Day Ride Description  
Monday None ---  

Fiesta Island Time-Trial Training


8:15 AM - 10:15 AM.

Difficulty 1-4, beginners welcome!


Town to Country Ride


8:00 AM - 2PM.

Difficulty 2-4,

Hilly and Fast.


Inland North County Ride


9:00 AM - 2-5:00 PM.

Difficulty 3-4,

Hilly and Long.


Coffee Ride

Meet at DeAnza Cove parking lot

8:30 or 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM .

Difficulty: Moderate to easy.


Mt Soledad hill climb.

Meet at DeAnza Cove parking lot



4:00 pm DeAnza Cove parking lot

4:30 pm Top of Mt Soleda

(missing only one climb)


Mission Valley The Coffee Bean

C Ride

8:00 AM

Dificulty 2-4,

Top Gun, Carrol Cny, Torrey pines


Mission Valley Coffee Bean

A and B Rides

8:30 AM

Difficulty 1-2

Top Gun, Carrol Cyn, Torrey Pines


Great Western, Faster, East County

Discontinued until racing season is over.

Endurance Training

Option (seasonal):

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM

OR 7:15 AM - 4:00 PM.

Difficulty 3-4, Hilly, fast.


Great Western, Slower, East County

Ride information provide through email from Jeff.


Option (seasonal):

8:30 AM - 12:30 PM.

Difficulty 2, Hilly, slower.


The Elbow Room Ride

(most of the time)

8:30 AM

Starts at the Elbow Room in

Kearny Mesa but start place may





Cycling Car Hazards & Road Rage Courtesy of Road ID



Alpine Challenge 2011 Link to Course

Want to ride the long course for 2011 Alpine Challenge ?  Click Here for Course

Can be downloaded to Garmin or print Cue Sheet for everyday use


Fiesta Island Tuesday Sprints

Thinking of improving your VO2 Max or maybe increasing your overall leg speed ?  This workout is a multi club event that occurs every Tuesday at Fiesta Island.  Starts promptly at 8:10am from the triangle at the enterance to the island.  After a short warmup lap, the group all operates in the large ring in the front and a 17 tooth cog for the rear.  Four sprints, short in length per lap with full recovery for two laps.  Then the gearing changes to a 15 tooth cog in the rear for two more laps and the final "5th" lap is considered "anarchy" with your choice of gearing and there is no let up until the final finish line.  Watch the video supplied by a member of another cycling club which indicates his speed, wattage and heart rate.  Complete workout is usually over by 9:30-9:45.


Tuesday Fiesta Island TT Training

Ride Type: Time Trial Training
Start Location: Fiesta Island, Mission Bay, San Diego.
Start Time: 8:15 AM,
Finish Time: 10:15 AM
Distance: 25 to 35 miles
Climbing: None
Difficulty: What you make of it. Beginners are encouraged to attend.
Riders: 15-30
Ride Leader: Ellen Turkel, phone: 858-488-6839.

Ride Description:
Fiesta Island is in Mission Bay. Time Trial Training. The only CV ride where the use of aerobars is allowed.

Fiesta Island has a 2.5 mile and a 4.0 mile road loop. We generally ride the long laps.

The ride begins with two warm-up laps. Then generally follows two small-group or individual time trial exercises. The exercises are designed to improve specific cycling fitness systems--for example, the strength, aerobic, or neuromuscular systems.

A practice 20K time trial(or less if you choose) is run the first Tuesday of most months.

The group goes for a second breakfast or coffee after the ride at a local inexpensive restaurant.

The Fiesta Island ride is a great workout for those preparing for time trails, triathlons, road races; centuries and other endurance rides. Individual and team time trial drills and interval workouts help improve riding skills and fitness. Rides of all levels are welcome. Knowledge is shared at this guided (not coached) workout. The first Tuesday of the month is a practice time trial of mile to 20K distance or an alternative workout.

Training Focus:

  • October and November:
    Strength and smoothing out your spin (neuromuscular fitness). Example - Big gear intervals and independent leg training.
  • December and January:
    Strength, neuromuscular fitness and VO2max training. Example - Big gear intervals and independent leg training and 3-5 min intervals.
  • February and March:
    VO2max, neuromuscular fitness, anaerobic threshold training. Example - independent leg training ,1 to 5 min intervals.
  • April and May:
    Anaerobic, VO2 max, and anaerobic threshold training- Examples - 15 sec to 5 min intervals
  • June and July:
    Aerobic, VO2 max, and anaerobic threshold - Examples - 1 to 15 min intervals.
  • August and September:
    Aerobic, VO2max, anaerobic threshold and anaerobic intervals. Examples - 15 sec to 20 min intervals.


Sunday - Great Western - Club Version Completed Until Fall (Faster Version ) - 

For a faster version of this ride see Sunday Ride I.

Read about safer group rides

Ride Type: Hilly, endurance
Start Location: MacDonald's, Fury & Jamacha, East County
Start Time: 8:30 AM
Finish Time: 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Distance: 43 miles
Climbing: 4,000 feet
Difficulty: Moderate
Riders: 10
Ride Leader: currently no ride leader
Map images from Garmin 301 and Ben Weaver
Great Western Loop 2.9 megabytes
There is currently no ride leader for the Slower Great Western Ride.  If you are still interested in riding, meet at 8:30 in the parking lot of McDonalds at Jamacha and Fury at 8:30; we do not recommend doing this ride alone.
Ride Description:

San Diego Cyclo-vets has added a second group to the Sunday training ride.

The ride will leave at 8:30 AM from the McDonald's in Rancho San Diego. The group will not be part of the Coached ride (above) which leaves at 9:00 AM, but will follow the same Great Western 43 mile loop.

You will be given direction for training, but it is up to you train or not. The ride will be slower than the 9:00 AM training. It has been set up as an introduction to Cyclo-Vets/Masters Racing program.

The Great Western 43 miles is a hard ride. If you can not ride 50 miles in 4-1/2 hours, this ride is not for you. If you are a TNT graduate, this may be the next step in your cycling adventure. If you like the ride and the friendship, we will ask that you join the Cyclo-Vets.