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Has anyone been on the Swami's Saturday ride?(4 posts)

Has anyone been on the Swami's Saturday ride?Maui
Dec 23, 2001 6:12 AM
I'll be in southern california next weekend and was looking for an interesting group ride. I heard that the Swami's have a challenging group ride just north of San Diego.

Has anyone participated in one of their Saturday rides? If so, could you give me a quick synopsis of the character of the ride?

Also, if you know of any other group rides, please let me know. I'll be near Redlands at some point as well.

Psuedo ExperienceUncleMoe
Dec 23, 2001 10:18 AM
My old roommate used to ride with them. He was a racer, Cat II and III. During the season I suspect it was rather competitive. This time of the year I'm not so sure.

Probably not a ton of help for you other than the group is comprised of racers.
re: Has anyone been on the Swami's Saturday ride?Bruno S
Dec 23, 2001 7:11 PM
I know the route very well. It’s about 42 miles long and hilly. There is another ride on Saturdays at 8:30am put by the San Diego Bicycle Club. Go to for directions. Both rides are worth doing but I would recommend the SDBC ride. Both rides have an aggressive, competitive character. The Swamis will be harder because of all the hills.
re: Has anyone been on the Swami's Saturday ride?Rank-Blap
Dec 23, 2001 8:08 PM
A group called the Crown City Cyclist usually does a Swami's ride on Sundays. They meet at Perry's Cafe near the Old Town Trolley Station around 8:30ish and head north to Swami's and back. It's about a 45 mile social ride; although there are some very aggressive riders. Check them out at:

Then click on the link to Crown City Cyclist.