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Clipper rides are always no drop and average speeds are a little slower than the Roadies, although there is probably some overlap between slower Roadies and faster Clippers. There may be a variety of speeds within the group but there are frequent regroups, particularly after climbs, to keep the group together. We count heads and stop for flats.

Clipper rides are typically average speeds of 12-14 mph, with plenty of adventure, safe routes, and a rest stop halfway. Saturday rides are about 40 miles, sometimes longer.

Wednesday rides are 20-25 miles. Join us for coffee / tea after both the Wednesday and Saturday rides.

Make sure your bike is roadworthy; carry a spare tube. Helmet and drink bottles required. AND lots of enthusiasm.

Meet at OCRR (Restaurant Row – San Marcos), 1020 W San Marcos Blvd. San Marcos, unless otherwise noted.

Always check the Forum > Club Rides & Events for any last minute updates.

All new and guest riders must sign the NCCC Liability Waiver and are expected to follow the NCCC Rules of Etiquette. Also of interest is this article on Info for Group Riding. Helmets are required on all rides. E-bikes are welcome but please read our e-bike policy. Mountain bicycles are not recommended for these road surface rides.

Contact information for ride leaders can be found on the ride leader page.

Please take note of route mileage and know your limits… These are No Drop Rides, but if you are unable to complete the ride, you will have to plan for someone to pick you up at your location.

Wednesday Rides

Average speed 12-14 mph. Rides start at 8:30 a.m., from OCRR unless noted.

Aug 2: La Costa, Swamis, Sante Fe
28mi / 2050′ — route map
Ride Leader: Norval Lyon

Aug 9: Faraday, Tamarack, Lake
26mi / 2050′ — route map
Ride Leader: Tom Corrigan

Aug 16: Old Grove Road
27mi / 1300′ — route map
Ride Leader: Frank Ryan

Aug 23: Coast and Back: Las Flores, Tamarack, Faraday
25mi / 1550′ — route map
Ride Leader: Norval Lyon

Aug 30: Ocsd Harbor to S Ponto Beach
ALTERNATE START: Oceanside Harbor parking, Riverside Dr
25mi / 1150′ — route map
Ride Leader: Tom Corrigan

Sep 6: Poinsettia to the coast, Moonlight Beach, Quail Gdns, RSF
26mi / 1980′ — route map
Ride Leader: Frank Ryan

Saturday Rides

Average speed 12-14 mph. Rides start from OCRR unless noted.

Rides start at 8:00 a.m. for July, August & September

Aug 5: Del Dios, RSF
39mi / 2400′ — route map
Ride Leader: Ken Chin-Purcell

Aug 12: La Costa, Hedionda, Aviara
40mi / 2400′ — route map
Ride Leader: Bill Heidler

Aug 19: Oaks and Quail
41mi / 2900′ — route map
Ride Leader: Marjorie Stine

Aug 26: El Fuerte, LegoLand, SLR trail
41mi / 2100′ — route map
Ride Leader: Bill Heidler

Sep 2: Warmlands Mesa Bressi II
40mi / 2600′ — route map
Ride Leader: TBD


Don’t forget your WATER BOTTLES and SNACK