Upcoming Thanksgiving Day Rides

Southern California Bicycle Training Rides

We have put together a list of some of SoCal’s favorite Turkey Day Rides that will help you burn some extra calories and enjoy the day on the bike with your cycling friends.

Mount Baldy to San Dimas Mountain Bike Ride – The ride starts at the Cow Canyon Saddle (near where Glendora Ridge Road and Baldy Road meet) at 8 am, then gathers at another saddle 2 miles up for a brief Thanksgiving celebration.  The ride then “flys” down the Sunset Ridge and regroups at the bottom, at the top of Wheeler in San Dimas. Some riders ride up the Sunset Ridge trail from the top of Wheeler or ride up Mt. Baldy Road and meet up there,  but most drive up, and are picked up at the bottom.

Velo Allegro Ride – The Velo Allegro Ride rides from Long Beach to Whittier, then screams back to Long Beach in long time tradition! The ride starts at 7:30 at the Marina parking lot near PCH and 2nd Street in Long Beach. The ride returns at approximately 11:30 am.

6nd Annual M*G*E Racing/SDBC Turkey Ride & Hunt – The San Diego Bicycle Club and Ralph Elliott, organize the 62nd Annual M*G*E Racing/SDBC Turkey Ride & Hunt to Elfin Forest on Thanksgiving Day; 60 miles, No fee, No patch, No sag, just a good “old fashion fun ride”- and a great way to get ready to pig- out later in the day! The ride starts at 8:30am sharp from the La Jolla Village Square, UC Cyclery, Nobel Dr. off the I-5, and goes up the coast highway to La Costa, thru Elfin Forest, into Escondido, and back over Lake Hoges, RB, Poway, and Miramar Rd to Finish at UC Cyclery.  Please ride safely, obey all traffic laws and never more than “two on a breast!” The object is to hunt turkeys, not be one!

Rock ‘N Road Cyclery’s Annual Thanksgiving Day Mountain Bike Ride – Ride starts at 7:30am at the Modjeska Bird Sanctuary. Ride at your own pace 9 miles up the Harding Truck Trail and back down. Group photo at 9 am at the top of Four Corners.

Velo Club LaGrange’s Thanksgiving Day Ride for Meals On Wheels of West LA – Now in its 13th year, the Thanksgiving Day Ride is a La Grange tradition. It is a great ride, as well as an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the community. In years past, they raised $3,000 for Meals on Wheels of West Los Angeles, which provides home-delivered meals to the disabled, elderly and ill residents of our community who are unable to prepare or obtain adequate meals. The start is in Brentwood, but you can join the group along the route. Ride info >

SPY Holiday Ride  – SPY is hosting the SPY Holiday Ride on Black Friday.  The ride will start at 8 am at Ride Cyclery and will total 60 miles. Some of the best riding in San Diego’s North County will be featured over beautiful roads and varied terrain.  The ride will end back at Ride Cyclery.  More Info>

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