherwise noted.

Always check the Forum > Club Rides & Events for any last minute updates.

All new and guest riders must sign the NCCC Liability Waiver and are expected to follow the NCCC Rules of Etiquette. Also of interest is this article on Info for Group Riding. Helmets are required on all rides. E-bikes are welcome but please read our e-bike policy. Mountain bicycles are not recommended for these road surface rides.

Contact information for ride leaders can be found on the ride leader page.

Please take note of route mileage and know your limits… These are No Drop Rides, but if you are unable to complete the ride, you will have to plan for someone to pick you up at your location.


Wednesday Rides

Average speed 12-14 mph. Rides start at 8:30 a.m., from OCRR unless noted.

Jun 29: Ride Rancho Santa Fe via RSF, El Mierlo, Camino del Norte, RSF
24mi / 1900′ — route map
Ride Leader: Frank Ryan


Jul 6: Shadowridge to Hidden Canyon, Faraday.
26mi / 2100′ — route map
Ride Leader: Frank Ryan


Jul 13: Dixon Lake
25mi / 1300′ — route map
Ride Leader: Norval Lyon


Jul 20: Jesmond Dene (V2) via Elite Manor
24.4mi / 1530′ — route map
Ride Leader: Frank Ryan


Jul 27: LaCosta, Swamis, Sante Fe Dr, RSF
27.9mi / 2048′ — route map
Ride Leader: Norval Lyon


Aug 3: Faraday Tamarack, Lake
25.5mi / 2050′ — route map
Ride Leader: Frank Ryan


Saturday Cruiser Rides

Average speed 10-12 mph. Rides start at 8:30 a.m., from OCRR unless noted.

Jul 2: Independence Day Picnic
ALTERNATE START: 8 am at Lower Stagecoach Park, Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad
30mi / 1980′ — route map
Ride Leader: Bill Heidler


Jul 16: Lake Hodges Sat Cruise
30.5mi / 1725′ — route map
Ride Leader: Norval Lyon


Jul 30: St Louis Rey mission
33.3mi / 2015′ — route map
Ride Leader: Bill Heidler


Saturday Clipper Rides

Average speed 13-14 mph. Summer rides start at 8:00 a.m., from OCRR unless noted.

Jul 2: Independence Day Picnic
ALTERNATE START: 8 am at Lower Stagecoach Park, Camino de los Coches, Carlsbad
37mi / 2500′ — route map
Ride Leader: Ken Chin-Purcell


Jul 9: Rock Springs, Camino del Rey
START: 8 am
41mi / 2200′ — route map


Jul 16: Del Dios, La Costa
START: 8 am
39mi / 2400′ — route map


Jul 23: Glider Port
ALTERNATE START: 8 am Poinsettia Station, Carlsbad
40mi / 1700′ — route map


Jul 30: On a mission
START: 8 am
41mi / 2300′ — route map


Aug 6: La Costa, Hedionda, Aviara
START: 8 am
40mi / 2500′ — route map

 

Don’t forget your WATER BOTTLES and SNACK