Hundreds of Bike Enthusiasts Ready to Cycle with Santa
Join the San Diego Bicycle Club for the 32nd Annual Light Up a Life Holiday Toy Ride to benefit the Salvation Army. The 50-mile round-trip ride starts at 8:30 a.m. at UC Cyclery located at La Jolla Village Square. Prizes will be awarded before the ride begins to the best-decorated adult rider, junior rider, and tandem riders.
Riders are asked to bring an unwrapped toy to carry with them to The Salvation Army Kroc Center, located at University Ave. and 69th Street. Led by Santa Claus, the ride is holiday pace (slower), and everyone is welcome. The Salvation Army is collecting toys for children of all ages—toys and sporting equipment for older kids and teenagers are especially appreciated—as well as canned or boxed non-perishable food. Participants arrive at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center at roughly 10:30 a.m., before heading back to UC Cyclery.
Every year the Salvation Army invites hundreds of San Diego families to select from the toys collected at the holiday distribution center.
The ride will take place rain or shine.
Saturday, December 14, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
UC Cyclery, La Jolla Village Square
8715 Villa La Jolla Dr.,
La Jolla, CA 92037
The Salvation Army Kroc Center
6611 University Ave.
San Diego, CA 92115
**Estimated arrival time: 10:30 a.m.
Founded in 1946, the San Diego Bicycle Club (SDBC) is a 501(c)3 and is the oldest and largest bike club in San Diego. The not-for-profit works toward the advancement of all levels of competitive and recreational cycling by providing its members with training programs developed by seasoned cyclists with both racing and coaching experience. In addition, SDBC provides health and wellness resources for the community by offering free weekend club rides, kids’ bike safety rodeos, helmet giveaways and more. The Club is recognized by USA Cycling as an official development club, and the partnership brings non-financial resources to the San Diego Cycling community.