Thursday, February 8, 2018

Time to Ride SDSR

2018 San Dimas Stage Race Registration Opens
Registration for the 19th annual San Dimas Stage Race (SDSR), scheduled for March 23rd, 24th, and 25th, 2018, is now open at ( ).  World class professional, talented amateur, and Junior cyclists from around the world are signing up to compete in this highly regarded race which is hosted by the SC Velo Cycling Club.  Three exciting stages of racing are scheduled as well as Kids Races on the last day.  800+ professional and amateur cyclists are expected to compete for cash prizes and medals.

This year’s SDSR is again part of USA Cycling’s American Road Calendar (ARC). In keeping with ARC requirements, the podium cash awards for the Men’s and Women’s Pro categories have been equalized.  For our Junior racers, the SDSR will again serve as USA Cycling Juniors National ID race, and it will also be part of the Junior DEVO race series.
The race consists of three exciting stages in three great venues:
  • A challenging Time Trial up Glendora Mountain Road (GMR) on Friday, March 23th, sponsored by

  • A grueling classic Road Race around Bonelli Park on Saturday, March 24th, sponsored by San Dimas Community Hospital.

  • A fast and furious Criterium around downtown San Dimas on Sunday, March 25th, sponsored by Incycle bike stores and Cannondale bikes.
A Kids Race will also be held on Sunday, March 25th, at 12:30 PM in downtown San Dimas. Sponsored by Robertson’s Ready Mix, the races are free to all children, so get your kids’ bikes out and ready to ride. Please note that helmets are mandatory.  Registration for the Kids Races will be held on-site in San Dimas on Sunday morning.

The SDSR offers great opportunities for participation by cyclists of all levels, as well as wonderful viewing for cycling fans. There are no fees for spectators, just pick a spot along the race route and be prepared to see some exciting racing. For the photographically inclined, the photo-ops will be unparalleled, with lots of up-close action, so bring your cameras.  For the safety of our riders and spectators, no drones will be allowed.

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Donate a Toy to the SC Velo Toy Drive

San Dimas, California (December 5, 2017) – The Southern California Velo Cycling Club (SC Velo) and Incycle Bicycle Stores are sponsoring a Christmas Toy Collection Drive which began on Friday November 24th and will conclude on Saturday December 16th.  A Toy Ride will be held on Sunday, December 17th to take the collected toys to the San Dimas Sheriff’s station so that they can be distributed to needy families.  Everyone is invited to join with SC Velo and Incycle to support this worthy cause by donating toys and/or participating in the Toy Ride.

New unwrapped toys can be left in collection bins at  Incycle Bicycle Stores in San Dimas, Chino, Pasadena, and Rancho Cucamonga ( see: ) between now and December 16th. 

The SC Velo Toy Ride will depart from the San Dimas Incycle store on Sunday, December 17th at about 9:00 AM for an easy, no-drop, 1 hour+ ride to the San Dimas Sheriff’s Station to turn the collected toys over to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department representatives.

All toys collected as part of this drive will be delivered to kids of needy families by deputies from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s San Dimas station.  Last year, the San Dimas station was able to help a large number of families during the Christmas holiday because of our Toy Drive.


Bill McCusker
SC Velo Secretary

Monday, December 4, 2017

GMR is closed due to Red Flag warnings. Pedestrian and bicycle traffic is allowed.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

It's been a Thanksgiving weekend of gorgeous rides sandwiched in between parent care activities. The mountain provides respite and distance from those responsibilities. Sometimes not enough.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

It was briskly autumn today the last day before standard time. Cool as if the breeze had thoughts of snow on of the mountain. Plenty of traffic motoring today. Warming up the muscles and joints took longer this morning. Thought I recognized Scott P. Racing past the shed. Got to chat with Chuck who climbed 14,000 feet this week.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Last evening ride before the time change. Having used the elliptical machine on Monday, my legs were screaming what's this bicycle motion going on. It was a pretty ride and my time was good just under my "baseline" time.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hot Sunday Ride. Gate was closed. Road opens tomorrow unless the fire danger continues.