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.

Monday, October 9, 2017

From Bill: Gate at the bottom of GMR was closed this morning.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

This is the view of accomplishment. It is a perfect day for a Sunday afternoon get away.

Friday, October 6, 2017

From Matt: Small fire at gmr and Sierra Made

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Reverie. This is where I "run" away to. This is where I feel alive.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The corona fire from GMR and Colby Trail. Monday night ride with Heather. Much needed ride for both of us.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sunday I rode later. Warmer than Saturday a light breeze. Spectacular vistas both days.

Saturday was a cool brisk autumn ride. Plenty of clouds to keep temperatures low.

Friday, September 8, 2017

The view of the Car almost over the side this morning on GMR from below. Photo by Bill

The driver and passenger got really lucky

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Gate closed on GMR. Cyclists and pedestrians are enjoying the closed road. Opens on Tuesday September 5, 2017.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Water drop on fire above Glendora 7/27/2017

From another angle

Here we go. . .N/O Sierra Madre and west of Grand. Just started.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday night ride. Yipee

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Road is closed til July 5. Pedestrian and Bicycle traffic is allowed.
Road closed! GMR closed 6/29 - 7/5.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

GMR open to motor traffic Memorial Day Weekend. Confirmed with the ranger station in Glendora.

Monday, May 8, 2017

May is Bike Month

Come celebrate Bike Month with the Glendora Police and Community Services Departments at our first event for the month, Glendora?s Annual Bike Safety Rally! We will have safety and obstacle courses for the whole family to maneuver, a pop-up bike lane, bicycle safety checks, music, and awesome raffle prizes! Don?t have a bike? Come use one of ours! Rally will be held at the Crowther Teen & Family Center (Back Parking Lot) on Friday, May 12th from 4pm ? 7pm. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

It was wet coming down the mountain this morning.

Friday, April 28, 2017

The Friday ride. Saw a hand crank cyclist doing laps today!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Cleming and Martha are preparing for Ironmans. They want to qualify for the Boston Marathon. We met them on Glendora Ridge Road mm 4.0. Amazing.

Wow. This guy has the power to get up GMR on a single wheel. Matt said the was a first in his 17 years of cycling. There's always something new on the road.

Friday, April 14, 2017


Candi of TRIBE (The Triathlon Club of Southern California) celebrated her GMR summit
beyond mile marker 10.0. She is preparing for a half-Ironman. Photo by Bill.

We think it missed the uturn

A car went over the side at the fork of GMR and Glendora Ridge Road this morning.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Motorcycle crash at first hairpin curve on Glendora Mountain Road. We we fortunate to be allowed to scoot past and get a ride in. The motorcyclist was up and walking around after the crash and was taken be EMTs to the ER.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Beauty of the Day

Look up! It was a gorgeous day to ride.

Monday, March 27, 2017

SDSR Stage 2 Road Race Men's Pro Final

Robin Carpenter (right), Cory Williams (left) and Joshua Berry (center) lunged to the line. Robin took the stage after 84 miles of racing on Saturday March 25, 2017.

Photos by John Holderness:

Sunday, March 26, 2017

All of the riders at San Dimas Stage Race did phenomenal. For Photos. Please email with name, team, bin number and distinguishing features. All

Day three of the San Dimas Stage Race.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Perfect day for SDSR Road Race

Stage 2 of the 2017 San Dimas Stage Race is about to begin.

Friday, March 24, 2017

GMR.Bike Glendora Mountain Road Time Trial

Cylance Procycling took top honors in the Pro categories for both men and women. Kristabel Doebel-Hickok flew by very quickly taking me by surprise. Kyle Murphy flew past his team mates. Photos of team Cylance on the move at the Glendora Mountain Time Trial.

Diane gave me a shout out during the race. Diane congrats on your time!

It's an absolutely stunning day for the GMR Time Trial of the San Dimas Stage Race

Racers preparing for the San Dimas Stage Race. Highway patrol will be on Glendora Mountain Road today controlling traffic. Race begins 8 am and ends by 3 pm. GMR

Monday, March 13, 2017

Saturday Ride

Mt. Baldy loomed large above the shed as Matt and I climbed the final ascent. My inner monologue didn't hold back, "Glendora Mountain Road rivals epic European rides." Another cyclist at my side quipped, "GMR is better than European rides. It's warmer and its only March!" Indeed it was splendid weather. warm, sunny a spring/summer day. Bill had launched earlier and waited for us at the shed. I am so glad to be alive and exercising.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Lots of prescribed burns today

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

GLENDORAPD: US Forest Service will be doing a prescribed burn above San Dimas March 7 through March 10. See for further.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The weather today was brisk and pleasant. Everyone flocked to the rode. Mike and Shawn were two riders enjoying the outdoors. Mike let mention he rode Leadville 100 two years in a row. A mountain bike race in Colorado with elevations ranging from 9000 to 12000 feet of altitude. Leadville tests your fortitude and your lungs. Coming down to Twin Lakes you can feel your body expand from the oxygen. Great to meet you.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Temporary road closure to pull up OTS vehicle

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Windy Everywhere

The winds were strong today and every curve provided new challenges to the soul. The desire to stop and turn tail popped into my head a dozen times. It was an incredible ride. Bill captured Glendora Mountain with the snow capped peaks blown about by Santa Ana winds.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

The forest department is watching a demonstration of a new weed cutter that goes along the road. It was way up past Newman's on that back of a truck when I saw it

Sunday, February 5, 2017

2017 San Dimas Stage Race Registration Opens

Registration for the 18th annual San Dimas Stage Race (SDSR), scheduled for March 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2017, 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 part of USA Cycling’s new 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.

Stage 1 consists of individual time trials on a 4.25 mile course that winds up Glendora Mountain Road. This stage, sponsored by Main Street Garage, is an individual all out effort by the riders to get the best time up the steepest parts of Glendora Mountain Road. With the size of the field, it will be a long day of racing, with the first rider starting at 8:00 AM and the last one going out in the late afternoon, the exact time being dependent on the number of riders.

Stage 2 will be a Road Race around Bonelli Park sponsored by San Dimas Community Hospital ( ). The course is a 7 mile rolling and twisting circuit which includes short climbs. The riders will make from 4 to 12 loops around the course depending upon category. The first group starts at 7:50 AM and the last (Pro men) at 1:15 PM. A special viewing area for the race is being planned inside the Park at Heckler Hill, details will be posted on the SDSR web site and Facebook page as soon as they are finalized.

Stage 3 is a Criterium around the streets of Old Town San Dimas sponsored by Incycle bike stores ( ) and Cannondale bikes ( ). The racers will ride quick loops around a tight, 1.2 mile circuit with 6 sharp corners, for times varying from 35 to85 minutes depending upon their category. The first group will start at 7:00 AM and the last group will start at 3:05 PM. For spectators, this will be a fast and up-close race, with lots of good viewing spots around the tree lined course.

The Kids Races will be a fun event held on Sunday, March 26th, at 12:30 PM in downtown San Dimas. Sponsored by AW Professional Landscaping, 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.

All of these events offer 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.

Please visit for more information about the race, registration, and lodging. Information about SC Velo can be found at Registration is currently open for all categories at